Prince Ibara scored a brace as Bengaluru FC defeated defending champions Mumbai City FC 3-0 in an Indian Super League match right here on Monday.
The loss meant Mumbai City FC missed the prospect to regain the highest spot and have collected solely two factors of their final 5 matches, whereas Marco Pezzaiuol”s males are solely three factors away from fourth place within the factors desk.
Danish Farooq (eighth minute) gave the Blues an early lead which was prolonged to a few by Prince Ibara (twenty third, forty fifth), who scored a first-half brace with two towering headed objectives.
BFC keeper Gurpreet Sandhu was referred to as into motion early as he saved two makes an attempt from Cassio Gabriel and Bipin Singh inside minutes following the kick-off.
.@bengalurufc grabbed 3️⃣ important factors in tonight’s #HeroISL conflict towards the defending champions @MumbaiCityFC! 🔥
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However, it was BFC that took the lead by Danish Farooq, whose left-footed drive from exterior the field gave no probability to Phurba Lachenpa in Mumbai purpose.
Ibara then joined the celebration after burying a header from shut vary to double the lead with solely 23 minutes on the clock. The cross from Roshan Naorem was good and the striker from Congo made no mistake find the again of the online.
The Blues continued to pile extra stress on the Islanders and created a number of scoring alternatives across the half-hour mark.
Bengaluru, let’s preserve pushing! ⚡️
The Blues march away with three factors from the Fatorda after a dominant win over the Islanders. #WeAreBFC #MCFCBFC pic.twitter.com/bEp4CiftYl
— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) January 10, 2022
Des Buckhingam’s males couldn’t handle to comprise the deficit to 2 objectives as Ibara scored once more with a header moments earlier than the halftime whistle.
Roshan Naorem was once more the supplier with an correct nook which noticed the tall ahead leap the best to move the ball residence.
The begin of the second half noticed extra of the identical, with BFC threatening to attain. However, Mumbai acquired extra maintain of the possession and created higher possibilities to cut back the deficit.
Sunil Chhetri was introduced on to switch Ibara who left the pitch owing to an damage. Five minutes previous the hour mark, Apuia noticed his half-volley from long-range hit the right-sided put up and are available out.
Ajith Kamaraj changed Naorem who was fighting a muscle concern late into the match.
The fourth official added 5 minutes for stoppages however Mumbai couldn’t break the BFC defence. The Blues held on to a well-deserved clear sheet and secured all three factors in a sensational general efficiency.