Twitter reacts as Bengaluru FC heartbreakingly lose the AFC Cup Final to Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Bengaluru FC created history by being the first Indian club to appear in the AFC Cup Final, but they could not go a step further as they suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Iraqi Air Force Club. The Iraqi side also create history by becoming the first Iraqi side to ever lift the AFC Cup.
The first half was a tensely fought affair, with BFC keeping their Iraqi opponents at bay. However, a switch to a 3-5-2 formation in the second half allowed Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya more opportunities in front of goal, and their talisman, Hammadi Ahmed capitalised in the 69th minute, tapping in after good work from Amjed Radhi in the box.
Bengaluru FC grew desperate and threw the kitchen sink in the final few moments, but it was not be. Yet, there was plenty of congratulations in store for the Blues as they did India proud.
Here’s how Twitter reacted :
This country will host a bloody World Cup in 8 years. Ridiculous. https://t.co/UTLNsSrnOf— Abhishek P (@shakeyiyer) November 5, 2016
For a final the game lacks any atmosphere If this the kind of atmosphere qatar fans can create I dont have high hopes for 2022 #AFCCupFinal— Arul (@arulprakash) November 5, 2016
Bengaluru FC the fitter side here. When was the last time you said that for an indian side against west Asians. #AFCCupFinal— Rudra Nayan Das (@Rudra_nayan) November 5, 2016
"What would your team talk have been at HT?"— Rohith Nair (@RohithNair) November 5, 2016
Ashley Westwood: "I'd have grabbed a few necks and shook them up before going back out there!"
Can't believe What Sunil did! Nervous? #AFCCupFinal— Rudra Nayan Das (@Rudra_nayan) November 5, 2016
Sorry, Iraq. We support you in Mosul. But not in Doha #AFCCupFinal— Ajay Sahoo (@ajay_ajaysahoo) November 5, 2016
#AFCCupFinal it happens, now just do what Liverpool did in Istanbul and united did in Barcelona— paapi banda (@Manutdbarca2) November 5, 2016
This is chaos. 3-5-2 clearly not working. #AFCCupFinal— Kuhelika Guha (@kuhelika_guha) November 5, 2016
That was Vineeth's moment right there, to cement his name in the history books. #AFCCupFinal— Chelston D'souza (@chelston_dsouza) November 5, 2016
And a defeat with a millions of heartbreak :( #AFCCupFinal— kashif sheikh (@Pens_Mouth) November 5, 2016
Bengaluru FC have not lost the final. They have won a billion hearts. PROUD. #AFCCupFinal— Indian Football News (@indianfootynet) November 5, 2016