ISL 2021-22 Bengaluru FC 1-1 SC East Bengal Highlights: SCEB remains winless with a draw against BFC

ISL 2021-22, BFC vs SCEB Highlights: Enjoy the highlights of the Indian Super League match between Bengaluru FC and SC East Bengal from the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) being 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 will be back for live ISL action tomorrow as ISL 2022: Keen contest on the cards as ATKMB meets Hyderabad FC . Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.

Match Report: ISL 2021-22: Bengaluru FC and SC East Bengal share spoils after a 1-1 draw

Post-Match Comments:

Marco Pezzaiuoli, Head Coach, Bengaluru FC: "I am unhappy because we did not get the thre epoints. We did not find the right pass. A lot of time in the defence line, but the final pass did not arrive. I am unhappier because he conceded that goal, but in the second half we came back."

Rennedy Singh, Assistant Coach, SC East Bengal: " I think we were unlucky to get a coach, but after a moment it was not hurting at all. We can be a little better with the ball in the next game and when the foreign players come back, we hope we will be better on the ball, but all credit to the players today."

Adil Khan, SCEB, Hero of the Match: "It was difficult being in the National team for long time and not get game time was difficult for me, but finally I got my chance. We need to get confidence while on the ball and slowly, we will improve."

Jayesh Rane, BFC: "It was pretty difficult. East Bengal was a very good team. They were confident. We conceded a silly goal. But we move forward and we will try to do well in the other games. We have to improve more on the ball and create more chances."

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Full Time

Bengaluru FC 1-1 SC East Bengal

Two goals from SCEB, with the latter an own goal allows Bengaluru FC and SC East Bengal to settle for a point each in the IndianSuperLeague. The result was the first draw between the teams, but SCEB remained the only side without a win in the league this season so far.

90+2' Substitution for both teams! Bikash Jairu replaces Hnamte for SCEB and Sivashakti replaces Ashique for BFC

90+1' A free kick fir SCEB is caught comfortably by Gurpreet and the referee says play on and soon BFC is ruled off-side on the other end

89' A long throw from BFC is crosses into the box and Udanta shoots from in front of the box, but it is off-target as the scores remain 1-1

87' Yellow Card! Ankit Mukherjee fouls Ashique and gets into the book right-away

87' Ibara tries to nic the ball in from the box, but Arindam has the ball in his control again and gets the ball to Chima, who is dispossessed.

86' BFC tries to switch the play and Pratik tries to deliver a long ball along the right, only to be cleared away by the SCEB defence

84' Ashique is down on the ground with a cramp and the referee stops play. If ir remains like this till full-time, SCEB will remain the only winless side in the league so far this season

81' Chance! An aerial ball into the box for Semboi was not met well by the first goal scorer in this match as the scores remain level with 10 minutes of regulation time left in this Indian super League fixture between Bengaluru FC and SC East Bengal

80' Chima is surrounded by blue shirts and as he tries to get the ball in his control, SCEB gets a corner. 

78'  As the match resumes after the cooling break, Chhetri and Pezzaiuoli have an on-field heated spat and the Indian forward walks off back into play.

76' Time for a cooling break!

75' Free kick for East Bengal after Ibara fouls Hira Mondal close to the SCEB box and Rennedy Singh's side has looked the better side for the most part of the game tonight

72' Save! Sunil Chhetri runs into the bocx and shoots as Arindam denies BFC the lead with his leg saving the shot. Previosuly, Ibara had made a run along the right flank, but his shot with his right foot had gone wide

69' BFC enjoys possession, but fails to try and break the defensive composition of East Bengal, something the Red-and-Gold brigade has struggled to have under the former head coach

66' Chance! Another set piece attempt for BFC and a free kick by Roshan Singh is met by Ibarra as the ball flies comfortably over the goal

65' Sourav das makes a sprint on the other end as suresh delays in passing the ball, but eventually Alan Costa gets hold of the ball to contain the attack

64' Miss! Ibara misses to get the ball on his feet in the box as East Bengal continues to be defensively solid barring the own goal by Sourav Das

62' Substitution for SC East Bengal! Tomislav Mrcela is subbed of for Ankit Mukherjee 

60' The defence from both the sides is lying back as Cleiton and Ibara try to get a solution to the deadlock after the own goal

56' GOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Bengaluru FC is back into the game with an own goal by Sourav Das from a free kick by BFC

BFC 1-1 SCEB

54' SC East BEngal has five men at the back as Adil Khan seals the ball from Udanta Singh. Eventually Ibara gets the ball and as he makes a run into the box, he looses his footing at the time of taking a shot and the attack ends with a corner

52'  Bengaluru FC tries to open up the East Bengal defence, but gets no chance as the ball played along the left is cleared away by the men in white

50' Roshan keeps the bal into the play amid a pinball of headers and then Ashique gets the ball along the left from Bruno and he makes a run, but Amarjit stops him in his tracks.

