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Group H - TABLE
SL TEAM              M 	W  D  L  GF GA 	GD  PTS 	 
1   Johor Darul      6 	6  0  0  21 3 	+18 18 - R-16		 
2   Bengaluru FC     6 	3  0  3  9  10 	-1  9  - R-16	
3   Lao Toyota FC    6 	1  0  5  8  17	-9  3 			
4   Ayeyawady United 6 	2  0  4  12 20 	-8  6

27.04.2016 : Bengaluru FC 2-1 Lao Toyota FC
BFC : Lyndoh 45', Kim Song 60'
TOT : Homma 67'

13.04.2016 : Bengaluru FC 5-3 Ayeyawady United
BFC : Vineeth 21', A. George 61', 89', Doungel, Beingaichho 69'

13.04.2016 : Lao Toyota FC 1-4 Johor Darul Ta'zim
JOR : Safee 47', Fadhli 65', Amri 78', Díaz 82'

16.03.2016 : Ayeyawady United 0-1 Bengaluru FC
BFC : Sunil Chhetri 38'

16.03.2016 : Johor Darul Ta'zim 3-0 Lao Toyota FC
JOH : Safiq 62' (pen.), 74' (pen.), Amri 90+3'

09.03.2016 : Ayeyawady United 4-2 Lao Toyota FC
AYU : Chizoba 22', 32', 55', Aung Kyaw Naing 78'
TOT : Khantavong 64', 89'

09.03.2016 : Bengaluru FC 0-1 Johor Darul Ta'zim
JOH : Safiq 55'

24.02.2016 : Johor Darul 8-1 Ayeyawady United
JOD:Rahim 5', 49', 63', Díaz 14', António 31', Lucero 82', 87', Zafuan 89'
AYU : Zaw 7'

24.02.2016 : Lao Toyota FC 2-1 Bengaluru FC
TOT : Homma 2', Syvilay 34'
BFC : C.K. Vinith 90'

11.05.2016 : Johor Darul Ta'zim 3-0 Bengaluru FC
DAR : Md Safiq 70', MD Safee 78', Shakir 90'

11.05.2016 : Lao Toyota FC 2-3 Ayeyawady United
LET : Phommasane 29', Khantavong 87'
AUT : Chizoba 41', Min Min Thu 50', 81'

24.02.2016 : Lao Toyota FC 2-1 Bengaluru FC
09.03.2016 : Bengaluru FC 0-1 Johor Darul Ta'zim
16.03.2016 : Ayeyawady United 0-1 Bengaluru FC
13.04.2016 : Bengaluru FC 5-3 Ayeyawady United
27.04.2016 : Bengaluru FC 2-1 Lao Toyota FC
11.05.2016 : Johor Darul Ta'zim 3-0 Bengaluru FC


11.05.2016: DARUL TAZIM - ( 3-0 ) - BENGALURU FC ( FT.)
DAR : Md Safiq 70', MD Safee 78', Shakir 90'

BFC : Amrinder, Osanao, Johnson, Rino, Chhuantea, Lyndoh, Thoi, Collins, Udanta, Sunil, Kim
70': GOOOOOOOOAAALLL 3-0 to Darul through Shakir.
78': GOOOOOOOOAAALLL 2-0 to Darul through MD Safee.
90': GOOOOOOOOAAALLL 1-0 to Darul through Md Safiq


16.03.2016 : Ayeyawady United ( 0-1 ) Bengaluru FC - FT..
BEN : Sunil Chhetri 34'

BFC : Amrinder, Rino, Jhonson, Keegan, Chhuantea, Alwyn, Siam, Collins, Udanta, Kim, Sunil.

AYF : Vanlal, San, Thein, Thu, Win, Zaw, Naing, Phyo, Abubakar, Hanson, Iyikwobe

FT BENGALURU FC win the away match 1-0.
90': 4 minute added time.
80': Out of total 8 corner kicks, both teams earned 4 each.
64': CHANGE-BFC : Thoi in and Siam out.
60': YELLOW CARD - Home Team.
55': Yellow Card to Home side.
54': 3rd corner to home side.
52': 2nd corner to home team.Score remain same.
46': 2nd half starts.
HT : Bengaluru FC is leading 1-0.
40': YELLOW CARD to home team.
39': Corner to Home team. No score, cleared from BRC defence.
34': GOALLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Bengaluu FC. Sunil chhetri scored.
33': 1st Corner kick for Bengaluru. Udanta Singh will take.
30': Scoreline is 0-0.
20': YELLOW CARD - BFC (Collins)
19': C.Chizoba of Ayey Utd scored a hattrick in last AFC match against Lao Toyota which they won 4-2.
15': SCORE LINE: 0-0
5': Shot of Alwyn went high wide.
1': Match starts.
BFC PRESS RELEASE Bengaluru FC will look to pick up their first points in Group H of the AFC Cup when they take on Ayeyawady United at the Youth Training Centre in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday. Ashley Westwood’s side arrived in the former capital on Monday with temperatures hovering around the 40 degree mark and have their task cut out against the Cup champions of Myanmar.

The Blues played defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim last week in Bengaluru and were unlucky to come away without a point after the Malaysian team needed a debatable freekick to quell what was a brave challenge from a relatively young Bengaluru side. Ayeyawady meanwhile bounced back from an 8-1 campaign opening defeat to Johor with a 4-2 victory over Lao Toyota.

Hit with a slew of injuries, Ashley Westwood has constantly had to shuffle his side to deal with a packed domestic calendar and Asian competition and it will be interesting to see what team the Englishman rolls out on Wednesday. Curtis Osano and CK Vineeth, who missed the Blues’ last two games with groin strains, have made the trip while skipper Sunil Chhetri, who had no part to play in the defeat to Johor, could be in contention to make the starting XI.

Johor with two wins in as many games lead Group H with 6 points followed by Ayeyawady and Lao with 3 points each while Bengaluru lie at the bottom with a chance to climb up on Wednesday.

Ayeyawady will be relying on their Nigerian striker Christopher Chizoba who notched up a hat-trick in the win over Lao. Chizoba, interestingly, has an India connection of sorts having turned out for Kolkata side Mohun Bagan. He also had stints at Kalighat MS, Mohammedan Sporting, Shillong Lajong and Lonestar Kashmir FC.

Bengaluru, however, will not have too much to worry about at the back should they be able to churn out the defensive performance like the one they rolled out against Johor. Young Salam Ranjan Singh was composed alongside John Johnson while Keegan Pereira, Lalchhuanmawia and Rino Anto refused to let anything slip by between them.

Vineeth’s return should also boost the Blues’ attack should Westwood decide to play him. The quick striker has five goals for the Blues in all competitions and was on target in the loss against Lao Toyota. Udanta Singh, meanwhile, has been improving with every game and could play a pivotal part in Bengaluru’s scheme of things on Wednesday. The game kicks off at 3 pm IST.


24.02.2016 : Lao Toyota FC 2-1 Bengaluru FC
TOT : Homma 2', Syvilay 34'
BFC : C.K. Vinith 90'

LFC : Vathana, Saito, Saison, Yamada, Phatthana, Sitthideth, Yamaguchi, Moukda, Homma, Paseuthsack, Khouanta.

