A late injury-time goal from Rahul KP handed Kerala Blasters a dramatic comeback 2-1 win over rivals Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday.
An acrobatic first-half effort from Cleiton Silva (24’) handed Bengaluru the lead before substitute Lalthathanga Khawlhring netted an equaliser (73’). The game looked to be heading for a draw before Rahul scored a brilliant individual effort in injury time.
Despite starting the game better, Kibu Vicuna’s men lacked the final ball and was promptly punished by a Bengaluru goal that came arguably against the run of play.
After threatening in the opening exchanges, Kerala had their first clear-cut chance in the 18th minute when Jordan Murray’s shot from inside the box went over the bar. Minutes later, Sahal Abdul Samad’s threatening run into the box came to nothing.
Bengaluru promptly punished them for not making the most of their opportunities. Rahul Bheke’s long throw from the…