Aizwal FC vs Bengaluru FC Match Preview
Aizawl FC looks set to lock horns with a depleted Bengaluru side on Sunday in the first semifinal of the ongoing Federation Cup.
The two teams, which cannot be more different, took contrasting routes to the semis. Bengaluru started their Federation Cup on a positive note courtesy of a convincing 3-2 victory over Shillong Lajong. They were outplayed by DSK Shivajians in their very next match. Shivajians coach Rogers choked BFC’s attacking play by employing Jerry Mawihmingthanga to mark Sunil Chettri and Jerry did such an excellent job that Sunil Chettri was forced to look like a mere spectator. They sneaked through to the semis with a 1-1 draw against the Mariners, although at the cost of a Grade 1 muscle injury to skipper Sunil Chettri.
For Aizawl, it has been a totally different story. They survived a dismal first half performance in their opening match to come from behind to beat Chennai City FC by 3-2. They secured their semis spot with a comeback victory against Churchill Brothers in their second game. Khalid Jamil fielded an all-Mizo team against East Bengal and were still able to hold the Kolkata giants 0-0.
Aizawl FC: The only concern for Aizwal is the injury sustained by veteran defender Ashutosh Mehta.
Bengaluru FC: Sunil Chettri is out with a Grade 1 muscle injury.
Aizawl FC: Albino; Ruatthara, Zotea, Kingsley, Chullova; Danmawia, Al-Amna, Jaryan, Brandon; Rane, Bayi
Bengaluru FC: Amrinder; Juanan, Johnson, Jhingan; Nishu, Khabra, Lyngdoh, Watson, Udanta; Glen, Vineeth
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time: 16:00 ( IST )
Venue: Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
TV Details: Ten 2 ( India )
Live Stream: Sony LIV app, JIO TV app