Bengaluru 2-3 Mumbai City highlights: Rowllin Borges seals winner in stoppage time

Follow live updates from ISL encounter between Bengaluru FC and Mumbai City FC, which will be played at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.

Subhasish Bose put Mumbai in the lead with a first-half header.   -  ISL Media

Good evening, folks. This is Manasi Pathak and I shall keep you company today as Bengaluru FC hosts Mumbai City FC in the Kanteerava Stadium in the Indian Super League (ISL).

 

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Full-time: Bengaluru 2-3 Mumbai City - Bengaluru is handed its first loss of the season! Jorge Costa and Mumbai City have done it against the defending champion! What a game this was -- five goals and a whole lot of drama! Bose, Carlos and Rowllin scored for Mumbai, whereas Grgic (own-goal) and Chhetri found the net for Bengaluru. Bengaluru is now down to third in the points table, while Mumbai is up to sixth.

90+5' - SAVE! Amrinder pulls off a last-minute save to keep Mumbai in the game.

 

90+4' - GOAL! BORGES SCORES! BENGALURU 2-3 MUMBAI CITY: Rowllin swings the ball into the net after a header from Bose following a corner from Larbi. Gurpreet has no answer to Rowllin's effort and the Kanteerava is silent again. WHAT A GAME, THIS!

90+3' - The tempo is at its highest right now as the two sides are gunning for that all-important winner. And as I type, Mumbai has won a corner-kick.

90' - Four minutes have been added here.

89' - GOAL! Bengaluru 2-2 Mumbai City: Chhetri goes for the top corner to bring the Blues back into the game! Amrinder went the right way but it wasn't enough to deny the Indian national team skipper.

88' - PENALTY! Handball is given against Golui after Chhetri's shot, which was kept downwards, hit the arm of the Mumbai defender. Chhetri will take the penalty for the host.

87' - Lyngdoh booked for his challenge on Raynier.

85' - Udanta fluffs the chance to score a long-ranger from outside the box after Bheke did well to start the action from the right wing.

81' - Chermiti is going off too with Kevyn coming off. Costa is not going defensive yet as that is an attacking change from the coach.

80' - Ashique is taken off as Lyngdoh is brought on. Can Bengaluru bounce back here?

77' - GOAL! Bengaluru 1-2 Mumbai City: Diego Carlos, who just came on, gets to the end of a cross from Raynier! Left unmarked, Carlos was being chased down by Ashique as Carlos and Raynier -- the two substitutes -- have caused Bengaluru some serious trouble here!

72' - Khabra makes way for Semboi in an attacking change for the Blues.  Change for Mumbai too:  Sougou goes off, Carlos comes in.

68' - Larbi's shot is deflected for a corner. Earlier, Chhetri was guilty for not defending on the left side after Ashique was absent in the area. This allowed the Mumbai attackers to cause trouble to the host.

62' - Change for Mumbai: Raynier comes in and Bipin goes off.

58' - GOAL! Bengaluru 1-1 Mumbai City: Grgic is guilty of an own goal from a Bengaluru corner kick which was taken by Dimas. Under pressure from Serran, Grgic sent the ball into his own net!

55' - Counter attack from Bengaluru! The host breaks through a lovely through pass from Augusto for Udanta on the right flank. Chhetri runs in deep in the box but Udanta's cross is kept out.

50' - Corner for Bengaluru. Dimas takes it and sends it towards Chhetri. Golui pushes the Indian national team talisman down and Chhetri complains to the ref about the same. No foul given though.

46' - Second half is underway. Nishu has been taken off to make way for Rahul Bheke.

As we head into the break, Manasi is back. Enjoy the rest of the game, folks! See you guys in the podcast.

