Bengaluru FC vs Abahani Dhaka Live Score and Commentary, AFC Cup 2017

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 18, 2017 20:58 IST

FT: Bengaluru FC 2-0 Abahani Dhaka AFC Cup 2017


20:58 (IST)18 APR 2017

That's all from us today. Cheers for following Sportskeeda's coverage of the AFC Cup. We will return tomorrow for Mohun Bagan's home match against Maziya from 7 PM IST. Until then, it's goodbye!

20:57 (IST)18 APR 2017

Nishu Kumar's 40th-minute strike gave the Blues a first-half lead, while substitute Marjan Jugovic's 82nd-minute goal sealed things. It has been plain sailing for last year's runners-up so far; they will hope to keep it going when they meet Abahani in Dhaka in a fortnight's time.

20:54 (IST)18 APR 2017

It's been a comfortable evening for Bengaluru, who maintain their 100 percent winning record in Group E. Abahani have now lost all three of their group stage games and are out of the AFC Cup.

20:52 (IST)18 APR 2017

Full-time. Bengaluru 2-0 Abahani. 

20:49 (IST)18 APR 2017

90+1' Bengaluru are trying to run down the clock with their work pretty much done for the day. 

20:48 (IST)18 APR 2017

4 minutes stoppage time. 

20:48 (IST)18 APR 2017

89' Emeka is once again flagged offside after finding himself one-on-one with Ralte. It's not happening today for Abahani against last year's beaten finalists. 

20:46 (IST)18 APR 2017

88' Substitution for BFC as Nishu Kumar is replaced by Gill. 

20:45 (IST)18 APR 2017

86' A wide header from Rubel is the closest Abahani have come to scoring in the 2nd half. The gulf in class between the two sides is evident here. 

20:43 (IST)18 APR 2017

84' Nishu Kumar nearly adds a third but his finish under pressure after being set on the way by Chhetri is wayward. 

20:42 (IST)18 APR 2017

Marjan Jugovic strikes his first AFC Cup goal for the Blues. His shot hits the underside of the bar and somehow crosses the goal-line. Two goals are just rewards for Bengaluru who have been the better side all game. 

20:40 (IST)18 APR 2017

Bengaluru 2-0 Abahani

20:40 (IST)18 APR 2017

82' GOAL!

20:39 (IST)18 APR 2017

81' A cutback from Chhetri doesn't find its intended target as Abahani's defence holds up well. BFC have been much more prominent this half. 

20:37 (IST)18 APR 2017

77' BFC drive forward in attack. Lenny's shot from distance is deflected for a corner. The home side are being pushed on for another goal by the cheering supporters here. 

20:34 (IST)18 APR 2017

75' Confusion inside the Abahani box as Nishu Kumar's tenacity nearly creates a goal for Sawmtea, whose first touch is a shot. 

20:33 (IST)18 APR 2017

74' Substitution for BFC as Sawmtea replaces Daniel. 

20:32 (IST)18 APR 2017

71' Jugovic has looked lovely since coming on. The Serbian lines up a long range curler after Chhetri finds him outside the box. The shot, though, is close to Abahani's keeper and easily saved. 

20:28 (IST)18 APR 2017

Abahani are barely attacking but the way BFC are fluffing their lines means a tense finish is on the cards here. 

20:27 (IST)18 APR 2017

67' The resulting corner ends with a chance for Johnson who fails to connect Juanan's square ball from point-blank range. Big chance for Bengaluru there!

20:26 (IST)18 APR 2017

67' Jugovic nearly assists Chhetri's whose shot is parried away by the Abahani keeper. 

20:25 (IST)18 APR 2017

65' Substitution for BFC as Jugovic replaces Len. 

20:24 (IST)18 APR 2017

64' Khabra and Abahani's Waly Faisal come together for a 50-50 ball and both the players get injured, receiving treatment on the pitch. 

