Bengaluru FC Secures Playoff Spot with Victory over Kerala Blasters FC in ISL 2023-24

In an exciting match at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Bengaluru FC secured a 1-0 victory over Kerala Blasters, propelling them into the top-six in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 standings. With 21 points from 18 games, Bengaluru FC now sits in sixth place, one point ahead of Jamshedpur FC.

The winning goal came in the 89th minute, courtesy of Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez, who capitalized on an opportunity created by young talent Shivaldo Singh. Despite facing a resilient Kerala Blasters defense, Bengaluru FC continued to push forward and were rewarded with a crucial victory.

Captain Sunil Chhetri played a key role in the match, forming a strong partnership with Ryan Williams to create several scoring chances. Despite some near misses, including a header off target in the 14th minute and a close opportunity in the 33rd minute, Chhetri’s persistence and the team’s offensive strategy paid off in the end.

Youngster Shivaldo Singh emerged as a standout performer for Bengaluru FC, showcasing his precision with a crucial assist for Hernandez’s winning goal. His rapid rise through the ranks has provided a boost to the team’s attacking options and highlights the talent within the squad.

Bengaluru FC will face FC Goa in their next match on March 14, while Kerala Blasters will take on Mohun Bagan Super Giant on March 13. The upcoming fixtures will be crucial for both teams as they continue their quest for a spot in the playoffs of the ISL 2023-24 season.