Bengaluru FC downs TC Sports 5-0 at Bangalore to qualify for the group stage of AFC Cup 2018. Bengaluru advanced with an aggregate score of 8-2 as TC lost 3-2 at home and 5-0 away.
Antonio Dovales scored a hat-trick against TC while Erik Paartalu and Rahul Bheke also made their names on the score card. TC Sports Alaaeldin Nasr Elmaghraby was dismissed in the match.
With this, TC Sports ends the journey to AFC Cup group stage. They made it to the playoff against Bengaluru by beating Saif Sporting of Bangladesh in the preliminary round with an aggregate score of 4-1.
TC Sports will kick off the local season next week against rivals New Radiant SC.
With the comfortable win against TC Sports, Bengaluru FC will join champions of India Aizawl FC, Dhaka Abahani of Bangladesh and New Radiant SC in the AFC Cup Group E. Group E will kick off on 7th March 2018.