BFC : Ralte, Rino, Johnson, Osano, Chhuantea, Collins, Shankar, Alwyin, Bekhokhei, Kim, Vineeth.

afc Cup 2016 Bengaluru fc

BFC Press Release : A late Bengaluru FC charge wasn't enough as Ashley Westwood's side went down 2-1 to Lao Toyota FC in their Group H opener of the AFC Cup, in Vientiane, on Wednesday.Bengaluru found themselves a goal down in as early as the third minute through Kazuo Homma and a Phatthana Syvilay free-kick in the 35th minute made it 2-0 before half-time. The second half sending off of defender Moukda Souksavath turned the tide towards Bengaluru, who pulled one back in the 91st minute through CK Vineeth but it was too little too late for the Blues who should have done better in the box.

Earlier, Westwood, missing skipper Sunil Chhetri with an injury, started with Kim Song Yong, CK Vineeth and Beikhokhei Beingaichho in attack. But before the Blues could settle down and string together a rhythm, Lao Toyota capitalised on a defensive lapse to grab the lead. Squirming out of the box from a muddle, Curtis Osano had the ball stolen from his feet by Itsuki Yamada who slid in the experienced Homma through and the seasoned Japanese striker obliged with the simplest of finishes.
90+4'- FT : Lyo Toyota win 2-1 at home against Bengaluru FC.
90+1': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-1. Vinith Scored For Bengaluru.
90': 4 minutes more.10 men Totota is leadinf 2-0.
80': Out of 11 corner kicks, Bengaluru earned 9 but no score from those.
46': 2nd half starts.
45+1: 4 minutes more.
43': 2nd corner for BFC. No score.
35': GOAAALLLLLLL : Toyota leading 2-0. Phatthana Syvilay scored from a free kick. .
34': Free kick to Toyota.
30': 1st corner to Toyota.
20': 1-0 leading by Toyota.
17': Yellow Card -Collins of BFC.
15': Bengaluru FC is Trailing 0-1.
12': Chance to Vineeth but missed.
8': Bengaluru earned 1st corner. No score.
3': GOAAALLLLLLL : Toyota leading 1-0. Homma scored.
1': Match starts.

Just when Bengaluru were getting into some sort of a groove, Lao landed a blow through a free-kick that the Blues needlessly conceded. It started when Ralte's attempt to pick out Alwyn was intercepted forcing the 'keeper to charge out of his box to thwart the shot at goal. However, the Blues were livid after the assistant referee raised his flag for a handball while the ball had struck Ralte square in the stomach. Hsun waived off the angry protests before booking Ralte and awarding Lao with a free-kick five yards outside the box that eventually lead to the goal.

Westwood effected two changes at half time, bringing on Udanta Singh and Malsawmzuala for Beikhokhei Beingaichho and Alwyn. The injection of pace down the right quickly began causing Lao trouble and Bengalauru could have had a goal in the 51st minute when Udanta slid Collins in, only for the midfielder to shoot straight at Lao 'keeper Vathana Keodouangdeth.

The red card in the 65th minute gave Bengaluru time to capitalise on the man advantage and Westwood soon introduced striker Daniel Lalhlimpuia who played his first game for Bengaluru, in the 70th minute. The last twenty minutes was all Bengaluru FC where Kim, Collins and Udanta, all had chances that they should have put away. The goal did come when Vineeth, slid in down the left, lost his man and shot past Vathana in the first minute of additional time. With four minutes of additional time to play for, Lalchhuanmawia had a flash at goal only to see it clip the shoulder of the post and fly out. A free-kick was the final throw of the dice for Bengaluru but the equaliser just wasn't meant to be.

The Blues return to the city where they host Aizawl FC on Sunday as action in the I-League resumes for Westwood's side.

PREVIEW - BFC PRESS RELEASE : Ashley Westwood said his team's tryst with continental football last season will hopefully hold them in good stead as Bengaluru FC kick-start their 2016 AFC Cup campaign when they come up against Lao Toyota FC in a Group H opener at the National Stadium, in Vientiane, on Wednesday. The game kicks off at 4.30 pm IST.

The Blues arrived in the capital on Sunday morning before putting in two training sessions on Monday and Tuesday and the gaffer said preparations for the game were on track. "We've been here two days which was good because the players have had time to acclimatize. We've had a look at the pitch, we've had a little football and the lads are keen to get going," said Westwood while addressing the press on Tuesday.
But despite the early hiccup, Bengaluru regrouped rather quickly and had a couple of half chances. Being picked out by a pass from the middle, Vineeth beat the off-side trap before cutting back for Alwyn George who Bengaluru players thought was brought down before he could take a shot but referee Yu Ming Hsun would have none of it.


BFC : Lyndoh 45', Kim Song 60'
TOT : Homma 67'

BFC : Amrinder, Johnson, Rino, Keegan, Chhuntea, Lyndoh, M'Zuala, Kim, Udanta, Collins, Sunil.

LTC : Vathana, Saynakhonevieng, Saito, Yamada, Phatthana, Sitthideth, Yamaguchi, Moukda, Kazu, Paseuthsack, Khounta.


67': GOOOAAALLLL : 2-1. Homma reduced margin.
60': GOAAAALLLLLL : 2-0 to BFC. Kim Song Young.
56': 1-0 to BFC.
HT : Bengaluru FC 1-0 Leo Toyota.
45': GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLL:1-0 to BFC through a header of Lyndoh from Collin scross..
41': SCORE LINE - 0-0
14': 3rd corner to BFC, No score.
1': BFC with 5 points after 4 match while Toyota earned 3 points.
1': If win, BFC have a chance to get Round of 16 entry.
1': Match starts.

PREVIEW: BFC PRESS RELEASE : With their I-League supremacy confirmed, Bengaluru FC will shift all focus to what is a very crucial AFC Cup fixture when the Indian Champions host Lao Toyota FC from Laos, at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday. The Blues, after four rounds and with six points, are second in Group H that has Cup holders Johor Darul Ta’zim in pole position (12 points). And a win against Lao could take Ashley Westwood’s side on the brink of the knock-out stages for a second successive season.

“We are looking forward to the game tomorrow. We are champions of the I-league and are looking to back up our good show by doing well tomorrow. We have players that are fresh and hungry and are looking forward to the game. It’s pretty vital that we get three points given our last game is against Johor who are the strongest team in the competition, never mind the group,” said Westwood who was named ‘Coach of the Year’ at the Football Player’s Association of India Awards, on Monday evening.

The Blues had a rather frustrating outing in Laos where they conceded early and then missed a flurry of chances in the last quarter of the game before going down 2-1. But Westwood’s side will be keen to make amends at home. “In the away leg, we made a very early mistake. We tried to play football soon after but went down 2-0 owing to a mistake again. When we did score, it was too little too late. We played fairly well but maybe didn’t deserve a win,” said Westwood.

The Englishman rested a big number of his regular starters for the inconsequential last game of the I-League against Mohun Bagan with an eye on the Lao fixture. Sunil Chhetri, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Kim Song Yong, John Johnson, Michael Collins and Udanta Singh had no part to play in the game at Siliguri while Rino Anto came on as a second half substitute. “We rested players for the game against Bagan with a reason. We want to win and will have to play our best team tomorrow.”

Lao’s only victory in the campaign came against Bengaluru after which they suffered a defeat to Ayeyawady United FC followed by defeats in both legs against Johor. But while Westwood said the Blues’ rivals were a ‘well balanced team with good foreigners and a bit of pace’, his team would be focusing on their business with an eye on getting the job done.


