The Mariners sink on the banks of Mahanadi as Bengaluru clinch their 2nd Fed Cup
Vineeth seals championship victory for the Blues in extra time.
Kerala born player CK Vineeth struck twice in the extra time to grab the second Federation Cup title for the Southern Eagles against the Mariners in the grand finale at Cuttack.
Bengaluru FC thus become the eighth team to have won more than one Federation Cup title.
CK Vineeth struck twice in extra time to help Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan in the final and claim their second Federation Cup crown.The Kerala born striker first struck on the 107th minute in the extra time after the regulation time ended 0-0.
About eight minutes later, he doubled the lead and secured the championship for his side as he struck a screamer. In a tie where Bengaluru FC were considered the weaker contingent due to the absence of key players like Sunil Chhetri and Cameron Watson, the Blues proved everyone wrong by defeating the Kolkata giants and carving their name on the winning trophy.
Albert Roca’s men thus qualify for the AFC Cup next season while Mohun Bagan goes the whole season trophyless inspite of showing promise. Mohun Bagan officials will sit in a meeting tomorrow to review their season and frailties. On the other hand the West Block Blues are on the seventh heaven.