Bengaluru FC needed a last-gasp winner by Udanta Singh to beat Gokulam Kerala at the Kalinga Stadium as they progressed into the quarter-final of the Super Cup. After Miku equalized for Bengaluru in the 70th minute to cancel out Henry Kisekka’s first-half opener, Udanta scored in the injury time.
An injury-time winner (90+5’) from Udanta Singh sent Bengaluru FC to the quarterfinal of the Super Cup after Miku’s
Earlier, Roca rolled out a full-strength squad that included John Johnson,
Bengaluru started the game hitting all the right notes and Chhetri was denied twice in a space of two minutes. The Blues’ skipper saw his shot on goal saved by ’keeper Nikhil Bernard. He then had another chance from the resulting corner put away after Mohammad Rashid cleared on the line. Bose and Udanta kept the Gokulam
But it was the team from Kerala that shot into the lead after Salman K’s pass over the Bengaluru
Gokulam did well to see out the half without conceding, but found Bengaluru’s pressure in the second half, tough to deal with. The woodwork denied Bengaluru an
Bengaluru’s intent bore dividends when Miku calmly stroked the ball low into the corner after a fantastic cut-back form Udanta. The striker then seemed to have closed the game when an audacious attempt that saw him lift the ball over an out of place Bernard, looked like bouncing in. But a desperate effort from Emmanuel Chigozie saw the defender get just enough of a leg on the ball to put it out for a corner.
Gokulam’s resolve was finally broken when Miku paid back the debt of a pass to Udanta with just a minute left on the clock, and the winger slotted home to complete the comeback.
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