Bengaluru FC thrash Delhi Dynamos to underline title credentials

Sabari Jagannathan  |  Indian Super League  |  1 Year Ago

The former AFC cup finalists were on cruise mode as they dismantled a hapless lions in the fortress. The match was thoroughly dominated by Bengaluru with Delhi completely bereft of ideas. Bengaluru sealed the match 4-1 with Uche scoring the consolation goal through a penalty kick in 86th minute. 



Bengaluru is a fortress

The host started the game on front foot as the home crowd inspired them on to a frantic start. It will be no shame to accept that the Visitors were intimated by what they witnessed in the first five minutes. Miku hit the post in the very second minute only to the relief of visitors. On another day it would have found the back of the net. While the atmosphere is as good as in Kerala if not better, but the team's performance on the field makes the kanteerava stadium a fortress . 


Udanta's pace is electric

Udanta is a live wire on the field. The diminutive wingers pace is a genuine threat for any opponent. Combine the towering presence of Miku and the fox in the box Chhetri , that makes for a fearsome forward line.  The engine behind the forward line is functioning to perfection and we can expect more of the same from the former Ileague winners. Udanta went off to a thunderous applause in 68 minute and it is nothing more than he deserved. Miku got on the score sheet late in the game after being brilliantly set up by Chhetri. The signs are omnious for the ISL teams. 


Tall and strong, bfc win the physical battle...

Both teams started with the intention to press high. While BFC could beat the high pressure from Delhi by a long ball to Miku, Albino Gomes had no such option. Uche was made to look like a kid by Bengaluru's centre back pair of Johnson and Fernandez. When you compare the team captains, you will expect Uche to outdo the Indian captain on sheer physicality. But chhetri's men outdid Uche's men physically on every section of the field. While BFC were scoring from set pieces, none of the Delhi corner kicks found the heads of a Delhi player. While Uche won his first aerial duel in only the 39th minute, he couldn't stamp his authority on the match. 


Delhi's midfield needs to do more

The strong midfield three of Bengaluru ghosted past the Delhi midfield with absolute ease. Correa and Dias needed to do more if the Lions had to go back with something on the bag from their trip to Bengaluru. Unfortunately it was the hosts midfield that ran the show. They also got on the score sheet with Erik's brace and Lenny getting into the act in second half. They didn't win any second balls and were clearly outdone by the hosts. There was clearly one team who wanted the three points more than the other team. 


BFC underline their title credentials

Unlike any other ISL team Bengaluru has been playing as a team for a long time now. Their cohesion is an prime example for what time together on field can do to a football team. While their opening match performance was strong, this match they took into another level. They are backed by a mercurial crowd and they ran riot at the Lions. The thrashing is a timely reminder on why Bengaluru is a firm favourite this season. 




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