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5:30 pm: Hello everyone, and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Durand Cup 2021!
As you all know, the group stage is done and dusted and so are the quarter-finals – only two games remain before we have the winner! Today we have the second semi-final clash, where FC Goa will lock horns with Bengaluru FC. I am your host, Atrayo Bhattacharya and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises to be a fascinating evening of football.
Mohammedan SC beat Bengaluru United in a hard-fought semi-final clash the day before yesterday. The winner of today’s match will hence face the Kolkata giants in the final a few days later.
FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC: building up
The game is scheduled for a 6:00 PM IST kick-off on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK).
It will be LIVE streamed on the addatimes app. It will also be broadcast LIVE on the Sony sports network on their Sony Ten 2 SD and Sony Ten 2 HD channels.
Both FC Goa and Bengaluru FC qualified for the quarter-finals as leaders of their respective groups. While Bengaluru FC had overcome a gritty Army Green on road to the semis, FC Goa had an easy 5-1 win over Delhi FC in their quarter final encounter.
Speaking about their approach in the upcoming game, squad Coach of Bengaluru FC, Naushad Moosa said, “There should not be much difference in the approach from the way we have been playing all these games. We just want to stay positive and give our hundred percent. The only thing is that we have to be careful about the way we have been conceding goals. With Goa, we have to be careful. A team like Goa, it won’t be easy to get back once you concede a goal. So we have to be careful about not conceding early goals. Also, it’s very important to play the way we want to play, play good football and not worry about the result. Just believe in ourselves and play good football.”
Ahead of the match, FC Goa Coach, Juan Ferrando Fenoll said, “For us, our focus is to continue to improve like a team, improve in tactical details, position of attack and also in press. This is most important, this is our target and my focus tomorrow. Of course, it is a semi-final, we are here working in precision and to check the development team players and also to prepare all the team.”