AFC Cup semi-final: Bengaluru FC Vs Johor Darul Ta'zim - Preview, team news, line-ups

Bengaluru FC take on defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim in the AFC semi-final second leg.

Bengaluru, Oct 18: Bengaluru FC are on the cusp of creating history in Indian football as they take on Johor Darul Ta'zim in the AFC Cup semi-final second leg at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru.

The Indian side has their one foot in the finals as they have an away goal advantage. They had held Johor for a 1-1 draw at Malaysia last month.

Bengaluru FC players at training (Image courtesy: Bengaluru FC Facebook page)

Team News

The defending AFC Cup champions Johor Darul are travelling to India without two of their star strikers Juan Martin Lucero and Pereyra Diaz due to double bookings.

This will definitely be a huge boost to Bengaluru FC as a goalless draw will be enough to see them through to the finals.

Bengaluru FC, on the other hand, have the full squad at their disposal. Albert Roca will field the best possible squad in order to secure a positive result.

Kick-off: 7:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Shree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru

The match will be telecasted LIVE on Star Networks and Hotstar

 Predicted Line-ups

Bengaluru FC (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: Amrinder Singh

Defenders: Rino Anto, Juanan, John Johnson, Nishu Kumar

Midfielders: Alwyn George, Cameron Watson, Alvaro Rubio

Strikers: Sunil Chhetri, CK Vineeth

Bengaluru FC formation

Johor Darul Ta'zim (4-3-3)

Goalkeeper: Mohammad Roslan

Defenders: Aidil Zafuan, Azamuddin Akil, Marcos Antonio, Mohammad Azrif

Midfielders: Mazlan, Rahim, Harun

Strikers: Chanturu, Azinee, Sali

Johor Darul Ta'zim formation


Bengaluru FC 0-0 Johor Darul Ta'zim

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