ISL: 2-1 Sunil Chhetri scripts Bengaluru FC’s win

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In the Indian Super League football Bengaluru FC kept their winning record agains Kerala Blasters FC in place on Monday, beating them 2-1.
With Captain Sunil Chhetri opening the scoring in the 17th minute of the game with a neat finish past Naveen Kumar. Slavisa Stojanovic equalized with a spot-kick in the 30th minute but the own goal by Nikola Krcmarevic in the 80th minute brought about the tie favoring the visitors.
This win means that Bengaluru FC havenow won all the three games in their away matches on the go to have a perfect record also having recorded wins, this also means they have won all the three matches they played against Kerala Blaster in the ISL as of now.
Had C K Vineeth connected properly to the low cross from the right by Prasanth Karuthadathkuni and kept it on target the home side could well have established an early lead. Thought the forward got into the box from the right side his effort sent the ball over the bar.
Minutes later Erik Paartalu had the goal at his mercy. The free-kick from Dias Delgado’s delivery was skillfully headed by Sandesh Jhingan onto the feet of the Australian whose not so great an effort was cleared off by Lairuatthara near the post.
A neat finish by Chhetri in the 17th minute got the Blues a breakthrough. The through-ball allowed Miku get the terrific shot behind the Kerala defence giving Chhetri to put the ball into the net by getting into the box.
At the half hour mark Kerala Blasters were back into the contest when Sahal Samad collected Cyril Kali’s throw-in off the right flank which was fouled by Nishu Kumar inside the box before getting his shot away.
Boosted by the equalizer the hosts could have taken the lead. The final quarter of the game saw Vineeth latch onto Prasanth’s through-ball but he shot past Gurpreet rolling wide of the goal.
With nine minutes to go Kerala broke heart when Naveen saved off the substitute Mikus shot, thereafter Kerala hardly created any more chances thereafter.