Bengaluru FC look to end AFC Cup campaign on winning note

Loading...

Although
both
sides
are
out
of
the
running
for
the
knockout
stages
of
the
competition,
there’s
much
to
play
for
with
a
win
potentially
lifting
the
Blues
to
second
place
in
the
group,
while
a
defeat
will
mean
a
bottom-placed
finish.

“It’s
true
that
Maziya
have
played
two
games
and
lost
both,
but
we
need
to
respect
them
as
a
team.
We
need
to
focus
on
our
style
and
do
our
best
against
them.
From
the
game
against
Tribhuvan
Army
FC
in
April
to
the
one
against
Bashundhara
Kings
on
Saturday,
we
have
made
several
steps
forward.
Ours
is
a
young
team
and
we
are
looking
to
progress
with
each
game
we
play,”
BFC
coach
Mario
Pezzaiuoli
said.

The
Blues
fell
2-0
to
ATK
Mohun
Bagan
in
their
opening
group
stage
clash
before
a
goalless
draw
against
Bangladesh
Premier
League
champions
Bashundhara
Kings
on
Saturday.
Despite
the
stalemate
confirming
their
elimination
from
the
tournament,
Pezzaiuoli
maintained
that
his
side
was
eager
to
finish
on
a
high.

Loading...

“In
football
it’s
not
always
about
winning.
Yes,
we
wanted
to
do
well
in
the
AFC
Cup
but
it
wasn’t
to
be.
It
was
tough
to
accept,
but
we
trained
this
morning
and
I
saw
good
team
spirit
and
mentality
from
my
players.
We
are
eager
to
do
well
and
finish
on
a
good
note
against
Maziya,”
the
Italian
added.

The
Blues’ boss
confirmed
that
winger
Ashique
Kuruniyan
would
continue
to
miss
out,
having
suffered
an
ankle
injury
in
their
playoff
clash
against
Club
Eagles.
In
a
bid
to
give
minutes
to
different
players
across
positions,
Pezzaiuoli
handed
debuts
to
summer
signings
Danish
Farooq,
Bidyashagar
Singh,
Rohit
Kumar,
Jayesh
Rane,
Alan
Costa
and
Sarthak
Golui
in
the
first
two
group
stage
games.

Their
B
Team
graduate
Sivasakthi
Narayanan
also
clocked
his
first
minutes
for
the
senior
team.
Maziya,
who
began
their
AFC
Cup
group
stage
with
a
2-0
loss
to
Bashundhara
Kings,
fell
3-1
to
ATK
Mohun
Bagan
on
Saturday,
confirming
their
elimination
from
the
tournament.
The
Blues
have
faced
Maziya
six
times
in
the
AFC
Cup,
winning
on
four
occasions,
and
losing
twice.

Loading...

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

Loading...

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Loading...

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More