Villain-turned-hero Bheke arms Bengaluru sixth straight win

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30 Nov 2018, 22:04 IST

Bengaluru, Nov 30 (PTI) Bengaluru FC noticed their profitable run within the Hero Indian Tremendous League prolong to 6 video games after a pulsating conflict towards FC Pune Metropolis that completed 2-1 on the Sree Kanteerava stadium on Friday.

Udanta Singh gave the hosts the early lead within the 11th minute however his luxurious strike was cancelled out by a Rahul Bheke’s (15′) personal aim. The Bengaluru right-back, nonetheless, slammed in a late winner (89′) to redeem himself and render a heroic defensive effort from Pune Metropolis void.

The win sends Bengaluru 5 factors clear on the prime of the desk, whereas Pune stay ninth.

It had been the hosts who took the early lead towards the run of play within the 10th minute. Winger Udanta Singh bought Chhuantea Fanai a dummy with a step-over earlier than reducing on to his left foot and unleashing an unstoppable shot previous Kamaljit Singh.

That aim spurred Bengaluru to life with Sunil Chhetri and Chencho Gyeltshen coming shut earlier than Pune sneaked in an equaliser by a Rahul Bheke personal aim. The Bengaluru defender might solely flip the ball into his personal internet as he tried to cease Marko Stankovic’s cross from the best flank from reaching an unmarked Robin Singh.

A fast Bengaluru breakaway initiated by Erik Paartalu virtually noticed Chhetri put the hosts again in entrance however he was denied by a mix of Kamaljit and Matt Mills as Pune breathed a sigh of reduction.

The Blues assumed ascendancy within the sport because the half progressed however Chencho and Chhetri had been unable to interrupt the impasse, whereas Paartalu rattled the crossbar with a venomous strike as the primary interval drew to an in depth with the 2 groups degree.

Bengaluru continued to seek for the winner within the second interval with Pune threatening too on the different finish with efforts from Mills and Kuruniyan.

Cuadrat launched Thongkhosiem Haokip for Chencho Gyeltshen within the final quarter as he appeared to shake issues up in assault. The Bengaluru coach was then left scratching his head in frustration as Udanta bought the higher of Sahil Panwar earlier than hanging the close to submit with a fierce shot.

The hosts poured ahead searching for a aim however had been left more and more pissed off as Pune’s defence stood tall within the second interval with Chhetri and Co persevering with to be denied. Kamaljit pulled off a few good saves, together with an important one off Haokip’s close-range effort.

In the long run, Bengaluru’s blushes had been saved by Bheke within the dying minutes. Harmanjot Khabra did properly to maintain a protracted ball in play from the best flank. Khabra’s hopeful volley again in direction of the aim noticed Bheke ghost in unmarked and slam the ball into an empty internet to spark joyous scenes in Bengaluru

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