Another high-scoring ISL VIII game with six different goalscorers saw Bengaluru FC (BFC) and ATK Mohun Bagan play out a 3-3 draw at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Thursday. The result stretches BFC’s winless run to six matches and extends ATK Mohun Bagan’s run to four games without a win.
Subhasish Bose (13th) broke the deadlock early on with a well-placed header before Cleiton Silva (18th) scored from a penalty to level the score. Danish Farooq (26th) scored his first-ever goal in the competition to send the Blues into the lead but Hugo Boumous (38th) turned up to draw level for ATK Mohun Bagan.
Roy Krishna (58th) also got on the scoresheet as he converted a second-half penalty but Prince Ibara (72nd) equalised with his second goal of the season.
Sunil Chhetri was on the bench while Ashique Kuruniyan was slotted in a more offensive role.
ATK Mohun Bagan started on the front foot and had a goal disallowed for offside in the first seven minutes. Following sustained pressure, Subhasish gave his team the lead after connecting with a corner and heading the ball past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
A few minutes after conceding the goal, BFC was awarded the third penalty of the campaign when Liston Colaco brought down Cleiton Silva inside the box. The Brazilian stepped up and calmly converted from the spot.
Just before the half-hour mark, the scorer then turned provider as Farooq found the back of the net with a header from Silva’s corner. ATK Mohun Bagan scored against the run of play with Krishna feeding Boumous with a perfectly weighted through pass and the attacker effortlessly scored by slotting the ball past an advancing goalkeeper.
A yellow card each was shown to Ajith Kumar and Boumous before the teams went into the break.