AFC Cup 2018: Abahani Dhaka vs Bengaluru FC, Player Ratings
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup action in the Group E came to a conclusion as Bengaluru FC traveled to neighboring nation Bangladesh to take on Bangladesh Football Premier League champions Abahani Dhaka.
Bengaluru FC had a simple brief going into the match - they had to win all the three points and hope that New Radiant SC drop points against Aizawl FC in Guwahati.
Bengaluru FC pulled off an incredible performance against Abahani Dhaka and won with a commanding display in a 4-0 victory.
Sunil Chhetri was the main man in attack for the Blues with three assists and goals spearheading the side from the front.
Bengaluru FC had good fortunes on their side as Aizawl FC won 2-1 against New Radiant SC in Guwahati ensuring that Bengaluru finish top of the Group E standings and progress to the inter-zonal playoff semis.
Shahidul Alam (4/10) - The Abahani skipper had a taxing time between the sticks as they conceded two quickfire goals within the first twenty minutes of the match.
Waly Faisal (5/10) - The left-back was up against Udanta Singh on his flank and did his best to thwart off any attacks from the pacey winger.
Nasiruddin Chowdhury (4.5/10) - The central defender was up against Daniel Segovia inside the box and had a tough time dealing with the Spaniard striker and was unable to match up to his speed and physicality.
Rayhan Hassan (4.5/10) - Hassan also played in the central defence and was made to work hard by the Bengaluru FC attack with a constant barrage of attacks in the first half.
Saad Uddin (6/10) - The right-back of Abahani Dhaka was perhaps the only defender who managed to make a few inroads into the Bengaluru half. He made some runs on the right flank and combined well with the attackers.
Emon Mahmud (5.5/10) - Mahmud operated just in front of the defence and tried to contain the Bengaluru midfield who were easily threading passes across the pitch. He put in a lot of tackles but found it tough to contain the Blues.
Tutul Badshah (5/10) - The second defensive midfielder for the Dhaka side played his part in defending against the Bengaluru midfield but like Mahmud, had a tough evening in office.
Nabib Jibon (5.5/10) - The winger for the Bangladeshi displayed some glimpses of attacking intent with some runs into the Bengaluru half. He had to help out his midfield and fall back to defend whenever needed.
Rubel Miya (6/10) - Miya did well whenever he had the ball as Dhaka tried to catch Bengaluru FC on the counter. He had a couple of shots on goal but could not trouble Ralte in the BFC goal.
Seiya Kojima (6/10) - The creative centre of the Abahani Dhaka side as he tried to create attacks from the midfield. He himself had a couple of efforts on the goal but could not get his name on the scoresheet.
Emeka Onuoha (5.5/10) - The point man in attack, Onuoha did his best to trouble the Bengaluru FC defenders with his physical play.
Mohammed Miah (3/10) - Miah replaced Jibon in the final ten minutes of the match as Dhaka made their first change of the match.
Faisal Shitol (1/10) - The midfielder came on in the final minutes of the match when he replaced Miya after he was stretchered off the pitch.