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AFC Cup Qualifier Live Score: Transport United FC vs Bengaluru FC, Live Match Updates

Transport United FC 0-0 Bengaluru FC (Full Time)
Updated: 23 January 2018 19:23 IST - Published: 23 January 2018 19:23 IST
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That was all from the live coverage of the AFC Cup Preliminary Qualifiers from Thimphu, Bhutan as Bengaluru drew away from home and will aim to clear the hurdle back at home on 30 January, 2018.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all sporting updates from around the world. This is Gaurav Kadam, signing off. See you soon!
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Full Time : 
Transport United FC 0 - 0 Bengaluru FC

Peep...Peep...Peep. The ref brings an end to the encounter which ends in a stalemate. The match did not have many clear chances but both sides did well in either halves to press the other team. 

The first leg ends 0-0 in Bhutan and the second leg will decide the result when the sides clash in a week's time.
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90+2' - A long freekick into the box by BFC and the rebound falls to Lenny but his effort goes way over.
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90' - The fourth official has signalled a minimum of three minutes of time to be added on at the end of this game.
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89' - A corner for the visitors but comes to no fruition as we enter the last minute of regulation time in Bhutan.
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86' - Chance for the sub to make an immediate impact...A mishap in the Transport defence leaves the Bengaluru attacker with an open goal but his effort goes just wide to the left.
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86' - Substitution for Bengaluru FC

Cletus Paul comes on for the final stretch and replaces Alwyn George.
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85' - A chance for the visitors as a midfielder makes way through the defence and takes a shot but it is straight into the hands of the keeper.
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82' - A fumble from the Transport United keeper off a cross from the right but to his relief no one was there to take advantage.
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81' - The match enters the final 10 minutes as both sides have struggled at the attacking end to find clear shots at the goal.
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76' - Substitutions for Bengaluru FC

Daniel and Prashant OUT
Joyner and Semboi IN

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70' - Bhutan player Sangay Dorji has been booked for a foul on the left wing on Alwyn George as Bengaluru get a setpiece chance.
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67' - SAVE!! The Transport United keeper makes a good save to keep out an effort from Zotea, who found the ball in the box after an initial rebound. Score still 0-0. 
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66' - Bengaluru have kept the attack on the home side but mostly from the wings as they have been unable to breach the central defence so far in the match.
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61' - Just past the hour mark in Bhutan as both sides are still level in the match. Who will break the deadlock?
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59' - The free-kick is blocked by the ball and Bengaluru go on the counter from the rebound.
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59' - Bengaluru concede a foul in a dangerous position just outside the box as Transport have a chance to get ahead in the match.
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55' - Ten minutes into the second half and Bengaluru FC have had the lion share of possession and have pressed the home side from all sides.
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52' - Another chance for the visitors as Nishu Kumar's run is found from the midfield by a diagonal ball and he controls it and takes the shot but it goes over the goal.
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49' - Bengaluru have started strong as they press the home side and have earned a corner kick. The clearance is sent back in and Daniel has a great chance but he skies it over.
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45' - And we're off in the second half in Bhutan as the teams are locked at 0-0 after the first half.
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Half Time:
Transport United FC 0 - 0 Bengaluru FC

The referee brings the first half to an end as we go into the break goal-less. Bengaluru FC never found their rhythm on the pitch and Transport United have looked the better and hungrier side so far.

Stay tuned for all the live action from the second half as we return after a short break.
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44' - Prashant tries to break in from the right but comes up against a couple of stubborn defenders and passes back to Dovale, who puts the ball inside the box but nobody made the run.
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39' - An inviting cross from the left for Transport and the striker just fails to reach it as the home side continue to play with more assertiveness.
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35' - Bengaluru are trying to break through the centre but good resistance shown by the Transport defenders.
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30' - A free-kick for the home side in a good position but the effort is an easy one for Ralte in the goal to handle.
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28' - Toni Dovale and Alwyn George combine well in the midfield but the final pass for Daniel is cleared away for a corner kick.
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23' - Another attack from the right by Transport as the cross comes in but is cleared in the last minute by Zotea.
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22' - Transport United have slowly taken the control of proceedings in the middle of the pitch as Bengaluru FC have been subdued after the initial surge.
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18' - Prashant lays off a good ball for Lenny to chase who beats his marker and cuts into the box but his cross is straight into the hands of the keeper.
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17' - Transport keep attacking from the right flank as another cross finds way into the box but the striker fails to connect well and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
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15' - A long-range speculative attempt from Lenny Rodrigues but it is way too high to cause any trouble for the Transport keeper.
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10' - Transport spread out the ball well onto the right and a cross comes into the box but Prashant does well to clear the danger.
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9' - Transport make their first inroad into the Bengaluru box but the cross has no takers as Ralte comes out to collect with ease.
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7' - A cross into the box from Nishu Kumar and Daniel heads it but it lacks the direction and goes out for a goal kick.
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6' - Transport slowly starting to string together few passes as they aim to assert some control being the home side.
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4' - Alwyn George goes on a great run down the right flank but comes up against two defenders who manage to get the better of him. 
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2' - BFC with patient passing in the initial exchanges and spread out the play well.
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1' - And we're off in the picturesque stadium in Bhutan as Bengaluru play in their Blue and White kit whereas Transport United are in Red and White colors. Bengaluru will attack from left to right in the first half.
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The teams are making their way onto the pitch as the AFC Anthem rings around the stadium and the crowd cheers the players on. Just minutes left for the kick-off now.
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Just under 10 minutes for kickoff from Bhutan as the crowd has poured in at the Changlimithang Stadium.
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Bengaluru FC Substitutes: Calvin Abhishek, Asheer Akhtar, Joyner, Collin, Myron, Semboi, Cletus Paul
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Bengaluru FC Starting XI:

Lalthuamawia Ralte(c & GK), Subhashish Bose, Nishu Kumar, Prashant Kalinga, Zohmingliana 'Zotea' Ralte, Lenny Rodrigues, Malswamzuala, Boithang Haokip, Toni Dovale, Alwyn George, Daniel Lahlimpuia 
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Venezuelan striker Miku, John Johnson, Edu Garcia and Braulio Nobrega were left out from the squad altogether given the AFC Cup regulations.
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Bengaluru FC will be led by their keeper Lalthuammawia Ralte in the absence of Sunil Chhetri, who has been rested for the tie along with other big names like Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, defenders Harmanjot Singh Khabra and Rahul Bheke and winger Udanta Singh. Foreigners Erik Paartalu and Dimas Delgado also have stayed back in India as the Blues field a young squad against Transport United.
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Welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of AFC Cup action as Bhutan's Transport United FC take on India's Bengaluru FC in the first leg of the AFC Cup Preliminary Qualifier in Thimphu, Bhutan.
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Bengaluru FC will face Bhutanese football club Transport United FC in a two-legged AFC Cup South Asian Zone Preliminary Round Qualifier. The first leg will be held at the Changlimithan Stadium in Thimpu on Tuesday.

Bengaluru FC, who are also taking part in the fourth edition of Indian Super League are expected to field a side which will be without their regular stars. They will hope their young guns come to the fore and get them over the line.

Four players from the Bengaluru FC ‘B’ team along with a few experienced footballers in Lenny Rodrigues, Lalthuammawia Ralte, Toni Dovale and Alwyn George are there in the squad.

Transport United, the Bhutan National League champions went through the entire 2017 league season unbeaten. So they won’t be an easy nut to crack.

Bengaluru will also have to contend with playing in high altitude and temperatures drop to anywhere between 2 and 6 degrees in the evenings.