Bengaluru FC beat Gokulam to reach Q/F
Bhubaneswar: The second day of the Hero Super Cup 2018 saw ISL 2018 Runners Up Bengaluru FC seal their quarterfinal spot in the dying seconds of the game defeating seventh placed I-League outfit Gokulam Kerala FC 2-1.
While the Hero I-League outfit showcased some great football taking an early lead, it was Bengaluru FC who made way to the quarterfinals through two amazing strikes from Miku (70') and Udanta Singh (90+5'). Henry Kisseka (33') scored the lone goal for Gokulam Kerala FC.
The first half began with Kerala Gokulam FC pressing hard. However it were the Hero ISL 2018 Runners Up Bengaluru FC who had the first clear chance to take a lead in the 11th minute, when Sunil Chetri failed to find the back of the net, thanks to a brilliant save from the Gokulam Kerala FC goalkeeper Nikhil Barnard.
Thereafter a series of attacks plied on both sides yielding no results. However a brilliant pass in the 33rd minute from Gokulam Kerala FC's Macedonian forward Hristijan Denkovski to Henry Kisseka, gave the Hero I-League outfit a crucial lead in the game.
Bengaluru FC there after were constantly pressing hard on Gokulam Kerala FC but some brilliant interceptions and a solid defense coupled with some error-free goalkeeping barred Bengaluru FC of an equalizer in the first 45 minutes of the game.
The second half began with Bengaluru FC taking the lead to attack and they nearly scored one in the 50th minute .through Subhashis Bose, but the ball hit the post.