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Minerva Punjab vs Bengaluru Live Score and Commentary

Minerva Punjab
FT
0 - 1
Bengaluru
17' L. Rodrigues
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FULL TIME: MINERVA PUNJAB 0-1 BENGALURU FC

A first half goal from Lenny Rodrigues is enough to give Bengaluru FC their first three points on the road in the I-League this season. He has also been adjudged the Man of the Match. 
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92' SUB: Salam Ranjan Singh comes on for Udanta as Roca decides to shut shop. That's five at the back now for Bengaluru. Roca is seconds away from claiming his first away win. 
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91' Bengaluru are more than happy to clear the danger whenever they get the ball and they lump it up field to waste time. 
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THREE MINUTES ADDED ON!
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89' It's Kareem who takes a quick free-kick and he tries to curl it around a pretty big wall. However, it goes wide and Arindam wasn't even concerned as the ball flew past the post. 
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88' Minerva have a free-kick at the edge of the box near the centre. The Blues are protesting but the referee stands steadfast. A number of Minerva players want a crack at this. 
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85' Corner kick for Minerva as Johnson slices an attempted clearance. However, Minerva can't do much with it and Bengaluru confidently clear the danger. 
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83' SHOT! Minerva finally test Arindam with a low shot but it's straight at the goalkeeper who make the save with ease and holds on to the ball. 
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80' Yet another counter-attack sees Bengaluru FC build up nicely but they have struggled with the final ball. Minerva's two foreign defenders do well to thwart any chance on goal and close down the attack.
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77' CHANCE! Watson had a glorious chance to make it 2-0 there but his shot on the turn goes over the crossbar. A couple of Bengaluru players cannot believe it as Watson sheepishly makes his way back to midfield. 
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75' Chhetri and Daniel have a chance to counter in a 2-vs-2 situation. Daniel does well to get the ball away from the defender but he is outnumbered as Minerva recover and win the ball back to deny him a shot on goal from the edge of the box. 
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73' Lenny gets the ball and scampers down the right and into the box. He attempts a shot but he was leaning back while taking it and the ball predictably goes way over the crossbar. Still 1-0 to the visitors. 
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70' SUB: Souvik comes on for Minerva as David is taken off. 
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68' Great move from Nishu Kumar who fakes a move to his left and cuts back towards the box. He wins a corner kick but Minerva manage to clear the danger from the ensuing set piece. 
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67' YELLOW CARD! It hasn't taken long for the referee to book Khabra and he becomes the second player to go into the book. 
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64' SUB: Daniel comes on for CK Vineeth. The striker has struggled to score goals in the past month and Roca has hooked him off for the young Daniel Lalhlimpuia.
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63' Bengaluru have a corner kick and one of their routines almost gives Chhetri a chance on goal before Minerva clear. The game has suddenly burst into life with a couple of end-to-end moments. 
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59' SUB: Minerva also make a change as Girik can't go on and he comes off for Manandeep.
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57' SUB: That's the last we'll see of Jugovic as Harmanjot Singh Khabra comes on in his place. Roca wants more control in midfield and Vineeth moves up while Chhetri moves to the left. 
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56' CHANCE! Bengaluru have a corner kick and it is Jugovic who meets the cross with a directed header. However, it goes off target and he is not at all pleased with himself. 
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54' Girik is brought down and he limps off to receive treatment. Minerva have a free-kick but can't make it count. Simranjeet's effort is well off target. 
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51' Victor Amobi manages to beat the last man on the counter but his shot is at an angle and misses the target. Goal kick for Bengaluru. 
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50' Free kick for Bengaluru but they can't get a shot off inside the box. After a couple of headers that kept the ball in the air, Das comes off his line to collect the ball and initiate a counter-attack. 
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48' SAVE! Arnab Das makes a fine save and concedes a corner as Udanta's shot on goal is blocked. 
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47' YELLOW CARD! Sandesh Jhingan goes into the book for a foul that the referee was not at all happy with. That's an early second half booking for the defender. 
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46' Minerva have made a substitution as Simranjeet comes on for Fanai. 
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PEEP! And we're back! Bengaluru FC gets the second half underway!
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HALF-TIME: MINERVA PUNJAB 0-1 BENGALURU FC

