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Bengaluru FC vs Istiklol, Live Score and Commentary, AFC Cup 2017 Inter-Zone Final

Bengaluru FC 0-1 Istiklol, Full-time
Updated: 27 September 2017 21:24 IST - Published: 27 September 2017 21:13 IST
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Full-time: Istiklol 1-0 Bengaluru
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90+3' What a chance for BFC. Amid appeals for handball, Istiklol barely survive a last-gasp attempt from BFC to equalise as Udanta's pace on the break nearly create the goal. As Chhetri and co address the referee, the man in the centre blows his full-time whistle. It's full-time here and Istiklol have a narrow 1-0 advantage to take to Bengaluru.
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90+1' Desperate BFC are launching from the wide areas but the lack of bodies in the box has been their undoing so far.
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90+1' BFC have 4 minutes to find an equaliser and go home with a vital away goal.
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88' BFC are in search of a lucky break here but Chhetri's hopeful shot from outside the box is blocked clear by the Istiklol defence. That sets the hosts on their way for another counter-attack but Aliev's rushed shot is straight at Gurpreet. 
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87' BFC are barely hanging on here are Istiklol are stationed inside the BFC defensive third for the past few minutes. Corner after corner has been dealt with well, and Alwyn George now replaces Lenny Rodrigues.
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80' Aliev has been a constant threat to the BFC defence and the Istiklol no 9 dribbles his way into the byeline but his cross-shot is just over the bar. Although Gurpreet had his angles covered, it could've been much more than a wasted chance for the Tajiks.
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75' Daniel comes on for the ineffective Toni here for BFC. The Spaniard was wasteful in possession and did barely anything to stretch the Istiklol backline.
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75' That probably sums up the evening for BFC. Lenny creates some space to shoot but the Goan midfielder slips at the moment he was lining up the shot. BFC are threatening but Istiklol look the most likely to score the next goal in the game.
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72' Dzhalilov goes around Gurpreet and slots the ball into an empty net only for it to be ruled offside. BFC survive yet again, but it was another instance where the home team cut BFC apart.
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69' Khabra has been a positive change for BFC but Istiklol have been really good at the back. 
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66' BFC with their 1st change of the evening as Harmanjot Khabra replaces Collin Abranches.
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62' BFC with some moments of joy in attack now as Abraches' cross into the box is worked well by Chhetri to create an opening but Istiklol keep their shape to deny the visitors. All BFC need is one clear-cut chance to close the deficit.
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61' Istiklol with another chance to increase their lead but Nazarov's freekick from an inviting distance is straight at Gurpreet's hands. 
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58' Bheke has been a weak link in BFC's defence. The defender from Maharashtra has looked out of sorts this evening, leading to a plethora of chances for Istiklol.
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54' Another lucky escape for BFC as their sleepy defence lets Dzhalilov get a clear shot at goal but the striker's attempt is over the bar. What a miss from Istiklol as BFC survive, yet again.
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52' Another fine save by Gurpreet as he keeps out a Fatkhulloev freekick into the top corner. The India number 1 has had a phenomenal game so far, probably the best of the BFC lot today.
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49' Fatkhulloev runs clear on the left halfspace and cuts inside for a shot. However, the Istiklol captain's effort sails over the bar. Istiklol are continuing from where they left off in the 1st half.
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47' Istiklol with an early opening here as Abranches loses the ball in a dangerous position but Dimas does the dirty work and Gurpreet collects the ball comfortably.
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46' Istiklol kick us off in the 2nd half.
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Half-time: Istiklol 1-0 Bengaluru

It's been a dominant 1st half display from the home side leading to Gurpreet conceding his first BFC goal. However, the Blues can take solace from the fact that it's still 1-0 and it was the same last year against Johor Darul Takzim when they came back in the second half to take home a 1-1 result after badly suffering in the first half.
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45+1' 1 minute added on as we head to the 1st half's close. 
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43' BFC have been really toothless in attack. They started positively but gradually, after Paartalu's deep switch, there has been a lack of bite up top for BFC. Luckily for them, it's only 1-0 here.
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39' Dzhalilov with a jinking run almost gets clear on goal but Paartalu's important intervention at the nick of time saves BFC. This has been really brilliant from Istiklol.