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Durand Cup 2019: Suresh Singh's goal earns Bengaluru FC a draw against Army Red- As it happened

FT| (81' Suresh Singh (P)) Bengaluru FC 1-1 Army Red (45' Liton Shil)
Updated: 05 August 2019 17:02 IST - Published: 05 August 2019 13:34 IST
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FT| PEEEP! PEEEP! PEEP! It has finished 1-1 here. Both the teams missed plenty of chances and I would say 1-1 is a fair result. Don't go anywhere as I, Abhishek Kundu, have double duty today and will bring to you the live commentary of ATK vs Indian Navy game in the Durand Cup. 
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90+6' WIDE! Last chance of the game and BFC has rued it. Advait Shinde twists and turns and sets up Suresh Singh from outside the box but his effort goes astray. 
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90+5' TACKLE! A brilliant tackle from Kamardeep Singh from behind. Got the ball 
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90+4' Suresh Singh has been judged the Man of the Match but apart from the spot-kick, nothing great from him. 
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90+3' Yellow card to captain Suresh Meetei. Unnecessary right in the middle of the pitch. It is his second yellow in the tournament. So, he misses the next game against Jamshedpur FC. 
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90+1' SHOT! Army Red right winger is through on goal but he gets confused whether to take a shot or put up a cross. The ball ends up safely in the hands of Aditya Patra. 
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90' WASTE! Suresh's outswinger deceives everyone and Gursimrat's shot from inside the box balloons away. It is still 1-1 here. And, six minutes are added on. 
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89' Disappointing. Suresh Singh got selfish here by not releasing the striker in the left-wing. He thinks of going solo but ends up only winning the corner. 
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88' A good move from the right by Army Red. Aditya Patra fumbles in his first attempt but catches it eventually. 
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85' End to end stuff here. BFC has lost a golden opportunity to take the lead. On the counter, Suresh Singh is one-on-one but takes it away and decides to lay it off for the striker. However, his pass is misplaced and the scoreline remains 1-1. 
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84' CHANCE! And, Army Red had a wonderful chance to get ahead. Zothanpuia with a brilliant long ball but Mukesh fails to tap it home. 
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82' GOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Suresh Singh blasts it and makes it 1-1. The goalie guessed correctly but the shot had so much venom in it that the ball found the back of the net eventually. Not a good penalty although, I would say. 
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81' Penalty to Bengaluru FC! Alwin E fouls Namgyal Bhutia and BFC has a wonderful chance to get back here. He was going away from the goal. Not needed to make a foul there. 
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80' Bengaluru FC players are tired now. Can't trackback here. But, Army Red fails to make a big impact. 
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79' Army Red with their final change.

OFF- P Jain
ON- Alwin E
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78' Liton Shil again with a menacing run but puts too much power on the final touch and Aditya Patra collects it comfortably. 
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76' Nothing. We head into the last quarter and Army Red's superiority in the air means Bengaluru FC gain nothing from the corner-kick. 
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75' Bengaluru FC's free-kick comes to nothing and now, they have a corner kick. 
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74' SHOT! Jain P takes a long-range effort from outside the box but it goes safely to the hands of Aditya Patra. 
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71' And, we have another water break. Bengaluru FC's coach Noushad Moosa needs to make the most of it. Remember in the previous water break, Army Red came out as a totally different side and got the goal. Can BFC come up with something similar?
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69' CHANCE! And, Army Red huffs and puffs to save the goal. The entire defense line was clueless but Bengaluru FC's strikers were equally clueless to convert Biswa Dorjee's striker. The ball lands safely in the hands of the goalkeeper. 
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68' And, his first contribution is a meaningless foul. Christopher brings down Leon Augustine as the youngster tries to wriggle between two defenders. 
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68' Army Red with their second change. Christopher comes in for Randhan Meetei
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61' And, Bengaluru FC almost get their equalizer. Biswa finds Parag Shrivas on the left-wing and the youngster controls it and curls in a dangerous cross. The substitute Advait Shinde is spot on with his shot but Chandra Bahadur Tamang gets a hand to it and saves the day for Army Red. 
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58' Bengaluru FC makes their second change as they look to get the equalizer.

