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Durand Cup 2022 Live Commentary: Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa

Published at :August 30, 2022 at 7:38 PM
Modified at :August 30, 2022 at 11:11 PM
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2:30 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa match in Durand Cup 2022. The kick-off is just half an hour away! I’m your host Sathvik K Bharadwaj, 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.

Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa: Build-up

Defending champions FC Goa face Bengaluru FC in the Durand Cup’s Group A fixture. BFC have played two and won two, while Goa have won one and lost two from their three games so far. The Gaurs began their title defence with a 3-1 defeat to group leaders Mohammedan SC. In their next encounter, they went on to beat Indian Air Force 1-0, before suffering a crushing 1-0 loss to Jamshedpur FC. There are slim chances of FC Goa making it to the knockout stage. Everything will depend on this fixture at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Bengaluru FC meanwhile, held on despite Hira Mondal’s sending-off to hand Jamshedpur a 1-2 defeat. They trounced the Airmen 4-0 in their next fixture, with goals from Roy Krishna, Sunil Chhetri, Faisal Ali, and Sivasakthi Narayanan. Needless of mention, a point will be enough to get the Blues through to the quarter-final.

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As mentioned earlier, BFC need just one point to qualify for the quarter-finals. They could test their bench strength and deploy different formations against their relatively inexperienced opponents. Simon Grayson will be happy with how this team is performing on the pitch. The defence looks hard to breach, while the attacking firepower has been on target. The link between Roy Krishna and Sunil Chhetri looks sharp.

The defeat against Jamshedpur leaves a lot of work to be done for FC Goa to qualify for the knockouts. They have played two and lost two at the Salt Lake Stadium, while their opponents will get a taste of the venue for the first time. The youngsters of Goa will look to put in some notable displays to catch the eye of Deggie Cardozo. Also, in order to secure a place in Carlos Pena’s squad in the upcoming ISL, the lads need to showcase their brilliance in this match, since their future at the competition is to be decided in the same.