Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's  Bengaluru FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Goa. This was Aneesh Dey   bringing you all the pre-match buildup and live updates from the match.

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That's all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will see you tomorrow when NorthEast United FC clashes against SC East Bengal at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda. Goodnight and take care.

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One of the best matches of this season's Indian Super League as Match 31 between Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan finishes with an astonishing 3-3 scoreline.

After the second half started with a 2-2 scoreline, the Mariners were the first to strike courtesy of a Roy Krishna penalty at the 58th-minute.

However, Marco Pezzaiuoli's men kept threatening ATKMB's goal and their efforts paid off when Prince Ibara grabbed the equaliser at the 72nd-minute to grab the equaliser.

Both teams had chances to take the lead, especially from set-pieces but the teams held on to finish the match with three goals each and grab a point each at the end of a thrilling contest.

Bengaluru is in the ninth position on the table after this draw with five points from seven matches while ATK Mohun Bagan finds themselves in sixth with eight points from six matches.

Full-time (Bengaluru FC 3-3 ATK Mohun Bagan)!!

90+3' Chance- A great chance for BFC from the corner as the ball delivered inside the box is nice but none of the BFC players could connect with the ball as it flashed past Amrinder's goal.

90+1' Danish Farooq swings a good ball inside the box, which finds Alan Costa. His effort takes a touch from a ATKMB player and goes out for a corner.

Four additional minutes!!

89' Chance- Prabir Das whips a low-driven cross from the right. Krishna gets a touch to it but his effort is not on target.

86' Shouts of handball by ATKMB players resulting from a corner. Referee Crystal John pays no heed.

85' BFC Subs- Sunil Chhetri and Pratik Chowdhury come on for Cleiton and Ajith.

83' Shot- Prabir Das shoots from outside the  box but the ball swings away from the goal and disappears into the empty stands.

82' ATKMB Subs- David Williams and Prabir Das comes in for Hugo Boumous and Ashutosh Mehta.

82' Booking- Udanta Singh of BFC shown yellow for bringing down Boumous. He hasn't been on the pitch for long.

81' BFC Sub- Udanta Singh comes on for Ashique.

81' Save- Ibara with a venomous shot from distance but Amrinder does well to tip the ball away from danger.

79' A glorious chance for Bengaluru on the counter attack. Rohit Kumar taking too much time to send the ball inside the box from the right. The move ends with a cross inside the box but Tiri does well to thwart the danger with Ibara breathing down on his neck.

77' BFC Sub- Rohit Kumar replaces Rane.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

74' What a match we have had. A six-goal thriller and still over 15 minutes of play left.

72' GOOAAALLLL!!!! PRINCE IBARA SCORES THE EQUALISER FOR BENGALURU!! Another goal from a corner. It is a well delivered corner by the Blues and Prince Ibara towers above his marker to head the ball home past Amrinder.

69' Booking- BFC's Roshan Naorem sees yellow for his tactical foul on Colaco.

69' ATKMB breaks the pressure and breaks for a counter-attack. Liston was the furthest of the pitch and tries to run with the ball but he is brought down.

68' A prolonged stretch of pressure by Bengaluru as the Mariners are under the cosh right now.

64' Shot- Subhasish shoots from distance. He catches it really well but the ball does not dip enough to trouble Gurpreet.  Goalkick to Bengaluru.

61' Close- Cleiton with an acrobatic effort to guide the ball inside the net from a BFC freekick. He does not get the best of connections as the ball goes out for a goalkick.

58' GOOOAAALLL!! KRISHNA SCORES FROM THE SPOT!! ATKMB TAKES THE LEAD!! It was a cool and composed finish from the Fiji international as he sends Gurpreet the wrong way as the ball rattles the back of the net.

59' Roy Krishna to take the penalty. He has never missed a penalty in the ISL.

57' PENALTY TO ATKMB!! Ibara brings down Krishna inside the box!!

