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Bengaluru face 4.25 SC for a place in inter-zonal final

Pyongyang, Sep 12: Bengaluru FC will be hoping to finish off the job at hand when they take on North Korean football club 4.25 SC in the second leg of the AFC Cup inter-zonal semi-final at the May Day Stadium here on Wednesday. Taking a three-goal lead into the game, thanks to a dominant win in Bengaluru a little over two weeks ago, the Blues will be eager to book their place in the inter-zonal final. However, the game won’t be an easy one with 4.25 SC banking on home advantage and support to spur them on to a fightback.
Speaking on the eve of the crucial game, Bengaluru head coach Albert Roca adopted a cautious approach. The Spaniard expects his team to stay focused and avoid any slip ups. “It’s going to be a tough match for us, given the conditions. Even though we have a three-goal advantage, we can’t be complacent. We have to stay focused on our game plan and get the job done on Wednesday,” he said.
While the team’s initial plan was to travel to Pyongyang on Friday, North Korea’s Foundation Day Celebrations on Saturday, September 9 meant the Blues had to postpone their departure to Sunday night and landed in the capital city late on Monday after transiting through China. IANS