AFC Cup: Late strike by Nishu Kumar helps Bengaluru FC to edge out New Radiant Maldives

Bengaluru FC (File| PTI)

BENGALURU: Nishu Kumar’s stoppage-time strike got Bengaluru FC full points as they beat New Radiant Maldives 1-0 in a group league encounter of the AFC Cup, here tonight.

With this victory, Bengaluru is placed on the top of the group E table with nine points.

Substitute Nishu’s right-footer off a Sunil Chhetri assist during the first minute of the stoppage time, brought small yet partisan crowd on its feet.

Earlier, in the 77th minute, the BFC skipper missed one from the close range after receiving a cross from Nishu.

The Maldives club started off with some early moves as Mohamed Umair’s shot went off target.

Three minutes later, the Radiant made a foray into the home team’s penalty box but a Hamzath Mohamed’s angular right footer off an Ali Fasir cross was parried away.

Bengaluru dominated the game, making a couple of good moves into the rival’s danger zone.

Harmanjot Khabra latched onto a long pass from Ralte and sent it into the box, but the shot from Semboi was off target in the 32nd minute.

Erik Paartalu’s header also missed the target.

BFC saw another chance go abegging in the 65th minute after Segovia’s shot went off target.

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