ISL 2021-22 BFC 3-0 CFC Highlights: Bengaluru thumps Chennaiyin with Udanta's double goal

ISL 2021-22, BFC vs CFC Score: Read the highlights of the Indian super league updates between Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC from GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.

Sunil Chhetri beats the CFC defence and does not score and passes it for Udanta who doubles BFC's lead with a calm finish.   -  ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Bengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.

That was all for the night. We will be back with live ISL action when Odisha plays Hyderabad FC. Thanks for tuning in tonight and take very good care of yourselves.

Updated Points Table: ISL 2021-22 Points Table: Bengaluru climbs close to top-four with win over Chennaiyin

Match Report: ISL 2021-22: Udanta's double goal powers Bengaluru to a 3-0 win over Chennaiyin

Full-Time

Bengaluru FC 3-0 Chennaiyin FC

90+1' Shot! Chhangte goes for goal from the left with a shot, but Lara, who has been in great form tonight, makes another save 

89' Chance! Sunil Chhetri tries to give BFC a fourth goal, with a set piece attempt, floated in by Roshan Singh, but the header was off-target

86' Mirlan Murzaev and Reagan Singh are subbed off for Ninthoinganba Meetei and Suhail Pasha

85' Murzaev passes the ball for Chhangte as the Indian winger tries to cut into the box, but falls over. No penalty given and Chennaiyin makes a double change

81' Substitution for BFC! Prince Ibara is subbed off this time as Edmund Lalrindika runs into the field

79' Prince Ibara and Edwin get together and the Indian midfielder is down holding his shoulder as the CFC medical team attends to the player. He is eventually back on his feet

76' Time for a cooling break as well as a BFC substitution! Muirang is subbed off for Namgyal Bhutia

74' Substitution for Chennaiyin FC! Chhangte is subbed on for Jerry as the latter passes on the captain's armband for Edwin

72' Chance! Murzaez makes a run along the left flank, crosses it for Lukasz, but is intercepted by the BFC defence to clear the ball away 

70' Chennaiyin gets the ball in the final third with good combination play and Lukasz gets the ball just in front of the box, but fails to keep the ball on target with his head

66' Another Shot! BFC goes for another goal, with a shot by Rohit from the midfield, but the ball ends up at the side of the net

62' Chance! Sunil Chhetri passes the ball to Ibara in the final third and he goes for goal, But the ball is off-target

62' Substitution for Chennaiyin! Vladimir Koman is subbed off for Nerijus Valskis as CFC looks for goals. But is it too little too late? We will have to wait and see.

60' Bengaluru FC looks to be trying to slow the  game down and obviously it makes sence, enjoying a comfortable lead of three goals before the hour mark in the match

56' CFC tries to ask questions on the otehr side as Jerry makes a run and goes for goal, only to see the ball go off target

52' GOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!! Sajid's defensive error give Udanta a chance as he doubles his goal tally for the match. BFC puts competition to bed with a 3-0 lead

BFC 3-0 CFC

50' Sunil Chhetri and Ibara go on attack, but the final pass from Ibara is intercepted by Sajid and he clears the ball away from danger

48' Bengaluru FC tries to go on attack early on in the second half, but CFC stifles Rohit's run this  time

Second Half Begins! Chennaiyin FC has subbed on Rahim Ali for Germanpreet Singh, while Rohit Kumar replaces Iman Basafa for BFC

Half-Time

Bengaluru FC 2-0 Chennaiyin FC

45' As we reach the brink of half-time, Bengaluru FC has clearly looked the more threatening of the two sides and has got the deserved result of two goals.

42' GOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Sunil Chhetri beats four Chennaiyin FC defenders, leaving them on the ground, but does not score himself. Instead, he passes it for Udanta who doubles BFC's lead with a calm finish

BFC 2-0 CFC

38' Basafa tries to give a diagonal aerial ball for Udanta on the left, but hits it too wide as Marco Pezzaiuoli cheers on, asking his boys to go further up

36' Chennaiyin tries to control possession and gets back to building the play from the back

32' As the match resumes after the cooling break, Udanta crosses the ball for Chhetri, but Chennaiyin is as solid in defence as it usually is and it clears the ball away

30' Cooling Break!

