Table toppers Bengaluru FC go down to Jamshedpur

Edmund Lalrindika of Bengaluru FC in action on Wednesday. PC: ISL

Jamshedpur, February 27:  Indian Super League 2018-19 table toppers Bengaluru FC’s second string side succumbed to a huge 1-5 loss to Jamshedpur FC in their final league game at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Wednesday.

With the top spot secured, Blues coach Carles Cuadrat made a remarkable eight changes to his side. Ajay Chettri and Sairuat Kima make their full ISL debuts as Rino Anto was named skipper.

In the final league clash, Thongkhosiem ‘Semboi’ Haokip (16′) opened the account in the 16th minute while Xisco Hernandez missed out on an big opportunity from the spot.

For Jamshedpur, Augustin Fernandes (45+2′) equalised in stoppage time before half time.

Pablo Morgado’s (56′ and 57′) brace was sandwiched between Michael Soosairaj’s (54′) and Carlos Calvo’s (61′) goals as the Men of Steel came from behind to end their campaign on a sweet note.

Meanwhile, BFC had only four men on the bench, which included three academy graduates.

Soosairaj and Morgado came back into the Jamshedpur XI as an injured Tim Cahill returned to India, looking on from the director’s box.


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