ISL 2021-22 Highlights Bengaluru FC 1-2 Hyderabad FC: BFC's unbeaten run comes to an end

ISL 2021-22, BFC vs HFC Highlights: Get the Indian super league updates between Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad FC from the GMC Athletic Stadium in Goa.

Victor takes a shot from outside the penalty box and HFC doubles its lead.   -  FOCUS SPORTS / ISL

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

This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute updates.

That was all for the night. We wil be back tomorrow when ISL 2021-22: Confident ATK Mohun Bagan faces struggling NorthEast United FC . Thanks for tuning in an take very good care of yourselves.

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Full-Time

Bengaluru FC 1-2 Hyderabad FC

Bengaluru FC's unbeaten run comes to an end with a 2-1 loss to Hyderabad FC as the latter enjoys a four point cushion on top of the league table.

90+2' The ball is being played line pinball in the midfield as Hyderabad clings on to the slender lead in the dying moments of the match.

90' Substitution for HFC! Aaren D'Silva replaces Rohit Danu.

87' GOOOOOOOOAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Sunil Chhetri gets the ball in the box from a pass from Udanta and he finished in style to become the highest goal scorer in ISL History

BFC 1-2 HFC

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85' Hardly five minutes of regulation time is left. If the scoreline remains like this, it would mean that Bengaluru FC's unbeaten run has come to an end after nine games.

82' Yellow Card! Naorem Roshan Singh gets booked this time and suffers a suspension for the next match

80' Substitution for BFC! Iman Basafa replaces Bruno Ramires

80' Chance! Chhetri gets the ball from an aerial ball by Roshan, but he fails to keep the ball on target and he is furious with himself

76' Time for a cooling break!

75' Shot! Ogbeche takes the free kick, but the ball is just wide as the score remains unchanged after 35 minutes into the second half

73' Chance! Bhutia makes a run along the right and crosses the ball into the box, but the header fails to keep the ball in goal and BFC throws away another opportunity to score

72' Double Substitution for Hyderabad FC! Javier Siverio and Nikhil Poojary are replaced by Joel Chianese and Yasir Mohammad

69' Off-Side! BFC tries to make the most of a long throw and the ball falls for Ibara, who gets in an off-side position to see the play get stopped after the linesman raises his flag

66' Shout for a penalty! Siverio goes down after a challenge by Sandhu as he tries to clear the ball. In spite of staunch protests from HFC players, the referee does not give a penalty

65' Substitution for Hyderabad FC! Sahil Tavora is subbed on for Sauvik Chakrabarti

64' Yellow Card! Cleiton Silva gets fouled from behind by Juanan and the Spaniard gets booked.

60' Hyderabad playing a 4-4-2 formation as Ogbeche and siverio become pivots of the attack and Bengaluru FC makes another change.

Substitution for BFC! Udanta Singh replaces Danish Farooq

57' Block! Ibara gets the ball in the box and goes for goal, but Juanan gets to it at the last moment to pull off a brilliant block to keep the score 0-2

55' The corner kick that follows sees Chhetri chase the ball, but his header is high and off-target

54' Save! Cleiton Silva takes a free-kick and the ball dips on target, but Kattimani fists the ball away for a corner kick

52' Ibara tries to get the ball along the left, but brings down Akash Misra in the process, but the player is back on his feet seconds later

49' Alan Costa tries to build an attack from the back, but Ogbeche chases the ball and presses high to force Costa to play the ball out on his left

46' Shot! Roshan goes for goal from distance as HFC keeps the box free of attack. But the shot is off-target

46' Half-Time Substitution as Namgyal Bhutia replaces Parag Shrivas.

Second Half Begins!

Half-Time!

Bengaluru FC 0-2 Hyderabad FC

45+2' HFC continues to attack with Danu going for goal form distance. The distance tells the kind of confidence a side can have after a 2-0 lead in the first half

44' BFC still sticking to back passes, as Hyderabad FC mark the final third for Pezzaiuoli's men. A win here will give HFC a four point cushion on the top of the table.

39' Off-Side! Bengaluru FC tries to play from the back, but HFC is holding the midfield with all its strength and it looks tough to break down Marquez's men at the moment. Eventually, Danish passes to Ibara's who gets caught in the off-side trap to end the BFC attack

37' BFC tries to go in attack, but the yellow wall stops it in its tracks, with Voctor and Juanan back in their positions.

34' Hyderabad FC dominating the first half now with high pressure up the field as Manolo Marquez continues to ask for more effort from the sidelines

30' GOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Victor takes a shot from outside the penalty box and HFC doubles its lead

BFC 0-2 HFC

27' Yellow Card! Danish Farooq gets into the book for his challenge on Siverio. That's the first yellow card of the match

24' Free Kick! Roshan hits in a left footed curler, but it misses the target and every BFC players' head in the box as well

23' Shot! Hyderabad FC pressing very well with Ogbeche, Siverio and Danu all over on them. Danu shoots, which is saved and then Chakravarty goes for goal from distance, which is off-target

20' Chance! Rohit Danu makes a run and crosses for Siverio, but this time, the ball goes out for a goal kick

16' GOOAAALLLLLLLLLL!!! A confusion in the penalty box allows Ogbeche and Siverio to confuse Sandhu as Silverio scores to put HFC in front

BFC 0-1 HFC

13' Rohit Danu crosses the ball for Silverio from the left this time, but Siverio mistimes his jump as the ball goes over and is eventually cleared.

