Dynamos, Churchill battle for a spot in the Hero Super Cup
Bhubaneswar, Mar 14 (PTI) Indian Super League outfit Delhi Dynamos will look to continue their unbeaten run when they take on I-League team Churchill Brothers in the inaugural Hero Super Cup eliminator at the Kalinga Stadium here tomorrow.
Dynamos come into this game on the back of a six-match unbeaten run that saw them rise from the bottom of the ISL standings to finish 8th in the table.
Veteran striker Kalu Uche was the pick of the players for the Lions, as he found the back of the net 13 times in the tournament and he will be looking to keep up with his good run tomorrow.
Churchill Brothers side finished 9th in the I-League and were relegated to the 2nd division of the tournament. The Goan side finished with 17 points from 18 games and will be hoping to end their dismal season on a high by advancing to the Round of 16 of the inaugural Super Cup.
"We can't afford to take Churchill lightly. They are desperate to bounce back, and their aim is the same as ours; to advance to the Super Cup. They have a strong bunch of players and we need to be vary of that and not be complacent," Head Coach Miguel Angel Portugal said.
Portugal's side is coming into this game after a two-week long break during which they played a friendly against Delhi United F.C.
The Spanish coach though will be without the services of Jeroen Lumu and Manuel Arana as the duo are out due to injuries sustained in the last league match of the season.
The winner of this clash will face I-League outfit Mohun Bagan on April 1 in the Round of 16