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ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FC's 3-0 win over Pune City

The win sends Bengaluru to top of the points table with seven points while Pune sit at the second last position with a solitary point from three games

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FC Pune City vs Bengaluru FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)
FC Pune City vs Bengaluru FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)

scored twice in three minutes to give FC a 3-0 win over FC City at the in

failed to deal with Bengaluru's pressing and long balls with especially harassing the Pune backline to create chances for his team.

The visitors could have scored more with Udanta also working well on the flanks. 

should have scored in the 39th minute when dropped deep to flick it for Udanta who crossed first time for Chhetri but the captain's first-time contact was poor and he missed the target.

A couple minutes later, Chhetri made a fine run across the defence to get at the end of a loafted cross and then poked his shot past Kaith for the opener.

Two more minutes later, again pressed and dispossed Pune defender then ran into box and laid the ball for Chhetri on the left inside the box. Chhetri cut in from there, went past a defender and scored past Kaith for his brace.

The visitors could have added another in the additional time when Miku got in a 1-vs-1 situation with the keeper but his chipped shot was overhit. 

Miku had a goal of his own and it came in the second half, in the 63rd minute, to be precise. He held off Sahil and let the long cross to fall in front of him and then blasted his effort into the bottom right corner to make it 3-0 for

The game was all but over by then but Chhetri still had the time and the opportunity to complete his hat-trick. He came close to doing so in the final minute of the game when Bengaluru got a free-kick in front of the Pune box. Chhetri's free-kick brushed the goalkeeper's fingers and ricocheted off the far post.

The scoreline was a fair representation of the game in which Pune never really came close to scoring.

The win sends Bengaluru to top of the points table with seven points while Pune sit at the second last position with a solitary point from three games and a goal difference of -5.

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 90+3 -- Free-kick at a dangerous position for Bengaluru. Chhetri takes the free-kick it brushes the goalkeeper's fingers and rikochets off the far post.

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 90 -- Four minutes of additional times

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 88 -- Marcelo Pereira tries one from range. His shot takes a deflection but Gurpreet is alert to the danger

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 82 (SUBSTITUTION FOR BENGALURU FC) -- Kean comes in for Udanta

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 77 (SUBSTITUTION FOR PUNE) -- Alwyn replaces Khan

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 78 -- Marcelinho gets the ball on the right of the box and tries to put it at the far post but Gurpreet makes a comfortable save from the effort

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 77 (SUBSTITUTION FOR BENGALURU) -- Xisco enters the field, out goes Paartalu

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 75 -- Miku pulls the trigger from the left of the box but it's put out for a corner

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 71 -- Pune have a chance. Jonathan Vila goes on a volley on a looped cross into the box and Gurpreet has to do some work to keep it out

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 70 (SUBSTITUTION FOR BENGALURU) -- Boithang replaces Khabra

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FCs 3-0 win over Pune City

Minute 64 --  Pune's Diego Carlos lets one fly from just outside the box but his low shot narrowly misses the target

First Published: Mon, October 22 2018. 18:20 IST

ISL 2018-19: Chhetri scores brace in Bengaluru FC's 3-0 win over Pune City

The win sends Bengaluru to top of the points table with seven points while Pune sit at the second last position with a solitary point from three games

scored twice in three minutes to give FC a 3-0 win over FC City at the in

failed to deal with Bengaluru's pressing and long balls with especially harassing the Pune backline to create chances for his team.

The visitors could have scored more with Udanta also working well on the flanks. 

should have scored in the 39th minute when dropped deep to flick it for Udanta who crossed first time for Chhetri but the captain's first-time contact was poor and he missed the target.

A couple minutes later, Chhetri made a fine run across the defence to get at the end of a loafted cross and then poked his shot past Kaith for the opener.

Two more minutes later, again pressed and dispossed Pune defender then ran into box and laid the ball for Chhetri on the left inside the box. Chhetri cut in from there, went past a defender and scored past Kaith for his brace.

The visitors could have added another in the additional time when Miku got in a 1-vs-1 situation with the keeper but his chipped shot was overhit. 

Miku had a goal of his own and it came in the second half, in the 63rd minute, to be precise. He held off Sahil and let the long cross to fall in front of him and then blasted his effort into the bottom right corner to make it 3-0 for

The game was all but over by then but Chhetri still had the time and the opportunity to complete his hat-trick. He came close to doing so in the final minute of the game when Bengaluru got a free-kick in front of the Pune box. Chhetri's free-kick brushed the goalkeeper's fingers and ricocheted off the far post.

The scoreline was a fair representation of the game in which Pune never really came close to scoring.

The win sends Bengaluru to top of the points table with seven points while Pune sit at the second last position with a solitary point from three games and a goal difference of -5.

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