Bengaluru FC beat TC Sports Club Maldives in AFC Cup play-off
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Bengaluru FC beat TC Sports Club Maldives in AFC Cup play-off

Indian football club Bengaluru FC defeated TC Sports Club Maldives 3-2 in the AFC Cup playoff in Male on Tuesday.

football Updated: Feb 14, 2018 00:05 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Bengaluru FC defeated TC Sports Club Maldives in the AFC Cup on Tuesday.(Bengaluru FC/Twitter)

Bengaluru FC today 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.

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

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

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However, the home team 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.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 23:49 IST