13.04.16: Bengaluru FC 5-3
BFC : Vineeth 21', A. George 61', 89', Doungel, Beingaichho 69'

ATD : Vanlal, San, Thein, Arkar, Min Min, Win, Zaw, Naing, Thein, Abubakar, Iyikwobe.
BFC : Ralte, Manju, Keegan, Nishu, Vishal, Alwyn, Thoi, Hangal, Len, Vineeth, Daniel

FT : Bengaluru FC win 5-3 at Home match.
89': 5-3. 2nd goal of alwin George.
80': 4-3 for BFC now. Bekhokhei. scored.
77': 3-3...Chizoba equalized.
75': 3-2 leading by Bengaluru FC.
70': 3-2. AFC reduced the margin.
66': 3-1. Lenn scored the 3rd.
61': 2-1. Akwyn George scored for BFC.
HT: 1-0 lead to Bengaluru FC.
45': 2 minute added time.
44': 1-1. Thiha Zaw equalized.
35': BFC is leading 1-0.
20': GOAAAAAL : 1-0 to BFC. CK Vineeth scored.
10': Score line 0-0.

AFC Cup Group H: Bengaluru FC shift focus to Asia as Ayeyawady test awaits
BFC PRESS RELEASE : Ashley Westwood said his side would fall back on their good run of form as Bengaluru FC shift focus to the AFC Cup when they host Ayeyawady United FC at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday. The game kicks off at 7 pm.

The Blues only just played on Sunday, beating League title rivals East Bengal 3-1 and are on the cusp of a second championship in three years should they triumph over Salgaocar at home on the 17th prompting questions on the kind of team Westwood would roll out.

But while the gaffer did hint at changes, he said it was something he's done all season. “We always chop and change. I don't think we've used the same side for two consecutive games this season. We have watched a lot of videos of our opponents and will look at our players who are fit. We will rotate and settle on a formula that will help us win," said Westwood while addressing the press on Tuesday.

Bengaluru are on three points along with Ayeyawady United and Lao Toyota while reigning AFC Cup champions Johor Darul Ta'zim continue to lead Group H with 9 points. Incidentally, Bengaluru's only win of the campaign has come against Ayeyawady whom they beat 1-0 in Myanmar last month. With a strong Johor side taking on Lao in tomorrow’s other game in the group, a Bengaluru win will see them take an important step in their bid to qualify out of the group.

Westwood, however, refused Bengaluru to be considered favourites. "They are a decent side. When we beat them at home it was the first time they lost as hosts in somewhere around three-and-a-half years. They are a technically good team and are capable of winning. We surely won't be going in as favourites. We have got a chance and that’s all you can ask for,' he said.

Both sides have a player missing owing to suspensions. While the Blues will be without midfielder Michael Collins, Ayeyawady will be without central defender Hanson Samuel. While the calendar has been a cramped one, Westwood refused to use it as an excuse to focus on just one tournament. "We are trying to win the League and we want to go one step further in the AFC Cup. Last season, we made the Round of 16 but went behind because of a penalty that wasn't. This season, we want to go as far as we can."


JOD : Safiq 55'

BFC : Ralte, Ranjan, Johnson, Vishal, Chhuantea, Keegan, Thoi, Collins, Siam, Len, Udanta

JHD : Izham, Antonio, Aidil, Kunanlan, Fazly, Amirul, Azamuddin, Safiq, Hariss, Pereyra, Lucero.

A youthful and flexible Bengaluru FC side combat hard however were unfortunate to go down 1-0 to a full quality Johor Darul Ta'zim group in an AFC Cup Group H diversion at the Kanteerava, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday. Captain Safiq Rahim scored with a petulantly honored second-half freekick to leave the Blues feeling hard done given the way they declined to give anything for the vast majority of the amusement.

Hit with a large number of wounds and playing what was their fifth amusement in 14 days, the Bengaluru FC line-up was continually going to be a fascinating one. Also, Ashley Westwood tossed in more than only a couple shocks in the beginning XI, giving protector Ranjan Salam Singh his BFC debut while Bengaluru kid Vishal Kumar got his first minutes on the pitch this season as a major aspect of a five-man guard that included Keegan Pereira, Lalchhuanmawia and Chhuantea.

Curtis Osano and CK Vineeth, who Westwood said would be dicey starters, didn't make the squad as Udanta Singh had Len Doungel for an accomplice in assault. The ruling AFC Cup champions' opener came in the 55th moment after Keegan was brutally decreed to have cut down Mohammed Amirulhadi on the edge of the crate even as Bengaluru challenges of a jump failed to attract anyone's attention. Safiq ventured up and sent his take past Lalthuammawia Ralte's entitlement to at last break Bengaluru's resistance.

Just minutes prior, the Blues could have had their very own objective when an unmarked Johnson headed wide from Udanta's freekick. Be that as it may, Bengaluru's most obvious opportunity came in the 85th moment when Udanta's cross from the privilege was palmed away by 'attendant Mohammed Izham just to tumble to Alwyn George. With Izham on the floor, George beat his marker yet mysteriously let go wide from close as the Bengaluru seat tossed their arms up in dismay.

Bengaluru next go to Myanmar where Westwood's side interpretation of Ayeyawady on the sixteenth in what will be an unquestionable requirement win diversion if the Blues are to keep any expectation of escaping the gathering alive.

FT : Bengaluru FC lost 0-1 to Johor Darul at home match.
71': CHANGE - BFC : Thoi out Alwyn in..
67': CHANGE - BFC : Rino replaces Vishal and Daniel in and Len out.
55': GOAALLL : Johor Darul scored. 1-0 to Johor. Safiq scored.
50': 0-0 remain.
49': Y/C to Johor's Azamuddin for handlibg ball.
46': 2nd half resume.
HT : 0-0 score Line.
45': 1 minute add.
33': BFC - Free kick og Keegan went to JOHOR keeper.
25': 0-0 still. Mohun Bagan win 4-0 over South china.
15': Corner to BFC from a free kick of Keegan. No score from Corner.
10': Corner for Johor from a free kick.
3': BFC attacked, Udanta's shot went wide.
1': Match starts.

BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC will be up against reigning champions Johor Darul Ta’zim of Malaysia when AFC Cup action returns to the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday night but Blues gaffer Ashley Westwood said his side will play without the burden of pressure and look to give a good account of themselves.

“It’s going to be a good game. They are a good team and are champions of the AFC Cup with right reason. We’ve played them last season and know what to expect from them. They have made a couple of changes from last year and I believe they are stronger,” said Westwood of the opposition that is coached by Argentine Mario Gomez.

The two sides met in the AFC Champions League qualifier last season at the Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium – a dramatic game that Eugeneson Lyngdoh took to extra-time swinging home directly from a corner in the 90th minute before Chanturu Suppiah’s winner in the 98th minute quelled what was more than a valiant show on Bengaluru's Asian debut.

Injuries have hampered Bengaluru’s season and with the Blues set to play their fifth game in 14 days, a packed schedule hasn’t helped either. “We’ve traveled away to Laos, played at home before traveling to Shillong and then Goa with most of these trips being 3 am starts. There is fatigue from all the travel but we’ll see who looks fresh at training and pick a team that will give us the best chance to qualify out of the group." said Westwood.

Striker CK Vineeth and central defender Curtis Osano, both recovering from groin strains, are doubtful starters while Lyngdoh is yet to completely recover from a fracture. Midfielder Shankar Sampingiraj, meanwhile, has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a ruptured cruciate.

