Bengaluru FC won their second I-League title in three years, as they defeated Salgaocar FC 2-0 in a home match played at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday evening.
The South Indian side have bagged 32 points from their 15 matches so far, which would mean that their much-awaited final day showdown against Mohun Bagan in Siliguri next weekend would be an inconsequential tie. The Blues had won the title in their first year in Indian top-flight football, while they finished a close second last season, when a late Bello Rasaq goal helped Mohun Bagan clinch it on the final day.
Ashley Westwood also became the first foreign coach to lift the title twice and the second overall after Armando Colaco.
East Bengal played out a goalless draw against Sporting Clube de Goa a couple of days ago, which meant that the Green and Maroons were the only side who could have stopped Ashley Westwood's team's title charge. However, Sunil Chhetri and co. settled the business on Sunday and thus would once again compete in the continental competitions.