Bhuvneshwar, April 17: 10-man Bengaluru FC came from behind in the second-half to thump Kolkata football giants Mohun Bagan 4-2 at the Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday in the second semi-final to set up a final date against East Bengal on Friday in the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super Cup.
Miku scored a second-half hat-trick (63rd minute, 65th and 88th penalty) and skipper, talisman Sunil Chhetri (90th) scored the breather for Bengaluru FC after Dipanda Dicka put Mohun bagan in to the lead in the 42nd minute. The Cameroonian also earned a consolation the injury time (90+2’), which was not enough for the Kolkata side to stay alive in the newly formed tournament.
Bengaluru FC controlled more off the possession in the first-half but they failed to find a way to penetrate through the Mohun Bagan defence. The Kolkata club on the other side created better chances inside the opposition box, which helped them take the lead.
However, in the second-half, Bengaluru FC came in all-out attack, creating chance after chance, asking questions to the Mohun Bagan defense, which was constantly put under pressure.
Bagan play also looked mocked up under the constant pressure put on by the Albert Roca managed side, who kept better composure on the ball to seal off a comfortable victory despite the Nishu Kumar, red-card nearing the 70th minute mark.