Bengaluru FC played a 0-0 draw against Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League fixture at their temporary home ground, Fatorda Stadium, in Goa.
This is Bengaluru FC’s 2nd draw in as many matches. Indian giants need to find their form if they want to have a shot at the title.
Both teams found it difficult to break down the opposition block. This is evident in the mind-boggling stat which says only one shot was on target in the whole 90 minutes. Bengaluru FC took 3 shots and none of them hit the target while Hyderabad FC took 13 shots and had only 1 shot on target.
Bengaluru FC lined up in their usual 3-4-3 formation with Captain Sunil Chettri playing as a Left Winger.
Hyderabad FC manager Manuel Roca put out a 4-2-3-1 formation with two defensive midfielders.
Bengaluru FC 0-0 Hyderabad FC not clinical enough:
The game was clear proof that both teams lack a clinical finisher. After 16 attempted shots, only 1 was on target the other shots were either too wide or too high. This is going to be a very long season if the forwards carry on in the same manner.
Hyderabad FC manager Manuel Roca had to take off two of his players after they picked up injuries. This might have just robbed Roca off of his 3 points.
Hyderabad FC was looking good while the duo, Joel Chianese and Lluis Sastre, was on the pitch. They created many chances but failed to make a difference in the final third.
However, Bengaluru FC struggled to create chances. All their shots came from bad angles and bad positions.
POST MATCH INTERVIEW:
“I thought before the game a point would be important. But with the way we played, I felt we were the better side. We could have won but the injuries came at a wrong time.”– Hyderabad FC manager Manuel Roca
“All of us want to play for three points and we thought we should have won. Lots of chances were created in the second half but we weren’t clinical upfront.”– Bengaluru FC manager Carles Cuadrat
This 0-0 draw has pushed Hyderabad FC to fourth place, 4 points from 2 games has them tied on points with NorthEast United and Chennaiyin FC.
Bengaluru FC are now in the sixth position in the table and have just 2 points from 2 league games.
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