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Depleted Goa take on confident East Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

will have to manage with their depleted resources when they take on a resurgent East Bengal in a Super Cup semi-final, here tomorrow.

With three of their players suspended after a half0-time brawl during their quarter-final against Jamshedpur FC, will have their task cut out against the red and gold brigade tomorrow.

With and both suspended, and is expected to replace the duo.

and will start in their full back positions. With international Pranoy Halder picking up a second yellow in consecutive games, he along with will also miss the semi-finals. In his absence, Pratesh Shirodkar will take the field along side Edu Bedia.

The Gaurs have a few problems in front with and missing this game. and will most likely replace the suspended players with Mandar playing on wide left.

is expected to fill in the attacking midfield position and Manvir will take his place upfront.

Considering the absence of a number of key players for this tie, the Gaurs will have a lot of work to do against an organized and effective unit in East Bengal.

Japanese midfield general, and attacker are both vital players for the Bengal side and the Gaurs will have to be at their very best to keep them in check.

This promises to be an exciting tie with the winner progressing to the final of the Hero Super Cup.

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

First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 22:25 IST