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ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

The only goal came out of nowhere when in the 40th minute, Miku latched on to a pass, outran Chennai's Gregory Nelson and fired his shot at the bottom of the net's roof

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Full-time report: Miku started where he left. Last season, the Venezuelan forward found the back of the net 15 times, and now already has a goal to his name after scoring in the very first match of Indian Super League's 2018-19 season. The 33-year-old forward's goal was the only one in the match between Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC at Kanteerava stadium, with the contest touted to be a revenge affair for the men in blue, who lost last year's final to Chennai. But Sunday night was a welcome change for Sunil Chhetri and Co. who outplayed the visitors, especially during ...

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ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Presenter: "Can you run us through that strike? What a beautiful goal it was." Miku: "Well, it's a part of my job. It's what I do." #BENCHE #WeAreBFC pic.twitter.com/E0a0Phl50d — Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) September 30, 2018 That's one way to celebrate a win.

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

The final whistle rings out and @bengalurufc have scripted their first win at home over @ChennaiyinFC to start their #HeroISL season with three points!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #BENCHE pic.twitter.com/uh5JXkc7z9 — Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) September 30, 2018

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 90+4 -- The refree blows his whistle and brings the proccedings to a halt. Bengaluru earn three points at home in their opening game of the season over the reigning champions. Miku the hero of the evening. FULL-TIME

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 90+2 -- Substitution for Bengaluru: Miku goes off for Semboi Haokip

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 90+1 -- Gurpreet makes a fine save off a Gregory shot. The goalkeeper gets both his body and hands behind to parry the shot for a corner which is dealt with safely

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 90 -- 4 minutes of additional time awarded. That's the time Chennai have to mount a comeback.

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 88 --Substitution for Bengaluru. Boithang comes in for Udanta Singh

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 87 -- Bengaluru sit back and defend and happily ping back any ball that dares enter the box

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 80 -- Time is ticking. 10 minutes of regular time remaining. The champions need to step up their efforts if they want to rescue a point or take all three away from this game. Both look very unlikely though at the moment

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 79 -- Chennai get a free-kick just outside the Bengaluru box. That's a needless, and a dangerous, free-kick to concede. Calderon steps up for the free-kick but the free-kick is awry -- too high, too wide

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

Minute 76 -- Chennai substiution: Carlos Salon comes in for captain Nelson Alves. An aggressive change

First Published: Sun, September 30 2018. 17:12 IST

ISL 2018-19: Miku the hero as Bengaluru edge out Chennaiyin in 1-0 win

The only goal came out of nowhere when in the 40th minute, Miku latched on to a pass, outran Chennai's Gregory Nelson and fired his shot at the bottom of the net's roof

Full-time report: Miku started where he left. Last season, the Venezuelan forward found the back of the net 15 times, and now already has a goal to his name after scoring in the very first match of Indian Super League's 2018-19 season. The 33-year-old forward's goal was the only one in the match between Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC at Kanteerava stadium, with the contest touted to be a revenge affair for the men in blue, who lost last year's final to Chennai. But Sunday night was a welcome change for Sunil Chhetri and Co. who outplayed the visitors, especially during ...

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