Chhangte dazzles as Lions stun the Blues in ISL clash
New Delhi: Failure to convert chances cost Bengaluru FC dearly as they suffered their fourth defeat of the season, going down 0-2 to Delhi Dynamos in the ISL on Sunday.
In a game of equal exchanges, it was Delhi who managed to convert their chances through Lallianzuala Chhangte (72nd) and Guyon Fernandes (90+8P) and emerge victorious in the early kick-off.
The Blues, who went down for the second time on the road, were handed another blow late on as defender Subhasish Bose was sent off with a straight red card in the seventh minute of injury time, meaning the left-back will miss the trip to Mumbai. With 18 points, Bengaluru stay second in the standings, two points behind leaders Chennaiyin FC.
In a first half that ended goalless, the hosts too had a fair share of half-chances. Chhangte drew a save from Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in the 35th minute while Kalu Uche and Romeo Fernandes kept Johnson and Rahul Bheke busy. End-to-end action followed, and it was the hosts who managed to break the deadlock in the 72nd minute. Kotal contolled Paulinho's through ball inside the box on the right, before sliding it to the wily winger, who made a run into the box and poked it past an onrushing Gurpreet in the Bengaluru goal.
As the Blues sent more bodies into the final third, the hosts managed to get another goal late on from a penalty kick after Subhasish received his marching orders for a shove on substitute Guyon Fernandes inside the box. The Dutch striker stepped up and sent Gurpreet the wrong way to make it 2-0 and seal the win for Delhi Dynamos.