OFF- Edmund Lalrindika
ON- Advait Shinde
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51' Army Red looks dangerous here but Aditya Patra produces a fine save to deny Jain P from close range and keep the scoreline only 1-0. 
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49' It comes to nothing as the scoreline is still 1-0 in favor of Army Red. 
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49' Bengaluru FC have a free-kick from a dangerous position here. Let's see what they can get from there. 
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47' Army Red still looks dangerous. Bengaluru FC needs to up the tempo here. 
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46' Second half kicks off as Emmanuel comes in for Ajay Chhetri for Bengaluru FC. 
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HT| And, there goes the half-time whistle. It's Army Red 1-0 Bengaluru FC courtesy of a goal from Liton Shil in the dying embers of the first half. 
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45+4' GOAAAAAAALLLLLL! And, Army Red have finally been paid their due persistence. Liton Shil gives them the lead after connecting Sunil B's grounding pass. 
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45+1' WIDE! Mukesh Singh's cross finds N Suresh Meetei. But, his header is inches above. Bengaluru FC's vulnerability in the air is exploited here. 
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45' Army Red with their fifth corner. Let's see what they can get from there. On the other hand, we have four minutes added on. 
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43' WIDE! Well, I thought it was a goal but it hit the side netting. Herojit Singh beats his marker and from the one-on-one situation, his shot is narrowly wide. Army Red should have been one goal up by now. 
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42' SHOT! Randhan Meetei with a brilliant set-piece and Mukesh Kumar gets the second ball. His long-range effort is inches wide. Bengaluru FC are under a lot of pressure here. 
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41' Yellow card to Sairuat Kima now. The defender pulls down Liton Shil and well, he was lucky not to get a straight red as he was the last defender. 
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38' SHOT! It's all happening here. Suresh Meetei takes a shot from inside the six-yard box from a hand-shaking distance but he hits the post. How could he miss the target? A simple tap in would have made it 1-0 for Army Red. 
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38' Herojit Singh earns a corner now. He breaks the offside trap and wins a corner Parag Shrivas gets the last touch. 
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37' The action has been tamed down now. Aimless long balls from both the sides now instead of crisp passing which we saw before. 
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32' CLOSE! What a first touch from Herojit Singh. He unleashes a curler from just inside the box from his left foot but it is agonizingly above the crossbar. The team which scores the first goal will have a massive advantage. 
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31' Army Red makes their first substitution. Looks like a Bikash is out with an injury. 

OUT- Bikash Thapa
IN- Herojit Singh. 
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30' Bengaluru FC looking to exploit the wings now but fails to find the penetrating ball. 
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26' We have the first water-break here. Let's see what changes both the sides make. It is anyone's game from here now. Both the teams have performed brilliantly so far and we have seen everything except a goal. 
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24' SAVE! What a chance it was for Army Red. Mukesh Kumar with a brilliant grounding pass from the right flank but Aditya Patra gets his leg to prevent Liton Shil from getting a touch from the penalty spot. 
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22' CROSSBAR! Bengaluru FC is getting closer and closer. Biswa Dorjee unleashes a scorcher from 30 yards out but the ball hits the upright. 
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19' WIDE! Edmund Lalrindika gets past his marker with his sublime acceleration and first touch. His final shot deceives the goalkeeper but misses the goal as well. 
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18' A fine passing move from Bengaluru FC ends with Army Red defenders intercepting the ball in the final third. A long pass to find Liton Shil ends straight to the hands of Aditya Patra. 
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15' SHOT! A threatening move from the Army Red ends with Liton Shil heading the ball straight to the hands of Aditya Patra. A wonderful cross from Bikash Thapa nonetheless to find him. End to end stuff here. 
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14' CHANCE! Leon Augustine cuts in beautifully but Edmund and Ajay Chhetri both fail to connect the shot. It should have been 1-0 for Bengaluru FC now.