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89'
Juanan
Yellow Card
87'
Xisco Hernández
Dimas
84'
P. Halder
Yellow Card
79'
H. Sharma
B. Singh
76'
B. Haokip
U. Singh
75'
J. Rane
K. Thatal
64'
R. Anto
N. Kumar
57'
N. Kumar
Yellow Card
49'
E. Paartalu
Yellow Card
47'
E. Paartalu
Goal
45' + 3'
N. Fedor
Goal
45' + 3'
Dimas
Assist
42'
N. El Maimouni
K. Uche
33'
A. Bhattacharya
Yellow Card
15'
K. Thatal
Goal
15'
Éverton Santos
Assist
13'
B. Singh
Yellow Card
3
3
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
4
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 3
Total Passes 301 583

Commentary

FULL TIME: ATK 1-2 Bengaluru FC
90' + 4' WOODWORK! Miku plays it short and then Xisco cuts it to hit the post. But have a look at Lanza who fell down after he touched Xisco, not hearing the whistle got back up like it never happened. Poor example shown by the man who wears the armband for ATK. Kids, look away, you don't want Lanza to be an example for you when it comes to sportsmanship spirit. Pathetic.
90' + 3' Gerson concedes a corner. Can BFC seal the deal here?
90' + 1' Into the first minute of five in added time.
90' High boot! Everton was trodding with the ball but Juanan decides to stick his foot out. Nothing comes off the freekick though.
Juanan
Yellow Card
Bengaluru
89' Yellow card Juan Antonio González Fernández
88' Freekick for ATK and Lanza's ball into the box is caught by Gurpreet after Pronay heads vertically! But, the action does not stop there and the hot-headed Pronay has a tussle with Serran Unnecessary.
Xisco Hernández
Dimas
Bengaluru
87' Substitution Dimas Delgado Morgado Francisco Hernández Marcos
P. Halder
Yellow Card
ATK
84' Yellow card Pronay Halder
84' Halder! He slides in dangerously and that will hurt Bheke a lot. Could have been a red card but remains yellow.
82' The subs have turned the heat on! Hitesh tries to work Rane on the angle but his thread is too powerful for Rane.
81' WOODWORK! Lanza sweeps the ball and Gerson leaps over Khabra to head the ball in but right between the ground and the post nearside. Unlucky.
80' BFC defending in numbers! ATK pile up the pressure and Paartalu pulls off three clearances. The last one goes for a corner.
H. Sharma
B. Singh
ATK
79' Substitution Balwant Singh Hitesh Sharma
78' OFFSIDE! Khabra was inside the box but the referee raises the flag on him as he heads Delgado's ball as Arindam makes a good save but all for nothing.
77' The substitutions have started to roll in and Halder concedes a free-kick. Regimental. BFC choosen to play it from the back instead of punting it long.
B. Haokip
U. Singh
Bengaluru
76' Substitution Udanta Kumam Singh Boithang Haokip
J. Rane
K. Thatal
ATK
75' Substitution Komal Thatal Jayesh Rane
75' That's it for Komal on the night. Sadly, his strike will not be the winner for his team tonight.
73' Khabra's cross is cleared out and Lanza spews in a long left-footer from near the touchline but Serran gets a head in before Balwant can get to it. Gurpreet collects it. 
72' Lanza falls in a deep trench between Rino and Udanta who disposses him. No foul given. ATK have been trying to break the game wide.
69' Almost thirty passes before Gerson clears the ball off. Quick counter and Maimouni cannot get a clear path to cross. Played back, falls to Lanza and the Spaniard loops the ball in for Everton whose shot on the nearpost is saved by Sandhu. NEARLY!
67' The game has slowed down drastically. BFC are taking it upon themselves to squeeze the host inside their own box. Even Maimouni has had to pull off defensive duties.
65' Halder calls for a penalty! A freekick from the centre-circle and Halder was caught in the box with the delivery in flight. Referee says no.
R. Anto
N. Kumar
Bengaluru
64' Substitution Nishu Kumar Tashni Rino Anto
64' Rino Anto comes on to face his former side. We will wait to see the extent of the injury to Nishu.
