#3 Bengaluru FC 2-3 Mumbai City FC
What are the requirements for a perfect match? Own goals, penalties saved, heated moments, vociferous fans, late goals and an important result? This match had it all.
It was the night of 15th December and the Islanders were playing away in one of the toughest places in India, Sree Kanteerva Stadium. With the vocal West Block Blues throwing sneers and chants throughout the match, life gets tougher for the opponents during those 90 minutes. But Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC always promises to be a cracker of a game. Mumbai City got an early lead as Subhasish Bose’s header went past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu giving the visitors the upper hand. However, this lead was nullified by none other than Mumbai’s centre-back, Mato Grgic, when he scored an own goal, much to the relief of the West Block Blues. However it was not meant to stay as Diego Carlos’s header gave Mumbai their second goal in the 77th minute. Both the teams had got a penalty each, but Gurpreet had it saved for BFC while Amrinder couldn’t as Sunil Chhetri brought BFC back into the game in the 89th minute.
However as it promised to be a cracker, Rowllin Borges shocked the BFC fans in the 90+4th minute. Mumbai City got a corner kick and the lanky lad from Goa made no mistakes as he shot the ball into the back of the net to gift his side 3 unlikely points
Mumbai won the match 2-3 as they tamed Bengaluru’s unbeaten home run, something which BFC desperately wanted to keep going.