Bengaluru Tactically Outclass Pune: FC Pune City 1 – 3 Bengaluru FC Review

Roca Shows Popovich Who’s The Boss

Have no doubts about it – Bengaluru FC will be in the semi-finals this year. Whether they win it all in the end or not cannot be predicted but they will definitely make it to the playoffs. No team in the league exhibits the kind of solidity that they do. No team has even showed the kind of tactical agility that Bengaluru has shown in the last five games. The way they won this game is a testimony to how versatile their tactical playbook is and how evolved their teamwork is. Before I explain why I made that statement, though, a word for FC Pune City. Continue reading

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Top of the Table on the Line: FC Pune City vs. Bengaluru FC Preview

Time to Prove Title Credentials

It isn’t often that you see a top of the table clash but feel certain that you know who’ll win it. Generally speaking, teams at the top end of the table are close enough for you to be unsure about predicting the result. As I write this, I have a fair idea of who will win this game but hold on my dear Watson, it isn’t so elementary. Continue reading

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Referee Takes the Spotlight: FC Pune City 2 – 1 Mumbai City FC Review

Penalty Denied; Penalty Given; Game Changed

Mumbai City FC fans will tell you that the referee took three points away from them. I don’t like partisanship but I can’t disagree fully with Mumbai City fans here. Still, I want to tell Mumbai City FC fans that half of the blame for these two lost points lies on their manager. You can’t try to defend a single goal lead for 75 minutes and then complain when you lose the game. It was quite sad really. Continue reading

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