BAMBOLIM: A 2nd fifty percent objective rush observed Bengaluru FC mark the start out of new coach Marco Pezzaiuoli’s reign at the club with a convincing 5- acquire in excess of Nepalese facet Tribhuvan Army FC in their 2021 AFC Cup Preliminary stage two clash on Wednesday.
Objectives from Rahul Bheke (2), Cleiton Silva (2) and Sunil Chhetri set a seal on the tie and handed the Blues passage into the playoff phases of the continental competition.
Gabonese defender Yrondu Musavu-King made his Bengaluru debut, partnering Juanan Gonzalez at the back.
The Blues built a solid start out to the activity, controlling possession and becoming patient in their lookup for an opening. Ashique Kuruniyan and Bheke supplied width on the flanks, as Bengaluru seemed to extend the visitors and uncover gaps in their defence.
Tribhuvan Military manufactured their initially foray into the Blues’ box in the 13th moment, which finished with Gurpreet Singh Sandhu producing a regulation conserve from what was a speculative exertion from the edge of the place. Only two minutes later on, Tribhuvan skipper Nawayug Shrestha raced totally free down the remaining flank but Bheke’s well-timed sliding deal with stopped him in his tracks.
The Blues’ very best prospect of the very first time period fell to skipper Chhetri, but his exertion from within the box was parried away by TAFC custodian Biwash Chaudhary. Ashique Kuruniyan’s energy on the rebound was then saved by Chaudhary, and the sides built their way into the tunnel with the scores unchanged.
The Blues came out all guns blazing in the second interval, and their persistence was rewarded just 6 minutes soon after the crack, when Rahul Bheke nodded residence a corner from Cleiton Silva to place Bengaluru 1- up. Only moments later on, a scramble in the box saw the ball slide to Chhetri, who produced no oversight to slot previous Biwash to double the Blues’ edge.
The Blues then included two far more in fast succession, with Silva’s stamp on both of those. Chhetri flicked the ball to the Brazilian, who shrugged off his marker, rounded the ‘keeper and then slotted household into an vacant web to make it 3- on the night.
Fewer than a minute later, Udanta managed to wriggle no cost of a few players down the correct flank and uncovered Bheke, whose cross into the region was brought down by Cleiton and completed on the transform past a hapless Biwash in the TAFC aim.
In what was a repeat of the Blues’ opener, Silva’s corner in the 65th moment was nodded residence once yet again by Bheke for Bengaluru’s fifth of the night.
Pezzaiuoli then shuffled with his staff, sending on Ajith Kumar, Edmund Lalrindika and Namgyal Bhutia. Damaitphang Lyngdoh’s introduction in the 75th moment experienced a touch of record to it, as the Meghalaya-born midfielder became the Blues’ youngest ever participant.
Bengaluru were being pleased to retain possession for the remainder of the game, closing out what was a dominant 2nd-fifty percent overall performance.
The Blues will facial area one of Abahani Dhaka Limited (Bangladesh) or Club Eagles (Maldives), in their playoff clash, scheduled to take location at the similar location.