ISL 2018: Bengaluru FC beats ATK 2-1

Bengaluru FC came from a goal behind to beat ATK 2-1 at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.

Erik Paartalu's 47th minute goal proved to be the winner for Bengaluru FC against ATK.   -  ISL Media

A moment of brilliance from striker Miku and an Erik Paartalu's strike helped Bengaluru FC come from behind and secure a fine 2-1 win over ATK on Wednesday.

Playing in front of home crowd at the Saltlake Stadium, ATK got off to a positive start with Komal Thatal giving them an early 14th minute lead with his maiden goal.

Everton Santos' through ball set up the goal for the 18-year-old  as he fired from outside tte box to give ATK lead. India’s number one Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was a little towards his right as Thatal held his nerves to slam it to the left of the BFC goalkeeper.

Minutes later, Miku went close to scoring the equaliser but ATK’s Arindam Bhattacharya came to the rescue of his team as he thwarted a thunderbolt header from the striker.

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But it was difficult to keep the Venezuelan at bay for a long time as at the stroke of half-time (45+3') he equalised with a stunning freekick after Gerson Viera fouled the Miku on edge of the box.

Riding high on the equaliser, Bengaluru FC returned after the break to take the lead from yet another freekick in the 47th minute. Paartalu latched on to a poor clearance of Delgado’s set-piece and smashed a half-volley into the back of the net.

For Bengaluru FC, this was its third win over ATK from as many matches. It also halted the Kolkata franchise’s three-match unbeaten run this season.

With 10 points, Bengaluru FC is now one point behind leaders Northeast United FC with one match in hand. Meanwhile ATK, has seven points from six matches.

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