ISL 2017/18, Match 42: Bengaluru FC vs ATK, 5 Talking Points
Bengaluru's win over ATK catapulted them to the top of the points table.
Sunil Chhetri scored a sublime goal as Bengaluru were made to work hard for their 1-0 victory over ATK in Sunday's second ISL match up. The win catapulted the Blues to the top of the points table while the visitors remain in the seventh position. Here are the major talking points from tonight's battle.
#1 How are Bengaluru so dominant during set pieces?
The home side won four corners and multiple free kicks in the opening 20 minutes and managed to trouble ATK on every single occasion. Edu Garcia's pin point delivery found a Bengaluru player every single time. The consistency was admirable.
Mind you, ATK have some extremely tall men in their ranks as well. But BFC still managed to create havoc everytime they were awarded a corner. The likes of Paartalu, Miku, Juanan were all breathing down the neck of ATK's defenders, not giving them a moment of respite.
It's not everyday you see an Indian team so consistently dangerous during set pieces. Bengaluru have managed to add a deadly weapon in their already heavy arsenal. The secret lies in the hunger and intent of the men inside the box. BFC's players always seem more eager to win the ball.