Bengaluru FC eye ISL glory on debut, face Chennaiyin

Sakal Times
Friday, 16 March 2018

Bengaluru FC are the overwhelming favourites to defeat Chennaiyin FC in the final at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Saturday.

BENGALURU: Bengaluru FC will have to defy history and create one of their own if they are to triumph on debut in the Hero Indian Super League.

Bengaluru FC are the overwhelming favourites to defeat Chennaiyin FC in the final at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Saturday. But Bengaluru fans will know that a home team has never won the ISL final; Goa (2015) and Kerala (2016) leaving the field with massive heartaches. 

Added to that is another statistic that a team which has finished on top of the league table too has never went on to become champions in the ISL since inception in 2014.

Nothing, however, will hold back the home fans in this South Indian Derby. They will occupy every available seat at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium and cheer the Blues till the final whistle, hoping they finish the tournament like they had started at home: on a dominating note.

“We started (our preparations) earlier than other teams because of the AFC Cup. We have tried to succeed. There is one more step to do right now but until now I am happy for everyone. The fans have always been behind us. Tomorrow is a big game against a very difficult team. Chennaiyin have shown a lot of quality. I am not expecting an easy game. It will be the most difficult game of the season,” said Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca.

Bengaluru have been the stand out team in this edition of ISL.

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