Football: Bengaluru FC Creates History, Defeats Defending Champions To Reach Asian Cup Final

12:58 pm 20 Oct, 2016


India’s Bengaluru FC (BFC) on October 19 created history when they defeated defending champion Johor Darul Ta’zim 3-1 (Mal) in the semi-final of AFC Cup to reach the finals of the event.

The Bengaluru FC thus now have become the first football club from India to ever reach the final of the Asian Cup.

 

Sunil Chhetri celebrate the win PTI

Sunil Chhetri celebrates the win PTI

The Bengaluru FC team was led by India’s Sunil Chhetri who scored two of the three goals for the team.

While Chhetri’s two goals helped the Bengaluru side take the lead in the game, Joanan’s header at the 75th minute, sealed the match for them.

The team is now set to play the final against Iraq’s Air Force Club on November 5, with the venue of the match to be decided via a draw later.

Bengaluru FC was formed just three years ago in July 2013 and has over the years established itself as one of the most premier footballing establishment in the country.

 

They are currently owned by Mumbai-based JSW-group which is owned by businessman Sajjan Jindal.

They have in last three years built a strong football community with their focus on grassroot football. They have also modeled themselves on the lines of European football club structure to build a stronger team.

In the past three years, they have won the I-League twice and is currently one of the strongest Football Clubs in India.

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