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Chencho Gyeltshen's spectacular strike could mark the start of something special at Bengaluru

Chencho Gyeltshen scores with an acrobatic effort for Bengaluru against NorthEast.
Chencho scores with an acrobatic effort for Bengaluru against NorthEast.

Two minutes into injury time against NorthEast United in Guwahati on Wednesday, Bhutan's Chencho Gyeltshen soared in the air, turned his body upside down and met Sunil Chhetri's header near the NorthEast penalty spot with a precise back-volley to salvage a point that maintained Bengaluru's unbeaten start to the Indian Super League (ISL) season.

Yet, this wasn't the only reason this goal was special. It points to a bigger role Chencho can play for Bengaluru for the rest of the season. In fact, the...

ISL Power Rankings: Amrinder Singh arrives, Ferran Coromoinas tops again

Amrinder Singh has been Mumbai City's best player over the last fortnight.
Amrinder Singh has been Mumbai City's best player over the last fortnight.
As we head into this fortnight's international break, we welcome you to round 3 of ESPN's ISL Power Rankings. (Round 2 of the Power Rankings)

#10 Amrinder Singh - 108.3 points (new)

Goalkeeper, Mumbai City After a sluggish start to the season, Mumbai City have gathered up a head of steam on the back of three consecutive wins (1-0, 1-0 and 2-0). Coming after that 5-0 hammering at the Fatorda, this shows immense strength of character from the Islanders -- especially from their best player over...

Sunil Chhetri steps up on big night for Bengaluru once again

Sunil Chhetri's hat-trick earned Bengaluru a place in the final in their maiden ISL campaign.
Sunil Chhetri's hat-trick earned Bengaluru a place in the final in their maiden ISL campaign.

The easiest way to spot a match-winner is how they turn up for the big occasion. On Sunday evening, Bengaluru FC found theirs in captain Sunil Chhetri. Time and again.

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In the 65th minute, with Bengaluru leading 1-0, and having just survived a spell of pressure early in the second half, a feeble back pass from Rafa Lopez puts Pune goalkeeper Vishal Kaith under pressure, resulting in a hasty clearance and a throw-in. Even as the Pune players scramble back, Chhetri is at the touchline, urging a ball...

Kanteerava bounces as Bengaluru announce themselves to the ISL

Everything was different about the way things went at the Kanteerava as Bengaluru FC (BFC) cruised to a 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC in their first game in the Indian Super League.

The usually intimate Kanteerava, made up of about 8,000 fans on average, became intimidating on the night as 17,700 fans turned up to watch BFC open their latest chapter. This was the third best turnout at the Kanteerava in three years since BFC made it their home. It wasn't just about the West Block (the most populated...