ISL-7: NorthEast, Bengaluru see winless streaks proceed in a stalemate
Luis Machado (27′) opened the scoring for the Highlanders however Rahul Bheke (49′) cancelled out his aim after the break to assist the Blues salvage some extent.
The consequence meant Gerard Nus’ facet at the moment are winless in seven video games, whereas Bengaluru noticed their four-game shedding streak finish however with a draw on the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
NEUFC and Bengaluru each made three modifications every to their eleven. Nevertheless, the Highlanders had been compelled to make a late change earlier than the whistle with Lalengmawia changing the injured Lalrempuia Fanai.
Bengaluru began the sport strongly however regardless of dominating possession, they entered the break trailing a aim down towards their opponents, who created higher possibilities.
Machado put NEUFC forward with an excellent strike, after netting a brace towards the Blues within the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Federico Gallego dispossessed Dimas Delgado and made a run straight on the coronary heart of Bengaluru’s defence earlier than unleashing a shot. Pratik Chaudhari miscued his clearance, permitting Machado to obtain the ball on the far put up and slot it previous Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
NEUFC might have doubled their tally quickly after the half-hour mark had Suhair VP transformed his probability. Rochharzela whipped a cross for the unmarked striker within the field, however he cushioned his header over the crossbar.
The very best probability for BFC arrived throughout damage time. However NEUFC keeper Gurmeet Singh saved his facet’s lead intact, denying Cleiton Silva with a vital save.
Bengaluru restored parity quickly after the change of ends in a slightly fortuitous style by a set-piece, after a howler from NEUFC keeper Gurmeet. Dimas performed Bheke on the precise flank, who lower on his weaker foot earlier than launching a shot at aim.
Gurmeet made an error whereas gathering the ball, permitting Bheke to internet his first aim of the season.
Following the equaliser, neither facet was unable to carve out any clear-cut possibilities as the sport turned out scrappy.
Bheke, nonetheless, had one other probability to get on the scoresheet late within the recreation however could not make the perfect of it. After BFC received a nook, Dimas’ cross discovered Bheke within the field, who fired his shot over the bar.
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