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ISL Final: Bengaluru FC 1-0 FC Goa - 5 Talking Points as BFC overcome 2017-18 disappointment to clinch ISL trophy

  • Much like most other finals, drama was aplenty in this game, and here are five talking points from Bengaluru’s monumental win over Goa.
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#2 Both sides failed to make chances count

Bengaluru FC attacker Miku missed a host of chances before Rahul Bheke put the game to bed
Bengaluru FC attacker Miku missed a host of chances before Rahul Bheke put the game to bed

Even though either team’s attack didn’t play to their fullest potential, they did create quite a few goal-scoring opportunities only for the strikers to miss chance after chance.

The biggest chance of the game came nine minutes before the final whistle when Xisco Hernandez teed Miku up following a Nishu Kumar cross from the right flank. The Spanish forward’s left-footed poke, however, only hit the bar before Lenny Rodrigues controlled the rebound.

In the first half, Udanta Singh and Sunil Chhetri both had found him in goal-scoring positions — the latter rather inadvertently — but superb goalkeeping from Goa’s Naveen Kumar kept him at bay.

FC Goa, who’d scored 41 goals in 20 games heading to the final, did have chances to find the net themselves through Jackichand Singh, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes and Ferran Corominas. However, none could apply the finishing touch, as a last-gasp Rahul Bheke decider left them lamenting the missed chances.


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Published 18 Mar 2019, 00:58 IST
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