Looking to build on their win in their last match against Garhwal FC in their previous game FC Bengaluru United will hope to build on the momentum when they take on ARA FC of Ahmedabad at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Wednesday, October 14 at 4.30pm IST.
The match will be broadcast live on the 1Sports channel and will also be streamed live on the 1Sports Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/1SportsInLive/).
It’s one loss and one win for FC Bengaluru United from their first two matches in the I-League Qualifiers — India’s first sporting event after the COVID-19-induced Lockdown as the team from the south look to secure the top spot on the league table.
“We picked ourselves up after sacrificing all the points one could in our first game. But it’s all behind us now. Every single Bengaluru United player and staff knows that we cannot afford to drop any more points. We understand the levels of performance and character that will be needed to see through our last two games in this tournament,” FC Bengaluru United head coach Richard Hood said.
Hood feels that his side has played “two very distinct games” in the tournament so far.
“Our momentum will be built on the lessons that we have learnt and insights gathered in the 180 minutes of football that we have fought out so far. Two very distinct games as far as our performance and intent were concerned and we remain committed to the same levels of energy and unity that we have said so far,” he added.
Meanwhile, ARA FC, who were the first outstation team to arrive in Kolkata ahead of the I-League Qualifiers, believe that the 1-4 loss that they suffered at the hands of local heavyweights Mohammedan Sporting Club was a “wakeup call” for them.