53' Chance- Boumous delivers yet another ball from a corner. Gurpreet pats the ball away but it isn't too effective. The rebound falls to Kauko who shoots but the ball sails over the crossbar.

50' Bruno swings a cross from the right flank but it beats everyone and goes out for a ATKMB throw.

48' Manvir tries to slip it to Boumous who had made a brilliant run from the right but his pass is intercepted.

46' No half-time changes to report by either team.

We're back for the second-half!

HT: BFC 2-2 ATKMB  - There goes the whistle from the referee. What an enticing passage of play has this been. Both sides desperate to shake off the initial jitters of the season - they've capitalised on the chinks of one another to leave it all square halfway through. Subhasish got the game up and running with his goal in the 13th minute off a Boumous corner before Cleiton struck from the spot, five minutes later for BFC. Things continued to dangle on as Cleiton's header was received with a stellar header from Danish Farooq. ATKMB pulled things back pretty quickly with a fine through pass from Roy Krishna being put to rest in the net by Boumous in the 38th! Stay tuned, folks. An exciting second-half is in the offing.

45' Three minutes of added time.

43' Booking- Hugo Boumous shown the yellow card.

42' The tempo of the match has taken a slight dip. Both teams seem to be playing safe till the half-time.

39' Booking- Ajith of BFC becomes the first player to see yellow in the match.

38' GOOAAAALLLL!! ATKMB EQUALISES!! ITS HUGO BOUMOUS!! A great run by Krishna. He plays a well-measured pass to Boumous, who makes no mistake in slotting the ball past Gurpreet.

37' BFC with a great chance to counter after a miscommunication resulting from an ATKMB corner. Ashique was on the run but Kotal with a brilliant challenge to stop him in his tracks.

34' Liston with a great run going past a couple of BFC players. He cuts inside to open up his body for the shot but he is dispossessed. It was Parag with the tackle.

33' Possession Stat: Bengaluru dominating the ball with 56% possession compared to ATK Mohun Bagan's 44%.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

29' BFC has not been able to win any match from a losing position this season. What will the Blues do today? It has been an exciting first half till now.

26' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! BFC TAKES THE LEAD!! ITS FAROOQ!! A great corner by BFC. Danish does well to get his head to the ball as it goes inside the net off the underside of the crossbar.

25' No, he can't. He connects well with his shot but the ATKMB wall does its job and sends it out for a BFC corner.

23' Pritam brings down Cleiton and it is a BFC freekick. This is Cleiton territory. Can he score?

23' Ashutosh is okay to continue as the match resumes.

22' Ashutosh is down currently after a clash of knees. He is getting medical attention.

21' It will be yet another match for the Mariners without a clean sheet. Right now, it is anybody's game.

18' GOOAAAALLL!!! CLEITON SCORES FROM THE SPOT!! BENGALURU EQUALISES!! It was a well taken penalty by Cleiton as he sends Amrinder the wrong way.

17' Cleiton to take the penalty, which he earned.

16' PENALTY TO BFC!! Liston brings down Cleiton inside the box!!

13' GOAAALLL!! ATKMB SCORES!! ITS SUBHASISH FROM THE CORNER!! A great delivery by Boumous again and Subhasish does well to get to the ball and guide to Gurpreet's far-post with his head.

12' Shot- Krishna with a thunderous shot from outside the box. Gurpreet does well to palm the ball away for a corner.

11' Shot- Cleiton Silva attempts a shot from the edge of ATKMB's box but a deflection takes the pace off ithe ball and makes it easy for Amrinder to collect it.

8' Chance- Ashique does well to get past Ashutosh on the left flank. He delivers a stinging cross, which finds Cleiton's head. However, the header was inches from hitting the target. Nice passage of play by BFC.

8' Offside- Boumous delivers a good corner. BFC players could not clear the danger and Krishna pokes the ball inside the net. But he was offiside. No goal.

6' Both teams resorting to a pressing, which is not allowing the players any time on the ball.

