Christy Davis and Muhammed Nemil stood out for their performances at the Durand Cup finals held in Kolkata last Sunday.
Captain Eduardo Bedia scored the all important goal from a set piece in the 105th minute after the final match went into the extra time in front of 34,000 spectators.
The Army Red squad decided to withdraw from the tournament as a result and FCBU received a bye into the semi-finals.
Gokulam started proceedings with very positive intent. They played an attacking game from the word go and created quite a few chances to score.
Fr the Kerala Blasters as madness prevailed on the ground, causing as many as three red cards for them in the match -- all in the second half.
Both sides had already made it to the quarter-finals, so the Black Panthers will be going through as Group A runners-up.
Bengaluru FC will be looking to do better than their previous performance at the prestigious tournament, when they could not make it past the group stages in 2019.
The two sides clashed in a Group B encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium.
Both the teams have already qualified to the next stages, having won their previous two games and are currently on six points.
GKFC goalkeeper Rakshit Dagar got injured after a collision with Army Red's Mukesh Kumar and he was replaced by PA Ajmal.
Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC on Sunday announced their 22-man squad for the ongoing 2021 Durand Cup.
FC Goa will take on Sudeva Delhi FC in a Group B match of the 130th Durand Cup at Vivekananda Yubabharati Krirangan.
Scores remained level at half-time and given how wasteful both teams were on either half, it seemed that the game was heading for its first goalless draw.
Twice former champions Mohammedan Sporting, overwhelmed Central Reserve Police Force 5-1 in a Group A encounter, at the Kalyani Stadium.
Azharuddin Mallick gave the Black and White's an early lead in the first-half and then scored a second goal just minutes from close