I-League Qualifiers: Rajasthan United, Bengaluru United play out 1-1 draw

A
back
and
forth
game
between
both
teams
saw
Bengaluru
United
enjoy
a
solid
first
half,
while
the
team
from
Rajasthan
came
back
in
the
second
period
to
draw
level
by
outplaying
their
opponents
for
a
large
part
of
the
game.
The
match
finished
1-1,
with
FCBU
defender
Kinshuk
Debnath
facing
ejection
after
a
red
card
in
the
86th
minute.

The
match
began
with
both
teams
feeling
each
other
out
in
the
first
ten
minutes,
but
Bengaluru
United
started
to
grow
more
into
the
game
progressively
as
they
got
hold
of
more
of
the
ball.
As
Bengaluru
United
looked
to
build
out
from
the
back,
the
team
looked
confident
of
looking
after
the
ball
and
using
the
whole
length
and
breadth
of
the
pitch.

Rajasthan
United
looked
to
follow
a
set
game
plan
which
showed
signs
of
a
strategy
that
involved
keeping
the
score
at
0-0
in
the
opening
period
and
not
conceding
an
early
goal.
As
the
game
progressed
RUFC
dug
in
and
gave
a
good
account
of
themselves
against
difficult
opposition.
They
looked
to
attack
Bengaluru
United
with
long
vertical
passes
to
transition
from
defence
into
attack
at
high
speed.
RUFC
had
some
promising
moments
where
it
looked
like
they
could
release
either
winger;
Dilliram
Sanyasi
or
Aman
Thapa,
but
they
lacked
the
final
quality
of
pass
that
would
have
put
the
wingers
through
on
goal.

The
game
moved
in
ebbs
and
flows
early
on,
and
sprung
into
life
towards
the
latter
end
of
the
first
half.
FCBU’s
fancied
Spanish
striker
Pedro
Manzi
began
to
get
a
look
of
more
of
the
ball
in
promising
situations
in
the
opponent’s
half.
However,
it
was
his
strike
partner
Luka
Majcen
who
had
the
first
real
chance
of
the
game,
as
FCBU
winger
Gopi
flighted
in
a
looping
cross
from
the
right
wing
which
was
met
by
the
late-arriving
Slovenian,
who
produced
a
first
time
volley
towards
the
near
post.
The
shot
was
saved
with
an
agile
dive
towards
the
ball
by
goalkeeper
Vishal
Joon.

The
breakthrough
came
in
the
41st
minute
of
the
game
from
an
FCBU
set
piece
opportunity.
After
winning
a
free
kick
in
a
promising
position
on
the
left
flank,
Sanju
Pradhan
delivered
a
precise
cross
which
was
directed
goalwards
by
Luka
Majcen.
After
Vishal
Joon
saved
the
initial
attempt,
Pedro
Manzi
followed
up
to
finish
the
rebound
by
putting
the
ball
high
into
the
roof
of
the
net.
This
came
as
the
former
Hero
I-League
Golden
Boot
winner’s
first
goal
of
HILQ
2021.

RUFC
looked
to
direct
its
attack
on
the
Bengaluru
United
goal
through
their
wings,
with
their
wide
players
looking
the
most
likely
to
find
an
opening.
At
the
stroke
of
half
time,
RUFC
built
a
well
coordinated
move
up
the
pitch
which
saw
all
their
attacking
players
combine
smoothly.
They
could
not
find
a
scoring
opportunity,
but
the
play
must
have
given
the
team
an
understanding
of
how
to
approach
the
second
half.

Ten
minutes
after
the
restart,
RUFC
came
agonisingly
close
to
scoring
an
equalising
goal
from
a
set
piece
of
their
own
this
time.
As
Aman
Thapa
delivered
a
fantastically
shaped
cross
towards
the
6
yard
box,
it
was
begging
for
a
final
touch
from
an
RUFC
player
to
put
the
ball
home.
Instead,
the
ball
bounced
out
tantalisingly
for
another
corner
kick.

Much
like
proceedings
in
the
first
half,
the
game
went
through
a
lull
for
a
brief
period,
before
springing
back
into
action
when
Rajasthan
United
equalised
through
their
striker
Sukhjit
Singh
in
the
78th
minute.
The
goal
came
from
a
move
that
was
begun
by
Aman
Thapa,
as
the
Rajasthan
United
number
7
seemed
to
cause
Bengaluru
United’s
backline
all
sorts
of
trouble.
He
combined
well
to
drive
the
ball
up
the
field
and
feed
Sukhjit
Singh,
who
came
onto
his
left
foot
to
take
a
shot
that
took
a
wicked
deflection
off
an
FCBU
player,
leaving
goalkeeper
Kunzang
Bhutia
completely
wrong
footed.
RUFC
got
the
slice
of
luck
with
the
deflection,
but
the
side
richly
deserved
their
goal
for
their
thorough
domination
throughout
the
second
half.

The
restored
parity
set
up
an
exciting
end
to
the
game
for
the
final
few
minutes,
but
things
turned
from
bad
to
worse
for
FCBU
when
veteran
centre
back
Kinshuk
Debnath
got
a
red
card
for
hampering
an
opposition
player
when
he
was
through
on
goal.
From
the
resultant
free
kick
within
range
of
goal,
Aman
Thapa
drew
a
smart
save
from
keeper
Kunzang
Bhutia,
who
tipped
a
fierce
shot
over
the
bar.

Down
to
10
men,
FCBU
looked
to
not
only
protect
their
one
point,
but
also
made
efforts
to
grab
all
three
through
opportunistic
attempts
of
their
own.

Pedro
Manzi
got
a
half
chance
from
a
near
post
header,
which
drew
a
reaction
save
from
Vishal
Joon,
who
steered
the
danger
clear.
The
match
finished
with
both
teams
having
their
respective
strong
phases
in
the
game,
which
eventually
led
to
them
cancelling
each
other
out.

Rajasthan
United
remain
in
a
favourable
position
on
top
of
Group
A
with
four
points
from
two
matches,
while
FC
Bengaluru
United
have
ground
to
make
up.

Source:
AIFF
Release

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