That was a truly historic victory! An Indian club enters the AFC CUP FINAL for the FIRST TIME EVER!
How fitting that it was Sunil Chettri's majesty that got them there! Vineeth, Lyngdoh, Rubio, Anto - everyone did their bit for Bengaluru Football Club.
Johor meanwhile were under-par and will be disappointed with how sloppy they were!
This has been A FANTASTIC NIGHT for Indian Football, and it's been my absolute pleasure to bring this to you.
Thank you for reading, JAI HIND
On behalf of an ecstatic Sportskeeda football team, Anirudh Menon signing out, Toodle-ooo
92' Vineeth tries to break, but he is foiled by Adil
91' Antonio smashes into Amrinder. The wily keeper wastes half a minute as he recovers from that
90' SUBSTITUTION - Nishu Kumar OFF, Salam ON
90' CK Vineet NEVER GIVES UP DOES HE! Almost creates something out of nothing by chasing a lost cause and spreading panic in the JDT ranks - as he has done all night long!
88' JDT are finally going route 1 - but BFC are holding strong - Amrinder collects and pumps it forward
87' SUBSTITUTION for Bengaluru - Lyngdoh OFF, Len Doungel ON
86' As if wounded by my commentary, Kunanlan puts the ball in. Keegan Perreira clears it with ease
85' WHY ARE JDT NOT SWINGING IT IN? They have the big men forward, but are not doing anything with it
84' Anto swings it in deep, but Lyngdoh can only head it wide from two yards!!!!
83' Eugenson has been imperious today, and he toys and torments Kunanlan but JDT clear
82' Safee has a snapshot that is on target, but it is well saved by Amrinder!
81' SUBSTITUTION for Johor - Eldstal ON, Akil OFF. Marcos Antonio too has moved forward, and now with Eldstal on they have three BIG men in defence. Juanan and Johnson are no dwarves themselves
80' SUBSTITUTION - Chettri limps OFF, Keegan Perreira ON. Hopefully, that is not too serious for the BFC Captain. Roca has sensibly decided that defensive is the way to go
79' Johor win a corner, and Safiq stands over it - the corner is rubbish
78' OH CHETTRI! The captain has a whack from distance and it flies just high
77' FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!! Robbat puts in a horrible challenge on Rubio. Juanan and Johnson take exception to that! There is much pushing and shoving, but it's calmed down well by the ref! YELLOW for the Johor man
Lyngdoh swings in a superb ball that just requires a glance. A glance is exactly what Juanan provides! SUPERB HEADER!
74' CK Vineeth gets booked after getting involved in a fracas that started with Lyngdoh and Kunanlan taking exception to each other
73' CHANCE FOR CHETTRIIII!!! Lyngdoh skins Kunanlan with contemptuous ease. He smacks it at Izham, who can only parry it into the box. Chettri arrives on the spot, but his shot is well blocked by Antonio
71' JDT have been decent in the second half, but they haven't tested Amrinder yet. There is going to be no extra time now, and Johor HAVE to go all in if they are to get a chance to defend their crown
70' BFC are right back in Johor's grill. George wins a succession of throws deep in JDT territory
Izham should have done better than in the Johor goal. But take nothing away from Chettri! That was right out of the top drawer from a man who ALWAYS steps up for the big occasion