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Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC: Build-up

The 2022 Durand Cup has been a huge source of entertainment for football fans in India. It is the oldest football tournament in Asia, one that is witnessing intense competition this year. The 131st edition of the tournament is reaching its conclusion and the upcoming clash between Hyderabad FC and Bengaluru FC is gearing up to be an exciting one.

Reigning Indian Super League champions Hyderabad FC made their way into the semi-final after a professional 3-1 win over I-League side Rajasthan United. They look strong both on paper and also on the pitch. Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC have shown immense determination in their journey to the semis and will look to win the upcoming game to secure a berth in the final. 

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Bengaluru FC have never won the Durand Cup. Despite winning both the I-League and the ISL in the past, this is a milestone the club have not achieved yet. The upcoming game presents a golden opportunity for the Blues to reach the final and get one step closer to winning the tournament.

Hyderabad FC won their first-ever domestic title by securing the 2021-22 ISL trophy. The Nizams, under Manolo Marquez, are looking strong favourites to win a maiden Durand Cup title. Winning the oldest tournament in Asia will be a huge achievement for the club. As it stands, the stakes are massive for HFC, who can make further history by reaching their first-ever Durand Cup final and getting one hand on the prestigious trophy.

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