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Bengaluru vs Minerva Punjab Live Score and Commentary

Bengaluru
FT
1 - 1
Minerva Punjab
S. Chhetri 52'
79' Kamalpreet Singh
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History is made, as Bengaluru FC go winless for 5 consecutive games for the first time in their history. That is probably the end of their title challenge as well. Credit to Minerva Punjab, who managed to earn a point.

That's it from me, Sunaadh Sagar, tonight. Do let me know if you have any comments or feedback (@sunaadh on Twitter). Do check back tomorrow for the Kolkata Derby at 4:35 pm. 
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FT: Bengaluru FC 1-1 Minerva Punjab FC
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90+6' ALMOST! Mandarrao Desai hammers a volley over the bar, after Udanta's cross is cleared out to him on the edge of the box.
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90+5' Doungel concedes a free-kick and Minerva hammer a long ball straight out of play.
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90+4' ALMOST! Chhetri pings a ball from the left to Doungel in the box, but he cannot control the ball and the chance is wasted.
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90+2' CLEARED! Chhetri tries to curl the ball into the top corner, but his effort is blocked. Moments later, Arnab Das goes down claiming to be injured.
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90+1' Minerva concede a free-kick on the left side of the penalty box, with Manandeep going into the book. Sunil Chhetri steps up to take it.
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90' 4 minutes of added time, as the hosts grow increasingly desperate.
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89' ALMOST! Straight from the training ground! Chhetri peels off deep into the box, with Watson cutting the ball back to him. The skipper's low effort is well blocked and Minerva breathe a sigh of relief as they clear.
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88' BFC have a free kick from the right wing, with Watson stepping up.. Can they do it?
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87' Kareem goes down and receives treatment - angering the home crowd... Mandarrao Desai comes on to replace Sena Ralte.
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85' OOOH WHAT A CHANCE! Watson sends in a superb corner from the left. Chhetri has a free header in the box, glancing his effort that flies inches wide of the far post.
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84' Chhetri has a good chance, bursting into the box from the left, but Arnab does well to deny him.
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That was the first goal conceded by Bengaluru FC at home this season - we are still trying to ascertain whether it was a Jhingan own goal.
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81' Lyngdoh comes off to be replaced by Alwyn George
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80' BFC almost respond immediately, with Udanta almost setting up Doungel from the right.
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79' WELL WELL WELL! Minerva get a goal out of nothing! Kamalpreet sends in a free-kick from the right, which takes an awkward bounce at the near post past Jhingan to fool Amrinder, nestling into the net! Bengaluru FC 1-1 Minerva Punjab
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79' OWN GOAL SANDESH JHINGAN!
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78' Eugenson takes a corner, with the clearance falling to him yet again. He floats a cross to the far post, which is again poorly cleared out to Khabra. The BFC fullback wastes the chance by hammering his effort well over.
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76' CK Vineeth comes off to be replaced by Seiminlen Doungel
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75' ALMOST! Udanta gets past Arashpreet again - but this time it is strength, brushing past him to burst into the box. With Vineeth and Chhetri in support, Udanta opts to shoot with his left foot, but blazes over while off balance.
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73' OOOH! Udanta makes a mug of his marker with some quick feet, before sending in a peach of a low cross from the right. His delivery flashes across goal, with CK Vineeth stretching every sinew to make contact, but eventually missing out.
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70' Manandeep comes on to replace Ngaihte, as Minerva make their final substitution. That's the entire forward line changed.
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69' Amrinder indulges in some time-wasting as Filatov comes to hurry him along. There's a bit of a training ground atmosphere at the moment. The score is 1-0, but Minerva do not look like scoring at all.
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68' Well that was some drama.... Jhingan trudges back onto the pitch. The bearers of the stretcher might not be too happy having to bear his heavy frame needlessly a couple of minutes ago.
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67' Worrying news for BFC as Sandesh Jhingan is down and receiving treatment for an injury. He is stretchered off to applause from the BFC fans.
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66' WHAT A CHANCE! Udanta does superbly to cut back from the right wing and ping a cross to the far post with his left foot. Typically, Eugeneson arrives late in the box, but heads the ball wide with the goal at his mercy. 
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64' Thapa is forced back to the byline from a deep corner. He rolls Lenny who is marking him quite tightly, before lobbing a left footed cross to the far post. Amrinder towers above Filatov to confidently claim the ball.
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63' Ivan Filatov comes on to replace the anonymous Victor Amobi, as Minerva earn a corner.
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60' 30 minutes to go - Minerva do not look like scoring at all, with Bengaluru FC firmly in control. The winless run might be at an end, after all.
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59' SAVE! Arnab Das makes a superb save as Khabra lets fly from a narrow angle in the box. Bengaluru FC have their tails up - will they press home their advantage?
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58' OOH! Anirudh Thapa cuts inside and lets fly with the instep of his left foot, but Amrinder positions himself well in the BFC goal to collect his fairly powerful effort.
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55' Bodo comes off to be replaced by Nuruddin 
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54' Bengaluru try to ramp up the pressure with CK Vineeth setting up Lenny to test Arnab in goal, but the Minerva keeper manages to make the save.
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52' WHO ELSE! Khabra's cross from the right is cleared by Kareem straight to Chhetri in the box, and the BFC captain responds with a low volley into the bottom corner, while off balance. The crowd goes wild as BFC take the lead! Bengaluru FC 1-0 Minerva Punjab
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52' GOAL SUNIL CHHETRI!
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50' SHOT! Udanta pings the ball to Chhetri in the middle, looking for a return pass. The skipper ignores him, takes a touch, turns, and lets fly from range, with his effort going well over. Udanta tries to yell at his teammate, but can't muster up the courage, opting for a despairing shrug.
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47' Great defending! Khabra is sent clear down the right with an intelligent ball from Lenny, and he responds with a devilish low cross into the box. Loveday is alert to clear the ball ahead of Chhetri and Vineeth who are lurking dangerously.
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46' AND WE'RE OFF! Bengaluru FC get us underway in the second half!
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I won't lie folks, this has been a turgid, turgid affair. Gather some paint for the second half, watching it dry may be better.

