ATK Mohun Bagan is defeated by Bengaluru FC to get to the RFDL National Championship final

After the game was tied at 1-1 in normal time, Bengaluru FC defeated ATK Mohun Bagan in a thrilling penalty shootout at the Reliance Corporate Park (RCP) today to go to the Reliance Foundation Developmental League (RFDL) finals.

The pivotal seventh spot-kick in the shootout. Which would have given the Blues this resounding victory. Was missed by Thumsol Tongsin. After an hour of torturous end-to-end play. Bengaluru FC’s Huidrom Thoi Singh scored a miraculous goal in the 61st minute. However to enable the Blues take the lead and break the tie.

Thoi entered this competition fresh off a breathtaking hat-trick in the first half against FC Goa in their National Group Stage matchup in Bangalore. He displayed amazing movement to go by a few ATKMB players after picking up the ball close to the midway point. And then he unleashed a vicious strike from outside the box to give Bangalore a critical lead in the game.

The final 10 minutes saw ATKMB regroup, though, and they began to apply pressure by making some beautiful passing plays. With a few minutes left before halftime, they were awarded a free kick close to the goal line. And forward Ningombam Engson Singh pounced on the deflected kick to hit a strong shot. And score the equaliser to send the match to penalties.

In the shootouts, moreover both teams remained competitive for a large amount of time. But ATKMB ultimately lost thanks to a superb save by Bengaluru custodian and captain Sharon.

 Thoi Singh, who won Player of the Match for this match, on the other hand, was praised highly by Bengaluru FC coach Kaizad Ambapardiwalla.

Brief Scores:

Bengaluru FC 1 (7) (Huidrom Thoi Singh 61’) – 1 (6) (Ningombam Engson Singh 87’) ATK Mohun Bagan

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