ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC settles for 2-2 draw against Hyderabad FC, remains winless in 8 games
This was Bengaluru FC's sixth draw of the Indian Super League 2020-21, as with three wins and five losses, it has risen to the seventh spot. Meanwhile, Hyderabad FC registered its seventh draw of the season, while with four wins and three losses, it stays on fifth.
Former champion, Bengaluru FC extended its winless streak to eight games in the 2020-21 Indian Super League. It settled for a competitive 2-2 draw against Hyderabad FC, at the Tilak Maidan in Goa, on Thursday. With this, Bengaluru has risen to the seventh spot, while Hyderabad stays on fifth.
The first half saw Bengaluru come up with the opening attack in the eighth minute, which turned out to be a goal from skipper Sunil Chhetri, as he placed his header to the top-right from the centre, following an assist from Cleiton Silva from a free-kick. Five more attacks followed it, but to no avail, as Bengaluru maintained its lead at the half-time break.
The second half saw four attacks until the 55th minute, including a save from Bengaluru goalkeeper, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Nonetheless, five minutes later, Leon Augustine doubled it for the visitor, with his right foot to the bottom-left from outside.
A couple of more attempts were made by either until the 74th minute. Eleven minutes later, Aridane pulled one back for Hyderabad with his left foot, to the centre from a similar spot.
Hyderabad came up with the all-out attack approach and followed it up with another in the 90th minute. The same minute saw Sandaza levelling it for the side, with his right foot to the centre from a similar position.
Hyderabad looked to score the winner in the 93rd minute, only for Gurpreet to deny it. However, it turned out to the game's final attack, as the honours were shared at the full-time whistle.