GUWAHATI, May 16 - Aizawl FC edged past New Radiant SC of Maldives 2-1 in the final match of the AFC Cup 2018 Group E at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Sarusajai here today.
With Aizawl’s victory, Bengaluru FC made it through to the next round of the competition.
For Aizawl, Leonce Dodoz broke the deadlock in the 61st minute while Andrei Ionescu made it 2-0 in the 82nd minute. Ibrahim Atheeg scored the consolation goal for the away side in the 85th minute. New Radiant started the match on a positive note and were dominating proceedings as expected. They had to win this match in order to progress to the knockout stages.
Aizawl drew first blood in the 61st minute when Leonce Dodoz comfortably converted a penalty. Ionescu netted the second goal for Aizawl in the 82nd minute with a right-footed shot which went straight inside the goal. Substitute Ibrahim Atheeg proved to be a super substitution as he pulled one back for his team in the 85th minute from Jorge Gotor’s pass.