Hyderabad FC defeated Bangalore FC with ease on Friday in an Indian Super League (ISL) 2022–23 game at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium. Breaking a goal drought of seven games.
After taking a skillfully executed free kick to open the scoring. The striker forced Sandesh Jhingan to score an own goal just before halftime. In the 90th minute, Joel Chianese off the bench to complete the victory.
The hosts kept the same starting lineup
The visitors made four changes to the team that defeated East Bengal FC last week. At the centre of the defence, Chinglensana Singh was replaced by Nim Dorjee, and Joao Victor was replaced by Borja Herrera.
Mohammad Yasir was replaced on the right wing by Rohit Danu. And Joel Chianese was benched in favour of Javier Siverio.
Within the first ten minutes, there were two chances, one at each end. From the left flank, Roshan Naorem and Javi Hernandez executed a deft one-two before Roshan’s low cross was stopped by Nikhil Poojary. At the other end, Siverio ran down the left wing while carrying the ball until Suresh Wangjam stopped him with a decent challenge.
In the 26th minute, Ogbeche broke his scoring drought by scoring the opening goal after an excellent team effort by Halicharan Narzary, Herrera, and Ogbeche to execute a well-worked free kick at the edge of the box. Prior to the seven-game skid, he scored once in the earlier season matchup between the two teams.
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Before the half, Hyderabad FC doubled their advantage.
Before Ogbeche sent it into the turf, Narzary whipped in a cross from the left. The defending champions led by two goals at the break after Jhingan’s errant clearance turned the ball that was headed off-target into his own goal.
In the final minute of play, Chianese side-footed Abdul Anjukandan’s low cross from the right into the far post. Handing the game to the substitutes as the Blues suffered their seventh loss of the year.
Due to the defeat, they remain in eighth place, nine points outside of the final playoff slot. The Blues’ next match is against East Bengal FC on December 30 at the Salt Lake Stadium.
Hyderabad FC is once again in first place. One point ahead of Mumbai City FC, who still has a game to play. On December 29, the reigning champions will play host to NorthEast United FC.