Bengaluru FC (BFC) and Hyderabad FC (HFC) played out a tepid 0-0 draw at the Fatorda Stadium on Saturday.
The way BFC boss Carles Cuadrat walked off the ground, raging against the match officials, told the story; it was a second successive draw for the 2018-19 champion, while Manolo Marquez’s Hyderabad would be happy with a point to add to the win it secured over Odisha FC in the opener.
However, injuries to key players Joel Chianese and Lluis Sastre, both of whom had to be withdrawn by half time, are sure to keep Marquez worried.
BFC and Hyderabad passed the ball around in the opening 20 minutes but seldom threatened each other’s goals. The first real chance fell to Hyderabad’s Aridane Santana in the 24th minute, but his header from six yards out off a Lluis Sastre free kick was palmed away…