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Delhi, Bengaluru enter quarterfinals of Durand Cup

Delhi, Bengaluru enter quarterfinals of Durand Cup

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Kolkata

Delhi FC and Bengaluru FC today entered the quarterfinals of the 130th Durand Cup football tournament after notching up contrasting wins over Kerala Blasters and Indian Navy, respectively. Willis Plaza scored the winner in the 53rd minute as Delhi beat Kerala 1-0, while Bengaluru recovered from a 0-2 deficit at the half-way stage to outwit Indian Navy 5-3. Plaza is now the top scorer of the tournament with four goals to his name.

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