Bengaluru FC stumbled to their first defeat in 12 matches with a 3-1 loss to Persipura Jayapura in the AFC Cup. In spite of going down by a goal in the first half, the Indonesian giants rallied to secure top spot in the group. BFC had already qualified for the next round of the AFC
Three goals apiece for Royal Waingdoh and Bengaluru FC at the Kanteerava Stadium saw the points shared. Realizing that a win would significantly boost their title chances, both sides played out of their skins. Despite the match concluding in a draw, the crowd at the Kanteerava were treated to perhaps one of the most entertaining
Champion sides are determined by how they perform when they are under par and Ashley Westwood will be proud of the result today !
With the raised tempo, the Bengaluru faithfuls raised their voice as well. Chants of “Oh When the Blues go marching in” engulfed the Kanteerava, perhaps inducing more direct and attacking play from the home side.
Bengaluru FC suffered their second defeat on the trot as the Blues now find themselves at the bottom of the table. However, the significance of the victory is that the Red and Gold brigade have extended their 100% record against the Blues. The Federation Cup success has well and truly been wiped out of the
In a bid to bolster his attacking options, Westwood introduced Robin Singh in place of Thoi Singh on the hour mark, a move that signaled clear intent. The substitution apart from proving to be a master stroke, had an instant impact. Three chances within fives minutes fell to the newly introduced forward, as his physical presence in the box seemed to be too much to handle
Five goals within the first 45 minutes at the Tilak Maidan gave the spectators enough thrills was proved enough to secure three points for Bengaluru FC. With this win the I-League Champions kicked off the 2014-15 Federation Cup with a victory. Despite goals from defender Gurjinder Kumar and forward Douhou Pierre, Salgaocar (“The Greens”) failed