Bengaluru FC extended their unbeaten streak to 8 games in a row after ending Kerala Blasters’ streak of 10 games. They won the Southern derby 1-0, and here are the three talking points from the game between the two in form teams.
Reset for Kerala Blasters
After putting in their best performances in recent weeks, Kerala Blasters were finally overcome by Bengaluru FC. They had the chance to go back to the top of the table, and extend their lead with a game in hand. However, three points lost in the derby means they no longer have that advantage and will have to battle it out even more closely.
Roshan Naorem shines on both ends
The Bengaluru FC left-back was named the Hero of the Match after putting in a remarkable performance both going forward, and defending. His stunning free-kick goal proved to be the difference maker in the game, and he also helped Bengaluru keep a clean sheet.
Bengaluru FC break into the top four
After a disappointing first half of the season, Bengaluru FC have finally found their groove back. They have gone 8 matches without being beaten, and have 20 points from 14 games.
Although their direct competitors have games in hand, they will be favoured to compete for a playoff berth at this stage. And with their current run of form, they might just seal a playoff berth by the time their next six games are played.