Bengaluru FC knocked out their arch rivals Kerala Blasters FC in Hero Super Cup

Bengaluru FC knocked out their arch rivals Kerela Blasters FC from the Hero Super Cup.

Following a tie in their group stage match-up with the Kerala Blasters, Bengaluru FC advance to the semifinals. Again, the ISL finalists have placed Kerala Blasters chances of moving on in a competition in jeopardy. In the ISl eliminator for the playoffs, the Tuskers were defeated by Chettri and co.

The game ended in controversy when the Kerala squad left the field in protest of Benthe disputed free-kick goal that had been given, and Bengaluru went on to win 1-0. KBFC has been subjected to numerous sanctions as a result of their inadequate on-field behaviour.

After that contentious encounter, the teams faced off against one another for the first time in yet another eliminator, with both teams entering the game with an equal chance of moving on to the semifinals. The southern derby has traditionally been one of the most competitive games, but the game could not live up to the expectations and finished in a tie (1-1), allowing Bengaluru FC to advance to the semi-finals.

Kerala supporters turned out in droves to support their team during the game, which was held at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode. There were 22565 fans in attendance to watch the game.

Bengaluru FC entered the match with the intention of winning, and they dominated during the initial stages. By creating openings and entering the penalty area, Javi Hernandez was making things challenging for the Kerala Blasters defence. In the 23rd minute, Roy Krishna scored the game’s opening goal by converting a ball from Hernandez.

Following the break, the Kerala Blasters returned in a different frame of mind and were in
control of possession. Gurpreet made some outstanding stops to keep them from scoring in the opening minutes of the second half despite their numerous chances. However, the Blasters reaped the rewards of their relentless attack in the 77th minute when Diamantakos headed in a deflected cross to score.

Bengaluru FC were fortunate since their group rivals Sreenidi Deccan fell to the I-League
champions Roundglass Punjab, allowing Bengaluru FC to take the top spot and advance to the next round.