In a game that saw six different goalscorers, Bengaluru FC won big against NorthEast United, while ATM Mohun Bagan continue on their winning record against Kerala Blasters in their respective opening games.
ATM Mohun Bagan 4 – 2 Kerala Blasters FC
ATK Mohun Bagan put up a dominating display to beat Kerala Blasters 4-2 in the opening game of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22).Boumous (3′, 39′) and Liston Colaco (50′), paid instant dividends by scoring in the goals. Roy Krishna (27′ P), too did not fail to capitalise from the spot, yet again amongst the goals. Former FC Goa and Mumbai City FC star Boumous became the league’s fastest scorer in an opening encounter, finding the net from outside the box within three minutes.
The first half was sealed and delivered as Boumous capitalised on being left unmarked. He ventured out with precision, hit it across and through the keeper’s legs to deliver a two-goal cushion. Post the break, Liston Colaco curled in a delectable fourth goal with little help from Krishna, much to the delight of coach Antonio Lopez Habas. The game entered into an even contest thereafter with the ball but ATK Mohun Bagan kept teasing the Blasters defenders.
Bengaluru FC 4 – 2 NorthEast United FC
In an entertaining contest that saw six different goalscorers, Bengaluru FC defeated NorthEast United FC 4-2 in the second game of the ISL 2021-22 (at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim. Cleiton Silva (14′), Jayesh Rane (42′) and Prince Ibarra (81′) provided the fireworks for Bengaluru FC, while Deshorn Brown (17′), Mathias Coureur (25′) scored for the Highlanders along with Mashoor Shereef (22′ OG) who unfortunately found his own net.
Former Bengaluru man Deshorn Brown almost provided the opener of the night with an acrobatic attempt in the very first minute.
SC East Bengal 1 – 1 Jamshedpur FC
Both sides cancelled each other out tactically in an intense affair as SC East Bengal were held 1-1 by Jamshedpur FC in the third ISL 2021-22 Hero game at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco. Both goals came from set pieces. Croatian defender Franjo Prce (17′) scored a delightful opener for the Red and Golds while Peter Hartley (45+3′) equalised at the stroke of halftime.