BFC qualify for AFC knockout stage after beating Lao Toyota
Bengaluru FC rode on Egueson Lyngdoh and Kim Song Yong’s strikes to defeat Lao Toyota 2-1 and storm into the knockout stage of the AFC Cup at Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday.
Lyngdoh and Kim scored in the 45th and 60th minutes respectively, while Homa scored the lone goal for the visitors in the 67th minute.
The Ashley Westwood’s boys were pumped up to bag the three points and played for a win right from the word go as they came into the game after winning the I-League title for the second time in three years. They had also won their last AFC Cup match against Myanmar’s Ayeyawady United 5-3. Bengaluru are now placed second in the standings with nine points from five matches, next only to table toppers Johor Darul Ta’zim, who have bagged 12 points in Group H. Toyota are placed fourth with three points from five matches, and their hopes of qualifying getting dashed.
Westwood’s boys also took revenge against the visitors, who had beaten them 2-1 at Vientiane in Laos. The entire match was dominated by Bengaluru in front of an almost empty stadium as the hosts created several chances. The hosts spilled five scoring chances towards the closing stages of the first session, before they could get one past the Toyota goalkeeper.