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Bengaluru FC historic win first indian club to reach AFC Cup final

  • AFC Cup 2016, Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC, Johor Darul
    Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri celebrate the win against Johor Darul TA'ZIM (MAS) during the AFC Cup 2016 Knock out match at ...

    The only time Bengaluru FC used their head in the first half, they scored. Till then, they were restless and lacking composure in the attacking third, trying to force things after going a goal down early in the match.

  • AFC Cup 2016, Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC, Johor Darul
    Bengaluru FC players celebrate the win against Johor Darul TA'ZIM (MAS) during the AFC Cup 2016 Knock out match at Kanteerava Stadium

    Until the 41st minute, when Sunil Chhetri rose above the defenders and, while appearing to be hanging in the air, headed home Eugeneson Lyngdoh’s delicious cross from a corner.

  • AFC Cup 2016, Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC, Johor Darul
    Bengaluru FC and Johor Darul TA'ZIM (MAS) players in action

    That goal ended Johor Darul Ta’zim’s resistance. And with it, their reign as the AFC Cup champions.

  • AFC Cup 2016, Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC, Johor Darul
    Bengaluru FC and Johor Darul TA'ZIM (MAS) players in action

    Bengaluru shocked the Malaysian champions 3-1 in the second leg, and 4-2 on aggregate, to become the first Indian team to reach the final of the AFC Cup.

  • AFC Cup 2016, Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC, Johor Darul
    Bengaluru FC Captain Sunil Chhetri and Johor Darul TA'ZIM (MAS) players in action during the AFC Cup 2016 Knock out match at Kanteerava ...

    In the final of Asia’s equivalent of the Europa League, the Indian champions will take on Iraq’s Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Arabic for Air Force, in Doha on November 5

  • AFC Cup 2016, Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC, Johor Darul
    Bengaluru FC Captain Sunil chhetri and Johor Darul TA'ZIM (MAS) players in action

    Twice before, Indian clubs have had their hearts broken in the semifinal stage of the AFC Cup.

  • AFC Cup 2016, Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC, Johor Darul
    Bengaluru FC Captain Sunil Chhetri celebrates after scoring a goal against Johor Darul TA'ZIM (MAS) during the AFC Cup 2016 Knock out

    The great Dempo team of 2008, an assortment of some of the best Indian talent and a few quality foreigners, was humbled 5-1 by Lebanese side Safa over two legs. In 2013, East Bengal were humiliated 7-2 by Al Kuwait.

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