Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chettri’s record-breaking strike denied home side Aizawl FC full points as the much-anticipated Hero I-League match ended in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday.
Both goals were scored in the first half, within a span of five minutes.
Watch Chhetri’s stunning goal here:
Brandon Vanlalremdika (40th minute) opened the goalmouth while Chhetri (45′) cancelled the home team’s lead at the stroke of half time.
The wonder goal added another feather in the talismanic striker’s hat as he leapfrogged Bhaichung Bhutia to score the most number of goals combining NFL & I-League. Bhutia had enjoyed the lead until today with 89 goals.
Bengaluru FC did no less scoring an equaliser just five minutes later when Chhetri received the ball and shot it straight into the top corner of the box from about 30 yards away. The half time ended with the 1-1 tie.
Aizawl FC maintain their enviable unbeaten record at home in the ongoing season. Though Bengaluru FC halted their four- match winning streak at home, the highlanders would be happy with the solitary point earned from the game.