20:20 (IST)18 APR 2017

63' Foul on Emeka by Juanan. Freekick Abahani. 

20:18 (IST)18 APR 2017

61' Chance for Khabra. The right-back is released by Chhetri's defence splitting ball but the former East Bengal man misses a one-on-one. It's a corner for BFC. 

20:17 (IST)18 APR 2017

60' Abahani's Emeka is flagged for being offside. 

20:15 (IST)18 APR 2017

56' Jeers from the home crowd as Abahani's Jonathan Brown hits a 30-yarder into the night sky. 

20:13 (IST)18 APR 2017

55' Nishu Kumar is once again on the run stretching the Abahani defence but his end product is lacking. 

20:12 (IST)18 APR 2017

53' Solid defending form Abahani forces Chhetri into taking a long shot which is well wide of the mark.

20:09 (IST)18 APR 2017

51' Juanan is on the freekick yet again but this time his effort on goal sails over. 

20:08 (IST)18 APR 2017

50' Lenny earns a FK deep inside Abahani's half. 

20:04 (IST)18 APR 2017

46' Early stoppage of play in the 2nd half as Abahani's Kasto Bosh pulls up. 

19:49 (IST)18 APR 2017

The home side should've scored more in the first half, but as things stand, Abahani can still hurt Bengaluru in the second half. 

19:47 (IST)18 APR 2017

Half time. Bengaluru 1-0 Abahani. 

19:46 (IST)18 APR 2017

44' BFC have a freekick in a promising position just in front of the Abahani box. Juanan lines it up and what ensues is a fine move that lacked just the final touch. BFC could've gone 2-0 ahead. 

19:42 (IST)18 APR 2017

40' Brilliant bit of play through central areas from BFC which released Nishu inside the box. The wide man expertly finishes the move. Beautiful goal!!

19:40 (IST)18 APR 2017

Bengaluru 1-0 Abahani

19:40 (IST)18 APR 2017

40' GOAL!

19:38 (IST)18 APR 2017

38' BFC fans are getting anxious with every passing minute as the score remains 0-0. BFC have also tailed off in the last few minutes. 

19:36 (IST)18 APR 2017

35' Another attack peters out for BFC as the Abahani defence keeps its cool. Nishu Kumar has been the outlet this evening for BFC, but he needs to raise his game. 

19:34 (IST)18 APR 2017

34' Chance for Abahani as a long throw-in causes havoc in the BFC box but Ralte expertly gets in the way of the goal-bound effort. 

19:32 (IST)18 APR 2017

32' This is the third time a BFC player has been caught offside tonight. Nishu Kumar must time his runs well. 

19:31 (IST)18 APR 2017

31' Counter attack for BFC, but Chhetri's 1-2 with Daniel is stopped on the way. 

19:29 (IST)18 APR 2017

29' Foul by Khabra on Sohel Rana, but Abahani waste the resultant freekick. 

19:28 (IST)18 APR 2017

28' Abahani are now at least starting to play inside BFC's half. They, however, look inadequate in attack. 

19:26 (IST)18 APR 2017

25' Chance for Abahani as Lenny's misdirected backpass bisects Johnson and Juanan, resulting in a 1-v-1 for Abahani, but Ralte does well to smother. 

19:24 (IST)18 APR 2017

24' Nishu with a fine tackle to dispossess the Abahani player inside his own defensive 3rd. But his teammates overplay and the momentum is lost. 

19:23 (IST)18 APR 2017

23' Brilliant play from Chhetri who tricks his way past 3 opponents but his long diagonal ball to Daniel is heavily hit. A bit of patience needed from the captain here. 

19:20 (IST)18 APR 2017

20' BFC on the counter nearly score but Chhetri's through ball to Daniel finds the striker offside. 

19:18 (IST)18 APR 2017

18' BFC try to use Nishu Kumar's pace from out wide but the pass is too heavy and goes out of play. 
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