Football: Bengaluru FC draw 1-1 against Johor Darul Ta'zim in first leg of AFC Cup semi-final
Eugeneson Lyngdoh levelled the score for Bengaluru, who were clearly dominated by the Malaysian team in the first half.
Bengaluru FC finished with an advantage at the end of the first leg of the AFC Cup semi-final in Malaysia after drawing 1-1 against the country's Johor Darul Ta'zim. Bengaluru were dominated by Ta'zim, who took the lead through striker Pereyra Diaz's header from a corner. Within minutes, Albert Roca's side levelled the score with a tremendous strike from Indian international Eugeneson Lyngdoh.
The home side, buoyed by a packed house at the Larkin stadium, were clearly the better side in the first half, during which they fired a flurry of shots. But, Amrinder Singh on goal was a powerful presence and denied the Ta'zim forwards on many an occasion. Ta'zim's finish also left a lot to be desired.
Pereyra Diaz nodded home skipper Safiq Rahim's corner but minutes later, Bengaluru's Lyngdoh levelled the score with a long-ranger. The second leg will be played in Bengaluru on the October 19.