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Bengaluru FC Durand Cup Champions: Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City FC 2-1 – Check out highlights

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Bengaluru FC Durand Cup Champions: Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City- Bengaluru FC and their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri won their maiden Durand…

Bengaluru FC Durand Cup Champions: Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City- Bengaluru FC and their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri won their maiden Durand Cup football tournament title after beating Mumbai City FC 3-1 in the summit clash at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Sunday. Follow InsideSport.IN for football latest updates

Durand Cup 2022 Finals: Sunil Chhetri stars as Bengaluru FC win MAIDEN title, beating Mumbai City FC 2-1 – Check out highlights

Bengaluru FC Durand Cup Champions: Sunil Chhetri wins Bengaluru FC maiden Durand Cup title, beats Mumbai City FC 2-1 – Check Highlights

Siva Sakthi (10th minute) and Brazilian Alan Costa (61st) scored for the winners while Apuia got the lone goal for the Mumbai side in an entertaining game. The Blues took an early lead through a fifth goal of the tournament from Siva
Sakthi.

The long ball was delivered from deep by Jovanovic, putting Mourtada Fall under pressure with Siva on his shoulder. The Senegalese defender eventually latched onto the bounce and Siva pounced on it with a measured chip over the keeper.

After Chhangte had the first chance for the Islanders in the 17th minute, they equalized on the half-hour mark when Sandesh Jhingan conceded a free-kick in a dangerous area.

Ahmed Jahouh singled to Greg Stewart, who walked for one of his runs and took a left-footed grounder toward goal that Gurpreet Sandhu fielded. However, Apuia was close at hand and easily knocked in the rebound.

The Blues then almost went ahead in the 38th minute when a Roshan Singh corner dropped a rebound for Roy Krishna and he shot on target but Chhangte pulled off a miraculous save on the goal line.

Bengaluru FC Durand Cup Champions: Sunil Chhetri wins Bengaluru FC maiden Durand Cup title, beats Mumbai City FC 2-1 – Check Highlights

Vinit Rai then had a chance after being played on by Stewart but shot over from close range and the only other notable incident of the half was the first yellow card of the game for Mourtada Fall, the Mumbai captain, who had a forgettable 45 minutes.

The game maintained its intensity in the second half. Five minutes after the restart, Jahouh delivered a measured long ball which fell to Chhangte, who did well to get away from two BFC defenders, but with only the keeper to beat, the tournament’s top scorer fired over.

BFC then took the lead for the second and final time of the game when, from a Sunil Chhetri corner aimed at the far post, Brazilian Alan Costa leaped highest to head into the Mumbai net.

The most notable chance for Mumbai in the second half came through Spanish midfielder Ripoll in the 77th minute when he went on a solo run from midfield and unleashed a booming drive which beat Gurpreet but hit the left upright and rebounded.

Chhetri also had a couple of golden opportunities to score, once in the 69th minute when his left-footed strike missed the target and then again in the 87th when he was one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but Lachenpa was up to it . and provided a great rescue.

With six minutes added on, Mumbai gave it one last shot and Greg Stewart came close in the 94th minute, but his effort was also just wide.

Bengaluru FC Durand Cup Champions: Sunil Chhetri wins Bengaluru FC maiden Durand Cup title, beats Mumbai City FC 2-1 – Check Highlights

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