Khel Now Brings you the Live Text commentary straight outta Kanteerava where two semi-final Debutants, Bengaluru FC and FC Pune City clash heads in an exciting encounter.
3 VS 1
IT IS ALL OVER!!
A night where Sunil Chettri Dazzled and showed the world why he is the legend of Indian football!! A hattrick against a very good FC Pune side and there was no holding back as Benagluru March into their first ISL Finals on Debut!! Jonathan Luca pulled one back in style but it was all in vain as Bengaluru Decimate FC Pune City 3 goals to 1!
This is Sabin Castelino Signing out. What a GAME it has been and I enjoyed brining it live to you! hope to see you again for the next game on Tuesday!!
90+4′ What a strike by Marchelinho from the Freekick he earned but the Woodwork denies him!
90+1′ ALLWYN George comes in for Udanta Singh! Still more attack from Bengaluru?
90′ 4 minutes added on for the stoppages!!
89′ Chettri scores his Hattrick!!!!
On the counter, the Legend, the Captain, the Best, Scores a sreamer with pace composure and shows why he is the sublime athlete!! WHAT a game this has turned out to be! Pune aren’t warapping up though!
87′ Daniel Segovia comes in for Miku! He looks like a super sub too but narrowly misses as he slips ahead of an onrushing Kaith!
86′ LUCA tries again but his shot goes flying over! Will Bengaluru Score another or will FCPC put an end to the run of the table toppers?
85′ Issac puts in a cross to pressure the defense but Gurpreet to the Rescue as Always!!
82′ FC Pune Pull one back!!!
Jonathan Luca scores a screamer of a Freekick with some Super Sub Magic!!! FC Pune are not relenting!!! Will they spoil the party???
81′ Marcelinho finds himself in space but just places a weak shot in to Sandhu’s hands!
78′ Alfaro comes off for Marcos Tebar as Popovic makes a confusing sub as a goal-scorer comes off for a defensive midfielder!
76′ Sarthak is looking lioke the only one who can whip a decent cross for FC PC but they need the finishers to rise and take the chances!!!
75′ Vishal has come out to clear the ball and he does so wonderfully to deny Miku a shot at goal!
72′ WHAT A CURLER AND WHAT A SHOT!!! Vishal and Chettri making each other look better!
70′ Jonathan Luca is getting instructions as Popovic seems to go all out and attack and try to pull back two goals!! He comes on for Diego Carlos!
Sunil Chhetri you beauty! What confidence to chip the ball over the keeper. Comes running in and sends Kaith to his left. Chhetri with all his masterclass chips the ball in the center and Kaith has no chance to save that.
64′ Sarthak Golui brings down Sunil Chhetri at the byline. He pushed the latter and the ref was in a good position to point at the spot. He himself steps up to take the spot-kick.
63′ Stankovic has a go at the goal but is collected by Gurpreet comfortably!!
62′ Miku puts in a weak shot after an inspiring chance created by Chettri!
60′ The West Block Blues Belt out the Praises of Sunil Chettri as the captain has put on an amazing performance!
59′ Sarthak puts in a cross like throw but the ball is cleared comfotably by the defence!
57′ Lenny Rodrigues comes in for Boithang Haokip as Roca looks for solidity over creativity in the middle of the park!
56′ Sunil Chettri!! The Captain strikes again but Vishal Kaith is on point to make the collection! But what an effort from the Captain!
55′ Sarthak knows to cross well as he puts in a screamer but Aalfaro is not able to coonect and even Stankovic who collects it just hits the side netting!
53′ Excellent Refereeing as Subhashish concedes a foul just outside the box! The ensuing Freekick is punched away by Gurpreet!
52′ Dimas takes a Freekick. It has very little effect!
51′ Bengaluru come close to doubling the lead as the FLASH, Udanta shoots wide!
47′ Sarthak Golui comes in for Sahil Panwar. Immediately impacts the game with a cross for Alfaro which was slightly high for him.
47′ Bengaluru are running the midfield and breaking any momentum that Pune are trying to create and this is causing some frustration to creep in!
46′ And Away We Go as FCPC kick it off against the Mighty Bengaluru FC!
45+1′ Its half time!!
Bengaluru Fc are dominating the attack aspect of the game with Chettri not sparing anyone in the attacking third with Udanta running havoc and showing why he is called the Flash! Refereeing also has been on point albeit too many Yellows handed out. The game is panning out to be a great specatator sport and Pune look poised to spoil the party for the Former I-League Champs!
45′ One Minute added to a blasting first half!
44′ Subhashish enters the Yellow card league for the foul agaisnt FCPC!
43′ Adil Khan is clearing balls left right centre to ensure that FCPC are still in the game!
