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Bengaluru FC won 1-0, Javi Hernandez scored in the last minute to reach the top 6

Bengaluru FC Secures 1-0 Thriller Over Kerala Blasters with Javi Hernandez’s Late Winner, Climbing League.

Javi Hernandez
Javi Hernandez’s late goal lifted Bengaluru FC into the league’s top six. (Photo: ISL Media)

Bengaluru FC’s 1-0 thriller vs Kerala Blasters, Javi Hernandez’s late winner

Bengaluru FC emerged victorious 1-0 in a thrilling encounter against Kerala Blasters at the Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium in Bengaluru in the Indian Super League 2023-24. The match saw plenty of action and Javi Hernandez scored a late winner to take Bengaluru FC into the top six of the league table.

Bengaluru FC displayed superiority in finishing, creating several goalscoring chances early on, while Kerala Blasters struggled to find the final pass in the attacking third. Both teams were unable to score a goal at the end of the first half, and the first half ended in a 0–0 draw.

Kerala Blasters came out stronger in the second half and pushed forward in numbers to get the elusive early goal. However, Bengaluru FC’s defensive approach while maintaining a solid backline thwarted their attacks. As the clock ticked towards the 90th minute, the decisive moment arrived when Javi Hernandez calmly fired the ball into the bottom right corner, making it 1-0 for Bengaluru FC.

Bengaluru FC’s Late Winner Secures 3 Points, Climbs to Sixth

In the final moments, Diamantakos had a chance to level the score, but Bengaluru’s Jovanovic saved it. The referee added five minutes of injury time, but Kerala Blasters could not take advantage of this opportunity. Bengaluru FC secured three vital points with this win, taking them to sixth place in the league’s points table.

The decisive moment came in the 89th minute when Sivaldo delivered a precise cross to Javi Hernandez on the edge of the box. Hernandez took a clever first-time shot, burying the ball into the bottom right corner, giving the Kerala Blasters goalkeeper no chance to save.

Throughout the match, both the teams performed brilliantly, with Vibin, Rahul, Suresh and others creating chances for Bengaluru FC while Kerala Blasters countered with efforts from Amen, Fedor and Williams. The game was tightly contested, with crucial saves from Sandhu ensuring Bengaluru FC’s clean sheet.

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Naocha’s 58th minute Yellow Spurs midfield battle

In the 58th minute, Naocha received a yellow card for a tackle on Suresh during a counter-attack. Both teams were pushing for control of the midfield. Tactical battles unfold as players fight for dominance.

Bengaluru FC’s win is a significant boost to their aspirations for a playoff spot, as they now sit in the top six. On the other hand, Kerala Blasters, who are currently fifth in the league with 29 points from 16 matches, will look to make it straight to the semi-finals in the upcoming fixtures.



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