ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC’s hopes hang by proverbial thread and other playoff qualification scenarios
Even in its nascent history, the ISL has proved that it is a league of glorious uncertainties. Consequently, one would be advised to keep oneself glued to all the potential twists and turns.
Mumbai City remained on second spot with 34 points from 17 matches while Bengaluru FC jumped to sixth with 22 points from 18 matches.
Both strikes for Bengaluru came in the first half through Cleiton Silva (12') and a Debjit Majumder own goal (45'), sealing their fourth win of the season to jump to the 6th spot on the points table.
An acrobatic first-half effort from Cleiton Silva (24th) handed Bengaluru the lead before substitute Lalthathanga Khawlhring netted an equaliser (73rd) for Kerala Blasters.
Silva (79th minute) scored the match-winner for Bengaluru after Steven Taylor (71st) had canceled out Sunil Chhetri's (38th) first-half lead for the Blues, who remained unbeaten in their six matches so far this season.
ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC beat Kerala Blasters in six-goal thriller; NorthEast United continue unbeaten run
The teams were tied 1-1 at the break with Rahul K P (17th) giving Kerala Blasters a surprise lead which was cancelled out by Cleiton Silva (29th)
ISL 2020-21: Spanish striker Igor Angulo's brace sees FC Goa fight back to secure draw against Bengaluru FC
Goa dominated possession early on, with Bengaluru happy to sit back and maintain their defensive shape. However, both teams failed to create clear-cut opportunities in the opening quarter.
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