It was a season-opener to neglect for the previous champions Bengaluru FC who suffered a 1-2 defeat to Kerala Blasters FC within the Indian Tremendous League, on Thursday. Two defensive errors from Bengaluru (Veendorp OG 52′, Luna 70′) is what consigned Simon Grayson’s males to defeat. New signing Curtis Predominant, who was a second half substitute, scored a late aim (90′), however the Blues could not stage the comeback they wanted. The Blasters kicked off proceedings with Bengaluru fielding as many as 4 debutants of their eleven. Slavko Damjanovic, Jessel Carneiro, Keziah Veendorp and Ryan Williams obtained their first aggressive minutes in a BFC shirt. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu led Bengaluru out within the absence of Sunil Chhetri, who’s away on nationwide responsibility to the Asian Video games.
The Blues’ closest probability got here within the thirty fifth minute, when Naorem Roshan Singh’s long-distance effort caught Sachin Suresh off guard.
However the Kerala goalkeeper managed to parry it away for a nook, as each groups walked down the tunnel at half time with no targets to point out for.
The beginning of the second half noticed the momentum shift again Kerala’s manner.
Peprah got here near scoring within the 52nd minute however Gurpreet managed to fist the ball out.
It was from the ensuing nook that the hosts discovered the lead, with the ball coming off Veendorp’s head and previous Gurpreet.
Grayson turned to his bench within the sixty fifth minute to try to change issues as Curtis Predominant, Javi Hernandez and Parag Shrivas got here on for Aleksandar Jovanovic, Keziah Veendorp and Namgyal Bhutia.
Simply when Bengaluru appeared to brush away the setback, one other error in defence — this time from Gurpreet — gifted Kerala their second aim of the evening.
Selecting up a cross from Damjanovic, the Bengaluru goalkeeper obtained a heavier contact to the ball than he would have appreciated. An onrushing Luna obtained to the ball in a flash, earlier than rolling it into an empty web and making it 2-0.
Monirul Molla and Harsh Patre got here on for Sivasakthi Narayanan and Rohit Kumar within the 77th minute of the sport as Bengaluru appeared to discover a manner again.
Predominant ate into Kerala’s lead late into the sport with a easy end, sparking some hope of a revival.
The fourth official added on seven minutes as Bengaluru continued their seek for an equaliser, but it surely wasn’t to be for the Blues who now journey to Kolkata the place they play Mohun Bagan Tremendous Big on Wednesday.
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