42′ What a miss! Chettri comes close again as his headed ball nearly misses the post by a feather!
41′ There was a penalty appeal in the 38′ as Adil seemed to have touched the ball but the ball was too close to the body and it wasn’t judged to be a handball by the Referee.
39′ Udanta again puts in a promising ball in. Bengaluru better take their chances lest Pune make them regret it.
38′ Udanta causes a nervous breakdown among the FCPC faithful with every cross as this time Chettri does not connect well but does so very nearly scoring.
36′ A foul on Udanta by Sahil, Rafa and Diego combined leads to a freekick. Diego needs to behave a little better to stay on the field. Rafa Lopez goes into the book as he was the one who took down Udanta.
34′ Diego Carlos goes into the book for Dissent as he challenges the referees judgement over a tackle to Stankovic.
33′ Gurtej Singh looks like the shadow of his former self and is not even reaching the levels he had achieved consistently throughout the season!
32′ Chettri Goes in to the Book with a Yellow! Captain has to careful now or he might miss the maiden Finale!
There are not going to be any kicks from the penalty spot if the match is a draw as FC Pune will walk away winners on away goals.
30′ Marcelinho Misses!! So Close yet So Far!!
29′ Bengaluru are playing the numbers game by surging ahead and falling back as and when needed to stop all attacks and rattle the defence.
27′ Adil Khan’s head is way to strong for the Bengaluru Defence to beat as he has headed another clear chance away!
26′ The offside flag and Bengaluru are having somewhat of an affair as 3 offsides given in a minute!
25′ Miku Caught Offside albeit marginally. His form is gonna be key to the game tonight!
23′ FC Pune seems to have stopped direct pressing but are using indirect pressing to force Bengaluru to make errors and win the ball.
22′ Alfaro caught offside as he tries eagerly to make things happen for his side.
21′ Subhashish makes it look easy with a cross in with defenders pressing him. No attackers in the box though.
20′ Marcelinho is being a nightmare to the Bengaluru defence and is cutting in and winning corners. Two corners within a minute!
17′ FC Pune are continuing their mount on the attack as Marcelinho takes a free-kick which is comfortably collected by Gurpreet.
15′ Bengaluru score!!!! It is Capatin Fantastic Chettri!!!
Udanta puts in another Sublime Cross and is met by the head of the Captain and instead of trying to clear the ball away Gurtej decides to push Miku away only to impede his keeper Vishal and the ball goes in comfortably for the Southeners.
13′ FC Pune City unleash a shot but the Big Guy Sandhu is there to palm it away comfortably.
11′ End to End attacking from both ends but a stoppage as Stankovic clashes into high flying Udanta. Nothing Serious!
10′ Crossess from the right and left as Udanta and Boithang put in excellent crosses but neither of them are met by the Bengaluru Attack.
9′ A waste of a corner by FC Pune City. Not a single defender stirred!
8′ Bengaluru are showing their passing and attacking acumen while FC Pune are showing their clearance and composure.
6′ An Excellent corner controlled by Alfaro but Sahil Panwar hits it way too high and Sandhu doesn’t even have to move a muscle.
4′ Diego Carlos on target but What an unbelievable save by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu!!
3′ Chettri misses from close range as Udanta puts in a screamer! How did that not go in??
1′ FC Pune City are looking to press from the first blow of the whistle and put the ome team on the back foot.
8.00 FC Pune City have won the toss and this means that Bengaluru FC will kick-off the all important match of both their histories.
7.55: As the Teams walk in, starting to realise why it is called the fortress as Chants of Namma Ooru Bengaluru go off!
7.55: Issac is the only Change for the FC Pune City side who have come in with total intent to score and spoil the party.
7.50: West Block BLues have put the message up,”We Bring the Voice, You Bring the Heart”
7.45 pm: Bengaluru are going in with an attacking 4-1-4-1 formation while Pune look to go 4-2-3-1. Both attack-minded sides going into a tough tough game.
FC Pune City – Starting XI
Vishal Kaith (GK), Gurtej Singh, Rafael Lopez, Sahil Panwar, Adil Khan, Marko Stankovic, Rohit Kumar, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Diego Carlos, Emiliano Alfaro, Marcelo Pereira (C).
Bengaluru FC – Starting XI
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Juanan, John Johnson, Boithang Haokip, Subhasish Bose, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh, Miku, Sunil Chhetri (C).
07:30 PM: Hello everyone, it’s buzzing here at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru as the hosts take on FC Pune City in the 2nd leg of the semi-finals. The sides played out a bland draw in the reverse fixture earlier this week and will be gunning for an inaugural spot in the ISL final. This is your host Sabin Castelino, stay tuned and enjoy the commentary with Khel Now Football!