NorthEast United and Bengaluru FC noticed their winless streaks continue as they performed out a colorless 1-1 draw within the Hero Indian Tremendous League right here on Tuesday.
Luis Machado (27′) opened the scoring for the Highlanders however Rahul Bheke (49′) cancelled out his objective after the break to assist the Blues salvage some extent.
The consequence meant Gerard Nus’ facet are actually winless in seven video games, whereas Bengaluru noticed their four-game dropping streak finish however with a draw on the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
NEUFC and Bengaluru each made three modifications every to their eleven. Nonetheless, the Highlanders had been pressured to make a late change earlier than the whistle with Lalengmawia changing the injured Lalrempuia Fanai.
Bengaluru began the sport strongly however regardless of dominating possession, they entered the break trailing a objective down towards their opponents, who created higher possibilities.
Machado put NEUFC forward with a superb strike, after netting a brace towards the Blues within the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Federico Gallego dispossessed Dimas Delgado and made a run straight on the coronary heart of Bengaluru’s defence earlier than unleashing a shot. Pratik Chaudhari miscued his clearance, permitting Machado to obtain the ball on the far put up and slot it previous Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
NEUFC may have doubled their tally quickly after the half-hour mark had Suhair VP transformed his probability. Rochharzela whipped a cross for the unmarked striker within the field, however he cushioned his header over the crossbar.
One of the best probability for BFC arrived throughout harm time. However NEUFC keeper Gurmeet Singh saved his facet’s lead intact, denying Cleiton Silva with a vital save.
Bengaluru restored parity quickly after the change of ends in a moderately fortuitous style by means of a set-piece, after a howler from NEUFC keeper Gurmeet. Dimas performed Bheke on the best flank, who minimize on his weaker foot earlier than launching a shot at objective.
Gurmeet made an error whereas amassing the ball, permitting Bheke to internet his first objective of the season. Following the equaliser, neither facet was unable to carve out any clear-cut possibilities as the sport turned out scrappy.
Bheke, nonetheless, had one other probability to get on the scoresheet late within the recreation however couldn’t make the perfect of it. After BFC gained a nook, Dimas’ cross discovered Bheke within the field, who fired his shot over the bar.