A solitary goal from Lenny Rodrigues in the 17th minute sees Albert Roca's side lead 1-0 at the break. 
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45' Jugovic is down, clutching his head. The referee stops play and the physio comes on to take a look and even applies an ice pack. Replays show it was an elbow to the head from Kareem Nurain that caused him to go down. 
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41' WIDE! Sandesh Jhingan gets on the end of another Watson corner kick but his header goes wide of the target. 
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40' CK Vineeth attempts to find Udanta with a through ball but they're not on the same page and Devrani collects the ball before making a hash of the clearance. 
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37' Free kick for Minerva as Sandesh Jhingan concedes a foul on his flank. The delivery loops high into the air but Arindam comes out confidently to leap into the air and make a fine catch. 
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35' Bengaluru attempt to send it long to Vineeth but Loveday easily ushers him to the touchline and keeps the Bengaluru striker at bay as the ball goes out for a throw-in. 
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33' Handball! Minerva's promising attack down the right sees David Ngaihte handle a cross rather than get a shot on goal. His timing was all wrong and the referee stopped play as soon as the ball hit his hand instead of his boot. 
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30' SO CLOSE! Fanai Lalrempuia takes a shot from long range and looks for the top corner. Arindam puts in the dive but he doesn't need to as the ball goes just wide of the target. Still 1-0 to Bengaluru. 
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28' Collision! Jugovic and Deepak Devrani clash as they go up for an aerial duel and it's Devrani who has gone down in pain. He take a few moments to recover before getting back to his feet. Jugovic was unscathed in the clash, though. 
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27' Bengaluru seemed to have found their groove and are passing the ball well. However, the playing surface has hampered their passing a bit and they haven't exactly been able to find their intended targets with ease.
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25' Jugovic gets the ball on a counter-attack and he tries to find Vineeth with a headed pass forward. However, the linesman flags him offside. A very close call!
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23' Free-kick for Minerva out on the right. The delivery is good and the Bengaluru defence are forced to clear the ball and concede a corner kick. 
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21' CHANCE... Missed! Vineeth finds Chhetri on the left and the Indian skipper takes it to the goal line before sending a low cross in. However, Jugovic cannot get to it and there's nobody to turn it home. 
90'+2'
S. Singh
U. Singh
S. Das
D. Ngaihte
70'
K. Nurain
67'
66'
H. Khabra
63'
D. Lalhlimpuia
C. Vineeth
Manandeep Singh
G. Khosla
59'
57'
H. Khabra
M. Jugović
47'
S. Jhingan
S. Singh
F. Lalrempuia
46'
37'
C. Vineeth
17'
L. Rodrigues
Tournament I League 2017 - Week 12
Stadium Guru Nanak Stadium
Match time Sun, 05 Mar 2017, 04:35 PM
Minerva Punjab
6
A. Thapa
10
K. Nurain
19
D. Ngaihte
25
V. Amobi
26
D. Devrani
28
G. Singh
29
Arnab Das
30
L. Enyinnaya
45
F. Lalrempuia
49
G. Khosla
32
Sang-Min Kim
Bengaluru
4
Juanan
6
J. Johnson
8
L. Rodrigues
11
S. Chhetri
15
S. Jhingan
17
C. Watson
21
U. Singh
22
N. Kumar
26
A. Bhattacharya
31
C. Vineeth
36
M. Jugović
Minerva Punjab Subs
2
M. Khan
3
Arshdeep Singh
9
Manandeep Singh
11
S. Singh
18
S. Das
22
Kamalpreet Singh
50
A. Sayed
Bengaluru Subs
10
H. Khabra
14
E. Lyngdoh
20
A. George
24
S. Singh
25
D. Lalhlimpuia
32
C. Abhishek
37
M. Desai
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Minerva Punjab

Bengaluru

Overall Stats (Head To Head):
Minerva Punjab Wins: 0
Draws: 1
Bengaluru Wins: 0
Last few meetings:
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: Mar 05, 2017 18:26 PM | Published: Mar 05, 2017 11:49 AM