ISL 2017, FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC: In match 12 of Indian Super League (ISL), FC Goa will cross swords against Bengaluru FC in their first home game at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today. The Gaurs head into the contest on the back of a 2-1 setback at the hands of Mumbai City FC in a match that could have gone either way. Goa will need to be more compact at the back against Bengaluru than they were in their previous two matches if they want a positive result from the encounter. Meanwhile, the Blues, made are the high-fliers in their debit season, picking up six points from two matches. A comprehensive 4-1 rout of Delhi Dynamos FC last time around proved that they possess one of the most lethal attacking units, which will make today’s encounter more intriguing with both the sides keen to make their mark in the final third. Albert Roca, coach of Bengaluru FC will probably stick to his tried and tested 3-4-3 formation, which offers his side plenty of width whereas FC Goa’s coach Sergio Lobera will most likely implement his preferred attack-minded 4-3-3 formation and look to take the game to the visitors.
Here are FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC Updates:
9:40 pm: Full Time:
FC Goa 4 Bengaluru FC 3
An incredibly exciting game comes to an end in Fatorda, Goa as Bengaluru FC’s hype train get derailed after two wins at the start of the ISL season. Controversies in the game involving the BFC keeper who was sent off for using unnecessary force on Coro. Coro, was the man of the match for his hat-trick that made the difference for the home side. Miku grabbed a brace but it wasn’t enough for the away side. Still, BFC pulled back with two goals to make it 3-3 but Coro’s third goal put the game out of the newbies’ hands.
9:29 pm: CLOSE!! Juanan saves the day for BFC as he makes a last-ditch tackle after Coro had gone past Abhra Mondal on the left-side in the box. Corner for FC Goa.
9:22 pm: GOA TAKE THE LEAD AGAIN!!! Corominas grabs his hat-trick as he rounds up Abhra Mondal after a great ball from the midfield put the Spaniard through. He ran away from Juanan’s sliding tackle and around the substitute keeper Mondal and calmly slots it into the open goal. It’s raining goals here at the JLN Stadium in Fatorda…
9:19 pm: GOALL!!! Bengaluru pull one back as it is the same story again. Edu Garcia with the set-piece and Partaalu with the header as the Aussie gets his third goal in two matches. Kattimani came out of his line and Partaalu rose the highest to nod it into the goal.
9:12 pm: The second half action is kicked off by the home side as we are all set to witness an interesting half of football with BFC being down to 10 men. Goa will have the advantage. Can they extend their lead ?
9:07 pm: The second half action is kicked off by the home side as we are all set to witness an interesting half of football with BFC being down to 10 men. Goa will have the advantage. Can they extend their lead?
8:52 pm: At half time; Home team dominate, lead 3-1.
8:45 pm: In a forced change due to the red card to their No.1, Abhra Mondal makes his way to the pitch as Rahul Bheke is sacrificed. First action and a penalty for Mondal. Lanzarote makes no mistake !!! Goa lead by 3-1 as Lanzarote sends the new BFC keeper Mondal the wrong way and scores it calmly to put the home crowd into a frenzy of cheers.
8:38 pm: RED CARD!! That is ridiculous from the Indian national keeper Sandhu as he takes down Coro after being involved in a tackle in the box. Lanzarote fell down to the ground as the ref gave Sandhu the marching orders with Bengaluru FC players crowding the man in charge.
8:35 pm: AND THEY’RE BACK AHEAD!!!! Lanzarote puts in a well-weighted ball into the box that is headed into the path of Coro by Pinheiro and Coro did the rest. He continued his run into the box and slotted it past Sandhu into the left corner. The move looked straight out of the training ground as Lobera rejoices on the touchline.
8:33 pm: Just past the half an hour mark here in Fatorda as the score stands 1-1 with both sides looking to take control of the game as we have both teams come close on occasion.
8:30 pm: FC Goa 1-1 Bengaluru FC (Coro 16′, Miku 20′) (Time – 32′)
8:25 pm: Another BFC player is booked as Rahul Bheke goes into the ref’s books for a pull on Lanzarote. Free-kick in a promising position for FC Goa.
8:23 pm: BFC have their equalizer!!! Miku grabs a goal again tonight after getting on the end of Partaalu’s dink into the box and the Venezuelan finishes it between Kattimani’s legs as the crowd goes silent within 5 minutes of taking the lead.
8:16 pm: GOALLLL!!! The home side has taken the lead as Coro goes past a couple of defenders after picking up the ball in space and runs past sliding tackles to slot it past the hapless Gurpreet in the BFC goal. Incredible finish from the Goa man.
8:12 pm: Bengaluru have been intense with their tackles, another one put in by Partaalu who took out Pinheiro as he had ventured out of the defense but was brought down.
8:10 pm: The set-piece isn’t deal well by the home defense and falls to Partaalu, who lays it up for Lenny Rodrigues on the left wing and Lenny lets an effort lose but it is wide off Kattimani’s goal.
8:09 pm: Goa kick off match.
8:01 pm: Here is the starting line up.
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6:32 pm: Here are FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC LIVE commentary. Albert Roca, coach of Bengaluru FC will probably stick to his tried and tested 3-4-3 formation, which offers his side plenty of width whereas FC Goa’s coach Sergio Lobera will most likely implement his preferred attack-minded 4-3-3 formation and look to take the game to the visitors.