Minerva steals a point from Bengaluru's home

Pulkit Verma  |  Minerva Punjab  |  2 Years Ago

After the mid-season crackdown, Bengaluru FC’s hopes of getting onto the winning ways has been crashed when the visitors Minerva Punjab managed to end the game with 1-1 on the scoreboard at the Fortress today. With a precious point in an away match, Minerva now became the only team to manage a point from BFC’s home this season.


Playing with only foreigner Cameron Watson, Albert Roca played Kerala Blasters loanee Sandesh Jhingan and Salem Ranjan Singh on for the suspended John Johnson and Juanan. 


Bengaluru commenced the progression in their trademark style by attack from the back and got thrived to keep the debutants at the back foot while launching a flurry of attacks through CK Vineeth, Udanta and Sunil Chhetri right from the third minute into the game. 

Minerva on the other hand didnt impress much as expected and the only attack they launched came in the 35th minute through Souvik Das, who was brought down by the left back Sena Ralte. Kareem Omolaja Nurain’s free-kick almost took a dip to the BFC goal after the ball got deflected by a defender.


Resultant to the pressure in the opponents half, Bengaluru succeeded to take the lead in the 50th minute when Sunil Chhetri took the half volley to send into the nets. 


Bengaluru were rather unfortunate when int he 78th minute a low cross from the midfielder Germanpreet Singh bounced to the sliding Sandesh Jhingan scoring an own goal to eventually share the spoils with the opponent. 



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