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Indian Super League: FC Pune City vs Bengaluru FC (Oct 22, 2018) All Things Considered

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WHERE TO WATCH

KICK-OFF: Oct 22, 7.30PM (IST) (GMT +5.30)

FULL-TIME: FC Pune City 0-3 Bengaluru FC

Channel: Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3.

Streaming: Hotstar, Jio TV.

Highlights: Click Here

Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune.

MATCH PREVIEW

FC Pune City will be looking for their first win this ISL season when they take on Bengaluru FC at home.

Bengaluru FC will need to be stronger defensively especially late into the game. They ended up conceding two goals after the 80th minute against Jamshedpur and the match ended in a draw. As always, the front three of Miku, Sunil Chhetri and Udanta Singh could prove a threat to any defence in the league.

-Pune City were largely insipid against Mumbai FC, more so in the second half after being down two goals. They never really pushed for a comeback and were erratic all around the pitch. They will look towards Alfaro, Diego Carlos and Marcelinho to provide an attacking impetus to their play.

STARTING XI

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MATCH STATS

FULL-TIME: FC Pune City 0-3 Bengaluru FC

84′ – SUB (Bengaluru FC: Kean Lewis [IN] Udanta Singh [OUT])

80′ – SUB (Pune City: Alwyn George [IN] Adil Khan [OUT])

78′ – SUB (Bengaluru FC: X. Hernandez [IN] Erik Paartalu [OUT])

71′ – SUB (Bengaluru FC: B. Haokip [IN] H. Khabra [OUT])

64′ – GOAL 0-3 (Miku, Bengaluru FC)

61′ – SUB (Pune City: S. Sampingiraj [IN] N. Poojary [OUT])

59′ – YELLOW CARD (Sahil Panwar, Pune City)

55′ – SUB (Pune City: Diego Carlos [IN] Martin Diaz [OUT])

47′ – YELLOW CARD (H. Khabra, Bengaluru FC)

43′ – GOAL 0-2 (Sunil Chhetri, Assist: Miku, Bengaluru FC)

41′ – GOAL 0-1 (Sunil Chhetri, Assist: D. Delgado, Bengaluru FC)

10′ – YELLOW CARD (Ashique Kuruniyan, Pune City)

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TALKING POINTS

-Captain Fantastic Sunil Chhetri with a brace in a span of three minutes in the first half that pretty much sealed the game for Bengaluru FC. He could’ve had a hat-trick with a free kick attempt towards the end of the game, but Pune City shot-stopper Vishal Kaith got enough on it for it to come off the post.

-Pune City couldn’t live with Bengaluru FC’s pressing in the game. Miku troubled the Pune City defence whenever a long ball came his way. Although Pune had as many shots as Bengaluru, they never really got close to scoring. Any shot on goal was dealt with Bengaluru keeper G.S. Sandhu.

-Bengaluru FC top the table on goal difference after this win.

 

 

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