JDT began their title defence in emphatic fashion, beating Myanmar club Ayeyawady United 8-1 with their Argentine striking pair of Pereyra Diaz and Juan Lucero among the goals while club and national team skipper Mohd. Safiq bagged a hat-trick. “They (JDT) are a very good side technically. They play with a lot of quick touches and have good players. They have a good set of strikers, a good defence and good foreigners. They have spent good money in the transfer market and that has let them buy the best out there. They are a good side but not unbeatable. We aren’t going into this game to make up the numbers but to give a good account of ourselves. We are playing a decent Asian side and we believe we are one as well,” said Westwood.

Echoing the gaffer’s sentiments was skipper Sunil Chhetri who said the team was motivated to do well, given the manner things ended up the last time they played JDT. “We backed ourselves there and did well and when we play at home, we back ourselves even more. As players we are going to look the other way in terms of fatigue and hectic travel and go out there and give nothing less than 100%.”


East Zone

25.05.2016 : KITCHEE FC - 2-3 - BENGALURU FC (FT)
KFC : Rufino 7', George 42'
BFC : Sunil (Pen 31'), 34', Daniel 52'

KFC : Wang, Recio, Wai, Yee, Hoi, Annan, Burgo, Paramo, Yang, Keung, Taemin.

BFC : Amrinder. Ondohssano, Johnson, Rino, Chhuantea, Alwin, Lyndoh, Collins, Sunil, Udanta, Daniel,

History in Hong Kong as Bengaluru FC march into Last-8 of AFC Cup.

BFC PRESS RELEASE : Chhetri Brace, Daniel Winner Does The Job For BFC In Five-Goal Thriller Against Kitchee

Hong Kong: Bengaluru FC carved history for themselves as the Blues marched into the quarterfinals of the AFC Cup beating Kitchee SC 3-2 in a pulsating game at the Mong Kok Stadium, in Hong Kong, on Wednesday. A brace from skipper Sunil Chhetri (31st and 33rd minute) and a winner from young Daniel Lalhlimpuia (51st) sent Ashley Westwood’s boys through to the last-eight making them the only Indian club left in the competition.

The Blues bowed out at the same stage in the same stadium last season when they went down 2-0 to South China AA. But Bengaluru did more than just exorcise the ghosts rolling out a fantastic performance in every department on the pitch.

Kitchee shot into a 7th minute lead when Rufino sneaked into the box and nodded home skipper Lo Kwan Yee’s cross from the right, on the bounce. Bengaluru got to work without much ado, passing the ball around and forcing freekicks and corners out of the hosts.

The Blues got really close from one such chance when Eugeneson Lyngdoh chose to smartly roll a freekick in the box, catching the Kitchee defence by surprise. But ’keeper Wang Zhenpeng charged out to keep attempts from Curtis Osano and Daniel Lalhlimpuia at bay.

However, the equalizer came just a minute later when Lyngdoh was brought down by Huang Yang in the box, prompting referee Fu Ming to point to the spot. Skipper Chhetri stepped up and sent an audacious chip over Zhenpeng who already committed to make it 1-1.

Chhetri’s second came only two minutes later and just like his first, it wasn’t short on class. A beautifully stitched move saw Rino send in a cross that was headed away by a Kitchee defender only to reach as far as Chhetri who smashed it home on the volley after picking his corner and silencing the Mong Kok.

But a moment of weakness in defence three minutes from half-time saw Kitchee capitalize to make it 2-2. Christian Kwesi slid one in the box as Paramo Jorge sneaked ahead of the Blues defence line, got past Osano and fired past Amrinder.

The tie being a knock-out meant that the away goals rule would not come into play and Bengaluru would need only a win to progress and Lalhlimpuia responded with what would eventually be enough. The youngster made the most to pounce on a poor back-pass by Kwesi, intercepting the ball and putting it past Zhenpeng to make it 3-2.

After the third it was the Blues’ show who kept the attacks constant but were let down by some wayward finishing. Daniel had probably the best chance of the game in the 88th minute when, after being sent through on goal and getting past Kitchee’s high line, the striker skipped past Zhenpeng only to shoot wide as the Blues bench watched in disbelief.

The misses however didn’t come back to haunt Bengaluru as the defence kept things tight to see the Indian champions past the line.

FT :Match end, Bengaluru FC win 3-2 and reach in the Qr Finalsof AFC Cup 2016.
80': BENGALURU FC is leading 3-2
52': GOOOOOAAAALLL: 3-2 to Bengaluru. Daniel Lalampuia score.
42': GOALLLLLLLLLLLL 2-2, Home side Kitchee scored through George.
34': GOALLLLLLLLL 2-1. Bengaluru FC score again through Sunil.
31': GOALLLLLLLLLLL 1-1, Sunil scored from Spot kick.
7': GOALLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Kichee. Rufino scored.

PREVIEW :BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC will eye the big chance to make the quarterfinal of the AFC Cup when they take on Kitchee SC in a vital one-off Round-of-16 fixture at the Mong Kok Stadium, in Hong Kong, on Wednesday.

The Blues put behind a slow start to string together wins and finish second behind Cup holders Johor Darul Ta’zim in Group H, earning them a spot in the knock-out stages of the competition for the second season running. And Technical Analyst Mathew Holland, who will be at the Bengaluru touchline as coach Ashley Westwood serves the third of his four-game suspension, hoped the team would rise to the occasion. “We’re up against a very tough team in Kitchee who have done well in the group stages. But so have we, getting wins in the middle. It’s a Round-of-16 game which is always going to be tricky but we are confident because we always prepare well. It’s going to be an exciting game,” said Holland while addressing the media on Tuesday.

Interestingly, the Blues are no strangers to the Mong Kok turf, having played South China AA at the same stage of the competition last season. The game ended 2-0 in favour of the Hong Kong side on a heavy surface but Blues midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh was confident of the team putting together a performance that would pull them across the line this time around.

“The mood in the dressing room is that of confidence. There’s a desire among the squad to go one better this season and we hope to be able to translate that desire on the pitch. When we played South China we had one eye on the I-League title decider against Mohun Bagan which we had to play three days later. This time around there’s no sharing of focus which is a good thing,” said Lyngdoh who was named midfielder of the I-League for a second season running.

Westwood has rolled out a unique playing XI in almost every game this season and it will be interesting to see how the gaffer approaches this one.

Kitchee finished top of Group F with four wins, one draw and a loss and conceded just once in the group stages and Bengaluru’s attack will have to be on top of their game if they are to take the game to the hosts. The Blues will however be without CK Vineeth who sits out with a sore shoulder while Kim Song Yong missed the trip owing to visa issues.


21.09.2016 : TAMPINES ROVERS 0-0, (0-1 aggr) BENGALURU FC (FT..)
TAM : Izwan, Jufri, Irwan, Izzdin, Pennant, Shakir, Yasir, Asiq, Billy, Hafiz, Jordan
BFC : Amrinder, Johnson, Juanan, Rino, Nishu, Lyngdoh, Alwyn, Watson, Alvaro, Vineeth, Sunil
FULL TIME : Bengaluru FC reach AFC Cup semifinal with a 1-0 aggregate against Tampines Rovers.
90'+4': Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Malsawmzuala in place of Lyngdoh.
90'+3': What a chance to Bengaluru FC, back to to back two fine save to Izwan to deny it.
90'+1': Amrinder's brilliant save, denies Tampines once again. Hafiz's shot and in Amrindar's safe hand.
90': 5 minutes of added time.
STAT : LALTU CHAKRABARTY : In 2013 AFC Cup First Round East Bengal beat Tampines Rovers 2-1 and 4-2.

