Goa: Hyderabad FC and Bengaluru FC (BFC) performed out a colorless attract a Hero Indian Super League Season 7 encounter on the Fatorda Stadium on Saturday.
The Nizams recorded their second successive clear sheet, grabbing 4 factors in two outings — their greatest begin within the league. However, it was a irritating night for Bengaluru FC, who’re but to register a win this season.
While Carles Cuadrat fielded an unchanged eleven from their 2-2 draw towards FC Goa, Hyderabad coach Manuel Marquez made two modifications to his line-up from the win towards Odisha. Chinglensana Singh and Joel Chianese got here in for Hitesh Sharma and Mohammed Yasir.
The groups confirmed attacking intent from the phrase go and BFC had their first try as early because the fifth minute. Ashique Kuruniyan tried his luck from a distance however his effort took a deflection earlier than being collected by Subrata Paul. This turned out to be the one try at purpose within the first session.
The Nizams’ adamant defending annoyed Bengaluru, who struggled to take the ball as much as their attacking trio of Sunil Chhetri, Kristian Opseth and Udanta Singh. Trying to search out an alternate, Bengaluru engaged in long-range photographs, which proved futile.
Going ahead, Hyderabad had been the higher facet within the first half. The males in yellow almost took the lead within the 25th minute from a Lluis Sastre set-piece. Bengaluru keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu denied Aridane Santana’s header with a full-stretch save to maintain the scores degree.
Hyderabad pushed Bengaluru deep of their territory with Halicharan Narzary, Joel Chianese and Santana making common inroads.
However, the guests suffered a blow earlier than the break as their foreigners — Chianese and Sastre limped off the pitch with Yasir and Sharma changing the duo.
Despite making a half-time change, changing Kristian Opseth with Dimas Delgado, Bengaluru had nothing completely different to supply as their opponents continued to dominate the play.
Santana’s wrestle continued as he missed an excellent alternative to place his facet forward within the 55th minute. After dribbling previous the Bengaluru defence, the Spaniard’s shot was manner off beam.
With some advantageous defending from both facet, frustration was clearly seen on the pitch. Both sides repeatedly tried to search out the web from distance with the makes an attempt being both blocked or going manner off beam.