- Hyderabad FC scored a goal in the last minute to cancel out Bengaluru FC's early goal and earned a point in Hyderabad.
- Sunil Chhetri scored the fastest goal in the 2nd minute which was the fastest goal of this season's ISL. Robin Singh scored a goal in the 2nd minute of extra time to give Hyderabad FC the equalizer.
- Bengaluru remain unbeaten and are 2nd in the league. While Hyderabad FC are still at the 10th spot.
The 27th match of the Indian Super League saw Hyderabad FC score a last-minute equalizer against defending champions Bengaluru FC. The visitors Bengaluru FC failed to find an insurance goal that after scoring the fastest goal of the ongoing ISL season in the 2nd minute. They paid the price in the end.
A win would have seen them go top of the league. However, they are now 2nd in the ISL and on 10 points with ATK above them and Jamshedpur FC below on GD.
Lady Luck changes sides in the last minute
Hyderabad FC started the game with a 4-1-4-1 formation while Bengaluru FC played a 4-2-3-1 formation.
The defending champions began proceedings at the G.M.C Balayogi Athletic Stadium. A defensive error from Hyderabad FC allowed Sunil Chhetri to pick up the ball and score the fastest goal of this year’s ISL campaign.
Making the score 1-0 in the 2nd minute for the visitors, Sunil scored his 3rd goal in 3 games. Another attacking display from the Blues saw Raphael Augusto hit the side netting.
In the 9th minute, Chhetri could have scored his 2nd goal of the night, however, it was blocked away by the Hyderabad defenders. In a similar fashion, Raphael Augusto’s attempt in the 12th minute was blocked as well. In the same attempt, the Bengaluru players claimed for a penalty as the ball had clearly hit the defender’s hands.
In the entirety of the first half, Bengaluru FC was all over Hyderabad. Their attempts were either going wide of the goal or they were being saved by Kamaljit Singh and his defenders. Bengaluru, however, couldn’t find a second, and eventually, the first half came to an end.
As the 2nd half bega, 5 minutes into it Sahil Panwar was sent off. The right-back made a dirty tackle from the back on Udanta Singh, who was on his way towards the goal.
Following Panwar’s sending off, Sunil Chhetri attempted a low freekick which found Augusto. His shot was directly at the keeper and he was denied a goalscoring chance yet again in this game.-- Advertisement --
The first half was replicated in the next half, as Bengaluru did everything to get their second. Lady luck was not on their side on Friday night but on Hyderabad’s side.
In the 92nd minute, Hyderabad FC made a last-ditch attempt to find an equalizer and they did. Their only best-attacking chance was met by Robin Singh. The super-sub found back of the net after a chaotic defending scene in front of Gurpreet Singh’s saving range.
A much-needed relief for the home team and for Robin Singh, saw them pick up a point out of nowhere.