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Bengaluru bid farewell to Kerala Blasters' last hope of resurrection: The Talking Points

Sabari Jagannathan  |  Indian Super League  |  1 Year Ago

Bengaluru FC exerted their dominance in the South India after an impressive win against the Blasters. Two goals in the added time of second half from Miku and Udanta sealed the tie in favour of the former I-league Champions. With the win Bengaluru FC finish their league stage with a whopping 40 points while their Southern challengers finish with an underwhelming 25 points. The most awaited fixture has now ended with these talking points from the match:

An exciting battle in the stands...

Kerala Blasters and Bengaluru FC are two of the most followed ISL clubs in the country. The banter between the two fan groups has been a constant source of entertainment for the neutrals. The banners were up and the banter was on. The Manjappada filled the stadium in numbers and rattled the home crowd. However the West Block Blues didn't hesitate from letting the visitors know where they stand in the table. This Southern derby saw over 25000 people turning out to the stadium. This is also the highest attendance in this season at the Kanteerava. This rivalry may be young but it promises to grow into one of the biggest in the tournament. 



Kerala Blasters were just like match sticks

Bengaluru had secured the top spot coming into the game while the visitors had nothing to play for but pride. It showed in the game as both teams were lack lustre in the final third. There was just one shot on target in the game till 90 minutes with both goal keepers completely untested through out the game. The Kerala fans who travelled all the way from the Kochi would have wanted their team to finish the campaign on high after playing out a stale mate against their other southern rivals Chennai at home.

 

 

The hosts themselves will not be happy with their performance in the final third but they are unbeaten in 11 games and they will be in brilliant shape going into the knockouts. Miku finished off the game in style by scoring the winner in the injury team with Bengaluru's second shot on target. The agony was piled on the Blasters as Udanta lashed home in the very next minute. 

Super Cup - A chance for redemption

Kerala Blasters fans have been vociferous throughout out the tournament. They have backed the team through thick and thin. One their banners read: 

 

"We are here for you,

Be there for us"

 

It is safe to say the men in yellow failed to do their best, especially in the initial stages of the tournament. They had a mini redemption to rise from the bottom of the table and they will be hoping to make their fans proud in the upcoming knockout tournament after the ISL.


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