6:30 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the ISL 2022-23 Final – Bengaluru FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan match in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23. The kick-off is just an hour away! I’m your host Aishwarya Chakraborty, and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
- ISL 2022-23 Final Preview: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC
- Simon Grayson: The last thing I say to the players before they go out is have no regrets
- Juan Ferrando: Hope players can produce their best performance of the season
- ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC: Head to Head
- Bengaluru FC: Road to the ISL 2022-23 Final
- ISL 2022-23 Final: Three keys to success
- Bengaluru FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: Three key battles that could decide the ISL 2022-23 final
- Looking back at all the ISL finals
ISL Final: Bengaluru FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan – Build-up
ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC are set to battle it out for the honour of being the Indian Super League champions for the 2022-23 season. Both teams have fought their way through a lot of adversity this season, but aim to end their campaign on a high note.
Bengaluru FC head into the game on the back of an 11-man winning run. They defeated the league stage champions Mumbai City FC in the semi-finals to get to their third ISL final. The Mariners are back in the ISL final after a two-year gap. They defeated Hyderabad FC in a really tight semi-final.
Two of the most popular clubs in Indian football are set to fight it out at the Fatorda Stadium, Goa, and end their league campaign on a high note.
ATK Mohun Bagan have not won a major trophy in multiple years. For a team that ranks among the higher end of the biggest investments to bolster their squad, that shouldn’t be acceptable. Juan Ferrando was appointed to get the Mariners back to winning trophies and aims to do so on Saturday.
After losing the final to Mumbai City FC in 2021, ATKMB hopes the second time’s the charm for them. But not just that, but this win can also be their ticket back to AFC competitions. The winners of this game will be playing in qualifiers for the AFC Cup participation from India.
Before the turn of 2022, not many would’ve fancied Bengaluru FC to make the ISL playoffs – let alone the final. The Blues were experiencing a really sloppy season under Simon Grayson and not much was working. But then the New Year Gods smiled upon them and reinvigorated the side with new energy.
Bengaluru FC have won 11 games on the trot in 2023. They’re the most in-form side in the league by a huge margin. Those wins also include one over ATKMB at the Salt Lake Stadium. The Blues are roaring and are extremely high on momentum. They need to maintain their momentum and be as resilient as they’ve been in recent games to outwit the Mariners again.
ATK Mohun Bagan have faced Bengaluru FC six times in the ISL so far. In that, they’ve won on four occasions as well.
Played – 6
ATK Mohun Bagan – 4
Bengaluru FC – 1
Draw – 1
Injury & Team News
ATK Moun Bagan are still sweating on the fitness of Ashique Kuruniyan, who missed the semi-finals due to an injury. Deepak Tangri and Joni Kauko are long-term absentees.
Bengaluru FC welcomed Alan Costa back to the squad and face no injury worries.
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