ISL 2017/18, Match 65: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC, 5 Talking Points
Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC played out a thoroughly entertaining game in Tuesday's crunch ISL fixture.
The visitors did just enough to register a vital 3-1 victory over Jeje and co. This win takes Bengaluru seven points clear at the top of the points table. Chennai remain in the second position. Here are the major talking points from tonight's exciting clash.
#1 Boithang Haokip gives BFC the lead inside 90 seconds
Bengaluru FC started tonight's match on the front foot. Miku attempted to bulldoze his way through the entire Chennaiyin defence with his first touch of the ball. It was a sight to behold, as the home side were taken aback and paid the price for being a tad too flat.
Boithang Haokip gave BFC the lead in the opening exchanges of the game, much to the surprise of the home crowd. Khabra's pin-point cross from the right wing found Sunil who cushioned his header onto the path of Haokip. The midfielder smashed his shot into the back of the net.
Chennai keeper Karanjit did manage to get a hand on it but there was too much power on the ball. Credit to the visitors for taking the game to their opponents despite. They were duly rewarded for their positive approach.