AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC to take on champion Johor Darul

Irrespective of the result on Wednesday, BFC will finish second behind Johor as both teams have made the knock-out stages already.

Bengaluru FC Performance Analyst Matthew Holland and midfielderMichael Collins were in attendance at the pre-match press conferenceahead of Wednesday's clash between BFC and Johor Darul Ta'zim.   -  Special Arrangement

Bengaluru FC will take on defending champion Johor Darul Ta’zim in what is an inconsequential Group H tie of the AFC Cup at the Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium here on Wednesday.

Irrespective of the result on Wednesday, BFC will finish second behind Johor as both teams have made the knock-out stages already. But the I-League side would do well to make the most of some valuable game time before the Round-of-16 fixture against Kitchee SC, after the Hong Kong side crushed Balestier Khalsa 4-0 to top Group F.

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Following head coach Ashley Westwood's suspension in the previous game, against Lao Toyota, assistant coach Matthew Holland will be on the BFC touchline. JDT has won all its group games, conceding just three goals. BFC arrives on the back of a disappointing exit in the Federation Cup, after having been crowned I-League champion.

"Back home we won the League but didn’t advance the Fed Cup and there are a lot of players hurting in the team which is why we are keen to put it right and end the season on a high," the midfielder Michael Collins said. “Whatever side we put out, we’ve come here to try and get a result. It will hold us in good stead before our Round-of-16 game."

The game kicks off at 6:15 p.m. IST.

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