63' NIshu seems to be struggling but he still commits to a challenge on Balwant but it's a foul.
60' We have had an hour of play. Can BFC hold on to go level with FC Goa on 10 points?
N. Kumar
Yellow Card
Bengaluru
57' Yellow card Nishu Kumar Tashni
57' Another yellow card for time wasting. This time it is Juanan who had the ball in his hand for too much time before releasing the throw-in. 
56' OOOH! Lanza wins a freekick, curls it in right into the wall. Komal picks the ball up from the arc and his first time shot hits the stick holding up the net. 
54' Udanta! He had acres of space but choses not to drift in weirdly and the cross is for an opposition defender. Left his shooting boots at the team hotel I guess.
52' ATK trying to regain what was their lead in the first place. First, Komal's effort goes wide and then Balwant gives up on a chase of the ball where Gurpreet catches it.
E. Paartalu
Yellow Card
Bengaluru
49' Yellow card Erik Paartalu
49' Paartalu is everywhere. This time he is in the referee's books as he fouls his good friend John Johnson.
48' It is from a freekick again and the ball is cleared first time, but only inside the box. A melee later, Serran tries to flick it in the air, slams into an ATK body but the loose ball is in front of the Aussie and he times it sweetly into the net.
E. Paartalu
Goal
Bengaluru
47' Goal Erik Paartalu
47' GOOOAL!!! Paartalu gives the visitors the lead, shooting in a side-volley.
45' We are back in the City of Joy for the second period...
HALF TIME: ATK 1-1 Bengaluru FC
45' + 4' WASTED! Miku is inside the box again and threatens ATK. His square ball falls to Chhetri who fluffs his line and the shot rams into a defender. Poor.
N. Fedor
Goal
Bengaluru
45' + 3' Goal Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores
Dimas
Assist
Bengaluru
45' + 3' Assist Dimas Delgado Morgado
45' + 3' One-two with Dimas and the Venezuelan hits the ball into the top corner of the net with unsurmountable power, curling past the wall. Quality written all over it. However, telly replays show that it wasn't a foul in the first place. ATK will feel hard done by.
45' + 3' GGGOAAAAL!! Peach. Absolute peach from Miku.
45' + 2' Gerson seems to have fouled Miku on the edge of the box and there is another dangerous freekick.
45' Four minutes will be added on at the end of this half.
N. El Maimouni
K. Uche
ATK
42' Substitution Kalu Uche Noussair El Maimouni
42' Change in shape for ATK. Lanza playing up top. 
41' OH NO! Coppell has his hands on his head as he might have lost his striker for a long long time. Uche seems to have done his groin.
38' BLOCKED! Udanta curls it into the far post, cleared first-time bu Miku picks up the ball, passes to Chhetri and his shot is blocked by Gerson inside the box. Second shot on target by BFC.
36' Didn't come off. Komal, Uche and Lanza create an axis running on from the right. Uche squares it to his captain but Nishu intercepts before it can create any trouble.
34' UH OH! Miku nudges Gerson near the touchline and all the players have rushed to see if they can get involved in an unncessary scuffle because we don't have a game to play and loads of time. Well no, some water and we get on things back quick.
A. Bhattacharya
Yellow Card
ATK
33' Yellow card Arindam Bhattacharya
33' Why Arindam? one-third of the game left. I guess he read the wrong edition of Time Wasting 101.
31' Half an hour gone, BFC have the lion's share of possession and Steve Coppell's defence have their task cut out.
29' BFC spew in the crosses but ATK have men stationed to head it clear. Paartalu gets one such rebound, sees Juanan on the up but the Spaniard's shot makes you understand why he is a defender and not a striker. Self-explanatory. 
27' Goodness! Komal runs with pace and tricks Nishu near the centre line, he moves inward and while Dimas tries to come and intercept, he clashes with the referee and falls down, Can the referee show a yellow to himself? Maybe not.
