3/16/2019 8:25:03 PM (GMT+3)

Bengaluru, Goa seek redemption in ISL final

Bengaluru, Goa seek redemption in ISL final

MUMBAI, India: Indian football will witness a new Indian Super League champion when Bengaluru FC take on FC Goa in the final here on Sunday.

It will also be an opportunity for both the sides to win the title as they fell short at the final hurdle on previous occasions. Goa went down 3-2 to Chennaiyin FC in 2015 final while Bengaluru lost to the same opponents by same score in last season’s summit clash.

“I think both teams are favourites. Bengaluru and Goa have reached this moment with similar numbers on so many fronts. Both teams possess quality all over the pitch and we both like to play football that flows,” said Bengaluru coach Carles Cuadrat.

The Blues had dominated the League stages last season only to falter in the final.

“I know my boys are eager to win titles, and this one in particular. But I want to stay calm, play well and manage the game in a way that will help us instead of putting pressure on us,” added Caudrat.

Bengaluru and Goa possess game-changing individuals all over the pitch, and it could well be one of those names that decide the way the night ends.

Goa’s Ferran Corominas is the top scorer with 16 goals for a second season running. Though he has struggled to show any of that form against Bengaluru, the Blues know better than to let their guard down with the Spaniard around the box.

Coro has been ably supported by Brandon Fernandes on the left and Jackichand Singh on the right, in attack. The duo, relying on pace, have chipped in with vital goals and regular assists and the Bengaluru defence will have their task cut out. (Pic: ISL/Twitter)