Bengaluru eye victory

Bengaluru eye victory

Football I-League

Bengaluru eye victory

 Buoyed by a tough win away from home on Sunday, Bengaluru FC will look to keep the momentum going when Albert Roca’s side take on Chennai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.

Lenny Rodrigues headed home Bengaluru’s winner at Minerva on a pitch far from fit to play on and Roca believes it will take more such grit if his side are to get past Chennai City and build on the win.

 “The circumstances we find ourselves in demand that we fight harder than we have ever needed to.

The boys showed that in Punjab where the conditions were far from the best to play football in. Chennai are going to be tough opponents given their position on the table,” said Roca.

 Chennai, sitting only above Mumbai FC on the table, were denied three points on Sunday against DSK Shivajians when they conceded an equaliser in the last minute to share points with the Pune side.

 Bengaluru have looked a more composed side since the return of John Johnson from injury. The arrival of striker Marjan Jugovic too has added strength in attack.

 BFC won the home leg of this fixture in January when goals from CK Vineeth and Roby Norales broke down a stubborn resistance from Chennai.

Meanwhile, Chennai are winless in four games after stalemates against Churchill Brothers and Shivajians and losses to Shillong Lajong and Aizawl FC.

The V Soundararajan-coached side are buoyed by the addition of centre-back Celestine Anyichie, who missed the club’s visit to Bengaluru, and will look to the Nigerian’s aerial presence to keep the Blues’ attack at bay.