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90' + 4'
Marcos Tébar
Marcelinho
87'
Daniel Segovia
N. Fedor
87'
M. Stankovic
Yellow Card
81'
Jonatan
Diego
72'
U. Singh
B. Haokip
71'
S. Bose
Yellow Card
62'
E. Paartalu
Toni
56'
I. Vanmalsawma
A. Kuruniyan
30'
G. Singh
Yellow Card
27'
Dimas
Yellow Card
3
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
9
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 2
Total Passes 387 362

Commentary

Stalemate at the Balewadi Stadium, the action now shifts to the Kanteerava. Stay tuned for report and reaction. This is Nisanth V Easwar signing off.
Marcos Tébar
Marcelinho
Pune City
90' + 4' Substitution Marcelo Leite Pereira Marcos Tébar Ramiro
90' + 3' Alfaro gets into space inside the box towards the right, sees his cross take a deflection. Corner for Pune. 
90' + 1' Three minutes added...
90' + 1' Home side with the more of the ball in the final minutes of the game. Bengaluru happy to go home with a point. No away goals for them though.
90' Chhetri tries to pick out Segovia with a ball over the top but Rafa intercepts well to prevent danger. 
Daniel Segovia
N. Fedor
Bengaluru
87' Substitution Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores Daniel Lucas Segovia
M. Stankovic
Yellow Card
Pune City
87' Yellow card Marko Stankovic
87' Surprise, surprise, Miku (who has not influenced the game like he usually does) is taken off. Segovia comes on. 
87' Bengaluru have a chance to break as Udanta skips past Stankovic but the Stankovic  brings him down cynically . 
84' Miku turns well on the left flank and causes Rafa and Adil to clash into each other. Both are down, getting treatment. 
82' Marcelinho receives the ball at his feet inside the box on the left, waits a few seconds before trying to curl a shot into the top left corner but gets it awfully wrong. Gurpreet saves easily. 
Jonatan
Diego
Pune City
81' Substitution Diego Carlos Oliveira Jonatan Lucca
81' We're into the final ten minutes and the deadlock is intact. 
78' Clash of heads as Johnson and Rafa but both are back up in no time. 
75' WHAT A MISS BY ISAAC!!! Alfaro breaks forward on the counter through the centre, switches to Marcelinho on the right who gets into the box and chips the ball into the centre. Isaac, who was placed perfectly to tap the ball into the net, fails to connect propetly and sends his effort wide from close-range! What a chance!
U. Singh
B. Haokip
Bengaluru
72' Substitution Boithang Haokip Udanta Kumam Singh
72' How about some more pace to this game? Udanta replaces Haokip on the right flank. 
S. Bose
Yellow Card
Bengaluru
71' Yellow card Subashish Bose
71' Corner is headed clear and as Marcelinho tries to embark on a counter attack, he clashes into Subashish Bose. Yellow for the defender who is adjudged to have illegally blocked his path. 
70' CHANCE!! Dimas sends his free kick from the right into the centre of the box where Kaith just manages to jump and get his hands onto the ball to tip it away!
68' SAVE!!! Marcelinho sends a powerful freekick at goal from the left but Gurpreet stays rooted to the ground and punches away the ball using his hands. 
66' Kaith rushes off his line like Flash to punch out the incoming delivery from the corner. 
66' WIDE!!! Haokip does well to beat Sahil for the ball on the right, his cross into the box is blocked for a corner. 
63' Adil Khan is extremely late with his challenge on Dimas Delgado. Referee reaches to his pocket but then seems to have changes his mind! Is he confused? Looks like it!
E. Paartalu
Toni
Bengaluru
62' Substitution Antonio Rodríguez Dovale Erik Paartalu
62' The tall Erik Paartalu comes into the Blues' midfield in place of Toni Dovale. 
60' CHANCE!!! Diego Carlos troubles using his pace once again, gets into the box before sending a cross-cum-shot at goal that grazes the bar as it flies over!
59' Bose gets to the ball on an overlapping run but his cross into the box is too deep and it runs out of play.
57' Diego turns his defender, runs at Bengaluru defence, beats Bheke for pace and sends his shot over the bar. Once again, final touch missing. 
57' Miku barges into Vishal Kaith as both of them tries to meet a high ball into the box. Foul. 
I. Vanmalsawma
A. Kuruniyan
Pune City
56' Substitution Ashique Kuruniyan Issac Vanmalsawma
55' An unfortunate end to the Malayali youngster who impressed in patches for Pune City. Vanmalsawma replaces Ashique.
51' CHANCE WASTED!!! A corner is played deep, past the far post where Haokip heads it back towards the centre where Juanan and Chhetri both challenge for the ball and misses it completely!
50' CHANCE!! Bengaluru hit Pune on the break, Chhetri is released into space on the left by a long ball over the top. He gets into the box but his first touch on the ball is terrible, allowing the defender to clear. 
49' Pune City combine well in the attacking third as Marcelinho and Diego Carlos exchange one-touch passes to toy with the Bengaluru defence. Caros is relases into the box but his cross flies into the stands. Good buildup, poor final ball!
47' CHANCE!! Pune come out firing, Ashique uses his pace to get past his marker on the right and cut in to the centre but his shot is blocked. The ball falls to Alfaro who also cannot get his shot away as he is crowded out inside the box. Marcelinho finally unleashes a shot from outside the box but it flies wide!
45' We're back for the second-half!