47' Shot! A cross from the right by Udanta dips in right onto the gloves of Arindam as he stops the attack right away

46' Hnamte runs into the opposittion box right from the word go and his small cross is deflected away for a corner

Second-Half begins!

Half-Time

Bengaluru FC 0-1 SC East Bengal

Bengaluru FC fails to keep a single shot on target in the first half as the Red-and-Gold Brigade continued to fire on all cylinders to deservedly get the first goal in the 28th minute from a set piece as Semboi headed the ball in.

45+1' Chance! Ibara gets released in the box and SCEB defenders are left trailing and as he is surrounded, he passes to Cleiton, who is surrounded as well, but the pass that follows has no receivers and the attack fizzles out

45' BFC goes on the attack with back passes, looking for channels along the wings and a slong ball along the left is cleared back iinto the BFC box and as Chima chases it, he is ruled off-side

41' Chance! Hnamte gives a delicious long ball for Chima and he meets it, but fails to keep it on target as the ball goes out of play. East Bengal might have just got another goal tonight.

40' Hira Mondal clears the ball away as BFC tries to make a run along the wings to put in a cross

39' As Rennedy Singh continues to shout out instructions for the East Bengal players, BFC looks for a gap in a team that looks better defensively than that under Manolo Diaz

37' BFC gets a free kick on the left of the box and Alan Costa meets the kick with his head, but it was just high as it flies past the goal

35' Adil Khan tries to clear the ball away along the right, but hits it too long and apologises with a raised hand with the poor shot in the circumstances

34' Off-side! Ibara gets caught in the offside trap yet again as he tries to head Parag's cross into the et and the linesmen raise the flag

33' The match resumes after the break and Hira closes down Ibara to put a BFC attack to bed

30' Bengaluru FC tries to go on the attack and Arindam kicks the ball away initially and then Ibara is ruled off-side and the referee blows his whistle for a cooling break.

28' GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! Semboi gives SCEB an early lead with a goal from the set piece. Wahengbam Luwang gives a delicious cross from a free kick from outside the box and Semboi makes a run, beats his marker and gives SCEB the goal it had been looking for since kick-off

BFC 0-1 SCEB

 

26' BFC enjoying possession as Jayesh Rane is delivered the ball along the right flank, but SCEB clear the ball away as the cross was delivered into the box.

24' East Bengal looking much better defensively with zonal marking and keeping Udanta and Ibara's runs in control as the score remains deadlocked after 24 minutes into the game

21' Shot! Bruno Ramires takes a left-footed shot from outside the box along the left, but unlike some long-ranger stunning goals this season, this flies past the target

20' Miss! A defensive error from BFC allows Hnamte to march forward with the ball. He cuts in right, with another SCEB player in the box, but decided to go for goal himself. However, he was late as BFC tracked back just on time to end any possibility of a shot

17' BFC tres to switch the play from left to right and Udanta receives the ball, but fails to land the ball as it goes out for a throw in

15' Udants tries to find a gap along the right flank and ends up giving possession to SCEB and the boys in white try to attack on the break, only to be stopped in their tracks by the BFC defence

13' Chance! Suresh makes an error in passing and Mahesh makes a run into the BFC box, but fails to take a shot on target in the circumstances.

12' Udanta Singh tries to take the ball up front, but sees SC East Bengal try to attack on the break as Costa and Gurpreet slow down the game to take back control of the ball

10' Chance! SC East Bengal tries to hit from the set piece with a long free-kick, but Gurpreet gets fingertips to it after which Adil Khan's attempts to keep the ball into the game goes in vain for a goal kick

9' Ashique gets a long ball from the right to the top half of the left flank, but he fails to control the ball as he raises his hand to apologise.

7' A long ball from the back misses Cleiton and eventually Ibara gets possession of the ball, but Hira Mondal marks him well and the ball goes out for a throw-in, which after being take, is cleared by Chukwu

4' A corner kick that follows after a clearance from the free kick has Bruno Ramires trying to head the ball in front of the box from a Roshan Singh kick, but it misses every BFC player, going out for a goal-kick

3' Yellow Card! Arindam takes out Ibara with a clear foul, who was chasing the ball along the right flank. The first yellow card of the game and a free kick for BFC.

