EUGENESON LYNGDOH'S STRIKE HELPS BENGALURU FC TO DRAW AGAINST JDT - THE INDIAN LEAGUE

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

EUGENESON LYNGDOH'S STRIKE HELPS BENGALURU FC TO DRAW AGAINST JDT



Eugeneson Lyngdoh's goal from a powerful strike cancelled Johor Darul Taz'im's lead as the I-League Champions managed a draw at Larkin Stadium in their first leg of AFC Cup Semi Final.

Bengaluru ended Johor Darul Ta'zim's perfect home record in the AFC Cup as they held the defending champions to a 1-1 draw in the semi-final first leg at Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium on Wednesday.

The visitors were a far cry from the side that surrendered 3-0 at the same ground in the group stage in May, as their high-pressing game unnerved the hosts in the first half. Goalkeeper Arminder Singh kept the visitors in contention with a point-blank save to keep out a Martin Lucero header in the 27th minute.


Johor went in front in the 52nd minute when Pererya Diaz nodded home a Safiq Rahim corner at the far post. The lead only lasted four minutes though when Eugeneson Lyngdoh sent a screamer into the net from 22 yards to silence the 18,410-strong crowd.

The equaliser lifted the Indian side as they withstood sustained periods of pressure from Johor, especially in the final moments of the game, to leave Malaysia with a precious away goal and result. The second leg will be played at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore on 19 October.
Courtesy: AFC Cup Media

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