No goals in the first quarter of the first sem-final. Stay tuned for the second-half of the first leg from Pune. 
45' + 1' End of the half!
45' + 1' One minute added...
44' Both sides are waiting for the half-time whistle. The game is stuck in midfield but a goal by either team could open the floodgates at either end.
43' Chhetri is caught offside as he gets to a lob over the defence to go one-on-one with Kaith. 
39' Miku chases a through ball but Kaith gets to the ball first. Miku's momentum takes the goalkeeper down. Both reconcile and game moves on. 
38' Ashique showing his lack of experience. He dribbles forward on the right, cuts in, skips past defenders along the edge of the box and gets to the centre. He blasts his shot over the bar despite Diego Carlos being available on the left, unmarked. 
36' Another teasing cross into the box from the right and this time, Marcelinho, the only forward in the box, fails to connect as he attempts an audacious backheel flick at goal. 
33' Diego releases Sahil on the overlap into the box but Johnson slides in perfectly to clear for a corner. 
32' Ashique chips a teasing ball into the centre of the box from the right, Johnson heads clear but only as far as Stankovic who shoots on the run to send a speculative effort over the bar!
G. Singh
Yellow Card
Pune City
30' Yellow card Gurtej Singh
30' BRILLIANT SAVE BY KAITH!! Chhetri curls a powefrul free kick that swerves in the air before Vishal Kaith brings out his inner David De Gea to tip it over the bar.
29' Miku tries to run in behind Pune defence to chase a long ball and Gurtej brings him down cynically. Yellow. 
28' First booking of the game. Marcelinho goes down easily under Delgado's challenge and the referee goes into his pocket to produce a yellow card. 
Dimas
Yellow Card
Bengaluru
27' Yellow card Dimas Delgado Morgado
27' Ashique shield the ball well after receiving it on the flanks, Chhetri chases him down and fouls. 
24' Poor from Alfaro. Free kick goes against his wish and he charges at the referee to protest. That should have been a warning.
23' Chhetri controls a diagonal, cuts in from the left but Adil Khan gets across to shield the ball out of play for a goal kick
22' Another long, looping free kick from Marcelinho from the left flank into the box but Gurpreet is fouled in as he tries to clutch the ball from the air. 
21' Too much respect shown by both sides here. All the football is in front of the defence, very few runs in behind. 
19' Marcelinho takes the FK short, squares the ball into the centre for Stankovic who sends a weak shot wide. 
18' Alfaro chests the ball down well and Johnson brings him down before he can turn the defender. Good centre forward play! Free-kick to Pune City. 
17' Chhetri slides a pacy through-ball into the path of Miku but the Venezuelan striker is a bit slow to react as Kaith collects the ball. 
16' Marcelinho curls a long range free kick from the left into the hands of a composed Gurpreet Singh. 
15' Neither side has go into their rhythm. Knockout nerves?
12' Diego's pass into the box is too heavy for Marcelinho but the ball isn't cleared properly. Marcelinho chases it down at the edge of the box and Juanan barges into him. Shoulder to shoulder?  Not much of an appeal as well. 
10' Pune try to pass the ball out of their own box and almosts lands into trouble. Rafael clears the ball into the stands for safety. 
9' Toni attempts a long diagonal to find Chhetri's run into the box from the left but Kaith gets to the ball first, 
6' Bheke tries to chase the ball over the top in behind the defence on the right but he is offside. 
5' Dimas attempts to get to the ball in midfield just in front of Alfaro and it is adjudged be a high-footed challenge. Just a 'talking'to' for now. 
4' CHANCE!! A terrific long ball over the top by Sahil finds Ashique's run in behind the Bengaluru defence and into the box but the forward chests the ball down and loses control over it, allowing Gurpreet to collect. 
2' Marcelinho wins the ball in the attacking third, takes it wide to the left before trying to find Alfaro's feet but his pass is intercepted
1' Diego Carlos tries to surge forward through the left, Rahul Bheke intercepts 
1' KICK-OFF!
We're all set for kick-off
Ranko Popovic has managed to keep his players motivated over a see-saw league stage for Pune City. There were up and downs and sending offs for the wrong reasons but they have come through all of those hurdles to book a berth in the semi-final of the ISL for the FIRST TIME in four years!
Bengaluru have had a phenomenal first season in ISL. After making the switch from I-League in the summer, the Blues topped the league table with two games to spare. But that dominance does not matter today in a knockout round. 
Two changes made by Roca after their triumph over Kerala Blasters last week - both foreign central defenders who were suspended for that game return. Johson and Juanan replace Nishu Kumar and Erik Paartalu. 
Four changes to the home side Pune City from their 2-2 draw against Delhi in the last league stage game. Gurtej, Rohit, Marcelinho and Diego all come back into the starting lineup. Lolo, Vanmalsawma, Tebar and Sahni make way.
Bengaluru XI: Gurpreet Singh (GK), Rahul Bheke, Juanan, John Johnson, Subhasish Bose, Lenny Rodrigues, Dimas Delgado, Boithang Haokip, Toni Dovale, Miku, Sunil Chhetri (C).
Pune City XI: Vishal Kaith (GK), Gurtej Singh, Rafael Lopez, Sahil Panwar, Adil Khan, Marko Stankovic, Rohit Kumar, Ashique Kuruniyan, Diego Carlos, Emiliano Alfaro, Marcelo Pereira (C).
Welcome to the live match centre for the Indian Super League first leg playoff between Pune City and Bengaluru at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune!
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