Cleiton seals it for BFC

Sunil Chhetri and Cleiton Silva scored their third objectives of the season as Bengaluru FC defeated Odisha FC 2-1 in its Indian Tremendous League match on the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Thursday.

With the competition tied 1-1, an extended move was headed into the trail of Deshorn Brown by fellow BFC substitute Udanta Singh.

Brown teed up Cleiton and the ahead sealed the winner for the Blues within the 79th minute.

Within the ninth minute of the match, Odisha had a purpose disallowed. Diego Mauricio launched fellow striker Manuel Onwu upfront with a through-ball within the ninth minute.

Onwu discovered the again of the online, however a lot to his dismay, the linesman raised the flag for off-side. Nonetheless, replays confirmed that the Odisha participant was clearly on-side.

Within the 38th minute, Bengaluru broke the impasse when Chhetri leapt greater than Odisha defender Shubham Sarangi and headed the ball previous goalkeeper Arshdeep Singh. This was the Indian skipper’s 42nd purpose within the league.

Moments earlier than the second-half cooling break, captain Steven Taylor equalised for Odisha.

He made a darting run off a Jerry free-kick and beat custodian Gurpreet Singh with a full-stretch flick.

Sadly for him and Odisha, it was Cleiton and Bengaluru who had the final chortle.

The consequence: Odisha FC 1 (Taylor 71) misplaced to Bengaluru FC 2 (Chhetri 38, Cleiton 79).

Friday’s match: NEUFC vs Jamshedpur FC, 7.30 p.m.

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