Bengaluru FC will face the Maldive side Maziya S&RC at the National Stadium at Male on Tuesday. The teams have faced each other a total of six times in the AFC Cup. The Bengaluru side has the upper hand with four wins against two wins of Maziya. As a result, they are quite confident.
Both the teams are already out of the potential knockout race but there is still a lot to play for. If the Bangaloreans manage to win the match they see themselves finishing off in the second position. Whereas a defeat will hand a bottom-placed finish to the Bengaluru FC.
Bengaluru FC in AFC till now.
The opening fixture saw Bengaluru FC fall 2-0 to The Mariners of Bengal. The following fixture witnessed a draw without goals up against The Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings on Saturday. Even though the lose confirming the elimination of their qualifying chances from the tournament. Pezzaiuoli is maintaining a statement that his side is looking forward to ending on a high note.
The Bengaluru Boss is giving confirmed news that Ashique Kuruniyan the winger will continue to miss out. Suffering from an ankle injury which he sustained in their playoff match against Club Eagles.
The boss has been using a lot of talent this season already both new and old. Some of the debutants this summer were Danish Farooq, Bidyashagar Singh, Rohit Kumar, Jayesh Rane, Alan Costa, and Sarthak Golui. Introducing them in the opening couple group stage games. Sivasakthi Narayanan a young talent from the B team played his first minutes for the senior team because of the Boss’s initiative.
Maziya S&RC did not have a smooth sailing till now and have not registered a single victory. They began the journey of AFC Cup losing in group stage 2-0 to Bashundhara Kings. following it they fell 3-1 to ATK Mohun Bagan on Saturday, confirming their elimination.
Though this campaign will serve as a pre-season for Bengaluru FC who will be bracing the pitch once again before the ISL. They will be in the Durand Cup 2021 where they will be looking forward to making a statement. Therefore they are now looking towards ending the AFC Cup on a high pedestal.
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