Bengaluru FC beats TCS Maldives 3-2 in AFC Play Off

The Indian club came up trumps in a game which witnessed five second-half strikes after a barren first 45 minutes.

Bengaluru FC on Tuesday pipped TC Sports Club Maldives 3-2 in a thrilling away play-off encounter of the AFC Cup football tournament.   -  TWITTER/BENGALURU FC

Bengaluru FC on Tuesday pipped TC Sports Club Maldives 3-2 in a thrilling away play-off encounter of the AFC Cup football tournament.

The Indian club came up trumps in a game which witnessed five second-half strikes after a barren first 45 minutes.

Semboi Haokip struck twice in the 52nd and 78th minute while Australian defender Erik Paartulu scored one in the 69th minute during the visitor’s successful away campaign.

Winger Toni was also in his element as he contrinuted with perfect flag-kicks during BFC’s first two goals which Semboi and Erik headed home.

However the host restored parity with double strike within a space of two minutes. In the 71st minute, Mahudhee provided an assist for Anatoli to slot home and the former within a couple of minutes levelled proceedings latching onto an error from Nishu Kumar.

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