STAT :LALTU CHAKRABARTY : In 2007 AFC Cup First Round Mohun Bagan lost 0-2 and drew 0-0 against Tampines Rovers and in 2014 AFC Cup Pune FC lost 1-3 and 2-5 to Tampines in first Round.

89':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: R Vishal in place of Alwyn George.
89':Lyngdoh's shot in opposite end, good save by Izwan.
88':Amrinder with another fine save.
87':Fine chance to Pennant, but back to back two shot of him. First one cleared and finds him and second one went wide.
86':Forward pass to Sunil, but he is just OFFSIDE.
83': Players Change in Tampines Rovers : Sufian in place of Yasir
83':Yasir's shot went wide
80': Players Change in Bengaluru FC : Salam Ranjan in place of Nishu Kumar.
79':Ball cleared from corner.
78':Jordon's shot, deflected and Amrinder saves and Nishu cleared it. Corner.
77':Counter attack of Tampines, Chance to Yasir, good block in defence.
76':Sunil's pass and Lyngdoh chipped it, but straight to Izwan's hand
74':Jordon's header and Yasir's shot, straight to Amrinder's hand.
73':Pennant's short corner, cleared in defence.
72':Hafiz's shot, blocked and a corner.
70':Jordon's cross from right flank, John Johnson cleared it.
69':Fine chance to Vineeth but a good clearance by Asiq.
68':Players Change in Tampines Rovers: Injured Hamza Shakir taken off the field through Stretcher and is replaced by Ismadi Muktar.
64':Shakir looks injured, treatment going on.
63':Jordon's centre, cleared in defence.
63':Amrinder with a fine header to deny a move of Tampines just outside the box.
60':Score remains still goalless.
58':Pennant's free kick, cleared in defence.
57':Johnson foul Shakir, another free kick to Tampines.
55':Tampines's free kick, Amrinder fist clears it. Corner to Tampines.
52':Alwyn tried for a long ranger, went wide.
51':forward pass to find Vineeth, keeper Izwan is in the rescue.
47':Sunil's shot, fine save by keeper Izwan.
46':Yasir's shot, went wide.
46':Second half resumed.
HALF TIME Score remains still goal less between in Tampines Rovers and Bengaluru FC.
45'+1':Rino's cross from right, Vineeth's header went wide.
45':2 minutes of added time.
42':Rino's cross from right, Sunil's header went over the bar.
40':Pennant's corner, cleared in defence.
39':Chance to Pennant, but his shot inside the box went over.
37':Watson's free kick from 30 yards, Vineeth's pass and a brilliant chance to Lyngdoh. Just a touch can cause a error in home team defence.
36':Yellow Card to Jordon for his foul to Nishu.
33':Tampines having 53% procession so far
32':Poor free kick, cleared in defence.
31':Sunil committed foul against Pennant.
31':Corner to Bengaluru FC.
30':Hafiz's minus, but no Tampines players there, cleared in defence.
29':Yellow Card to Amrinder for time wasting.
28':Corner to Tampines Rovers after Lyngdoh cleared a ball.
24':Irwan's cross from right flank, went wide.
23':Hafiz's shot, touched side net. Good chance from a cross from right flank but a tight angle to shoot.
18':Long forward pass to find Hafiz, Nishu cleared it.
17':Shakir's shot, went wide.
16':Rino's cross from right flank, just over Lyngdoh.
13':Lyngdoh's tackle to Pennant,treatment going on to Pennant.
12':Fine long ranger of Hafiz, Amrinder made a good save.
8':Ball cleared from corner easily with a fine header of Johnson.
8':Corner to Tampines Rovers.
5':Sunil committed foul in corner.
4':Watson's free kick, cleared and corner to Bengaluru FC.
3':Foul against Vineeth, free kick to Bengaluru FC.
2':Pennant's corner, cleared in defence.
2':Amrinder's fist cleared it. Corner to Tampines.
1':Free kick to Tampines near right corner flag.
0':Kick off.
0':Both the teams is in the field. Match is about to start.


Bengaluru FC beat Tampines in AFC quarter final home match

Bengaluru FC 1-0 Tampines in AFC quarter final

BFC : C.K. Veeneth 7'


BENGALURU : Amrinder, Nishu Kumar, Juanan, Johnson, Rino, Cameron, Alwyn, Vineeth, Alvaro, Lyndoh, Sunil,

TAMPINES : Izwan, Ismadi,Jufri, Mustafic, Irwan, Izzdin, Yasir, Hafiz, Webb, Pennant, Mehmet.

BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC took a vital step towards their AFC Cup semifinal aspirations with a first-leg1-0 win over Singapore side Tampines Rovers at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru FC, on Wednesday. A CK Vineeth tap-in from close in the 7th minute was enough to get coach Albert Roca’s reign off to a winning start and give the Blues an edge when they travel to Singapore for the away leg to be played on September 21.

Bengaluru were swift to put away the disappointment of playing behind closed doors, owing to the political situation in the city, when CK Vineeth landed an early blow to the visitors. The move began after Sunil Chhetri stole the ball off a Tampines player in the midfield and picked Alwyn George’s run perfectly. George was tackled just before he could pull the trigger in the box but the ball fell rather kindly to Vineeth whose tap in took a bit off the post before going in.

Bengaluru FC 1-0 Tampines in AFC quarter final

Earlier, Roca, playing a 4-4-2, chose to partner Vineeth with Chhetri while Nishu Kumar started in the left-back position alongside Juan Gonzalez, John Johnson and Rino Anto. Joining Gonzalez on the debutants list were midfielders Cameron Watson and Alvaro Rubio who showed more than just flashes of class.

90': 3 minute added time.
84': CHANGE- BFC : Lyndoh out and Zuala in.
80':10 minutes left, FBC is searching for another.
74': CHANGE- BFC : Alyin out and Udanta in.
72': Chance to 2nd.. Vineeth's shot hits the post.
62': 5th Corner to BFC - Atif cleared Vinith's attack for the corner. Cameron's corner cleared.
59': CHANGE- BFC : Nishu out and Chhuantea in.
55':Out if 9 corners so far, BFC earned 4.
53': 1-0 lead by BFC.
49':Amrinder saved a right sided cross of Tampines.
46': Starts of 2nd half.
45': 2 minute added time.
34':Corner for BFC, No score from Juanan corner.
31':CHANCE MISSED BT BFC,Lyndo's shot from chhetri saved by keeper.
24': ATTACK OF TAMPINES. Pennant's shot blocked by John.
18': Corner to TAMPINES, Juanan cleared the attempt of Pennant.
13': Free kick to tempines from a foul of Lyndoh.
9': well save of Amrinder off Pennant's shot.
7': GOOOOOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to BFC. Sunil's pass and Vineeth scored.
5': Score - 0-0.
1': Match starts.

Playing with a sense of assuredness, Bengaluru came close to doubling their lead in the 31st minute when Chhetri nodded down a cross in Eugeneson Lyngdoh’s path but Tampines shot stopper Mohamad Izwan was quick to steal it off the midfielder’s feet. Sensing the need to nick a goal away from home, Rovers switched gears in the second half but Bengaluru had done enough to dig their heels in and take control of the game. In fact the home side will be disappointed at the number of chances they squandered, most, which if taken, could have effectively killed the tie for Tampines.