24' BFC have notched the gear up a bit. The press-play has come into effect and as a result, Chhetri has been fouled. Dimas takes the kick but Serran fouls the opposition defender inside the ATK box. Wasted set-piece.
21' SAVED! Nishu gets forward on the counter and Miku was right at the spot to head in from the cross but Arindam comes clean to deny his former teammate.
21' Offside! Balwant takes too much time. He really had no space but a daft shot later, Uche cannot pick up the spoils as he is over the imaginary line.
20' We still can't get over that run and that finish from Thatal. Twelve months ago, this boy was dropped from India U17's lineup for their second game and Luis Norton de Matos didn't want him in the Indian Arrows squad.
18' Was that offside? ATK trying to recreate what got them the goal. Kalu Uche has been flagged but telly replays show otherwise. Could have easily been 2-0.
16' Everton Santos punts quite a ball from his own half. With BFC playing a highline, they will have themselves to blame as Komal slips past Nishu who is clueless in defence and the 18-year-old slams past India's No.1 from outside the box. Someone give this boy a cookie.
K. Thatal
Goal
ATK
15' Goal Komal Thatal
Éverton Santos
Assist
ATK
15' Assist Éverton Leandro dos Santos Pinto
15' GGOOOOOAALL! That love from Miku has worked as Komal Thatal gives it back to the Venezuelan's team. Debut senior goal for the Sikkimese winger.
B. Singh
Yellow Card
ATK
13' Yellow card Balwant Singh
13' Erm... friendship broken? Khabra and Balwant are good pals but the ATK man on the tussle slaps his state-mate. Will be interesting to read their WhatsApp chat history after the game tonight.
11' OVER! Dimas and Chhetri on the ball and the India skipper slams it right into Everton Santos in the wall. The rebound is also hit into the stands on the volley. Santos has a bloody lip by the way now.
10' OWWIE! Johnson tangles his former mate Miku and BFC have a freekick from a dangerous position.
9' Uche was on the run and the crowd got to their feet when a long ball was played in the central channel. Sandhu comes out of the box and collects the ball to send it back.
7' ATK have some time on the ball in the BFC half and Balwant spots Uche lurking between Bheke and Juanan. He threads a cross in but is too far off and Sandhu catches it easily. 
5' Nishu concedes a freekick and the long delivery into the box is shielded well by Serran. No space given from the throw-in as well with Dimas clearing the lines.
3' Young Komal, who got a pat on the back from Miku before kick off, made a great run and kept the ball with his head but Serran arrives and sweeps the ball away from him thanks to his height!
2' Chhetri cannot get into the box with Aibor guarding him. He cuts it back to Paartalu who tries to find space but the hosts have crowded their box. 
1' Quite weird choice for BFC as they kickstart proceedings. Dimas and Khabra start the game from the centre and not the strikers. New tactics.
1' KICK OFF! Bengaluru in their green third kit at the home of the two-time champions.
The players are walking out onto the pitch. Familiar faces everywhere as Arindam and John Johnson face their former side. Poirei is on the bench as he visits his former stomping ground.
Bengaluru on the other hand have played only three games and yet are third on the ISL table. With two wins and a draw, they are on the same points as ATK, but have a much better goal difference. Interestingly, four teams are tied on 7 points, but BFC have played two games lesser than each of Jamshedpur, ATK and Mumbai City.
Both managers make no changes to their teams. Steve Coppell's side picked up their first home win of the season last week against stuttering a Chennaiyin FC. They are fifth on the table with 7 points in their kitty after 5 games.
BFC Bench: Poirei (GK); Anto, Xisco, Boithang, Lewis, Chencho, Semboi.
ATK Bench: Majumder (GK); Mukherjee, Bikey, Lobo, Maimouni, Rane, Hitesh.
BENGALURU FC XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar; Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado; Udanta Singh, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Sunil Chhetri (C); Miku.
ATK XI: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK); Aiborlang Khongjee, Gerson Vieria, John Johnson, Ricky Lallawmawa; Pronay Halder, Everton Santos; Komal Thatal, Manuel Lanzarote (C), Balwant Singh; Kalu Uche. 
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