BFC beat TCS Maldives 3-2 in AFC playoff

Male -- Bengaluru FC pipped TC Sports Club Maldives 3-2 in a thrilling away play-off encounter of the AFC Cup football tournament.

BFC came up trumps in a game which witnessed five second-half strikes after a barren first 45 minutes.

Semboi Haokip struck twice in the 52nd and 78th minute while Australian defender Erik Paartulu scored one in the 69th minute during the visitors' successful away campaign.

Winger Toni was also in his element as he contributed with perfect flag-kicks during BFC's first two goals which Semboi and Erik headed home.

However, the home team restored parity with double strike within a space of two minutes. In the 71st minute, Mahudhee provided an assist for Anatoli to slot home and the former within a couple of minutes leveled proceedings latching onto an error from Nishu Kumar.