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Durand Cup 2021: Bengaluru FC look to seal quarter-final spot against Delhi FC

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Kolkata, September 17, 2021: As we head closer to the knock-out stages, every match is getting very crucial. Bengaluru FC, who started their campaign on a winning note will lock horns with Delhi FC in a Group C encounter of the 130th Durand Cup on September 18, 2021 at the Mohun Bagan ground. The match will be LIVE streamed on addatimes app from 3pm IST.

Bengaluru FC had won their inaugural game against ISL rivals Kerala Blasters in a formidable way and a win tomorrow will confirm their spot in the quarter-finals. However, it will be a very important game for the team from Delhi, who are yet to win a match. They are expected to go all guns blazing in this crucial Group C tie. Currently, all teams but Delhi FC sit at 3 points each in Group C.

Speaking about the close encounter with Indian Navy, Delhi FC coach Yan Law said, “Despite having several opportunities, the team could not convert. The ground conditions were not like we have planned and was hampering our style of play but took us time to adjust. We could have converted and maybe they were solid in defence. We worked on our problems and looked after few areas. We will come back with a more professional brand of football.”

On being asked about his views on Delhi FC ahead of the match, Bengaluru FC coach NaushadMoosa said, “It’s true that Delhi FC are at the bottom of the table, but in a short group stage like the one in the Durand Cup, their fortunes can change very quickly. They have very good players in their ranks, and their position in the group is not a reflection of the quality they possess. We respect them as opponents, and though we haven’t played them before, we’ve watched a lot of their games and we’re going to do our best to be prepared for the challenge.”

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