Bengaluru FC vs Johor Drul Ta'zim FC

mohammed_87hassanmohammed_87hassan Sumeet Passin FC Jupiter10408 Points
edited February 2015 in Bengaluru FC
Venue-Larkin Stadium,Johor Bahru
Time -6:15 IST


  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29159 Points
    do we need this thread for 1 match?
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29159 Points
  • gaffertapegaffertape 13021 Points
    Any streaming links for TV9 ?
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29159 Points
    no telecast in India. Fuk star sports.
  • footydipfootydip Ranaghat, Nadia, West Bengal2722 Points
    any chance of telecast in thailand?
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29159 Points
    you in Thailand? search on net you may find a channel which telecast ACL in Thailand.
  • preetampreetam 870 Points
    Johor Darul Ta'zim FC - Bengaluru FC
    Preview: Blues set for continental debut
    The defending champions of India's two biggest domestic
    competitions will start as underdogs against a star-
    studded Malaysian side...
    By Atanu Mitra
    04-Feb-2015 02:25:00
    Malaysia Super League (MSL)
    champions Johor Darul Ta'zim
    FC will host I-League
    champions Bengaluru FC in an
    AFC Champions League play-
    off match at the Tan Sri
    Hassan Yunos Stadium in
    Larkin on Wednesday evening.
    The hosts are coming on the back of a resounding 2-0
    victory against Pahang FC in the Malaysian Charity Shield
    match last Saturday and will be eager to clear the first of
    their three-step challenge to make it to the AFC
    Champions League group stages.
    The team, however, will be missing two key players in
    Lucho Figueora and Mohammed Aidil due to injuries. While
    Lucho was a member of Argentina's Olympic Gold Medal
    winning squad in 2004, Aidil is amongst the most
    influential figures on the pitch being the captain of the
    Malaysian club.
    “We are ready for the qualifiers although we will have to
    rest two of our key players. Striker Luciano (Figueroa) has
    a muscle injury while centre-back Mohammed Aidil
    (Zafuan) is not fully fit,” said coach Bojan Hodak on
    Mohammed Amri Yahyah, who was rested in the last
    match could make it into the starting eleven and will be
    paired alongside Argentine striker Jorge Pereyra Diaz in
    Safiq Salim is the key orchestrator of proceedings as he is
    known for his set-piece deliveries and inch perfect
    “Of course, we are playing at home and I have always said
    that if you are playing at home, no matter who you are up
    against, you are always favourites. But it's going to be a
    tough match. Bengaluru are a good, organised and
    physical team. We have seen a few of their videos. The
    good thing is that we beat Pahang FC and the spirit in the
    camp is good,” remarked Hodak in the pre-match press
    Talking about the Indian side, Bengaluru FC had their pre-
    season training in China and played a number of practice
    matches there. Only a month ago, they emerged victorious
    in the country's premier cup competition, the Federation
    The defending champions however, suffered a sloppy start
    to their I-League sojourn, garnering only a single point
    from their first three matches. They had a brilliant
    comeback last weekend though, when they thrashed the
    unbeaten Royal Wahingdoh 4-0 in an away match to
    record their first win of the competition.
    This will be the first time they would be playing in the
    prestigious continental tournament and they have the
    chance to become the first Indian side to seal a berth in
    the AFC Champions League group stage if they can
    manage to win three consecutive play-off matches.
    "On the day anything can happen. We'll go into the game
    and apply ourselves correctly which is our framework and
    see where it takes us. You can't be overconfident in
    football. We are hopeful. We are looking forward to our
    experience in Asian Football,"Ashley Westwood, the coach
    of the side told in the pre-match press conference.
    "The morale in the camp is good. We've come here on the
    back of a four-nil victory which stands us in good stead.
    But this is football and change is regular. We don't look at
    anything into the past and we're looking forward to a
    good match. Hopefully we can do ourselves some justice
    and look what we can bring to the table. They are a good
    side with some quality players. It will be a difficult as they
    are the champion side," he further added.
    The side will be depending heavily on Joshua Walker to
    create openings while Sean Rooney and captain Sunil
    Chhetri will be expected to be clinical in front of goal.
    It remains to be seen how Bengaluru FC perform on the
    Asian stage. The winner of this tie will meet Thailand's
    Bangkok Glass in the second round of play-off.
  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29159 Points
    only 2 foreigners starting Argentine striker on bench.
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