2021 AFC Champions League & AFC Cup ; FC Goa, ATK Mohun Bagan FC and Bengaluru FC



  • souravindiasouravindia 3358 Points
    What is the news of official broadcast of th ACL. Hoping we get to see all the matches being played at Goa. I dont find any announcements
  • giridharangiridharan Washington D.C3127 Points

    Persepolis road to acl last time
  • G_KG_K Kerala5066 Points
    @souravindia Star Sports 3 will telecast atleast all the FC Goa matches.
  • munna219777munna219777 28438 Points
    edited April 2021
    Al Kass free to air stream will show Al-Rayyan Game
    Persepolis TV free to air stream will show Persepolis matches
    Abu Dhabi Sport TV will show Al-Wahda games.
    Maldives / Nepal / Bangladesh TV networks with YouTube stream will cover AFC cup games wheneevr their club is playing.
    So all those people who do not have access to Star Sports or those who live outside India are covered.

  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus28543 Points
    Persepolis Instagram page posted that they will inslave the indians and conquer the indians like Nadir Shah destroyed Delhi and in slave the people of Delhi 260 years back 
  • giridharangiridharan Washington D.C3127 Points
    edited April 2021
    The only way we could attack them is by changing their flight schedule. Kudos Goa Air squad :smiley:

    We already won IMO. we wont be as pissed as them, After losing our players are happy to do Viking Clap after losing. But missing a flight and reaching last min that should hurt sometime lol
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India28764 Points

    Explained: Why FC Goa face litmus test in the Asian Champions League Group stage

    What is the quality of football like and what can FC Goa expect?

    The Asian Champions League houses some of the best teams in the continent. These are teams that transition from defence to attack in the blink of an eye. Taking time on the ball is a cardinal sin at this stage – a sin that is committed with aplomb in the ISL and one that will be heavily punished at the Asian arena.

    FC Goa are hosting Group E – a home advantage of sorts, despite what has been a never-ending bio-bubble. But the games will come thick and fast, with six group matches taking place in the space of 20 days. There will be no time for any team to really pick up the pieces of a bad result or truly recover after a gruelling 90 minutes.

    Who are Goa’s group stage opponents?

    Goa’s group doesn’t really help either. The three teams in their group all hail from countries that are either regulars or are about to participate in the World Cup. Al Rayyan (Qatar), Persepolis (Iran) and Al Wahda (UAE) are all tough matchups for Goa. Al Rayyan is currently coached by Laurent Blanc and are rife with World Cup level players who came as close as the AFC Champions League final in their previous outing at the continental competition.

    Will a spot in the Asian CL help Indian clubs in the long run?

    The Asian Champions League gives Indian football two much-needed boosts for better football in the long run. Firstly, it gives a group of Indian players, however small, the opportunity to play more games. The best leagues in the world are able to offer their players at least 45-60 games a season – games that are crucial in developing players in different scenarios, be it the marathon of a league or the smash-and-grab of a cup competition.

    In India, this concept remains alien. The top league of the country can at best provide 23 games to 2 teams and at worst provide 20 games to the rest. Then there are the other domestic cup competitions that fail to make much of a dent in an Indian players’ development on the global stage – simply because they don’t get to play enough. In this scenario, six games at the Champions League provides some much-needed time on the pitch.

    Secondly, at minimum, six group games are guaranteed to be some of the best quality opposition that Indian players are likely to face. Facing a tougher quality of opposition might not result in favourable statistics, but will make better players out of a local talent pool that misses out on quality. FC Goa’s coach Juan Ferrando spoke to the IANS on how things change on the Asian stage and how Indian players need to react to these changes.

    “For us, it’s a great opportunity to learn, get some experience, and for our local players to know about international competition. It’s different – you need to focus for 90 minutes, work like a team. In the Hero ISL, you have two-three players who have good crosses, good dribbling, they can help the team; in international competitions, you need to be a team, that’s very important,” Ferrando said.


  • munna219777munna219777 28438 Points

    Bengaluru FC  vs Tribhuwan Army club    7:30 PM

    Goa FC  vs  Al- Rayyan                         10:30 PM
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