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AFC Cup 2018, Aizawl FC vs Abahani Dhaka Highlights, Aizawl stops Dhaka in a dramatic manner

AFC Cup 2018, Aizawl FC vs Abahani Dhaka Highlights, Aizawl stops Dhaka in a dramatic manner
Written by Abhishek Lohia

I-League side Aizawl FC will face Abahani Dhaka of Bangladesh in their fourth match of the AFC Cup 2018. Aizawl will be looking to get their first points on the board when they face Abahani Dhaka while Abahani Dhaka is looking their second win. The Indian side has had a fiery tournament so far, losing all their three matches. Aizawl will look to buck this trend when they play the Bangladeshi side. Aizawl also has conceded 9 goals so far in the group stage, conceding 3 goals in all their fixtures so far. They were thoroughly beaten by Abahani in the reverse fixture on matchday 3.

Abahani Dhaka hasn’t done great themselves as they presently sneak in the third place, 6 points adrift of leaders Bengaluru FC. A win here would certainly be a start but qualification to the Semifinals is looking highly unlikely for the side from Bangladesh. Matchday 4 gets underway on the 25th of April as Aizawl FC take on Abahani Dhaka with both sides desperate for points.

Important Knocks:

5:45 PM IST- 90 minutes have been completed, score after 90 minutes Aizawl 1- Dhaka 1

5:35 PM IST- Aizawl is taking their time to take the free kick. Current Score ABAHANI LIMITED DHAKA (BAN) 1 – 1 AIZAWL FC (IND)

5:25 PM IST- Santosh Kashyap’s team wins another free kick, this time in a better position. Jonathan Lalrawngbawla tries to make a run on the right wing and is brought down illegally by Seiya Kojima

5:00 PM IST-  Liandala Sena Fanai frustrating Ndukaku Alison of The Sky Blue Brigade and drawing a foul in the defensive half.

4:55 PM IST- Saad Uddin comes on for Abahani replacing Rubel Miya.

4:40 PM IST- Andrei Ionescu smashes it in the right top corner from close range to bring back things to level terms. Masih Saighani of Aizawl is replaced by Liandala Sena Fanai. Santosh Kashyap making this change to see what impact the midfielder can bring to the game.

4:20 PM IST- HALF TIME! The players head to the tunnels to go back to the dressing room

4:15 PM IST- 3 minutes of injury time is added on to the first half.

4:05 PM IST- Abahani Limited Dhaka draw first blood. Emeka Onuoha steps up to take the penalty himself and calmly slots the ball into the bottom left corner… Goal!!!!

4:00 PM IST- Lalram Hmunmawia commits a foul in the Aizawl penalty area. Emeka Onuoha wins it with his swift movement and draws the foul.

3:55 PM IST- Aizawl has lost all of their previous three encounters at the AFC Cup: 

Aizawl FC 1 – 3 New Radiant SC 
Aizawl FC 1 – 3 Bengaluru FC 
Aizawl FC 0 – 3 Abahani Dhaka

3:45 PM IST-

Abahani Dhaka have won 1 of their previous 3 games: 

Abahani Limited Dhaka (BAN) 0 – 1 New Radiant SC (MDV) 
Jsw Bengaluru FC (IND) 1 – 0 Abahani Limited Dhaka (BAN) 
Aizawl FC (IND) 0 – 3 Abahani Limited Dhaka (BAN)

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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