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AFC Cup quarter-finals: Bengaluru FC 1-0 Tampines Rovers - 5 Talking Points

Modified 26 Oct 2016, 20:39 IST

Rovers fail to turn up

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Jermaine Pennant failed to make a mark on the game

Much was expected from the Tampines Rovers after they knocked out Mohun Bagan in the Round of 16 and looked the better-prepared side heading into the competition. However, what transpired at the Kanteereva stadium today, should surely have them worried heading into the second leg of the competition.

The visitors, for the most part of the game, looked inept up front and failed to get much out of Bengaluru’s backline except for one glorious opportunity for Jordan Webb early on. Even Jermaine Pennant, their marquee signing looked lost during phases of the game. They should, in fact, be thankful that the margin of victory was not larger, courtesy of some poor finishing from the hosts.

Neither Jordan Webb nor Billy Mehmet showed any signs of ever taking the game by its horns, and that will have to change if they are to get anything out of the tie heading into the second leg.

Published 14 Sep 2016, 21:31 IST
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