4' Neither team has been able to settle down yet. It is chaotic right now, especially in the middle of the park

2' Roshan takes the freekick- he curls one inside the box but Amrinder punches the ball away with ease.

1' Early freekick for BFC in a dangerous position after Subhasish's high-boot. Cleiton Silva time?

1' Kick-off!!

7:30 PM- And we are underway!! (The flip of the coin goes the way of ATKMB and they decide to kick things off in the first half. BFC decide that they will attack from left to right of the screen in the first half).

7:15 PM- What are the coaches saying?

7:00 PM- Key player for both teams!!

Cleiton Silva (Bengaluru FC):  The Brazilian striker has been a shining spark for the Blues in an otherwise dull season. Silva has three goals in the campaign. 

Liston Colaco (ATK Mohun Bagan):  Colaco has been a dynamic presence in ATKMB's frontline. He leads the list of most goals scored by an Indian player this season with three goals to his name.

06:45 PM- Head-to-head record!!

Bengaluru FC has so far played against ATK Mohun Bagan. The Mariners has beaten the Blues on both occasions.

6:37 PM- Official lineups are out!!

Bengaluru FC Playing XI: Gurpreet Sandhu (GK) (C), Roshan Naorem, Parag Shrivas, Ashique Kuruniyan, Ajith Kamaraj, Alan Costa, Danish Farooq, Bruno Silva, Jayesh Rane, Prince Ibara and Cleiton Silva.

Subs: Lara (GK), Pratik, Iman, Rohit, Ajay, Lyngdoh, Sunil, Udanta, Siva

Coach: Marco Pezzaiuoli

ATK Mohun Bagan Playing XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Tiri, Ashutosh Mehta, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal (C), Deepak Tangri, Joni Kauko, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco and Roy Krishna.

Subs: Avilash (GK), Sumit, Prabir, McHugh, Engson, Soosai, Lenny, Williams, Kiyan

Coach: Antonio Habas

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6:00 PM- Here's how we think the two sides could line up today!!

Bengaluru FC Predicted XI: Gurpreet Sandhu (GK), Roshan Naorem, Pratik Chowdhary, Alan Costa, Ashique Kuruniyan, Suresh Wangjam, Bruno Silva, Jayesh Rane, Danish Farooq, Cleiton Silva, Sunil Chhetri (C).

ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI : Amrinder Singh; Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Subhasish Bose; Deepak Tangri, Joni Kauko, Liston Colaco, Manvir Singh; Hugo Boumous, Roy Krishna.

5:45 PM- Injury updates ahead of the match!!

The Bengaluru camp said that Leon Augustine will remain unavailable with the ligament injury alongside Yrondu Musavu-King. Both have been ruled out till at least January.

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Bengaluru FC, ATK Mohun Bagan eager to snap winless run

Bengaluru FC  (BFC) and  ATK Mohun Bagan  (ATKMB) will hope to return to winning ways when they meet in an  Indian Super League  (ISL 2020-21) clash at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Thursday.

While BFC has lost its last three games, ATK Mohun Bagan has only managed to record one point in its last three outings. BFC has just the single win to show in six matches, and has conceded a worrying 12 goals in total.

BFC has also struggled in attack, with Brazilian Cleiton Silva being the lone hope up front. India star Sunil Chhetri, yet to find the net, has been off colour.

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"ATK Mohun Bagan are a quality team with players like Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh and Liston Colaco. They are a very good side who play well on the counter, and we need to make sure that we are well organised and prepared for any attack,” BFC head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli stated on Wednesday.

BFC will be without Suresh Wangjam, who is serving a one-match suspension for his red card against FC Goa. Pezzaiuoli stated that winger Leon Augustine and defender Yrondu Musavu-King will be out till January due to injuries.

ATKMB, with seven points from five games, will look to break into the top-four in the points table. There are concerns surrounding Hugo Boumous’s form, who has not scored after recording a brace early in the campaign. ATKMB’s Fijian striker Roy Krishna is set to become the 21st foreigner to reach 50 ISL appearances.

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