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ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

The win sends Bengaluru FC to top of the table with 19 points from seven games while Delhi languish at the bottom of the table with four points from nine games

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Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)
Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)

Full-time match report: Dynamos paid for their profligately in front of goal as FC ran out winners after a late Udanta Singh goal at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in on Monday.

The win sends FC to top of the table with 19 points from seven games while languish at the bottom of the table with four points from nine games

Dynamos started the game strongly, and, in fact, were better of the two teams in the first half.

The short and quick passing game by had Bengaluru at their toes for almost the entire half during which the visitors carved out chances after chances but some fine goalkeeping by and some selfish play by Delhi players meant those chances could never be converted into goals.

One of the best chances for Delhi came in the 27th minute when a bit of short passing-play down the right flank released Nanda Kumar who then pulled it back for onrushing Kaludjerovic but the striker's first-time shot completely missed the target.

Delhi again did fantastically in the 31st minute during which Chhangte broke the offside trap to get behind a slicing Carmona through-ball that left him with only the goalkeeper to beat. He ignored his teammate on the far side and chose to shoot but it's blocked by Gurpreet. Similar selfish play in the 41st minute by Nanda fluffed Delhi's chance in the 41st minute when three Delhi players got behind the Bengaluru defence after an incisive pass. Das, on the right, had two temmates in the centre with nobody challenging them but Nanda took the shot and Gurpreet saved.

Bengaluru started the second half with more intent and carved out their first chance of the half within one minute of the restart. Chhetri received a cut-back from right and his first-time shot rolled across the face of the goal where Chincho first made the run but hesisted as the ball went past the far post.

The home team got another great chance to score in the 70th minute when Xisco got himself in a fantastic position, just in front of the goalkeeper, and with a dink from Vedanta got the ball but blasted his effort straight at the goalkeeper who parried it back.

Bengaluru's persistance paid off when Udanta finally scored for them in the 87th minute. Bengaluru continued to prod inside the Delhi box and the visitors managed to keep them off somehow but then the ball fell to Udanta who drove his half-volley effort ferociously at the far post. The shot took a slight deflection off Crespi and ended up inside the far post.

Delhi's inability to hit the back of the net and their odd habit of conceding late in the game lost them all three points against Bengaluru. Both Gianni Zuiverloon and Andrija Kaludjerovic failed to dispose off the chances their teammates carved out. Delhi are running out of time, and, what is worse, they are facing this situation despite playing good football everywhere on the pitch except the final third.

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Delhi again fall short of a win and go home without any point, but they have themselves to blame for this loss. Thank you for joining us. Full-time match report in a while

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 90+3 -- Delhi get a corner. Last roll of dice? And the corner comes to nothing. That's final time. The referee blows the whistle

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 90 -- Three minutes of injury time

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 89 (YELLOW CARD) -- Crespi is booked

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 87 (GOAL!!) -- Udanta scores for Bengaluru!! Bengaluru continue to prod inside the Delhi box and the visitors manage to keep them off somehow but then the ball falls to Udanta who drives his half-volley effort ferociously at the far post. The shot takes a slight deflection off Crespi and ends up inside the far post. Bengaluru 1-Delhi 0

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 85 (SUBSTITUTION FOR DELHI) -- Vinit in, Kaluderovic out

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 84 -- Nishu's free-kick is straight at the hands of the goalkeeper

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 83 -- Free-kick to Bengaluru on the right of the Delhi defence after Udanta is brought down

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 79 (SUBSTITUTION FOR BENGALURU) -- Albert Serran out, Gursimrat Singh in

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 78 -- Bengaluru get a free-kick in the Delhi half but it's comfortably cleared

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

Minute 74 (SUBSTITUTION FOR DELHI) -- Chhangte out, Romeo in

First Published: Mon, November 26 2018. 19:23 IST

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC dump wasteful Delhi Dynamos FC for 1-0 win

The win sends Bengaluru FC to top of the table with 19 points from seven games while Delhi languish at the bottom of the table with four points from nine games

Full-time match report: Dynamos paid for their profligately in front of goal as FC ran out winners after a late Udanta Singh goal at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in on Monday.

The win sends FC to top of the table with 19 points from seven games while languish at the bottom of the table with four points from nine games

Dynamos started the game strongly, and, in fact, were better of the two teams in the first half.

The short and quick passing game by had Bengaluru at their toes for almost the entire half during which the visitors carved out chances after chances but some fine goalkeeping by and some selfish play by Delhi players meant those chances could never be converted into goals.

One of the best chances for Delhi came in the 27th minute when a bit of short passing-play down the right flank released Nanda Kumar who then pulled it back for onrushing Kaludjerovic but the striker's first-time shot completely missed the target.

Delhi again did fantastically in the 31st minute during which Chhangte broke the offside trap to get behind a slicing Carmona through-ball that left him with only the goalkeeper to beat. He ignored his teammate on the far side and chose to shoot but it's blocked by Gurpreet. Similar selfish play in the 41st minute by Nanda fluffed Delhi's chance in the 41st minute when three Delhi players got behind the Bengaluru defence after an incisive pass. Das, on the right, had two temmates in the centre with nobody challenging them but Nanda took the shot and Gurpreet saved.

Bengaluru started the second half with more intent and carved out their first chance of the half within one minute of the restart. Chhetri received a cut-back from right and his first-time shot rolled across the face of the goal where Chincho first made the run but hesisted as the ball went past the far post.

The home team got another great chance to score in the 70th minute when Xisco got himself in a fantastic position, just in front of the goalkeeper, and with a dink from Vedanta got the ball but blasted his effort straight at the goalkeeper who parried it back.

Bengaluru's persistance paid off when Udanta finally scored for them in the 87th minute. Bengaluru continued to prod inside the Delhi box and the visitors managed to keep them off somehow but then the ball fell to Udanta who drove his half-volley effort ferociously at the far post. The shot took a slight deflection off Crespi and ended up inside the far post.

Delhi's inability to hit the back of the net and their odd habit of conceding late in the game lost them all three points against Bengaluru. Both Gianni Zuiverloon and Andrija Kaludjerovic failed to dispose off the chances their teammates carved out. Delhi are running out of time, and, what is worse, they are facing this situation despite playing good football everywhere on the pitch except the final third.

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