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Ten-man Bengaluru slump to 0-2 defeat to Dynamos in ISL

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Failure to convert chances cost FC dearly as they suffered their fourth defeat of the season, going down 0-2 to Dynamos in the Indian (ISL) here today.

In a game of equal exchanges, it was who managed to convert their chances through Lallianzuala Chhangte (72nd) and Guyon Fernandes (90+8 P) and emerge victorious in the early kick-off.

The Blues, who went down for the second time on the road, were handed another blow late on as defender was sent off with a straight red card in the seventh minute of time, meaning the left-back will miss the trip to

With 18 points, stay second in the standings, two points behind leaders Chennaiyin FC.

Bengaluru's big chance came in the 18th minute when Dimas Delgado played a defence-splitting pass to pick out Harmanjot Khabra's run through the center. But Khabra's attempt to place his shot past Arnab Das Sarma's left wasn't the best and the keeper ended up saving it.

The Blues had another chance in the 29th minute when a swift counter saw Miku setting up only for the captain's charge in the box to be cut in time by a Pritam Kotal challenge.

In a first half that ended goalless, the hosts too had a fair share of half-chances. Chhangte drew a save from Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in the 35th minute while and Romeo Fernandes kept Johnson and busy.

The first good chance of the second period fell to Braulio on the hour mark. The Spaniard, however, should have done better to put ahead when he set himself up after a pass from Chhetri only to wide, before being replaced by

End-to-end action followed, and it was the hosts who managed to break the deadlock in the 72nd minute. Kotal contolled Paulinho's through ball inside the box on the right, before sliding it to the wily winger, who made a run into the box and poked it past an onrushing Gurpreet in the Bengaluru goal.

With the Blues trailing, and needing a goal to turn things around, Roca brought in Alwyn George and Paartalu in place of and Dimas in a bid to go all-out.

Bengaluru were stationed in the rival half for the final 15 minutes, and Johnson almost pulled Roca's men level in the 87th minute with a powerful header from Edu Garcia's free- kick.

His attempt though went straight to Arnab, who managed to hold on to it. Four minutes into time, Bengaluru had another great chance to pull level, but Alwyn was denied by the keeper, before Lenny blasted the stray ball over.

As the Blues sent more bodies into the final third, the hosts managed to get another goal late on from a penalty kick after Subhasish received his marching orders for a shove on substitute Guyon Fernandes inside the box.

The Dutch striker stepped up and sent Gurpreet the wrong way to make it 2-0 and seal the win for Dynamos.

The Blues now face City at the Football Arena on January 18.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 20:55 IST