A goal with the last touch of the game by Roy Krishna and a strike from N. Siva Sakthi- his fourth of the tournament, saw Bengaluru FC pull off a 2-1 victory over a 10-man Odisha FC in the second quarter-final at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan on Saturday evening.
Diego Mauricio got the equalising goal for the Juggernauts, thus making the Blues the second team after local giants Mohammedan Sporting to make it to the semi-finals and have now made it to the last four stage in all their four appearances in Asia’s oldest football tournament.
The scrappy and ill-tempered 90-minutes of regulation time, which ended goalless was turned around in the 30-minutes of extra time that saw as many as eight yellow cards shown in that time. Shubham Sarangi of OFC got the marching orders in the 85th minute for a second bookable offence.
There were about two chances of note in the first half and both fell to Odisha. Diego Mauricio broke free in the eighth minute, but his shot from close to the keeper went well wide off target….