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AFC Cup 2018: Aizawl FC vs New Radiant SC, Live Match Updates

Aizawl FC 2-1 New Radiant SC;Full Time
Updated: 16 May 2018 20:41 IST - Published: 16 May 2018 17:56 IST
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That's it from here folks. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more such live coverage. 
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Full Time

It's a job well done by the Indian club. They started out strong and grew into the game and showed great character to deny New Radiant SC any points. 

On the other hand, Bengaluru FC has won their respective fixture 4-0, and courtesy Aizawl's contribution, the Blues have now progressed to the next stage of the tournament. 
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90+3' And it's over as the referee blows the whistle for full time
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90+2' Yellow card
Ibrahim Hassan gets booked for a poor tackle.
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90+1' Miss
Dodoz with a clinical pass to Malpuia who ends up hitting straight at the keeper. 
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90' We are at the end of stipulated time. 3 extra minutes have been added on as injury.
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89' Substitution (Aizawl FC)
Sena in, Ionescu out.
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88' New Radiant bombarding the Aizawl defence with consecutive attempts as the hosts try to withstand the pressure in the final few minutes. 
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87' Goooaaal!!

And the substitute makes an impact soon after coming off the bench. A good pass from Ali Asfaq to Hassan in space as he chips it over a rushing Abhilash Paul to make it 2-1.
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84' Substitution (New Radiant SC)
Ibrahim Hassan comes in Riham Abdul Ghani
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82' Goooaaal
A. Ionescu scores from a brilliant counter attack. Aizawl defence clears the ball as Ionescu runs some distance before slotting it home after his initial shot was blocked by the keeper. 
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81' Dilniana with a surging run but fails to get a shot as he is out-muscled by a robust Abdul Ghani. 
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77' Angel with an acrobatic effort from outside the box but the ball lands safely in the keeper's hands. 
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76' Aizawl with a promising move. Andrei runs into space and links up well with Mapuia but his final shot is whiskers wide as Aizawl miss a chance to double their lead. 
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75' Ali Asfaq with a solo attempt as he cuts in from the left flank and whips in a curler which surely looked like a goal but a flying Avilash Paul saves it for the hosts. Wonderful agility and presence shown from the Aizawl FC goalkeeper.
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71' New Radiant skipper Ali Asfaq falling in deep to facilitate play as the visitors grow restless in their search for an equalizer. 
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70' Jorge with a pin point cross from the halfway mark but Ali Asfaq fails to direct it towards the goal as the header goes wide. Chance wasted. 

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68' Yellow Card
Dinliana (Aizawl FC) gets booked for kicking the ball out of bounds.
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66' Substitution (New Radiant).
Rilwan Waheed comes in for Hissam Saleem
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65' Mapuia shows his presence in the game with a solid run past couple of players but is stopped at the edge of the box.  
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62' Free kick (New Radiant SC). Rosanga with a mistimed tackle.
Smart thinking by Fasir as he hits it below the wall and finds Ali Asfaq but his shot sails over the bar. 
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61' Substitution (Aizawl FC)
Mapuia comes in as Mama goes out.
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60' Goooaaaall!!

Dodoz converts the spot kick as Aizawl takes the much needed lead at a crucial moment. 
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59' Penalty!
Andrei is bought down unfairly by Mohammed Imran inside the box.
Dodoz behind the deadball.
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59' Corner (New Radiant) as Rosanga slides in to stop a charging Abdul Ghani. 
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57' Ali Fasir takes a weak shot from a scoring position as another chance goes begging for the visitors.
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55' What a chance!!
Alfred with a pin point through ball to Andrei who passes it to Dodoz but the Mizo misses the net from point blank range. Best chance for Aizawl FC so far in the game. 
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53' Mama with a wonderful footwork to beat his marker as he plays a through to Dodoz but Amiri comes in between to put the danger away.
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51' Free kick (Aizawl FC) from the right. Puitea with a good delivery but Mashi fails to get a touch on the ball as the NRSC keeper fists it away.
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50' Chance!
A promising move by New Radiant as Angel plays the ball to Jorge who sends in a long delivery to Hamza.
Hamza cuts inside and crosses it to Umair but his shot is wayward as the Aizawl defenders breath easy. 
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48' Nice link up play between Puitea and Ionescu but the Mizo is trapped offside.
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46' And we are underway with the second half.
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Half Time

It has been a closely contested affair so far. Both teams have come up with sporadic chances and will need to be more clinical in the final third in order to break the deadlock.

Can Aizawl deny the Maldives supergiant and help their Indian counterpart Bengaluru FC to qualify? Stay tuned to find out what happens when we return with the second half coverage.
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45' The referee blows the whistle as the players start to leave the field.
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42' A foul throw from Puitea from a good position denies Aizawl an advantage to go up right at the brink of half time. 
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40' Saleem with a promising run down the right flank but his cross ends up right in the keeper's gloves. 
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39' Free kick to Aizawl FC after Mohammed Umair unfairly brings down Andrei.   
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38' Hamza tries something special as he attempts from almost 38 yards out, but the shot skies over the post. 
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36' Yellow card
Alfred Jaryan (Aizawl FC) booked for a late tackle on Ali Fasir. 
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34' Chance!!

Ali Fasir makes an ambitious attempt from the distance, but a deflection makes it easy picking for the Aizawl keeper.
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32' Amiri to Puitea with acres of space but the Mizo's cross is once again wayward as the hosts squander yet another chance.
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28' Yellow card 

Saigani with brilliant footwork as he beats two players but his touch is too heavy and he ends up fouling Hisam Saleem in the process. Both players are booked for the melee that followed as Amiri walks in to calm the situation down.
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25' Foul (awarded to New Radiant) after Dodoz fouls Akram Abdul Ghani.
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23' Nothing meaningful from the corner as Aizawl tries to turn it into a quick counter attack. However, they miss waste the move as Puitea's cross goes astray. Chance squandered!
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22' Mohammed Umair with a promising chance to give the visitors lead but the Aizawl defence stands robust to push it out for a corner. 
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21' Chance!!
Ali Asfaq hits the knuckleball straight at a defender and skies the rebound as the Aizawl defenders breathe easy!
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20' Free kick (awarded to New Radiant) as Tea brings down on Ali Fasir.
Set piece from a dangerous position. Can the visitors convert it?
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19' Miss 
A. Ionescu with an acrobatic attempt from Mama's cross but his shot misses the mark. 
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17' Chance!!

Visitors with a chance to break the stalemate and go up. A long ball from Ali Fasir finds Ali Asfaq but his cross is wayward and fails to find a man.  
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15' Yellow card.

Hamza Mohammed (New Radiant) booked as he puts in a late tackle on Tea (Aizawl FC).