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AFC Cup 2017: Bengaluru FC Vs April 25 Sports Club  Inter-Zonal Semi Final 2nd Leg Preview - All the numbers you need to know ahead of the game

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Sunil Chhetri will be leading the Blues in Pyongyang
Sunil Chhetri will be leading the Blues in Pyongyang

Bengaluru FC will square off to April 25 Sports Club on 13th September in the second leg of the all important AFC Cup Inter-Zonal semi finals. With a 3-0 win in the home match, last season's runners-up are in the driver's seat and would look to guard against complacency when they face the North Korean side on Wednesday in the away leg in Pyongyang.

After an inconsistent group stage, the Blues produced a convincing 3-0 victory in the home match last month and will hope to do the same tomorrow to seal the berth in the Inter-Zonal final with a strong performance at the May Day stadium. Albert Roca's side have just lost two games on the way to the semi finals and will look to avoid conceding early in the game.

On the team news front, Roca has almost an entire squad to choose from with no suspensions or injuries to worry about. However, Dimas Delgado, Lenny Rodrigues and Harmanjot Khabra who all picked up bookings during the first leg will have to be careful as another yellow card will find them suspended from the Inter-Zonal final should the Blues make it through.

"We are confident going into the game, but there's no place for complacency. We know that they are a strong opponent and have to be focused to get the job done in Pyongyang"-Alberto Roca

So, without further ado, let's take a look at all the numbers you need to know ahead of the big clash on Wednesday.

0 - The number of matches lost by 4.25 Sport Club in group stage

1 - The number of times Bengaluru FC has reached the final of the AFC Cup

2 - Matches lost by Bengaluru FC in AFC Cup 2017 group stage

3 - Goals scored by Bengaluru FC in the first leg

9 - Goals scored by Kim Yu-Song this season for 4.25 Sport Club

14 - Goals scored by 4.25 Sport Club in AFC Cup 2017 group stage

15 - No of times 4.25 Sport Club have won DPR Korea League

34 - The age of Dimas Delgado of Bengaluru FC, the oldest player in the match

36 - Number of matches Albert Roca had managed Bengaluru FC. Wednesday's match will be his 37th match.

109 - number of appearances made by Sunil Chhetri for Bengaluru FC

135 - Current club ranking of 4.25 Sport Club


The game kicks off at 1.30 PM Indian Standard Time


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