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

Bengaluru FC 0-2 Abahani Limited Full-time
Updated: 03 May 2017 19:36 IST - Published: 03 May 2017 19:24 IST
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That's all from us here. Until next time, goodbye!
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Full-time. Bengaluru suffer an upset as they lose their first game of the group stage against 10-man Abahani. Their defeat leaves group E wide open after Maziya earlier defeated Mohun Bagan 5-2. 
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90+3' Amrinder gets dispossessed near the halfway line and Rubel slots it from 50 yards out into an empty net. Game over now as group E becomes more exciting.  
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90+3' GOAL for Abahani!
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90+2' Bengaluru are still creating the best openings but the lack of end product has been frustrating. 
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90+1' 4 minutes of time added on here. 
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86' GOAL Abahani!

A counter attack ends with a cross to the far post where Saad Uddin fires in past Amrinder. Upset on the cards?
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85' Roca wears a frustrated look a Bengaluru struggle to break past an organised Abahani rearguard. The home team have countered to score!
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82' Watson's shot is way off target as Bengaluru are now totally occupied with attacking the Abahani goal. 
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80' Abahani are down to 10 men as Nasir's handball earns him a second yellow. 
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80' We are yet to see a goal here as the game heads into the final 10 minutes. 
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71' Chance for Bengaluru!

Chhetri's cutback is skied by Alwyn George. The captain's brilliant work gets undone yet again. 
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70' Jhingan gets fouled by Hasan as Bengaluru get ready for another set-piece. Jhingan puts the ball into the net but he is flagged offside. 
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66' Abahani's Sohel Rana goes on a good run by he is stopped by Johnson as Bengaluru build up again.
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64' The game has lacked dynamism from the off. Things are not looking like changing anytime soon. 
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63' Khabra earns a booking for elbowing down Waly. 
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63' Chance for Bengaluru as Chhetri slides in for Daniel but the ball is deflected behind for a corner. Watson takes the corner and it's a poor effort. 
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54' Udanta runs through the Abahani defence but he takes the ball too deep inside the box before crossing as Sohel collects. Bengaluru are trying to force the issue here but aren't able to. 
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52' Bengaluru are pressing well in the final third but Abahani have cleared everything that's come their way so far. 
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46' We've kicked off in the 2nd half. 
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It's 0-0 at the break. Bengaluru need to win today to maintain a three-point gap to second placed Maziya, who beat Mohun Bagan 5-2 in the early kick-off.
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45+1' One minute of stoppage time added.
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30' Bengaluru are dominating possession and territory but Chhetri's header is held well by Sohel.
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19' It's been fairly cagey so far in the opening period of the first half. Bengaluru are having most of the play though.
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11' Another set-piece for Bengaluru and Watson. The Australian delivers a good ball but Johnson heads it straight to the keeper.
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10' Abahani's first corner of the match ends with a header which goes narrowly wide.
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8' Too many early free kicks earned by Bengaluru here but they haven't made them count yet.
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5' Bengaluru have been working the Abahani defence well so far as Udanta wins a free-kick. Watson's resulting delivery is a wasted chance for the Blues.
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1' Bengaluru have started like a train as they win a corner immediately after kick off.
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We have kicked off.
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We are 15 minutes away from kick-off at the Bangabandhu Stadium.
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Hello and welcome to our continuous coverage of the AFC Cup 2017.

Today, we have Bengaluru FC squaring off to Abahani Limited of Bangladesh in what is both teams’ fourth game of the group stage. The visitors, Bengaluru, are atop group E with a perfect winning record and will look to keep their run going with another win over Abahani.

The last time both teams faced each other was a fortnight ago, when Albert Roca’s Blues ran out comfortable 2–0 winners. With nine points from three games, Bengaluru are in the driving seat to make it out of the group stage, while Abahani are in dire straits in the competition.

The club from Dhaka have lost all three group matches and are effectively out of the AFC Cup 2017. However, they will look to put up a better show than last time as they welcome last year’s runners-up to their own backyard.

The match kicks off at 4 PM Indian Standard Time.