Bengaluru FC recorded their biggest win ever on Saturday as they handed DSK Shivajians a 7-0 thrashing at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in the 10th edition of the Hero I-League.
The visitors came on the back of a 1-0 win away to East Bengal, whilst Bengaluru had a 2-0 win win away to Shillong Lajong.
Captain Sunil Chhetri who came into the game with some good form behind him, had two goals and and an incredible four assists to hand Bengaluru their fifth consecutive win.
The striker opened the scoring in the 20th minute after a one-two with Seminlen Doungel, scoring from outside the box. Just 2 minutes later he assists Alwyn George who rams the ball home.
Five minutes from the opener, Bengaluru had scored again, this time Chhetri gifted a ball to Lyngdoh and a shot from 26 yards from his left footer sealed the game very early, to the disbelief of DSK coach Dave Rogers.
Bengaluru went into the break 4 goals up after Doungel found the far post with ease in the 31st minute.
A further 3 goals were scored in the 66th, 78th and 90th minute by Chhetri, C.K Vineeth and Sandesh Jhingan.
Speaking in a post match press conference, Bengaluru coach Albert Roca spoke of the need for his team to stay grounded after such a big scoreline.
“A team that won two titles the last three years (cannot be satisfied with what we have done). The circumstances haven’t helped us. The transfers perhaps weren’t as good as we wanted.
“We have scored a lot of goals today, but in other games we were unlucky and (we realise) how important it was to score in the final third. We planned well, but we paid for that. We have to see that there are important goals ahead and we haven’t done anything.”
The win sees the Pune based side to jump to 27 points, level with 3rd placed East Bengal, who have a game in hand.