Indian Football

India Football Roundup: FC Goa Held to 0-0 Draw by Al Rayyan & Bengaluru FC Thrash Nepal’s Tribhuvan Army FC 5-0

Arjun Singh Devgan
Indian football clubs round-up at AFC Champions League
Indian football clubs round-up at AFC Champions League / Getty Images

Two Indian Super League (ISL) clubs in FC Goa and Bengaluru FC were in action last night, with the former making their debut in the 2021 AFC Champions League while the latter played in the 2nd round of the AFC Cup Preliminary game.

Goa who became the first Indian side to play in the AFC Champions League faced Al Rayyan SC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, with Bengaluru clashing with Nepal’s Tribhuvan Army FC at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim (Goa).

How did the two Indian sides fare on the night, let's take a look in our roundup.

1. FC Goa 0-0 Al Rayyan SC

Dheeraj Singh
Dheeraj Singh was the star in FC Goa's draw against Al Rayyan / Getty Images

FC Goa had goalkeeper, Dheeraj Singh to thank for a vital point on the night as the youngster was what kept his side from losing the game - making a number of important saves on the night. The Gaurs looked very defensive on the night and failed to provide any attacking impetus, with the opposition dominating possession only to fail in finding the back of the net.

Juan Ferrando would have been happy with the point though and will look to do one better when they face Al Wahda in their second game on Saturday, 17 April.

2. Bengaluru FC 5-0 Tribhuvan Nepal Army

Bengaluru FC, AFC Champions League
Bengaluru FC beat Tribhuvan Nepal Army with ease / Getty Images

Bengaluru FC completely dominated their game against Nepal Army on Wednesday, with Marco Pezzaiuoli's men thrashing their opponents 5-0, courtesy of braces from Rahul Bheke, Cleiton Silva and a goal from skipper, Sunil Chhetri.

The win on the night ensured that they progress to the AFC Cup play-off, with their opponents for that game yet to be decided.