AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC vs TC Sports Club, 5 Talking Points
Toni Dovale scored a hat-trick as Bengaluru FC dismantled TC Sports Club in the second leg of the AFC Cup playoff. By the end of 90 minutes, the home side managed to score 5 goals past the hapless visitors who tried their best to mount a challenge in the first half.
BFC thus registered a comprehensive 8-2 aggregate victory over the Maldivian outfit. Here are the major talking points from tonight's one-sided affair.
#1 TC Sports begin well against well drilled BFC
Having conceded three goals on their own turf last week, not many expected the Maldivian club to pose a threat to Bengaluru tonight. But the fact remains that they also managed to score two in the first leg, a testament to their attacking abilities which was visible tonight from minute one.
The visitors did not seem nervous one bit as their players went about passing the ball with confidence, finding each other with relative ease. In fact, it was TC who began stronger tonight and credit to them for not getting overawed.
Their early dominance can be largely attributed to their success in the high press, something that they did with military precision. At times, Bengaluru's players found it hard to get out of their own box and it made for an intriguing affair.