CK Vineeth made an error in judgement when, from a breakaway move in 72nd minute, he decided to shoot from in the box instead of picking an unmarked Chhetri on his left.

The Bengaluru defence didn’t give much joy to Jordan Webb, Billy Mehmet and Jermaine Pennant, constantly winning the ball and patiently building up play from the back. The Blues leave for Singapore on Sunday for the away leg.


Bengaluru FC host Tampines in AFC quarter final

Bengaluru FC host Tampines in AFC quarter final

13.09.2016 : BFC Press Release : MTCH LIVE HERE ...New-Look Blues Look To Take Big Step In Continental Quest; Security Concerns Force Fixture To Be A Closed-Doors Affair; Kick-Off Brought Forth To 4 pm. Bengaluru FC resume their quest for continental glory when they take on Singapore side Tampines Rovers at in the first leg of the AFC Cup quarterfinal at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru,on Wednesday. The Blues will however, have to shrug off the disappointment of playing in front of an empty stadium after the tense political situation in the city over the last two days forced the AFC to resign the tie to a behind-closed-doors affair. Security concerns have also forced the AFC to bring forth the kick-off time of the game to 4 pm.... .. READ details some I-League and AFC cup Matches is past in Close Door Stadium ---->>> CLICK

Blues coach Albert Roca, for whom this will be his first game in charge since taking over the reins at BFC, expressed disappointment at the prospect of playing a home fixture behind closed doors but said the team would do everything to make sure it isn’t a disadvantage. “It’s a real shame to not have our supporters in the stands tomorrow but these are circumstances that we have to accept now. All we can say at this moment is that we’re going to look to put in a good performance in a bid to get the best result. It’s been three and a half months without competition and the boys were keen to show where we are trying to get to. We just have to move on and give this our best,” said Roca.

Tampines, who arrived in the city on Monday, come into the tie with the luxury of having played competitive games regularly given the S-League is at its business end. Bengaluru, meanwhile, have had to contend with four practice games as a build-up to the game. Roca though, while admitting he would have liked more competitive fixtures as a precursor to the game, refused to use it as an excuse. “I can’t change the circumstances. I would have loved to play 20 friendly games and 20 competitive ones but that isn’t possible. This is our chance to take a big step ahead in the tournament and we will give it everything we have,” he said.

Bengaluru have added to their arsenal this summer in signing midfielders Cameron Watson and Alvaro Rubio along with defender Juanan Gonzalez and Roca is confident that the new signings will bring much to the big game. The Spaniard also revealed that injured winger Udanta Singh has recovered and could have a role to play on Wednesday.

On the injury front, Tampines will be without striker Farzul Nawaz who has been forced out with a long-term injury but have ample quality in Billy Mehmet, Jordan Webb and former Arsenal and Liverpool winger, Jermaine Pennant.

Tampines man at the helm, Akbar Nawas, said he wasn’t sure what to make of the Blues given the change in command but was confident his side had been playing regularly enough in the league back home to be able to come away with a good performance away from home.


Bengaluru FC draw Tampines Rovers FC in AFC Cup Quarterfinal

afc Cup 2016 Bengaluru fc

09.06.2016 : Blues To Play Singaporean Side In Two-Legged Last-8 Tie in September. Kuala Lumpur: I-League champions JSW Bengaluru FC will be up against Tampines Rovers FC in the quarterfinals of the 2016 AFC Cup, the draws of which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday. The first of the two-legged tie will take place at the Kanteerava Stadium on the 14th of September, before the Blues travel to the Singapore National Stadium for the return leg on September 21st.
MATCH: QF 4 : Bengaluru FC Vs Tampines Rovers - September 14 (H), 2016 and September 21, 2016(A)
Bengaluru put a slow start behind them to finish Group H in second place behind defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim. The Blues went one better on their Round-of-16 show in the previous edition, becoming the only Indian side left in the tournament with a 3-2 win over Kitchee SC at the Mong Kok Stadium, in Hong Kong, to enter the quarterfinals for the first time in the club’s short history.

“We've done well to reach this stage of the AFC Cup and are looking to go one better when we face Tampines Rovers in the quarterfinals. Every team has reached the last eight by playing well and we're looking to put on a good performance in front of our fans, who I'm sure will be vocal as always,” said club captain Sunil Chhetri.

South China AA will take on holders Johor Darul Ta’zim in the other East Zone quarterfinal while Air Force Club face Al Jaish and Al Ahed FC go up against Al Muharraq in the West Zone quarterfinals.


Champions stand between Bengaluru FC and history - Tomorrow at Bengalore
Bengaluru FC vs Johor Darul in AFC Semi final 18.10.2016 - BFC PRESS RELEASE : LIVE-BFC vs JDT (19.10.2016) ... Blues Up Against Johor As Roca’s Side Aim To Become First Indian Club To Make AFC Cup Final. A floodlit Kanteerava Stadium will be the cynosure of all eyes on Wednesday as JSW Bengaluru FC take on Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta’zim with a shot at history. Should things go the way of the Albert Roca-coached side, Bengaluru will become the first team from India to make it to the final of the AFC Cup.

The second leg of the semifinal is evenly poised after the Blues came away with a 1-1 result in Johor three weeks ago and will need a win or a clean sheet to progress to the final to be played on November 5.

Roca negated the talk of pressure and felt the game was a great opportunity for Indian football that he would like his boys to make the most of. “Johor are the Champions of this competition. They are still favourites for me but it is a nice opportunity for us and Indian football. It’s going to be a tough mission but we are ready for it. We have shown that we are a competitive team and we have to do the same tomorrow,” he said while addressing the media, on Tuesday.

Bengaluru FC vs Johor Darul in AFC Semi final It will be interesting to see how the Spaniard approaches the clash, with the Blues having had a majority of the possession in the first leg at the Larkin Stadium in Johor. Roca will look to his side’s attacking quotient of skipper Sunil Chhetri and CK Vineeth to turn possession into goals as midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh will fancy his chances against a side that he’s scored against on two occasions.

Suspensions have hit Johor hard and Mario Gomez will be missing his Argentine striking pair of Jorge Pereyra Diaz and Juan Martin Lucero along with Yahyah Amri – all of who picked up their second bookings in the home leg of his tie. The absence of three first-choice strikers would require experienced but out of favour Safee Sali to bear the burden of attack while talismanic skipper Safiq Rahim will be expected to do more in midfield.

Bengaluru, on the other hand, have fewer troubles in comparison but Roca rued not having the pace of Udanta Singh and Lalchhuanmawia – both of who are yet to recover from injuries.

The game has caught the frenzy of the entire nation with support pouring in from all quarters and the Fortress is expected to hold fans in excess of 15,000, a factor that Roca cites as extremely important. “It was a shame that we couldn’t play in front of our fans in the quarterfinal but that changes tomorrow. They have been instrumental in the success of this club and will play a very important role the team gets on the pitch,” he said. The game will kick-off at 7 pm and will be telecast on the Star Sports network.



19.10.2016 : Bengaluru FC 3-1 (4-2 AGGRT) Johor Darul (FT..)
BFC : Sunil Chhetri 40', 67', Antonio 76'
Bengaluru FC 3-1 Johor Darul in AFC Semi final BFC : Amrinder, Juanan, Johnson, Rino, Nishu, Alvaro, Lyngdoh, Cameron, Alwyn, Vineeth, Chhetri.
JDT :Izham, Fazly, Hariss, Kunanlan, Safee, Safiq, Antonio, Aidil, Amirul, Azrif, Azammudin.

