Kozhikode: Kerala Blasters bowed out of the Super Cup after a 1-1 draw with Bengaluru FC 1 in their crucial final group match here on Sunday.
Bengaluru striker Roy Krishna broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute as he slotted in a rebound.
Blasters captain Dimitrios Diamantakos headed home the equaliser in the 78th minute.
But Bengaluru held firm to snatch a precious point and knock Blasters out.
This was the first match between the two sides after the ISL knockout match in which Blasters walked out after trailing 0-1 in extra time in protest against a quickly-taken free-kick goal by Sunil Chhetri.
RoundGlass Punjab FC beat Sreenidi Deccan 1-0 in the other Group A match at Manjeri.
Bengaluru advanced to the semifinals as group toppers with five points, while Deccan and Blasters ended up with four points each. Deccan pipped Blasters to the second spot on goal difference, while I-League champions RoundGlass Punjab finished fourth with three points.