1' Nhamte and Chukwu pair up to start the match on the attack, but BFC tracks back on time to keep the attack at bay

Kick off!

The host, Bengaluru FC starts from left to right with SC East Bengal starting from the other end. BFC has decided to go with a 4-2-3-1 formation while SCEB starts with a 4-1-4-1 shape.

7:25 pm: The players walk onto the pitch qith BFC in its blue kit and SC East Bengal in all white and they line-up for the National Anthem of India.

7:15 pm: The two sides have met eight times in the past in the Indian Super League and none of the matches have ended in a draw. Bengaluru FC and SC East Bengal have won four matches each.

7:00 pm: One change for Bengaluru FC as Udanta Singh comes on for Ajith Kumar as Ashique plays a fluid full-back, while SC East Bengal has made four changes from its last game, with injuries and transfers playing their part in the squad selection.

6:50 pm: Team news and injuries

Bengaluru FC: Akashdeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Amey Morajkar remain sidelined with long-term injuries, as confirmed by the club.

Sarthak Golui will miss the match due to personal reasons, while Leon Augustine and Yrondu-Musavu King are not yet fit enough to return.

SC East Bengal: Antonio Perosevic is ruled out as he serves his five-match suspension, while Darren Sidoel and Franjo Prce wmiss out with injuries. Raju Gaikwad is also ruled out an injury and while Jackichand Singh is out, recovering from his calf problem.

6:33 pm: Confirmed Line-ups:

Bengaluru FC Starting XI: Gurpreet Sandhu (GK) (C), Roshan Naorem, Parag Shrivas, Alan Costa, Ashique Kuruniyan, Bruno Silva, Jayesh Rane, Suresh Wangjam, Udanta Singh, Prince Ibara, Cleiton Silva

SC East Bengal Starting XI: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK/C), Adil Khan, Tomislav Mrcela, Joyner Lourenco, Hira Mondal, Sourav Das, Wahengbam Luwang, Lalrinliana Hnamte, Naorem Singh, Thongkhosiem Haokip, Daniel Chukwu.

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

SC East Bengal Predicted XI: Arindam Bhattacharya (GK/C), Tomislav Mrcela, Joyner Lourenco, Hira Mondal, Raju Gaikwad, Mohammad Rafique, Sourav Das, Amir Dervisevic, Lalrinliana Hnamte, Amarjit Kiyam, Daniel Chukwu.

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MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Mumbai hoping to return to top form against Odisha

Bengaluru FC (BFC) will look to ride the wave generated by the morale-boosting 4-2 win over Chennaiyin FC when it meets bottom-placed SC East Bengal at the Bambolim Stadium on Tuesday.

A second win on the bounce, in its first fixture of the new year, will surely mark a turnaround in the fortunes of BFC, which has struggled for most part of the season. Thursday’s victory arrested a seven-match winless run, largely made possible by coach Marco Pezzaiuoli’s mid-match tactical changes. The players too, more or less, complemented their boss, showing greater verve and purpose.

Against East Bengal, BFC, currently eighth in the table, will start clear favourites, for the Kolkata giant is yet to win a game and has a managerial transition to tackle. Jose Manuel Diaz has been replaced by Mario Rivera, though Renedy Singh, the stop-gap, will be in-charge against BFC.

Pezzaiuoli, however, said this would only make his job trickier. “We know only the players and maybe they changed the system,” he said on match-eve. “We know certain qualities their players have but we don’t know how they will play.”

“They may not be ranking high but it’s definitely not going to be easy especially because they have had a ten days rest to recover and prepare for the game.”

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In the last three games Pezzaiuoli has started skipper Sunil Chhetri on the bench. It has coincided with the club’s best run – two draws and one win. While it is no referendum on Chhetri’s quality, BFC, on current form, does appear more balanced. In addition, to have a high-quality game-changer on the bench is a trump card, as it proved against Chennaiyin.

East Bengal, on the other hand, comes into the contest on the back of a 1-1 draw against high-flying Hyderabad FC. While this should give the side some confidence, its overall form has been dismal this season with four losses and as many draws and 18 goals conceded.

It will also miss forward Antonio Perosevic as he serves a five-match suspension for ‘violent conduct’ in the game against NorthEast United FC. 

“We cannot run away from here, we have to fight, fight and fight,” said Renedy. “We have to work really hard and we have to maintain our structure and shape. We will be able to see a better result if we work hard as a team, not individually, but as a team.”

Where to watch?

You can watch the Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal match live at 7:30 PM on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.