HALF-TIME UPDATE:
The half-time whistle goes: Bengaluru FC 0 - 1 Mumbai City. The host trails for the first time this season and has had a difficult last 20-odd minutes in terms of finding favour with the referee. The first half has seen FIVE bookings - four to Mumbai City, but what truly got the crowd howling was an absolute shocker of a decision to award a penalty to Mumbai City when replays evidently showed Chermiti as the one with greased palms. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu ensured there was no reason to worry for Caudrat's men. Bengaluru trails and will hunt for that equaliser as soon as it can. Meanwhile first ISL goal for Subhasish Bose.

45+5' - GURPREET SAVES. Larbi goes to the left, there's force in that shot from Larbi. Gurpreet gets his hands to it and pushes it out of the way and gives Mumbai a stare once he's up. Mischief managed but Bengaluru is angry and in all fairness, rightly so. Sorry boys, this is the Indian keeper you're dealing with. Nervous few minutes there for those watching this game.

45+4' - PENALTY? The referee has given the visitor a penalty. This is a howler. Chermiti runs into Juanan with no visible intention of getting to the ball. Chermiti goes down and the referee seems to think the visitor has been wronged. Penalty is the call. Larbi to take it.

4'5+2'  - A little tussle between Borges and Augusto has given the visitors a free kick. Bose lodges a long one across the field to his end. Chermiti and Serran are trying to get in there to each get the ball and Chermiti knocks Serran in the face. Clear intent, the referee feels and out comes the card. The broadcaster says, "wrong colour". Booking #5 of this game and all in the first half.

45+1' - Booking #4 for this game now and the culprit this time is Mumbai skipper Amrinder. Time wasting is the given reason. Three out of the four bookings have gone to the Men in Yellow. This is also Amrinder's second booking this season.

3 additional minutes for Bengaluru to try and equalise in this half

44' - Yellow for Ashique who finds himself in the referee's book now for an unnecessary challenge down the flanks.

43' - End to end football here at the Kanteerava. First Udanta tries to find a way to give his strikers something to net but Mumbai on the counter manages to get the ball across but a Chermiti attempt finds itself flying over the crossbar, all thanks to some intervention from Paartalu. There is no rest here, absolutely electric intensity.

Manasi has stepped out to quickly grab a bite. This is Lavanya filling in.

40' - Corner to Mumbai but Larbi's delivery does not do much for the host. Gurpreet releases the ball quickly for a counter attack but the delivery rolls out of play as Udanta tries to chase it on the right flank.

38' - Free-kick to Mumbai. Larbi takes the set-piece and plays it short to Chermiti. Chermiti shoots it straight into the Bengaluru wall. Still 0-1 to Mumbai.

36' - A Rowllin foul gifts a free-kick to Bengaluru. Dimas takes the set-piece short but the training ground move doesn't quite go well as Bengaluru lose possession soon. Mumbai attacks through Larbi and Sougou but Ashique is found guilty of a foul.

34' - Rowllin catches Ashique on the foot with a challenge which fetches him a yellow card -- his third of the season.

32' - Amrinder cames way off his goal line to thwart away the ball after Paartalu picked out Chhetri near the box with an aerial ball.

30' - We have hit the half-hour mark and the score reads 1-0 in the favour of Mumbai City, thanks to a header from Subhasish Bose.

29' - Corner for Bengaluru. Juanan takes the set-piece but Paartalu sends his delivery over the bar!

27' - CHANCE! It's Sougou vs Juanan as the Mumbai forward dances his way in the box. Gurpreet eventually blocks Sougou's shot close range.

25' - WHAT A MISS! Udanta is released up top with the best pass of the game so far from Paartalu. Udanta makes the run in the box after a good first touch. However, shooting from the left side of the box, he shoots over the bar!

23' - Bipin in action again! Mumbai makes good use of the wide area as it feeds Bipin with the ball on the left wing. The Indian midfielder runs up the flank and tries to square the ball in the box. Unfortunately for Bipin, there are just Bengaluru defenders in the box and no Mumbai attacker.

