The winner was scored by Daniel Lalhlimpuia in 72nd minute, when his angular right-footer beat custodian Mohamad Sahidul Alam to hit the again of the online. The victory was a creditable one as Bengaluru performed with out their skipper Sunil Chhetri, prolific Miku and goalkeeper Gupreet Singh.
Abahani virtually equalised in the course of the stoppage time when Saad Uddin’s right-footed shot sailed over horizontal.
Earlier than that, Bangladeshi outfit made one other foray into Bengaluru field within the 82nd minute via Saad, who freed Mohammed Mamun Miah solely to seek out him squander it from shut vary.
Earlier in 79th minute, Rubel Miya additionally missed the goal after getting a cross from Sohel Rana following a fast break. Bengaluru alternatively didn’t push round an excessive amount of after getting the purpose.
Within the goal-less first half, Bengaluru had been accomplished dominated by Abahani, who capitalised on the absense of huge weapons, who had been rested, retaining in thoughts the all necessary ISL finals towards Chennaiyin on March 17.
The hosts obtained their second likelihood in 30th minute, which went abegging when Victor Perez proper footed shot from exterior the field was blocked by an Abahani defender.
Earlier in 27th minute, Daniel Lalhlimpuia’s proper footed shot from exterior the field missed the goal.
In distinction, Abahani obtained a number of possibilities, however couldn’t convert them into objectives. The primary one got here in 16th minute when Ralte made a great save on the left backside nook off Seiya Kojima header.
Ralte as soon as once more in 36th minute staved off a Kojima left footer diving to his left. In 40th minute, Emeka Onuoha header from a Waly Faisal cross was astray.