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AFC Cup 2017: Bengaluru FC 2-2 Istiklol - As it happened

Full Time : Bengaluru (2) 2-2(3) Istiklol
Updated: 18 October 2017 20:58 IST - Published: 18 October 2017 20:45 IST
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FT : Bengaluru FC 2-2 Istiklol

A Pulsating second half, dominated by Bengaluru FC was eventually not enough for the Blues as they fall 2 goals courtesy no away goals. Chances galored at both ends, with Bengaluru having better chances but they would rue of not finishing those off.

Istiklol went ahead after Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made a big mistake though a Penalty, but a Rahul Bheke header levelled things up. Bengaluru were down to 10 men after Khabra was sent off for a second yellow. Istiklol went ahead through Barkov but Bengluru restored parity through Chhetri.

Istiklol will now face defending Champions Air Force Club (Iraq) on November 4th in the Big Final.

That's it from Sportskeeda for today. This is Sayak signing off. Thank You and Good Night.
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90+4' Sunil Chhetri booked for charging on after he was flagged offside.
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90+1' Several Chances for Bengaluru FC in the final moments but all of them went abegging. 
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90' Istiklol are not looking so confident as they looke earlier as Bengaluru are attacking in urgency and desperation.
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86' Dimas (Bengaluru) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Chance for Bengaluru as the time is against them.
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83' A dangerous long throw from Rahul Bheke endangers Istiklol Defense but somehow cleared away.
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83' Udanta Singh (Bengaluru) wins a free kick on the left wing which is headed away for a Bengaluru corner.
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78' Substitution, Istiklol. Dilshod Vasiev replaces Dmitri Barkov because of an injury.
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74' Substitution : Bengaluru. 

Boithang Haokip replaces Nishu Kumar.
Alwyn George replaces Daniel Lalhlimpuia.
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69'  Substitution, Istiklol. Hasan Muhammadjoni replaces Fatkhullo Fatkhulloev.
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65' and Chhetri puts it away! The game is still alive!
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64' Penalty! Bengaluru. Daniel Lalhlimpuia draws goes down as Penalty conceded by Oleksandr Stetsenko (Istiklol) 
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62' Attempt missed. Nuriddin Davronov (Istiklol) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
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57' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Dmitri Barkov (Istiklol) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Manuchekhr Dzhalilov after Bengaluru defense were stranded and appealing for offside.
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56' Attempt missed. Nuriddin Davronov (Istiklol) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fatkhullo Fatkhulloev.
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54' Romish Dzalilov (Istiklol) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
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53' Substitution, Bengaluru. Toni Dovale replaces Lenny Rodrigues.
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50' Attempt saved. Manuchekhr Dzhalilov (Istiklol) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jahongir Aliev with a cross.
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47' Foul by Manuchekhr Dzhalilov (Istiklol) as Bengaluru get a free-kick in their own half
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46' Substitution, Istiklol. Amirbek Juraboev replaces Siyovush Asrorov.
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Second Half kicks-off!
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HT : Bengaluru 1-1  Istiklol

Bengaluru have a mountain to climb against a resolute Tajikistan side. There have been plenty of chances for the Blues but they have been unable to convert those. Harmanjyot's sending off has put up extra pressure for the Federation Cup Champions. Tune back in 10 minutes to find out if Bengaluru FC qualifies for AFC Cup 2017 Final.
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43' RED! A Second yellow for Harmanjyot Singh Khabra as Bengaluru are in sorts of trouble as they are now down to 10 men and 2 goals behind.
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31' OFF THE POST! Chhetri's shot hits the crossbar as Istiklol survive. Bengaluru despite trailing on away goals and aggregate are looking very positive. 
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30' CHANCE! for Daniel as he doesn't attempt a first time shot as a crucial chance to go ahead in the match goes abegging.