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ISL 2018-19: 3 reasons why Bengaluru FC beat Chennaiyin

  • The Blues got the better of the Marina Machans in what was a rematch of last year's final.
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Modified 01 Oct 2018, 00:00 IST

#1 Magical Miku

Miku celebrating after opening the scoring.
Miku celebrating after opening the scoring (Credit: ISL)

On paper, Bengaluru currently possesses one of the most fearsome strike-forces in the league. With Chhetri, Udanta, and Miku leading the line, and the likes of Chencho Gyeltshen waiting on the bench, the Blues are well-and-truly set for the season, attack wise.

And indeed, it was one of their attacking gems, who nabbed all three points on the opening day.

The Venezuelan Miku arrived last year with little reputation and a lot of talent. In just one year, however, the former Rayo Vallecano man proved why Bengaluru had secured his services. Miku scored 15 goals in the entirety of the season, as he helped Bengaluru reach the final.

Once again, it was the Venezuelan's magic, which helped Bengaluru start their season on the right note. It took just one chance for Miku to find the net, as he thumped home the winner after being played through by Xisco. The sting in the shot was too much for Chennaiyin's Karanjit, who was merely the spectator during the proceedings.

If the Venezuelan sustains this kind of form throughout the season, the other nine sides have a real problem at hand.


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Published 01 Oct 2018, 00:00 IST
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