ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC Full Score: Sunil Chhetri scores penalty as Bengaluru FC gets their first win of the season

ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC Live: Chhetri scores his first of the season, slots it to the right of Kaith. Another set piece goal for Bengaluru but it won’t care where the goals come from.

Bengaluru and Chennaiyin were involved in a closely-contested fixture on Friday.

A Sunil Chhetri spot-kick in the second half was enough for Bengaluru to pick up their first win of the season in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) match against Chennaiyin at the GMC Stadium on Friday.

In a match that was evenly-contested for most parts, it was the defending form both teams that took centre-stage.

In a first half that was devoid of much goalmouth action, Chennaiyin’s biggest blow was an injury to Anirudh Thapa. The India international midfielder had to be taken off in the 16th minute, with Edwin Vanspaul replacing him.


Club P W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 ATK Mohun Bagan 3 3 0 0 4 0 4 9
2 Mumbai City 3 2 1 0 4 1 3 6
3 NorthEast United 3 1 0 2 4 3 1 5
4 Bengaluru FC 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 5
5 Hyderabad FC 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 5
6 Chennaiyin  FC 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
7 Jamshedpur 3 0 1 2 3 5 -1 2
8 FC Goa  3 0 1 2 3 4 -1 2
9 Kerala Blasters   3 0 1 2 3 3 -1 2
10 Odisha FC 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1
11 SC East Bengal 2 0 2 0 0 5 -5 0


09:34 PM:

90’+4′ Was that the chance for Chennaiyin?! The ball is played in down the left side for Sylvestr, whose side footed effort is palmed away by Gurpreet.

90’+1′ Ball into the box and Sipovic is up in the BFC box. He goes for a spectacular bicycle kick which goes wide.  Assistant flags for offside, however,

FIVE minutes of added time.

09:24 PM:

09:22 PM: 

87′ Paartalu has a shot at goal from outside the box again. It’s straight at Kaith.

84′ BFC SUB:  Suresh OFF, Amay Morajkar ON

09:15 PM:

82′ BFC SUB: Cleiton OFF, Fran Gonzalez ON

Chennaiyin pushing for the equaliser here. Dominating possession.

09:11 PM:

09:06 PM:

75′ CFC SUBS: Reagan, Jerry OFF; Germanpreet, Rahim ON

74′ Paartalu with a rasping drive from outside the box which goes just over the bar.

73′ Rafael looks for a give-and-go from Chhagte but the winger’s pass is hit too hard. goes out for a goal kick.

69′ Chhangte gets away from Khabra and hooks in a cross into the six yard box where Rafael’s header is deflected behind for a corner. Chennaiyin players ask for a penalty and replay shows the ball struck Ashique’s arm. Let off for Bengaluru.

09:00 PM:

08:57 PM:

63′ Corner for Chennaiyin.

61′ Ashique wih a shot from distance and Kaith again gets behind it.

60′ Ball rolled on to Dimas, who unleashes a shot from distance, which needed a fingertip save by a full-stretched Kaith to keep the ball out.

08:53 PM: 

59′ Edwin with a foul on Chhetri for running through him.

57′ CFC SUB: Esmael OFF, Fathullo ON

55′ GOAL!  Chhetri scores his first of the season, slots it to the right of Kaith. Another set piece goal for Bengaluru but it won’t care where the goals come from.

08:49 PM:

08:46 PM: 

51′ Another innovative idea from the setpiece but no goal comes of it. It leads to a counter attack from which Suresh ends up fouling Concalves. He gets booked for that.

50′ Foul on the edge of the rightside of Chnnaiyin’s box after a highboot by Chhangte on Chhetri.

48′ Crivellaro booked for cleaning out Ashique with a lunging tackle.

47′ Bheke brings down Goncalves by grabbing his shirt. Crivellaro’s freekick fails to beat the man inside the box.

46′ Second half underway. BFC SUB: Brown OFF, Opseth ON

Looks like BFC is bringing on Kristian Opseth in the second half.


08:20 PM: 

Cuadrat screaming at Chhetri to push further up the pitch to offer options in attack.

45’+2′ Chhangte gets down the wrong side of Khabra but his cross doesnt find a teammate.

Three minutes of added time.

43′ Bengaluru dominating possession and looking closest to opening the scoring here. Spaces opening up for them but they can’t get the final pass right.

08:15 PM: 

08:14 PM: 

39′ Kaith punches the ball behind, away from Bheke for another corner.

Bengaluru has done well to mark Crivellaro out of the game so far. Dimas and Suresh have doubled up on him to not allow him to go on one of his dribbles.

37′ Header for Juanan from close range after a knock on from Paartalu from a long throw in. Unluckily for him the header is straight at him.

34′ Bengaluru stretch Chennaiyin on the break but they waste a good opportunity to find someone inside the box with a key pass. Khabra ends up passing backwards from which Chennaiyin win the ball back.

Thapa is shown wincing on the bench. Chennaiyin fans would hope it’s not a long lay-off.

Water break taken

30′ Nearly a goal! Free header for Rahul Bheke, who was unmarked on the edge of the box, to run into the penalty area to get to the ball. But his header on the dive goes narrowly wide of the far post.

08:04 PM: 

25′ Some good quick passing play from Chennai down the right side but Esmael’s pass to release Edwin is too strong.

07:53 PM: 

21′ Eli Sabia booked for catching Clieton with his arm.

A fierce first 20 minutes here with challenges flying in from both sides.

