The stark difference between Hyderabad FC and Bengaluru FC was palpable from the moment the ball was kicked off.
Kamaljit Singh's poor clearance found Ralte whose pass went straight into the path of Chhetri who made no mistake in slotting the ball home.
In a recent tweet, Kerala Blasters coach Eelco Schattorie suggested that each Indian Super League (ISL) club should be allowed to play only one foreign centre-back.
Besides moving up the table, a win for Bengaluru FC meant maintaining their unbeaten head-to-head record while a Kerala victory would break their duck.
After a 13-day break, two southern rivals — Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters — will resume the Indian Super League action at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday.
A pregnant fan took to Twitter to ask the club to allow her to carry hot water in a reusable bottle as she is 33 weeks pregnant.
The result takes Jamshedpur to the top of the table with seven points from three outings.
Ashique Kuruniyan announced his arrival with a great solo run from the left-back position in the 15th minute.
Head coach Carles Cuadrat too agreed on the impact of that.
The same opponents come calling in their 2019-20 season opener and Bengaluru FC could rewrite history by becoming the first team to win consecutive Hero ISL titles.
While Chennaiyin FC was built around the midfielder with the 28-year-old being a fan favourite, in Bengaluru, he will not be a guaranteed starter.
Having spent eight months without competitive football after suffering an injury, the Australian mid-fielder has found it difficult to keep himself fit.
Sunil Chhetri and company will be on their toes in the upcoming sixth season of the ISL to defend their title.
Karnataka’s DYES confirmed that the body that owns the stadium had issued the consent letter to Jindal Steel Works — BFC’s parent company — to play their games for the entire season.
After his move from Bengaluru FC to ATK two years ago, his career hit a downward slide.