Minerva's gameplan has been to get a draw from this game - you can hardly blame them. Bengaluru's attack has lacked fluency yet again - should Roca change things up?
90'+1'
Manandeep Singh
88'
Nuruddin
M. Desai
Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte
87'
D. Lalhlimpuia
E. Lyngdoh
81'
79'
Kamalpreet Singh
S. Doungel
C. Vineeth
76'
70'
Manandeep Singh
D. Ngaihte
63'
I. Filatov
V. Amobi
55'
Nuruddin
B. Bodo
S. Chhetri
52'
45'+2'
L. Enyinnaya
31'
Arashpreet Singh
Tournament I League 2017 - Week 8
Stadium Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Match time Sat, 11 Feb 2017, 07:05 PM
Bengaluru
1
A. Singh
8
L. Rodrigues
10
H. Khabra
11
S. Chhetri
14
E. Lyngdoh
15
S. Jhingan
17
C. Watson
19
Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte
21
U. Singh
24
S. Singh
31
C. Vineeth
Minerva Punjab
6
A. Thapa
10
K. Nurain
15
Arashpreet Singh
17
B. Bodo
18
S. Das
19
D. Ngaihte
22
Kamalpreet Singh
25
V. Amobi
28
G. Singh
29
Arnab Das
30
L. Enyinnaya
Bengaluru Subs
5
K. Pereira
20
A. George
22
N. Kumar
25
D. Lalhlimpuia
26
A. Bhattacharya
37
M. Desai
7
S. Doungel
Minerva Punjab Subs
7
Nuruddin
9
Manandeep Singh
11
S. Singh
24
Kamaljit Singh
27
I. Filatov
45
F. Lalrempuia
50
A. Sayed
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Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Aizawl 18 11 4 3 10 37
2 Mohun Bagan 18 10 6 2 15 36
3 East Bengal 18 10 3 5 18 33
4 Bengaluru 18 8 6 4 15 30
5 Shillong Lajong 18 7 5 6 1 26
6 Churchill Brothers 18 5 5 8 -2 20
7 Shivajians 18 4 6 8 -8 18
8 Chennai City 18 4 5 9 -14 17
9 Minerva Punjab 18 2 7 9 -16 13
10 Mumbai 18 2 7 9 -19 13
Updated: Feb 11, 2017 21:03 PM | Published: Feb 11, 2017 17:00 PM