12' Good Play! Sunil Chhetri gives a penetrating pass for Ibara, but the winger slips and fails to make the most of it.

11' Hyderabad tries to play form the back as Sana controls the attack and gives a long ball to Nikhil on the right, but the ball goes out for a throw

8' Siverio gets the ball along the ledt on the other end, and crosses the ball into the box, but just as Akash gets to it, Roshan steals it to get it back into play in BFC's favour

7' Ibara makes a run along the right this time, shuffles on his feet, left and right and then crosses the ball, but HFC defenders are back in position and clear the ball away

4' Naorem Rosham makes a run and crosses the ball into the box from the left, but Sana is there to clear it for a corner.  The ball is eventually cleared by Ogbeche.

2' Foul! Joao Victor brings down HFC captain in the first foul of the game.

7:30 PM: Kick Off!

The Blues start from right to left with Hyderabad, in yellow, start from the other end.

7:20 pm: FORM - Bengaluru FC has remain unbeaten in nine of its last 10 games while Hyderabad FC has lost twice in its last 10 fixtures and the sides remain three points apart.

6:50 pm: What are the coaches saying?

Marco Pezzailuoli, Bengaluru FC Head Coach: "We're looking at ourselves because we're unbeaten in nine games. We've won our last few games, and we're in a better condition after quarantine. We got ten points from the last four games, which has been a good return that has given us confidence."

"They (Hyderabad FC) lost their last game, which is an important point because it helps us spot some weaknesses. Our thinking is to not give them more chances. They have good offence. We need to be very compact. They are a very good team in transition, fast players in the offensive areas and Ogbeche is the man in the box, so we need to avoid counters."

"We need to play our game, just like our last game against Hyderabad, where we dominated the second half. We'll have to make sure we make the chances count."

Manolo Marquez, Hyderabad FC Head Coach: "I think that will be a difficult game for us, but it will be a difficult game for them too. Another thing that I want to say is that I am happy for Marco (Pezzaiuoli), for the coach, because as a coach, sometimes you receive a lot of criticism. And, now I want to look where are these people who criticised him? It was very easy to criticise when things are bad, and now they are silent."

"I think Bengaluru, they have good players. They have a clear style that they play, they are very strong in some aspects and they have very good players in all the lines. And I think that will be very difficult for us. But I think that if we are in our best performance, it will be a very difficult one for them too."

6:32 pm: Confirmed Starting Line-ups out!!

Bengaluru Starting XI: Gurpreet Sandhu (GK), Parag Shrivas, Pratik Chaudhari, Alan Costa, Roshan Naorem, Danish Farooq, Bruno Silva, Suresh Wangjam, Sunil Chhetri (C), Cleiton Silva, Prince Ibara

Hyderabad Starting XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Nim Dorjee, Joao Victor(C), Sauvik Chakrabarti, Nikhil Poojary, Rohit Danu, Javier Siverio, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

6:15 pm: HEAD-TO-HEAD: Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad have met five times in the past and three of those clashes have ended in a draw. Hyderabad FC and Bengaluru FC have won a match each.

6:00 pm: Here is how we think both teams will lineup!!

Bengaluru Predicted XI: Gurpreet Sandhu (GK), Pratik Chaudhari, Alan Costa, Bruno Silva, Suresh Wangjam, Sunil Chhetri (C), Danish Farooq, Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva, Parag Shrivas, Roshan Naorem.

Hyderabad Predicted XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Joao Victor(C), Aniket Jadhav, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Nikhil Poojary, Joel Chianese, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

MATCH PREVIEW

One team is on top of the table. The other is on an unbeaten run of nine games. Friday’s ISL match between Hyderabad FC and Bengaluru FC at Bambolim’s GMC Athletic Stadium, promises much. Only three points separate the two southern sides.

The Bengaluru men have reasons to believe that the momentum is with them. Their last loss was on December 11, when they went down 1-2 to FC Goa.

Since then, they recorded wins over Chennaiyin FC (twice), Mumbai City, Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC and drew the remaining matches as they rallied to climb to the third position. And they won their last three games in a row.

Hyderabad, on the other hand, is smarting from a 1-2 defeat to ATK Mohun Bagan a couple of days ago. Manolo Marquez would want his boys to put that game behind them.

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“We can't win all games in a season,” the coach said. “We lost against a very good side. We now have to be focused against BFC. The fight is still open for a top-four place for many teams."

His counterpart Marco Pezzaiuoli said his team was in a better condition after the quarantine. “We got ten points from the last four games, which has been a good return,” he said. “(Against Hyderabad), we need to be very compact."

The match also brings face to face the two most successful strikers in ISL history -- Bartholomew Ogbeche (Hyderabad) and Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru). Both are on 49 goals – the Nigerian from 71 matches and the Indian 109.

Where can you watch the match?

The Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC match will start at 7:30pm and will be telecast live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.