Bangaluru FC reached a historic landmark in Indian football. The Blues are the first ever team from Indian to reach the final of AFC Cup. At Kantiveera stadium in an almost one sided encounter Bangaluru FC crashed Johur Darul Tazim by a margin of 3-1 to reach the final, where they will face the challenge of Air Force Club of Iraq on 5th November 2016 at Doha .

Bangaluru FC had to conceded an early goal against the run of play at the opening stages of the proceedings, but continued to attack in the central defense of Johur Darul Tazim, utilizing both the wings. It was Sunil Chetri who equalized at the stroke of half time with a powerful header following a curling corner kick from Eujenson Lyndoh. It was a dominating second session for Bangaluru FC who scored twice and register a victory of 3-1 to reach the final of the tournament. Bangaluru FC proved their superiority in every departments with an optimistic performance all through entire ninety minutes.

It is indeed a remarkable achievement for the most professionally managed football club to play the final of AFC Cup. Earlier, Dempo Sports Club and East Bengal played the semi final of AFC Cup but failed to qualify to reach the final.
Bengaluru FC 3-1  Johor Darul in AFC Semi final LIVE UPDATES OF THE MATCH

FULL TIME Bengaluru FC beat Johor Darul in 3-1 and reach AFC Cup 2016 final with 4-2 aggregate to face Air Force Club of Iraq.
90': 4 minutes of added time.
89':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Salam Ranjan in place of Nishu.
86':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Seimeinlen in place of Lyngdoh.
83':Rino's cross from right flank, Lyngdoh's header went wide.
82':Junior's shot, fine save by AMrinder.
81':Substitution of JDT: Junior Eldstal in place of Azamudin
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80':Johor's corner, cleared in defence.
79':Players Change in Bengaluru: Keegan in place of Sunil Chhetri.
77':Sunil's long ranger, went over the bar.
76':Yellow Card to Gary.
75':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Antonio's header from Lyngdoh's freekick finds the net.
74':Yellow Card to Vineeth.
73':Lyngdoh's cross cleared by Izham, finds Sunil. Sunil's shot blocked by Marcus.
72':Bengaluru FC's move, Sunil is in OFFSIDE position.
70':Aggregate now - Bengaluru FC 3-2 Johor Darul
67':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL Sunil's fine turn and a brilliant long ranger, finds the net.
65':Lyngdoh's corner, cleared in defence.
65':Izham blocked Lyngdoh's shot, Corner to BFC.
64':Rino's cross, straight to keeper Izham's hand.
62':JDT Substitution: Gary replaced Amirul
61':Sunil's cross, cleared in defence.
59':Safiq's shot, went wide.
55':Lyngdoh's corner, cleared and a long pass of Alwyn went wide.
54':Good long run of Lyngdoh through left flank, Marcus blocked. Corner to Bengaluru FC.
46':Second half resumed.
40': 3rd Corner to BFC.
36': CORNER to JOHOR- 1st Corner. Nishu Kumar cleared a shot of Haris.
28': Chance Missed for BFC: Chettri's shot from the corner hits the cross bar and saved from goalline.
27': 2nd Corner for BFC. Lyndoh's kick.
25': YELLOW CARD- JDT : Antonio, argue with Referee.
21': REFEREE DENIED PENALTY FOR BFC: A johor defender handled the ball in box from vineeth's shot.
20': STILL BFC is trailing by 0-1.
18': 1st Corner earned by Bengaluru. Lyndoh' kick and Jonson's header saved by keeper Izham..
11': GOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Away team Johor Darul. Safee scored from a defelected ball from Amrinder which shoot by Safiq.
8': Shot of Lyndoh missed the target.
4': Vinith got ball from Lyndoh but failed to impact.
3': Attack of BFC: Sunill 's low cross cleared in Johor Box.
1': KICK-OFF of the 2nd SEMI FINAS
0' : Match will start soon.
0': In Away BFC drew 1-1. Now in home today Bengaluru FC must try to reach in the Final as a first ever Indian team.
0': Dempo SC and East Bengal earlier reach in the AFC Cup Semi but not reach in the final..
0': Johor Darul Ta'zim FC won AFC Cup in 2015. They are also Malaysia Super League champion.



Lyngdoh magic at Larkin gives Blues big advantage in semifinal
Bengaluru FC drew Johor Darul in AFC Semi final

28.09.2016 : Johor Darul Ta’zim 1-1 BENGALURU FC (FT..)
BFC : Lyndoh 56'
JDT : Diaz 52'

BFC PRESS RELEASE : Midfielder Scores Vital Away Goal As Bengaluru FC Hold Johor To 1-1 Draw In AFC Cup Semifinal. Johor Bahru: A familiar moment of magic from Eugeneson Lyngdoh set the Blues up nicely for a return leg of the AFC Cup semifinal after the midfielder’s equaliser in the 56th minute gave Bengaluru FC a 1-1 draw against reigning champions Johor Darul Ta’zim at a packed Larkin Stadium, in Malaysia, on Wednesday.

A resolute Bengaluru defence conceded early in the second half but Lyngdoh brought the Blues back to life four minutes later and more importantly, gave them a vital away goal to take back home to Bengaluru as the Indian champions ready for the second-leg at the Kanteerava on October 19.

Refusing to sit back and soak in the pressure as most would have expected them to do at the Larkin, the Blues began rather confidently, enjoying a better share of the possession and even creating a couple of half chances early on through Sunil Chhetri and CK Vineeth. Eugeneson Lyngdoh too came close in the 30th minute but his attempt to place the ball past ’keeper Mohd. Izham lacked sting and direction.

The hosts slowly gained a foothold in the exchanges and it took a brilliant save from Amrinder at point-blank range to deny Juan Lucero a headed opener. The Blues shot-stopper literally pulled the ball out before it crossed the goal line with what was easily the save of the game.

JDT had another big chance in the 37th minute when Mohd. Azinee decided to finish off his run with a strike that he should have put away only to shoot wide. Amrinder wasn’t done yet when he made himself big to keep out a strike from Lucero in the 44th minute.

But it was Lucero’s fellow Argentine striker Diaz who finally broke Amrinder when he nodded home a Safiq Rahim corner from close in the 52nd minute. It was important that Blues didn’t let their shoulders drop as they picked themselves up and were rewarded courtesy another moment of magic from Lyngdoh at the Larkin, just four minutes later. With the ball at his feet and no one challenging him, Lyngdoh let fly a strike with his left from 30 yards out, beating Izham all ends up and silencing the home crowd.

Earlier Roca rung in just one change from the team that drew 0-0 in Singapore last week, bringing in Salam Ranjan for Nishu Kumar as the Blues stacked up in a fluid 3-5-2 set-up. The hosts will be missing both Lucero and Diaz for the second leg after the strike pair picked up their second bookings in the knock-out stages.



Bengaluru FC AFC final PREVIEW - 03.11.2016 : Bengaluru FC is the first ever Indian football team to play the final of the AFC Cup. In fact the Blues are on the verge of creating a history in the Asian football circuit as they are ready to face the mighty Airforce Club of Iraq in the final of AFC Cup at Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium , Doha on the 5th of November.

