5/1/2018 4:52:44 PM (GMT+3)

Bengaluru in a must-win situation against Aizawl FC in AFC Cup

Bengaluru in a must-win situation against Aizawl FC in AFC Cup

BANGALORE, India: Bengaluru FC are in a must-win situation when host Aizawl FC in the first of two must-win games at the AFC Cup on Wednesday.

A shock 2-0 defeat to New Radiant in the Maldives last week meant Bengaluru’s chances to make the zonal semifinal don’t entirely rest in their hands.

They will have to win both of their remaining two fixtures in Group E while hoping that the Maldivian side drop points.

“We are in a situation where we could finish the group stages with 15 points and still find ourselves out. But that’s how football is and we need to accept it,” said Bengaluru coach Albert Roca.

Wins in the next two games for both Bengaluru FC and New Radiant would leave the clubs square on points, but a superior head-to-head goal difference gives Oscar Bruzon’s side the edge they need to progress in the tournament.

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