With a 1-1 away draw, the Blues’ faithful have much to cheer for as their team are on the cusp of making history and becoming the first ever Indian team to play in the finals of the AFC Cup.

AFC Cup Semifinals Live Blog Bengaluru FC vs JDT
news Football Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 18:53

#BFCvJDT @bengalurufc pulls off a comfortable 3-1 win, marches on to the finals.

#BFCvJDT Looks like #BFC have pulled it off. 

#BFCvJDT 90 mins up. 4 mins added time. Chetri subbed off in the 80th min.

#BFCvJDT BFC technically has a one goal cushion. (3-3 means JDT plays the final)

#BFCvJDT Vineeth, the first BFC player to be booked. Free kick from a good area for BFC and 3-1 for the Blues.

#BFCvJDT GOAL! 2-1 for BFC Take a bow ! Sunil Chhetri with a long distance curler.

#BFCvJDT GOAL! 2-1 for BFC Take a bow ! Sunil Chhetri.

#BFCvJDT First substitution of the match made by JDT in the 62nd minute.

#BFCvJDT Sloppy passing from both the teams, resulting in exchange of possession.

#BFCvJDT First corner of the second half for Bengaluru FC. Some customary shirt pulling. Ball out for a goal kick after an overhit cross.

#BFCvJDT Nothing much to separate the two teams, with JDT having a slight edge in possession (56%). 

#BFCvJDT We start second half as we stared the first. It's hanging in the balance. Both the teams with one goal each.

#BFCvJDT It's half-time, scoreboard reads 1-1. Both the skippers feature on the scoresheet.

#BFCvJDT GOAL! 1-1 The skipper with the equaliser

#BFCvJDT Sunil Chetri tried to pull one from outside the box. Forces another corner.

#BFCvJDT 36.00 BFC so far forced to attack from the wings. The visitors happy to sit deep and contain with the slim lead.

#BFCvJDT 33 minutes played, visitors with the 1-0 lead. So far an evenly contested encounter with most of the game played on the half line.

#BFCvJDT 30.00 Second corner for BFC. Created some panic the last time. This time Chetri scooped it high above the bar.

#BFCvJDT 25 minutes played, still 1-0 for the Malaysian side. First #yellowcard . M Antonio gets his name taken.

#BFCvJDT 24.00-Referee getting involved in the game. Felt kindly for JDT, there.

#BFCvJDT 20.00-First corner for #BFC. Well contained by #JDT. BFC had two-three attempts on the goal

#BFCvJDT Eighth goal in the tournament for the skipper.

#BFCvJDT Shafiq following up with a simple header. 12 mins played. 1-0 to the away side.

#BFCvJDT GOAL for JDT.

#BFCvJDT Some rash challenges. Referee yet to take out his card from the pocket.

#BFCvJDT That was rash from the 37-year-old Safiq card.

#BFCvJDT First shot of the match, came from long range. No trouble for #JDT.

#BFCvJDT Rousing cheer from the crowd as both teams walk on. Handshakes underway.

Meanwhile, the wishes have been pouring in from the current Test skipper Virat Kohli and former captain Sourav Ganguly. 

It’s a feverish atmosphere at Kanteerava, as Bengaluru FC plays Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT)  in a do-or-die semi-final clash. 

With a 1-1 away draw, the Blues’ faithful have much to cheer for as their team are on the cusp of making history and becoming the first ever Indian team to play in the finals of the AFC Cup.

The JDT, the defending champions, are formidable opponents, though. Coached by Argentine Mario Gomez, a former international himself, the team has already won the Malaysia Super League, Charity Shield and FA Cup titles this season. 

BFC Starting XI: Amrinder, Juanan, Johnson, Rino, Nishu, Alvaro, Lyngdoh, Cameron, Alwyn, Vineeth, Chhetri.

JDT Starting XI: Izham, Fazly, Hariss, Kunanlan, Safee, Shafiq, Antonio, Aidil, Amirul, Azrif, Azammudin.

 

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