23' - Dimas dinks the ball into the box but there is no Bengaluru player in there to send it home. Udanta tried his luck too from the right wing but his attempt was blocked.

21' - Sougou picks a silly yellow card for his tackle on Augusto. Sougou kicks Augusto's legs to bring him down, with the ball nowhere in the frame.

18' - It has been an exciting contest so far: end-to-end action, attacking football, and a goal to separate the two sides!

14' - Sougou and Paartalu end up in a scuffle as tempers flare after the opening goal. Both players receive a warning from the referee.

12' - GOAL! Bengaluru 0-1 Mumbai City, Bose scores! Bose scores a solid header, beating Gurpreet at the near post. Larbi, from the left, whipped in a cross for Bose, who made no mistake in getting the better of Gurpreet with a fine effort.

10' - Ashique is released on the left wing with a lovely ball from Chhetri. Ashique however is brought down by Bose. Later, the action shifts to the other end as Bipin charges from the right flank but Khabra intercepts.

8' - Mumbai wins a corner after Bipin tries to send a low cross from the right side as Larbi set him up wide with a pass from the middle. From the corner, Mumbai fail to create much.

6' - A fine combination on the left side from Nishu and Ashique to tune in action for Bengaluru. A cross is played into the box by Ashique but Mumbai clears it -- after some exchange of passes, Dimas tries to shoot a powerful attempt from outside the box but the effort is blocked.

4' - An aerial ball is sent by Bose towards the Bengaluru box as Bipin charges towards goal. Gurpreet, though, comes out to collect the delivery.

3' - Bengaluru presses right from the start. Ashique sprints up the left flank and fires a cross. The delivery fetches him a corner. The resultant set-piece is headed away by Bose.

1' - Kick-off! Bengaluru vs Mumbai City is underway at the Kanteerava stadium.

- The kids who joined the players are from the Cancer ward at Bangalore Baptist Hospital.

 

- The two teams are out on the field for the national anthem. Just as the crowd stands up for the anthem, the camera pans to Serran who bends down to tie the shoe laces of one of the young mascots. Sweet touch from the Spaniard!

- Bengaluru remains unchanged from its win over Odisha, whereas Mumbai brings in Bipin Singh for Raynier Fernandes.

Lineups

Bengaluru XI (4-2-3-1): Gurpreet, Khabra, Serran, Juanan, Nishu; Paartalu, Dimas; Udanta Augusto, Ashique; Chhetri.

Mumbai City XI (4-3-3): Amrinder, Golui, Grgic, Chaudhari, Bose; Machado, Borges, Larbi; Sougou Chermiti, Bipin.

 

Match preview - By N. Sudarshan

Bengaluru FC will look to continue its unbeaten run in the ISL when it meets Mumbai City FC today. At stake will be more than just three points, as the reigning champion will want to rediscover its mojo in front of the goal.

While being stingy at the back -- BFC has conceded just two goals -- it has scored just seven, with only Chennaiyin FC worse off with five. It can certainly fancy its chances against a Mumbai defence, which has the second-worst record having leaked 13 goals.

“We are one of the teams with the best defensive aspects,” said BFC coach Carles Cuadrat. “[But] we are not one of the top teams in scoring. If you analyse, it is a question of budget. The top-scorers in the league now are the ones with the top salaries, mostly foreigners.”

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“So we were not able to renew contracts of players like Xisco [Hernandez] (four goals and an assist for Odisha FC). So we had to go for other options. But those who have come in have been doing their best. We are in the playoff positions and I am happy with the work we have done until now.”

Mumbai, on the other hand, is winless since the opening day, with four draws and two defeats in its last six matches. What it needs is a performance similar to the one it had at the Kanteerava last season -- a battling 1-1 draw after going down to 10 men. Accompanied by some luck, as coach Jorge Costa hoped, it could turn into a happy evening.

Match details

Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC will be telecast on the Star Sports network and can also be streamed live on Hotstar. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM IST.