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Dress rehearsal for Fed Cup final as Bagan meet BFC in AFC Cup

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

In what will be pre-cursor to the high-octane Federation Cup final, and FC will have an ideal 'dress rehearsal' when they square off in an inconsequential AFC Cup group league encounter tomorrow.

Bagan are already out of AFC Cup while as the group E toppers have already qualified for the next stage.

However the crazy scheduling of Federation Cup meant that the final is being played a week after the semi-finals with the second tier continental championship sandwiched in between.

This will be their fifth meeting this season, with the first of those matches took place in on March 11.

They have in two I-League games, one Federation Cup group game and one leg of the AFC Cup -- with the being two draws and one win apiece.

They will meet again for the sixth time on May 21 in in the Federation Cup final that will also give the winners an AFC Cup slot for the 2018 season.

On nine points from four matches to lead the table, Bengaluru will look to log full points to secure their passage to knock-out stage.

The third-placed who have three points from four matches will look to finish on a high at their home venue where they have been unbeaten this season.

Both and Bengaluru FC lost their respective last assignment in the AFC Cup.

Mohun Bagan lost 2-5 to Maziya Sports and Recreation of Maldives at the National Stadium in Male on May 3.

Bengaluru FC went down 0-2 to Abahani Limited Dhaka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on the same day.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 16:22 IST