Bengaluru FC became the first Indian club to reach the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup final by trouncing holders Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim 3-1 in the semi-final second leg in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Bengaluru remained indebted to skipper and mercurial forward Sunil Chhetri who scored a brace on either side of halftime with defender Juanan adding gloss to the scoreline after the visitors had taken the lead through Safiq Bin Rahim early on in the game at the Kanteerava Stadium.
Twitter erupted after Bengaluru FC’s historic win and here are some of the tweets:
Oh wow @bengalurufc, congratulations. Another step on India's footballing journey. Was a bit worried when the away goal was scored— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 19, 2016
@bengalurufc you rockstar youuuuu!!!!👏🏼I'm anSuper duper proud fan!!😇Congratulations you guys 👏🏼👏🏼Super inspiring!👏🏼😊#respect#history👊🏻— Ashwini Ponnappa (@P9Ashwini) October 19, 2016