BFC crashes out of AFC Cup

The club's only chance of making it to the continental competition next year was by winning the trophy as it had lost out to ISL champion Chennaiyin FC in the race for a direct entry.

Two second half goals in a span of eight minutes from Altymyrat Annadurdyyev and Vahyt Orazsakhedov, the same players who had troubled BFC in last week's home leg, settled the tie. (File Picture)   -  K. MURALI KUMAR

Bengaluru FC crashed out of the 2018 AFC Cup after it went down 2-0 to Altyn Asyr FK in the second leg of its inter-zonal semifinal here on Wednesday.

The club's only chance of making it to the continental competition next year was by winning the trophy as it had lost out to ISL champion Chennaiyin FC in the race for a direct entry. The 5-2 aggregate loss to Altyn has now extinguished even that possibility.

Two second half goals in a span of eight minutes from Altymyrat Annadurdyyev and Vahyt Orazsakhedov, the same players who had troubled BFC in last week's home leg, settled the tie.

The host scored the first goal through Annadurdyyev in the 50th minute from the edge of the box before Orazsakhedov doubled the lead with an easy tap in. The ball fell at his feet after cannoning off the upright following a strike from defender Mekan Saparov.

Bengaluru, on the other hand, had only a few half-chances to show, with the first two of those falling to Miku and Sunil Chhetri half an hour into the match. Udanta Singh and Nishu Kumar had attempts of their own, but none too dangerous to trouble the Altyn goal.