Durand Cup 2021: Bengaluru FC held to a 2-2 draw by Delhi FC

After conceding a first-half goal, Delhi FC made a comeback in the second half with two quick goals from Willis Plaza.

Bengaluru FC celebrates a goal during its contest against Delhi FC on Saturday. - SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Second Division side Delhi FC caused an upset as it held former Indian Super League champion Bengaluru FC to 2-2 draw in a group C match of Durand Cup football at the Mohun Bagan ground on Saturday. 

Despite playing under slushy underfoot conditions, BFC found the lead around the half-hour mark through N. Shiva Sakthi.

But Delhi made a strong comeback after the break and established the lead as Trinidad and Tobago striker Willis Plaza struck twice in a span of four minutes.

Substitute Bidyashagar Singh denied Delhi FC the chance of earning a win scoring the equaliser for Bengaluru FC in the final quarter of the action. 

The result kept Bengaluru FC, the only unbeaten side in the group, at the top with four points while Delhi FC continued at the bottom with just one point to its credit.

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The contest for the two quarterfinal berths thus remained wide open and the two qualifiers will now be decided in final round matches of the group scheduled on Tuesday.

Result:

Delhi FC 2 (Willis Plaza 58, 62) drew with Bengaluru FC 2 (N. Siva Sakthi 27, Bidyashagar Singh 75).

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