Though it seems to be a tough fight for Bengaluru FC as the football clubs of Middle East are always a strong contender for any team of the sub continent. Bangaluru FC are quite confident and charged under the guidance of Albert Roca, the former Assistant Manager of FC Barcelona.

GK: Amrinder Singh, Lalthuammawia Ralte, Calvin Abhishek
DF: Rino Anto, Juanan,John Johnson,Nishu Kumar,Keegan Perreira, Vishal Kumar,Shankar Samoingira,Salam Ranjan Singh, Lalchuan Mawia, Gursimrat Singh
MF:Alvaro Rubio, Cameron Watson, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Alwyn George, Beikhokhei Beingaicho, Udanta Singh, Darren Caldeira, Malsaw Zuala.
FW CK Vineeth, Sunil Chhetri (c), Daniel Lalhimpuia, Seminlen Doungel.

GK: Fahad Talib, Hasanain Jabber
DF: Suad Naji, Sameh Saeed, Ali Bahjat, Ahmed AbdulRidha, Saif Hatem, Samal Saeed.
MF: Humam Tareq, Ali Ibadi, Bashar Resan, Osama Ali, Mohammed Hassan, Hamid Mido, Halkor Mulla Mohammad, Ibrahim Naeem, Zaheer Midani.

The most professionally managed football team, Bengaluru FC, proved it's supremacy even in presence of the glamorous Indian Super League. The Blues did not release any of their footballers in ISL and concentrate to prepare for the AFC CUP. Within a very short span the JSW managed Football Club from the Garden City of India turned into as one of the leading and challenging football club in India as well as in Asia. East Bengal and Dempo Sports Club played the semi finals of the AFC Cup but failed to qualify to play the final.



19.10.2016 : Bengaluru FC 3-1 (4-2 AGGRT) Johor Darul (FT..)
BFC : Sunil Chhetri 40', 67', Antonio 76'
JDT : Safee 11'

28.09.2016 : Johor Darul Ta’zim 1-1 BENGALURU FC (FT..)
BFC : Lyndoh 56'
JDT : Diaz 52'


21.09.2016 : TAMPINES ROVERS 0-0, (0-1 aggr) BENGALURU FC (FT..)

BFC : C.K. Veeneth 7'

AFC CUP - 2016 ROUND of 16

25.05.2016 : KITCHEE FC 2-3 BENGALURU FC (FT)
KFC : Rufino 7', George 42'
BFC : Sunil (Pen 31'), 34', Daniel 52'


27.04.2016 : Bengaluru FC 2-1 Lao Toyota FC
BFC : Lyndoh 45', Kim Song 60'
TOT : Homma 67'

13.04.2016 : Bengaluru FC 5-3 Ayeyawady United
BFC : Vineeth 21', A. George 61', 89', Doungel, Beingaichho 69'

16.03.2016 : Ayeyawady United 0-1 Bengaluru FC
BFC : Sunil Chhetri 38'

09.03.2016 : Bengaluru FC 0-1 Johor Darul Ta'zim
JOH : Safiq 55'

24.02.2016 : Lao Toyota FC 2-1 Bengaluru FC
TOT : Homma 2', Syvilay 34'
BFC : C.K. Vinith 90'

11.05.2016 : Johor Darul Ta'zim 3-0 Bengaluru FC
DAR : Md Safiq 70', MD Safee 78', Shakir 90'



AIR :Fahad, Ali, Saad, Sameh, Emad, Hammadi, Humam, Ahmed, Ali, Amjed, Zahir.

BFC :Ralte, Juanan, Rino, Johnson, Nishu, Lyngdoh, Rubio, Alwyn, Watson, Vineeth, Sunil
Bengaluru FC AFC final FULL TIME Air Force Club won AFC Cup 2016 with a 1-0 victory over Bengaluru FC.
90'+5':Lenn's cross, Fahad made a fine save.
90'+4':Yellow Card to Fahad for time wasting.
90'+3':Move through Johnson, Air Force defence blocks him.
90'+2':Players Change in Air Force: Halkor in place of Sameh.
90'+1':Players Change in Air Force: Ali in place of Amjed.
90': 5 minutes of added time.
88':What a chance to Vineeth from Watson's free kick, but no contact with ball.
87':Bad tackle of Suad to Udanta, free kick to Bengaluru FC.
86':Score remains still same, Air Force Club of Iraq leading 1-0 against Bengaluru FC.
82':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Salam Ranjan Singh in place of Rubio.
77':Counter attack, Ralte blocks Hammadi's run.
Bengaluru FC AFC final 77':Chance to Bengaluru FC, Johnson's centre but Fahad made a fine save.
77':Udanta's cross, clears in defence.
76':Amjed's shot, goes wide.
74':Amjed's pass to Hammadi, good block in defence.
72':Brilliant chance to Air Force to advance their lead once again, but Amjed is in OFFSIDE position.
71':Udanta's pass to find Sunil but ball goes wide.
70':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Hammadi scores for Air Force. Amjed's pass to unmarked Hammadi and his fine touch finds the net.
69':Air Force clears the ball from corner. Counter attack of Air Force, Rino clears the ball.
68': Another corner to Bengaluru FC.
67':Sunil's powerful shot from corner, Zahir blocks it.
66':Corner to Bengaluru FC.
63':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Udanta in place of Alwyn, Len in place of Nishu.
62':Sunil with a fie long run through left flank but his centre goes wide.
62':Back to back two corner, Ralte made a fine save
61':Amjed's cross deflected and a corner to Air Force.
57':Bengaluru's move, Alwyn is in OFFSIDE position.
56':Another move of Air Force through Amjed, but John Johnson's fine header clears the move.
55':Counter attack of Air Force, Hammadi's shot goes wide.
54':Chance to Sunil, his pass to Eugeneson but a fine block in Air Force defence.
52':Hammadi's shot, goes over the bar.
50':Brilliant chance to Amjed, but his shot goes over the bar.
48':Collision between Zahir and Vineeth, treatment going on.
46':Second half resumes.
HALF TIME Score remains goalless in half time.
45': 3 minutes of added time.
43':Sameh looks injured, stretched out the field.
42':Rino's cross from right flank, cleared in defence.
41':Ball cleared from corner.
40':Vineeth cleared the ball,, another corner.
39':Defensive mistake nearly gives a chance to Air Force. Amjed's centre cleared by Ralte and finally Johnson cleared. Corner to Air Force.
36':Amjed's shot, straight to keeper Ralte's hand.
34':Hammadi's header went wide.
29':ALwyn's cross, nearly a chance to Lygdoh. His header went wide.
29':Amjed's cross from right, Johnson cleared the ball.
26':Players Change in Air Force: Osama Ali in place of injured Humam.
24':Sunil's forward pass to find Lyngdoh, cleared in defence. Good clearance by Ali.
22':Humam's cross, Rino's fine header to block the move.
19':Sunil's flick to find Vineeth, straight to keeper Fahad's hand.
16':Chance to Hammadi but good defending by Johnson.
12':Rino's cross from right flank, cleared in defence.
9':Amjed's free kick after Alwyn committed hand ball, went wide.
8':Nishu cleared the ball from free kick.
7':Rino's bad tackle near corner flag. Free kick to Air Force.
4':Ralte save another move of Air Force
3':Air Force's move, Rubio cleared it.
1':Early move through Vineeth, Air Force defence cleared it.
0':Kick off.
0':Both the teams are in the field. Match is about to start.