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I-League 2017 Fulltime: Bengaluru FC 2-0 Chennai City

Written by: Srinivasan

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Bengaluru dominated this game throughout. They had to work for the goals. But, substitutes Noralesand Vineeth saw them over the line. Chennai had very little to offer in attack and if it wasn't for Kanjit's inspired keeping in the first half that could have lots by many more goals. They need a lot of work on the training ground. Goodnight from Bengaluru.

90+5' Not much action to bring you in added time. The final whistle has gone.

90+1' We are into five minutes of added time.

90' Substitution Chennai Prashant off Caldeira on.

88' Substitution Chennai Denson off Malsawmfela on.

85' They had to wait for the goals but then two came at once.

82' Bengaluru in cruise control now.

79' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL Bengaluru double their lead. Udanta crosses and Vineeth scores with a volley.

77' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL Bengaluru. Free-kick lifted in and as a melae ensues Norales smashes in.

75' 15 minutesto go we still await our first goal.

72' Bengaluru growing desperate for this opener.

69' Substitution for Bengaluru. Danel off Vineeth on.

65' Khabra has just used his elbow on a a player and got a yellow. I tell you what he's a lucky boy. That could well have been a straight red.

63' Udanta with a shot from distance well over.

59' Substitution for Bengaluru Rao Desai off Mandar on.

55' Chennai Substitution Marcos off Michael on.

52' Chhetri gets a pass from Daniel but shoots wide.

49' Flat atmosphere here at Kanteveera. The crowd need something to get them on their feet.

46' We are back underway in the second half

Bengaluru have dominated this half. I am perplexed as to how they are not in front Chhetri, Daniel and Udanta have all had chances. Karanjit has kept Chennai in the game on all of four occasions. They are fortunate to be level. The best chance for the visitors came for Tank. Back in a bit.

45+3' There goes the whistle for the break. All square to the break.

45+1' Another Bengaluru attack, this time its Lenny with a shot oveer.

44' Chennai have aa shot on the counter but tank shoots wide.

41' Bengaluru have done all the attacking, Chennai are fortunate to be on level terms.

37' Two successive Chennai corners come to nothing.

34' Bengaluru will wonder how they are not leading this game.

31' Another cross from the right. Karanjit comes and misses but Clemente is there to clear.

29' A corner comes in. Karanjit tries to tip over but almost makes a hash of it.

28' Another Bengaluru move and a shot by Daniel but Karanjit saves again.

26' Mandar tries a cross from the left and a shot comes in but again Karanjit parries.

23' All of Bengaluru's attacks have come down the lefT.

20' Diagonal ball played in to Chhetri and he takes a first time shot which goes wide.

16' Eugeneson with a shot from distance just over.

14' Another Blues corner and a near post header goes wide.

13' Lyngdoh with the corner which gets cleared. Mandar crosses and the ball deflects to Daniel in a good position. He shoots but once again Karanjit saves.

12' Move down the right and its Udanta who heads over.

9' Lenny is playing as the holding player in the middle of the park, interesting.

6' Bengaluru attack and a cross comes into the box and Clemente almost puts it into his own hoal. Karanjit with a spectacular save.

4' Bengaluru have started the brighter side and are keeping the ball well.

1' We have kickoff here in Bengaluru.

07: 10pm The teams are out ad kickoff is close.

07:00Ppm We are very close to kickoff now. Stayy tuned.

06:50pm Bengaluru -  Morales, Cameron Watson, Alwyn , Nishu, Arindam, Malsawmzuala, Vineet.

Chennai- Michael Rejin, Lalnunmawia, Caldeira, masih, Malsawmfela, Mondal(gk), Yumnam Raju

06:45PM Chennai City Starting XI: KaranJjjit, Ravanan, Anyichie, Debabrata, Clemente, Prashanth, Abhishek , Denson, Dhanpal, Marcos Vinicius, Charles de Souza.

06:40PM Bengluru FC Starting XI: Amarinder, khabra, Johnson, Kyanam, Ralte, Lenny, udanta, Eugeneson, Chhetri, Mandar , Daniel.

06:30pm Hello and welcome to the I-League game between Bengaluru FC and Chennai City. This is your host Srivasan Mohan live from Kantereeva Stadium.

Pictures Via I-League Media

Published: Sun Jan 15, 2017 03:38 PM IST

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