Bengaluru, August 30: Sunil Chhetri-led side crashed out of the AFC Cup losing 0-2 to Altyn Asyr FK of Turkmenistan in the second leg of the inter-zone semi-final clash at the Kopetdag Stadium here on Wednesday.
Asyr’s Altymyrat Annadurdyyev and Vahyt Orazsakhedov both scored in the second half to settle the game 5-2 in aggregate across both the legs. They had won the opening tie 3-2.
Altyn Asyr eventually won 5-2 to knock BFC out of the competition.
‘The Blues’ now return home to prepare for the ISL and will play their first match against defending champions Chennaiyin FC, exactly a month later at Sree Kanteerava Stadium.