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Kerala Blasters’ skipper Adrian Luna was at the centre of both the goals to help his side secure three points after a hard-fought first half saw both the teams head into the tunnel without troubling the scorers.
The Blues released some high-profile first-team stars in Udanta Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, and Roy Krishna this summer and head coach Simon Grayson will be hoping that the several fresh faces acclimatise seamlessly into the setup for them to have a strong start in the league.
There were four goals in the first-half and three in the second as Gokulam clinched their second straight victory in as many games to go on top of the group.
ISL transfers: Bengaluru FC sign English striker Curtis Main on year-long deal; Puitea close to leaving Mohun Bagan
Bengaluru FC signed English striker Curtis Main, after letting go of Roy Krishna ahead of the new ISL season.
While Brazilian Diego Maurício struck both goals for the winners in the first half, Sunil Chhetri scored from a penalty in the 85th minute to reduce the margin for Bengaluru FC.
Super Cup 2023: Odisha FC beat Bengaluru FC 2-1 at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Kerala.
Bengaluru FC are due to fly to Kozhikode for their opening match of the 2023 Super Cup, which kicks off on Saturday, with a clash against Sreenidi Deccan FC
ISL 2022-23 final: ATK Mohun Bagan win tense penalty shootout against Bengaluru FC to clinch maiden title
ATK Mohun Bagan defeated 2018-19 champions Bengaluru FC 4-3 on penalties after a tightly-fought contest between the two sides ended at 2-2 at the end of 120 minutes.
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC, ISL 2022-23 Final, Highlights: ATKMB defeat BFC on penalties to be crowned champions
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC, ISL 2022-23 Highlights: ATK Mohun Bagan hold their nerve in a tense penalty shootout against Bengaluru FC to add the ISL title in their third season in the league.
In six ISL encounters in the past, Bengaluru FC have only beaten ATK Mohun Bagan once and that came when the two sides last met at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan last month
Bengaluru FC won on penalties and reached the ISL final but Mumbai City FC's comeback in the most testing conditions forced a shootout and underlined the Islanders' tenacity.
Bengaluru FC are currently on a 10-game winning streak and hold a 1-0 advantage going into the second leg of the ISL semi-final against Mumbai City FC.
For long, Bengaluru FC looked like a team competing for the wooden spoon but now stand just one game away from the ISL 2022-23 final.
ISL 2022-23: Sunil Chhetri's late strike helps Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City FC in first leg of semi-final
Before the hour-mark, Bengaluru FC brought on Chhetri to replace Sivasakthi Narayanan, and the veteran India captain made the difference for his side for the second game in a row.
Kerala Blasters, who controversially walked out of their ISL match against Bengaluru FC last week, were placed along with the same opponents in Group A which also has newly-crowned I-League champions RoundGlass Punjab FC.
Kerala Blasters had on Friday walked off the pitch and forfeited their match, protesting against a contentious Sunil Chhetri strike.
Explained: Why Sunil Chhetri's goal against Kerala Blasters in ISL playoff game was allowed to stand
Following Sunil Chhetri's free-kick goal, Kerala Blasters FC forfeited the ISL playoff game against Bengaluru FC on Friday.
Kerala Blasters FC walked off the pitch and forfeited their ISL play-off match against Bengaluru FC in a protest against a Sunil Chhetri goal.
ISL 2022-23: Sunil Chhetri's controversial goal takes Bengaluru FC to semi-final with 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters
The Blasters dominated possession in the first half but couldn’t get past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in the Bengaluru FC goal. Relying on the quick feet of Roy Krishna and Sivasakthi Narayanan, the Blues were content to play on the counter.
ISL 2022-23: Kerala Blasters forfeit playoff match against Bengaluru FC after controversial Sunil Chhetri goal
The incident took place in the first half of extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes, and the controversial moment came when Chhetri took the free-kick even before the Blasters could finish setting up their defensive wall.