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ISL: Bengaluru, Bagan play out thrilling six-goal draw

IMAGE: Bengaluru FC’s Cleiton Silva celebrates with his teammates. Photograph: ISL

A high-scoring fixture with six different goal scorers saw Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan play out a 3-3 draw in the Indian Super League in Bambolim on Thursday.

The result stretches BFC’s winless run to six matches. ATKMB have gone four games without a win.

 

Subhasish Bose (13th) broke the deadlock early on with a well-placed header before Cleiton Silva (18th) scored from a penalty to level scores.

Danish Farooq (26th) scored his first-ever goal in the competition to send the Blues into the lead but Hugo Boumos (38th) turned up to draw level for the Mariners.

Roy Krishna (58th) also got on the scoresheet when he converted a second-half penalty but Prince Ibara (72th) equalised with his second goal of the season.

Sunil Chhetri started from the bench while Ashique Kuruniyan was slotted in a more offensive role.

ATK Mohun Bagan started on the front foot and had a goal disallowed for offside in the first seven minutes.

Following sustained pressure, Bose gave his team the lead after connecting with a corner and heading the ball past Gurpreet Sandhu.

Within a few minutes after conceding the goal, BFC was awarded a third penalty of the campaign when Liston Colaco brought down Silva inside the box.

The Brazilian stepped up and calmly converted from the spot to bring the game to level terms.

Just before the half-hour mark, the scorer then turned provider as Farooq found the back of the net with a header from Silva’s corner for his first-ever goal in the ISL.

Post the drinks break, ATKMB scored against the run of play with Krishna feeding Hugo Boumos with a perfectly weighted through pass and the latter effortlessly scored with his left foot.

A yellow card each was shown to Ajith Kumar and Hugo before the teams went into the break. The second half got off to a more cautious start from each side.

Referee Crystal John saw an infringement in the box by Prince Ibara and awarded a penalty to ATKMB which was easily scored by Roy Krishna just before the hour mark.

Ibara made amends and scored with a powerful header from a corner taken by Roshan Naorem.

A flurry of attacking opportunities were created by both teams but the tie was settled at three goals each.

Four minutes were added after the regulation period but neither team deserved to lose and shared the points after a great contest.

 

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