ISL: Sunil Chhetri returns as Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City FC 2-0
Bengaluru FC's Sunil Chhetri returns to haunt his former Indian Super League club as debutants rout Mumbai City FC 2-0 at Kanteerava Stadium
Bengaluru FC had a satisfying Indian Super League debut as they beat Mumbai City FC 2-0 in their opening encounter with Spaniard Eduardo Martin Garcia and skipper Sunil Chhetri on target. Edu scored in the 67th minute off a set-piece movement while Chhetri cashed in on a defensive blunder from Mehrajuddin Wadoo in the third minute of stoppage time to get full points for the 'Blues' in what was their first ever appearance in the cash-rich league. After a barren first-half, it was former Zaragoza 'B' team player Edu, who broke the deadlock.
Bengaluru FC players are ecstatic after a goal against Mumbai City FC in an Indian Super League Season match yesterday. Pic/Sportzpics
Following a one-two with Udanta Singh off a corner, he took a left-footer as Mumbai goalkeeper Amrinder Singh was beaten at near post. Chhetri, who was shown a yellow card in the second half for showboating in order to get a penalty, finally got his name on the scoresheet during the dying moments.
Chasing a long ball, Chhetri put pressure on stopper Mehrajuddin, whose miscommunication with a surging Amrinder saw the Indian captain latch onto the free ball before slotting it home with precision. Chhetri was awarded man of the match for his brilliant performance as he was a livewire upfront. Mumbai City FC next play FC Goa at home on November 25 while Bengaluru FC face Delhi Dynamos at the Kanteerava Stadium on November 2.
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