AFC Cup: Bashundhara Kings vs Mohun Bagan Live Updates
7:00 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Bashundhara Kings vs Mohun Bagan match in the AFC Cup 2023-24. The kick-off is just 30 minutes away! I am your host Aishwarya Chakraborty and will keep you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
AFC Cup: Bashundhara Kings vs Mohun Bagan – Build-up
The Mariners were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture and will aim to get the win over the Bangladeshi giants to take a step closer to winning their group.
The Kings are aware of the sheer importance of this game for their AFC Cup dreams. They were able to unlock the Mariners’ backline and score two goals to claw their way to a valuable point from the away trip. However, a win in this game can significantly improve their chances of winning Group D.
They have to use the energy of their fans and make good use of home advantage. Bashundhara Kings are not the favourites to win this tie, so they can probably thrive as the underdogs and play with more freedom. They don’t have as much to lose as the Indian Super League heavyweights, but a loss after the way they fought in Bhubaneswar can really sting.
Mohun Bagan’s manager Juan Ferrando has repeatedly insisted this season that their priority is excelling in the AFC Cup. Not being able to make it past the group stages will be a disaster for them. That is why this upcoming game will be like a mini-final for Bagan.