07:51 PM:

18′ Chance on the break for Chennaiyin. Esmael sets up Crivellaro, whose fierce shot is caught well by Gurpreet.

18′  Freekick for BFC on the right. Sipovic comes out to clear the header away from the CFC box.

Edwin comes on for his first appearance of the season.

07:48 PM:

16′ CFC SUB: Thapa OFF, Edwin Vanspaul ON

Thapa signals to the bench he can’t continue…

14′ Bengaluru move the ball from right to left to free up Ashique, who plays a one-two with Chhetri, but the return pass has too much pace on it.

07:46 PM:

07:44 PM:

Thapa seems okay to continue.

Ashique must be careful now. He has made three fouls in the opening minutes.

11′ Thapa is down on the pitch.. Thapa wins the ball but Ashique catches him on the follow through while challenging for possession.

9′ Another foul called against a BFC player. Juanan wins the header against Crivellaro but the referee sees a foul in that. The BFC players aren’t happy.

7′ Ashique again clatters into a Chennaiyin man. This time it’s Tangri, who goes down. Yellow card for the BFC left-back.

Thapa isn’t happy with that challenge and with no decision by the referee. He is up and returns to the pitch.

07:41 PM: 

07:37 PM:

07:35 PM:

5′ Ashique clatters into Thapa and the Chennaiyin midfielder goes down. He seems to be in considerable pain. No freekick.

3′ Freekick for Chennaiyin outside BFC’s box. Crivellaro’s effort is blocked by he wall.

1′ Chennaiyin kick off from left to right. Cross from the left is intercepted by Sipovic.


7.24 pm: The players make their way out to the middle. Bengaluru comes out in its away colours (white), followed by Chennaiyin in its home colours.

7.15 pm: Bengaluru has had only 12 shots from two games with just two on target, which resulted in their goals in the draw against Goa.

07:20 PM:

7 pm: BFC coach Carles Cuadrat has gone for more strength and height to his line-up. Brown offers direct approach, while Rahul Bheke will bring in cover on the left flank against the pace of Lallianzuala Chhangte.

07:00 PM: 

6.45 pm: One change for Chennaiyin. Left-back Fanai, who is injured, is replaced by Jerry Lalrinzuala. Bengaluru has dropped striker Opseth and winger Udanta Singh for Deshorn Brown and Rahul Bhek, respectively.


Chennaiyin FC XI (4-4-2)

Vishal Kaith; Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Anirudh Thapa, Deepak Tangri, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte; Esmael Goncalves, Jakub Sylvestr

Bengaluru FC XI (3-4-3)

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Harmanjot Khabra, Erik Paartalu, Juanan; Rahul Bheke, Dimas Delgado, Suresh Wangjam, Ashique Kuruniyan; Cleiton Silva, Deshorn Brown, Sunil Chhetri

6:38 PM: 

6:35 PM: Chennaiyin FC TEAM NEWS

6:30 PM: Check out Chennaiyin FC players making their way towards Stadium

6:20 PM: 

6:10 PM:

6.10 pm: What makes Chennaiyin vs Bengaluru the big ticket game that is despite it being a three-year old rivalry? Bengaluru’s first season in the ISL in 2017-18 saw these two teams quickly become adversaries over a three-match span which ended in a thrilling final. Aashin Prasad spoke to players –former and current — from both these teams to explain what this fixture means to them.

5:55 PM:

Chennaiyin FC host Bengaluru FC in an ISL clash at the GMC Stadium on Friday, with both sides needing three points in the quest to achieve their respective targets.

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Chennaiyin have produced a sterling comeback in the ISL after Csaba Laszlo has taken over as head coach, and are now locked in a battle with other ISL teams to finish on the top 4.

Bengaluru, meanwhile, need the win to keep pace with other teams of the ISL this season. As both teams are standing at 5th and 6th place respectively this season. However it is too early to say that either one of them won’t be in top 4 since both the teams just have played 2 games as each.

So both the teams will be looking for a win this Friday when these heavy giants meet each other.


Total Matches Played: 07

Chennaiyin FC Won: 03
Bengaluru FC Won: 03

Chennaiyin FC Lost: 03
Bengaluru FC Lost: 03

Match Tied: 01

No Results: 00

Total Goals Scored: 19

Chennaiyin FC Scored: 11
Bengaluru FC Scored: 08


Date: Friday, 04th December, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Place: GMC Stadium, Goa
Teams: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC

# When and Where to Watch Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC:

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When does Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC kick off? Friday, 04th December, 7.30pm IST

Where is Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC being played? GMC Stadium, Goa

What TV channel is Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC?

Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC and other round 1 fixtures of ISL 2020-21 will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi and their respective HD TV channels in India.

Online live streaming of Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC will be available on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV.

Predicted DREAM11 Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC:

CAPTAIN: Sunil Chhetri


GOALKEEPER: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

DEFENDERS: Juanan, Eli Sabía, Enes Sipovic, R Singh

MIDFIELDERS: A Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Erik Paartulu

FORWARDS: Sunil Chhetri, Esmael Goncalves


Chennaiyin FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):

Vishal Kaith; Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa; Esmael Goncalves, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte; Jakub Sylvestr

Bengaluru FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Juanan, Fran Gonzalez, Harmanjot Khabra, Ashique Kuruniyan, Erik Paartulu, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva, Kristian Opseth, Sunil Chhetri

Prediction: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC

On paper, these are two evenly-matched teams, with some outstanding ability in their squads. We are sitting on the fence and predicting a draw in this game.

Prediction: Chennaiyin FC 1-0 Bengaluru FC