02.04.16: BENGALURU FC 1-0 MUMBAI FC ( FT )
BEN : Daniel Lalampuia 81'

BEN : Amrinder, Osano, Johnson, Rino, Chhuantea, Thoi, Collins, Lyndoh, Len, Vineeth, Kim.
MFC : Pawan, Ashutosh, Anwar, Clyde, Taisuke, Eric, Minchol, Rane, Izumi, Sushil, Kozawa.

REF : Om Prakash Thakur.

90': 3 minutes added time
87': Ausotosh's powerful shot missed the tagget, chance wasted by MFC.
81': Daniel scored following a pass from Vineeth from the left
81': GOOOOOOAAALLLLLL .......Bangaluru scored
61': Vineeth missed again, shoots wide from a pass from Lenn
60': BFC missed again. Thoi shoots straight to Pawan
58': What a miss by Veeneth, he failed to score from a close range following a pass from Kim
51': Brown's left footed free kick sailed over the bar
49': Taisuke fouled by Oceano from behind, free kick to MFC from top of the 18 yards
46': Second session starts
HALF TIME Score remains goalless after the end of first half.
45': 2 minutes of added time
43':Vineeth's cross, Kim's weak header straight to Pawan.
38':Chhuantea's shot hit Kim and finds Len, but he is in OFFSIDE position
31':Eugeneson's free kick, cleared in defence.
30':Yellow Card to Pawan for his bad tackle to Kim. Free kick to Bengaluru FC.
29':Vineeth's left footed shot,off target.
24':Kim's header from Eugeneson's cross, straight to Pawan.
24':Kim's pass to Thoi, his shot blocked.
23':Rane's corss, straight to Amrinder.
21':Vineeth's overhead attempt committed a foul against Minchol.
19':Eugeneson's corner, Johnson's header blocked by Rane.
17':Score remains still goalless.
10':Bengaluru's move, Kim committed foul against Minchol
8':Ashutosh's cross, went wide.
7':Bengaluru's corner, cleared in defence.
7':Rane's long ranger, went wide.
1':Early Bengaluru FC corner. Eugeneson's corner, cleared in defence.
0':Kick off.
0':Both the teams are in the field. Match is about to start.
0': Bengaluru FC will be without the service of skipper Sunil Chhetri today.
0': Eugeneson Lyngdoh back to the team after 2 months due to injury.

BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC will look to switch gears as their I-League title charge enters the home stretch with a vital game against Mumbai FC at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Saturday. Three points adrift of leaders Mohun Bagan and with a game in hand, Ashley Westwood well knows that a positive result in this fixture, one that has quite a spicy history attached to it, will put the Blues well and truly on course for another title showdown. The game kicks-off at 7.05 pm tomorrow and will be telecast live on Ten Action.

In news that has bolstered the mood in the camp and stands alike, midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh marks his return a little after two months since fracturing his fibula, incidentally against Mumbai FC at the Cooperage. But it needs to be seen whether Westwood will hand the No.14 a start. “Eugene is back to full fitness. We’re going to assess him today and see where he is mentally. Physically he’s right there,” said Westwood.

Skipper Sunil Chhetri however, is more of a doubtful starter, not having completely recovered from a groin strain that kept him out of the two World Cup qualifiers against Iran and Turkmenistan. “Sunil had an issue before he went for the camp which is why he didn’t play for India. We will do what is best for his long-term future and will be guided by how he feels.”

Bengaluru are yet to beat Mumbai in five meetings in the League but Westwood brushed aside the fact that there was any profound logic behind the string of results. “There is no problem, just a bit of co-incidence really. Thinking back to one of our early games, we played well but conceded late. We really dominate possession when we play against them but they make themselves hard to break down. They are good at stifling games. Tomorrow, we just need to be confident, have faith in our abilities and take the fight to them,” he said.

Westwood urged the Blues faithful to turn up in numbers, get behind the team but ensure that the proverbial line is not crossed. “It will be great if the fans turn up in numbers, shout as loud as they can and cook up a hostile atmosphere but at the same time behave themselves. It is all good if it stays in the stands and I believe that the lads will come up with a display that gives our fans something to shout about,” he said.