ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC Latest Updates: Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad share the spoils as it ends goalless after 90 minutes of play. Hyderabad were the better team and will be unhappy with just the one points. Bengaluru, had only one shot on goal, that too off target. Liston Colaco, who caught everyone’s eye in Hyderabad’s previous game, came off late in the 83rd minute and it proved to be too less a time for him to make a difference. Bengaluru FC were on defence mostly even in the second half after Hyderabad FC lost two key foreigners in Joel Chianese and Lluis Sastre to injuries in the first half. BFC’s Gurpreet Singh Sandhu pulled off a stunning save from Aridane Santana’s header. This was match No.9 of the ongoing season at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa.
Bengaluru FC wasted a two-goal lead in their first game to settle for a 2-2 draw with FC Goa while Hyderabad FC began their season with a 1-0 win over Odisha FC. While Bengaluru have no injury concerns ahead of the game, Francisco Sandaza will not be available for Hyderabad. Carles Cuadrat will be demanding an immediate response from his team led by the talismanic Sunil Chhetri. Head coach Manuel Marquez admitted that the kind of win they had gave the team a lot of confidence.
Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat after the match:
"I think we were working for the three points but unfortunately we got only one point.
"You expect to create more chances. We create only a few.
"It's a different team without Dimas. He had a bit of a problem in the pre-season with him and we tried different things. Udanta and Ashique doing good. Dimas isn't ready. I think they are doing well."
Hyderabad FC Manuel Marquez's words after the match:
"Definitely (Hyderabad could have won). May be before the game, one point was a good score but after the game, may be, for me, was a equal game, but if one team deserved to win, it was Hyderabad.
"If I tell the truth, I don't know because I was totally focussed on the second half. I went to the dressing only for a minute. Joel has a swelling but Sastre has a massive problem but we don't know exactly how long they will be out.
"May be in the second half when they put Dimas with the centre backs, the team was not very compact and when we recovered, we were too close to Subrata. The team is very good with the ball, I am happy with the performance of the players. But for me as a spectator, it was a game with not too many chances."
Hyderabad FC defender Chinglensana Singh won the Hero of the Match award and this is what he had to say:
"Very proud (of the performance). The team worked really well. Whatever we have working on the training has been working out. We have kept two straight clean sheet, which is good.
"He (Manuel Marquez) is a defender so I am learning a lot from him on and off the pitch.
"Every game we look with the three points. We couldn't get three today but we are happy with a point as we played away to Bengaluru. I would like to dedicate this point to my grandmother, who passed away a couple of days ago."
FULL TIME! And it ends goalless at the Fatorda Stadium between Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad FC. Hyderabad were clearly the better team with Bengaluru largely on defence and just one shot on goal, that too off target.
Carles Cuadrat seemed unhappy with the officials as he had a go at home as soon as the full time whistle was blown. As former champions, Bengaluru will not be happy with the one point but they should be given Hyderabad could have walked away with three points today.
Bengaluru FC 0-0 Hyderabad FC
90+4' FULL-TIME at Fatorda and it ends all square. Consecutive clean sheets for Hyderabad in what is the first 0-0 draw of the 2020-21 @IndSuperLeague campaign.#BFCHFC #LetsFootball #HyderabadFC 🟡⚫️ pic.twitter.com/BFKzyJ4Lbz— Hyderabad FC (@HydFCOfficial) November 28, 2020
HALF TIME! Hyderabad FC have clearly been the better team in the first 45 minutes of football. But they have had two big injuries in Joel Chianese and Lluis Sastre, which will affect them in the second half. Bengaluru FC saw their keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu make a big save but they will need to take more control in the midfield.
Bengaluru FC 0-0 Hyderabad FC
Manuel Marquez said his team always prepares for set pieces and not just ahead of the game against Bengaluru. "In football, there are five things things - attack, defence, two transitions and set pieces. You have to work on all these things, set pieces in defence and attack. We have to defend well in set pieces because they are strong and have different variations and headers and shooters. We try to avoid these kind of situations but we have to defend when it comes because we know that is one of their strong points," he explained.
The clean sheet for Hyderabad FC meant the backline of Akash Mishra, Joao Victor, Odei Onaindia and Asish Rai did a good job and none of them were substituted till the end of the game. However, with the games coming thick and fast and injuries being a problem for all the teams, Marquez admitted that the team combination may have to be altered time and again to protect the players.
Bengaluru’s defence was on full display in the first half of their opener against FC Goa, where the Goan side dominated the field of play but found it difficult to break through. FC Goa were able to break them for two goals in the second half but Marquez said they were just Bengaluru’s “worst moment in the game”. Bengaluru FC have always worked hard on their set-piece play in training and that shows on the field when they are usually able to break through defences with their variations of set-pieces. Even against FC Goa, both the goals they scored were more or less from dead ball situations.