Here's the live commentary of the match between Mohun Bagan Super Giant and Bengaluru FC, taking place at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. It's a rematch of the 2022-2023 ISL final and it's going to be a very eventful game.
Mohun Bagan started their campaign with a convincing 3-1 victory over Punjab FC, so their goal would be to continue their winning form whereas, Bengaluru FC will be looking to register their first win of the season after suffering a defeat in their opening match against Kerala Blasters.
First Half Begins!
Mohun Bagan Super Giant vs Bengaluru FC is underway.
04'| Bengaluru seems to have it under control
The visitors are not letting the Mariners play out from the back which is forcing them to play long passes.
06'| Shot from Roshan Singh is wide
Roshan Singh tried his luck from distance but it was way out of the target, not troubling the goalkeeper whatsoever.
10'| Roshan Singh is looking sharp in the midfield
Whenever the ball touches Roshan Singh's feet, Bengaluru's play light up and this time if not for Vishal Kaith's streched arm, Bengaluru would've been one nil up.
12'| Thapa cleares off the line
Anirudh Thapa restricted Bengaluru from scoring by clearing the ball off the line in the nick of time.
14'| Big chance for Mohun Bagan
Liston Colaco couldn't finish off a great counter attack, started by Hugo Boumous and it stays 0-0 at the Salt Lake Stadium.
17'| Bengaluru is looking very organised in defense
The Mohun Bagan strikers are finding it very difficult to penetrate the Bengaluru defense as they're providing no open spaces whatsoever.
20'| Good block by Jovanovic
Aleksandar Jovanovic, the big centre back came up with a crucial block in front of the goal off a Jason Cummings shot.
24'| Mohun Bagan controlling the play
The hosts are enjoying a nice spell of possession but are unable to create something useful and Bengaluru are happy to sit back and let them have the ball.
28'| Both teams are cancelling each other out
The defense of both the teams are playing so well that the forward going players are feeling nothing but helpless, as there's no supply from the back.
29'| Petratos tries his luck
Dimitri Petratos tried his luck from more than 25 yards and the shot sailed over the keeper without troubling him.
32'| Nice ball in by Colaco
Liston Colaco delivered a nice ball into the box but it was dealt with quite easily by the Bengaluru defense.
34'| Cummings's flick is wide
Jason Cummings tried a cute little flick shot off a nice low pass by Hugo Boumous but unfortunately it was not on target.
36'| Good defending by Bengaluru
Jason Cummings's powerful low pass into the box was blocked by the visitor's defense quite easily and it remains 0-0 at Kolkata.
39'| Yellow card for Kumar
Rohit Kumar received a yellow card for stopping the counter by fouling Manvir Singh.
40'| Great run by Colaco
Liston Colaco went on a great solo run but unfortunately the ball ran out of play and the cross he provide didn't count.
43'| Colaco's effort is way over the target
Liston Colaco seemed to be doing everything right but is unable to come up with the end product, as he launched another shot into the stands.
2 minutes of additional time.
First Half Ends.
Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru are still in a deadlock at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
Second Half Begins!
Is Mohun Bagan going to break the deadlock or are we going to see Bengaluru sneak in a victory?
48'| Penalty Appeal by Mohun Bagan players
Jason Cummings was brought down inside the box but it wasn't convincing enough for the referee to award a penalty, the Mohun Bagan players can't believe it.
50'| Kaith keeps Mohun Bagan into the game
Rohit Kumar forced a diving save by the Mohun Bagan keeper, Vishal Kaith from outside the box and it's still 0-0 at the Salt Lake Stadium.
53'| Good play by Mohun Bagan
The Mariners tried to play out from the back and was almost successful as Petratos found Liston Colaco with a beautiful pass, but he was unable to make something more of it.
57'| Corner for Mohun Bagan
Dimitri Petratos tried to chip in a goal but his effort was blocked Jovanovic and the forward had to satisfy with corner.
60'| Yellow card for Ali
Anwar Ali was warned with a yellow card by the referee for stopping an amazing solo run of Roshan Singh.
62'| Yellow card for Wangjam
Suresh Wangjam conceded a silly free kick in a dangerous position and got booked by the referee.
66'| Good pressure by Mohun Bagan
Mohun Bagan are pushing hard to break the deadlock but Bengaluru's defense remain stubborn as ever.
68'| Boumous breaks the deadlock for Mohun Bagan!
Hugo Boumous scored his first goal of the season in a match which had written a draw all over it. The goal came through a beautiful lay off by Jason Cummings who took the ball down from the air with great elegance and served the ball on a plate for the Mohun Bagan No. 10.
71'| Substitution for Mohun Bagan
Armando Sadiku, Glan Martins and Brendan Hamill replaces Jason Cummings, Anwar Ali and Hugo Boumous.
74'| Red Card for Wangjam
Suresh Singh Wangjam received his second yellow card of the match for fouling Dimitri Petratos which is seemed to be a very harsh decision. Mohun Bagan are a goal and a man down.
81'| Bengaluru are finding it difficult to equalise
The visitor are trying to go forward but because of the fresh legs brought on by the Mohun Bagan coach, they're finding it very difficult to attack.
83'| Substitution for Bengaluru FC
Keziah Veendrop replaces Curtis Main
83'| Substitution for Mohun Bagan
Kiyan Nassiri replaces Sahal Samad.
84'| Sadiku's shot is wide off the target
Armando Sadiku failed to hit the target after going on a great solo run and settle the games for Mohun Bagan Super Giant.
86'| The substitute in the name of Veendrop shoots
Keziah Veendrop came up with an amazing dipping shot, which just missed the target.
8 minutes of additional time.
90+1'| Red card for Roshan Singh
Bengaluru FC are down to 9 men as Roshan Singh received a straight red card for stopping Petratos who was clear on goal.
90+4'| Mohun Bagan are trying to see out the game
The home team are showing excellent game management and is probably trying to see out the game.
90+6'| Big chance for Petratos
Dimitri Petratos failed to capitalise on an easy opportunity and hit the ball over the target.
90+7'| Petratos misses again
Dimitri Petratos once again failed to keep the ball on target and hit the side netting with sheer power.
Hugo Boumous's goal separate the two teams at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan and it's two wins in two games for Mohun Bagan Super Giant.