2/27/2019 11:11:31 PM (GMT+3)

Jamshedpur FC hammer Bengaluru 5-1 in ISL

Jamshedpur FC hammer Bengaluru 5-1 in ISL

JAMSHEDPUR, India: Bengaluru FC side suffered a 5-1 defeat after a second-half blitzkrieg saw Jamshedpur FC scored four times in six minutes in Indian Super League (ISL) at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Semboi Haokip (17’) gave Bengaluru the lead before goals from Augustin Fernandes (45+2’), Michael Soosairaj (54’), Pablo Morgado (56’ 57’) and Carlos Calvo (61’) gave Cesar Ferrando’s side the big win.

Cuadrat’s eleven included faces that have had few or no minutes this season. Sairuat Kima at the back was handed his club debut in a squad that had Bengaluru B players Parag Shrivas, Myron Mendes and Aditya Patra on the bench. Meanwhile Soram Poirei, Ajay Chhetri and Gursimrat Singh started for the first time this season.

Xisco and Luisma Villa – in what was a first in the ISL history -- were the only two foreigners who started the game.

The Blues, having already secured top spot in the League for the second season running, chose to leave behind a host of big names back in Bengaluru for a game that had no consequence on the table.

Sunil Chhetri, Miku, Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Juanan Gonzalez, Albert Serran and Rahul Bheke were rested.

Bengaluru raced to a lead in the 17th minute when Semboi made the most of some poor communication between defender Augustin Fernandes and Subrata Paul.

The Blues then had the chance to tighten their grip on the game when they were awarded a penalty in the 25th minute after Tiri brought Edmund Lalrindika down in the box.

However, Xisco’s penalty lacked conviction and pace and Paul guessed correctly to make the easiest of saves.

Just when it looked like the miss wouldn’t come to haunt Bengaluru, a goalkeeping blunder at the other end brought Jamshedpur right back into the game with seconds to the break. Bengaluru had staved off an attempt from Dhanachandra Singh in the box before Soram Poirei pounced on the loose ball, only to spill it and allow Fernandes to shoot into an empty net from a narrow angle.

But what started out as a promising show by the youngsters soon turned into a nightmare of sorts in a matter of six second half minutes, where Bengaluru conceded four times. (Source: Bengaluru FC)

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