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ISL: Undefeated Bengaluru edge Odisha to move to third spot

Sports Lounge Staff




Margao: Undefeated Bengaluru FC beat winless Odisha FC 2-1 on Thursday to climb to the third spot in the Indian Super League (ISL).

Sunil Chhetri(38′) and Cleiton Silva (79′) helped Bengaluru FC win after Steven Taylor equalised in the 71st minute.

Odisha remained 10th, with just one point from six games while BFC have 12.

Bengaluru were dominant from the start and got the breakthrough in the 38th minute.

Dimas Delgado found Harmanjot Khabra who routed the attack from the right and floated a perfect cross into the box. Chhetri leapt higher than Shubham Sarangi and headed home.

Odisha equalised from a set-piece. Captain Steven Taylor made a fine run to reach the end of Jerry’s free-kick and deflected the ball in.

BFC regained their lead in the 79th minute. On receiving a long ball, Udanta Singh headed in for Deshorn Brown in the box.

The latter played it into Silva’s path. The Brazilian did not miss from close range.

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