29' Another corner kick from Roshan is headed in by Ibara and Chhetri steps in on, but the ball goes past the target

27' Murzaev tries to deliver an aerial ball for Lucasz, but this time, too one of the BFC defenders keep the movement in check and head the ball away

26' Corner for Bengaluru FC is taken by Roshan anad Debjit fists the ball away from danger

23' Koman's free kick is headed away by Iman Basafa and the corner kick that followed is headed over the goal by Lukasz

21' Chennaiyin FC keeping the BFC attack in check with zonal defending, but has failed to capitalise on attacking chances itself, with a Lara denying it an early goal

16' Just Wide! Chennaiyin FC goes on the attack and Lucasz goes for goal this time, but the ball whizzes past whiskers away

12' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! Iman Basafa scores from the spot to put BFC in front

BFC 1-0 CFC

9' Off the bar! A defensive blunder by BFC, but a good save by Lara Sharma as Lucasz's shot was deflected and came off the bar

7' Bruno Ramires tries to put the ball rolling in the midfield, only to see Chennaiyin get back possession

4' Shot! Bruno passes the ball for Iman, who receives the ball and goes for goal with his right foot, but Debjit saves it. The corner that follows has Ibara tries to poach the ball, but Narayan Das makes a crucial block to keep the scores deadlocked

2' Bengaluru FC enjoying initial possession as Chennaiyin tries to lay back and try and draw the men in blue. No real chance in the game so far

7:30 pm: Kick off!

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7:00 pm: HEAD-TO-HEAD - Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC have met 10 times in the past, with Bengaluru winning five matches and Chennaiyin FC winning thrice and drawing twice.

6:45 pm: Starting Line-ups out!

Bengaluru FC starting XI: Lara Sharma (GK), Parag Shrivas, Naorem Roshan Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Wungngayam Muirang, Suresh Singh, Bruno Ramires, Iman Basafa, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Prince Ibara

Chennaiyin FC Starting XI: Debjit Majumder (GK), Mohd Sajid Dhot, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Reagan Singh, Vladimir Koman, Edwin Vanspaul, Germanpreet Singh, Mirlan Murzaev, Lukasz Gikiewicz

6:00 pm: Here's how we think the two sides would line up for the match:

Bengaluru FC Predicted XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Naorem Roshan Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Wungngayam Muirang, Ashique Kuruniyan, Suresh Singh, Bruno Ramires, Danish Farooq Bhat, Sunil Chhetri, Cleiton Silva, Prince Ibara

Chennaiyin FC Predicted XI: Debjit Majumder (GK), Mohd Sajid Dhot, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Vladimir Koman, Rahim Ali and Nerijus Valskis

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MATCH PREVIEW

Bengaluru FC (BFC), on a six-game unbeaten run, takes on Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim (Goa) on Wednesday.

BFC (14 points), which has two wins and four draws in recent matches, trails Chennaiyin FC by four points.

BFC is coming off a 1-1 draw against FC Goa in its previous encounter, while Chennaiyin FC edged out NorthEast United 2-1 on Saturday. Both contingents have been affected by COVID-19, which has forced personnel changes in the playing eleven.

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“It’s tough to not know which players I have available to me until three hours before we board the bus for the game. Some of my players exit their quarantine on the morning of the match, and these are only some of the problems we have faced. When you consider them, we did well under the circumstances against FC Goa. The boys have shown incredible mentality and character,” BFC head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli said.

Chennaiyin FC head coach Bozidar Bandovic stated, “BFC is one of the best teams, with good quality players in their squad. They are very dangerous on the offensive set pieces. We need to defend set pieces very well.”

Where can you watch the match?

The Bengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FC match will be telecasted live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.