In what will be pre-cursor to a high-octane Federation Cup final, Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC will have an ideal ‘dress rehearsal’ when they block off in an insignificant AFC Cup organisation joining encounter. Bagan are already out of AFC Cup while Bengaluru as a organisation E toppers have already competent for a subsequent stage.
However a crazy scheduling of Federation Cup meant that a final is being played a week after a semi-finals with a second tier continental championship sandwiched in between.
This will be their fifth assembly this season, with the first of those matches took place in Bengaluru on Mar 11. They have met in dual I-League games, one Federation Cup group diversion and one leg of a AFC Cup — with a formula being dual draws and one win apiece.
They will accommodate again for a sixth time on May 21 in Cuttack in a Federation Cup final that will also give the winners an AFC Cup container for a 2018 season. On 9 points from 4 matches to lead a table, Bengaluru will demeanour to record full points to secure their thoroughfare to knock-out stage.
The third-placed Mohun Bagan who have 3 points from four matches will demeanour to finish on a high during their home venue where they have been dominant this season. Both Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC mislaid their particular final assignment in a AFC Cup.
Mohun Bagan mislaid 2-5 to Maziya Sports and Recreation of Maldives during a National Stadium in Male on May 3. Bengaluru FC went down 0-2 to Abahani Limited Dhaka during a Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on a same day.
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