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ISL 2017/18, Live Score: Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United, Live Match Updates and Commentary

BFC 2-1 NEUFC (Juanan 14, Marcinho 45(p), Chhetri 50) (Full Time)
Updated: 26 January 2018 22:01 IST - Published: 26 January 2018 22:01 IST
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That's all from the live coverage from Bengaluru's Sree Kanteerava Stadium as Bengaluru win 2-1 against NorthEast United FC to climb atop the Hero ISL standings. This is Gaurav Kadam, signing off. See you soon!
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Full Time:
Bengaluru FC 2 - 1 NorthEast United FC

Sunil Chhetri's second-half goal lifts the Blues to the top of the ISL standings as the defence puts in a good shift to keep out the pressure from the Highlanders. The NorthEast United side played well and did not allow Bengaluru to assert control over the game.


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90+3' - NorthEast United keep on attacking the goal and a cross is volleyed by Marcinho but the effort is blocked by Johnson and the ball is out for a corner.
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92' - Substitution for NorthEast United FC:

Jose Goncalves Out
Maic Sema In
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90+1' - Good chance for the visitors as John Mosquera gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from an acute angle but Sandhu saves.
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90' - Five minutes have been added on by the referee as Northeast keep pressing for the equalizer.
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86' - Substitution for Bengaluru FC:

Braulio Nobrega comes on for Miku who is done for the night.
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85' - Miku does well to get inside the box but is unable to pull the trigger as Borges comes in with a toepoke to clear it away.
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81' - Substitution for Bengaluru FC:

Edu Garcia makes way for Toni Dovale 
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80' - Nirmal Chhetri makes a good run on the right flank and crosses it in for Mosquera but the substitute is unable to keep his header down and the ball goes over.
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78' - Harmanjot Khabra goes into the book for a rash challenge and he is now suspended for the next match against ATK.
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72' - Double change for Northeast United FC:

Danilo Cezario Out, John Mosquero In
Martin Diaz Out, Helio Pinto In
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69' - The ref shows another yellow card as Sambinha is cautioned for a tug on Miku who tried to turn away from the defender.
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69' - Gurpreet Sandhu has been booked for time-wasting by the referee.
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69' - Doungel breaks on the right and passes it to Danilo who tries to hit the target on the turn but his effort goes wide for a goal-kick.
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68' - Substitution for Bengaluru FC:

Udanta Singh Out
Boithang Haokip In
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67' - A last ditch tackle from Johnson as Danilo was through after a good pass through the centre.
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67' - Sunil Chhetri breaks on the left wing and has plenty of time to find his teammate in the box but the cross isn't good and goes way over the goal.
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63' - We're past the hour mark as Bengaluru are in the lead but NorthEast United keep pushing for the equalizer with great spirit.
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58' - NorthEast United have a good chance as Doungel makes a good run but two defenders rush on him and his shot deflects out for a corner.
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55' - Narzary does well to cut inside from the left and crosses it but Johnson blocks it and the ball goes out for a corner for the visitors.
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54' - A searching lob inside to the Northeast United and Paartalu heads it goalwards but it goes over for a goal-kick.
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50' - GOAL!! Chhetri has put the home side ahead!! A cross from the right is mishandled by Sambinha and Chhetri pounces to put it past Rehenesh with a great finish from an acute angle.
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47' - A great through ball from Chhetri for Miku but the striker fails to go past Reagan who clears the ball.
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45' - And the second half action is kicked off as the sides go into the final 45 with an aim to take the lead in the match.
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Stay tuned for all the second half action from Kanteerava as we return after a short break.
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Half Time:
Bengaluru FC 1 - 1 NorthEast United FC

A good half of football comes to an end in Bengaluru as the sides go into the break on level terms. Juanan gave the home side the lead with a free-kick header but NorthEast United continued to attack and were rewarded with a penalty. Marcinho did the honors to level it up for the Highlanders.
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45' - Seven minutes have been indicated as added time to the end of the first half due to the light stoppages.
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45' - ALL SQUARE!! What a penalty by Marcinho as he blasts it into the top right corner after Gurpreet guessed the right side.
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44' - PENALTY !!! Northeast United are awarded a penalty after Subhashish Bose's hand strikes the ball as Doungel tried to get past him. Marcinho steps up to take the spot-kick.
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42' - Corner put in by Edu Garcia as Juanan glances it goalwards but this time it goes over the goal and out for a goalkick.
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40' - Nirmal Chhetri has been booked for a late challenge on Edu Garcia who tried to cut in and tripped off the extended leg. Nirmal will miss the next fixture against FC Goa as this was his fourth booking of the season.
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39' - A free-kick from deep inside their half is headed by Erik Paartalu but it goes over the Rehenesh's goal.
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36' - SO CLOSE!!! A brilliant pass through the centre for Edu Garcia by Lenny Rodrigues as Garcia finds himself up against Rehenesh but his effort is a poor one and goes wide of the goal. 
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35' - Northeast United have done well and not let Bengaluru take control of the game and have looked confident going ahead in the attack.
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33' - Great save!! Doungel cuts in from the right and aims for the top corner but Gurpreet dives well to push it out for a corner.
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32' - We're past the half-hour mark in Bengaluru as the home side sit comfortably in the lead thanks to a headed goal by Juanan Gonzalez.
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28' - The officials have handled the floodlights issue as we get ready for the play to resume at the Kanteerava Stadium.
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25' - The play has been stopped due to the floodlights not working in the Kanteerava Stadium. The fans are having fun with their phone flashlights.
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22' - Marcinho puts in a corner from the right but Paartalu heads it away from the box. The rebound falls to Marcinho again but his effort is again kept out by the Bengaluru defence.
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15' - Almost a second for Bengaluru within a minute as Sunil Chhetri's effort is saved by Rehenesh after a good cross from Subhashish from the left.
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14' - GOAL!! A free-kick for dangerous play by Doungel haunts the visitors. Edu Garcia crosses in the ball and Juanan just glances it goalwards as Rehenesh has no chance of saving it.
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12' - Another attack from Northeast as Danilo gets inside and crosses it for Doungel but he is ahead of the ball and it beats him.
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11' - Good move from the visitors as Marcinho's pass deflects onto the path of Narzary who cuts in after dodging past Khabra but the Bengaluru defence clear its lines.
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9' - Both the sides have been lax in possession but Bengaluru have looked more dangerous going ahead so far. Northeast have sat back and tried to catch them on the counter.
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5' - Miku brings down Goncalves as the ref asks him to go out of the boundary for receiving treatment. Northeast United players surround him and protest the decision.
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5' - TP Rehenesh clears frantically as Bengaluru attackers put pressure on the defenders who were passing the ball at the back.
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3' - Good ball into the box by Marcinho but Danilo is unable to get on the end of it.
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2 ' - A rare misdirected pass from captain Sunil Chhetri as he fails to find the run from the right-back.
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1' - And we're off!! NorthEast United are wearing their third kit tonight, a purple one whereas Bengaluru FC are in their blue and white kit.