Indian Super Cup 2018: Semifinal - Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC - Telecast, live streaming, date, start time and where to watch online
Former I-League rivals will face off to decide who meets East Bengal in the final of the inaugural Indian Super Cup.
East Bengal is through to the finals of the Super Cup after their 1-0 win over FC Goa in the 1st semifinal. This was a feisty encounter with Dudu finally breaking the deadlock in the 78th minute to win it for East Bengal.
It's time now for the 2nd semifinal in which Mohun Bagan takes on Bengaluru FC. This promises to be a cracker of a match as well and is one you would not want to miss.
Mohun Bagan had an average I-league as they finished in 3rd place with 31 points, just one place above arch-rivals East Bengal thanks to a better goal difference.
However, they are having a great Super Cup so far. Mohun Bagan breezed their way past I-league foes, Churchill Brothers, winning 2-1 as they met them in the Pre-quarterfinals.
Their next challenge came in the form of Shillong Lajong FC as they faced them in the quarterfinal and they were up to it and how! Faiaz, Nikhil, and Moghrabi all netted a goal for Mohun Bagan to ensure Mohun Bagan wins 3-1 and is spearheaded to the semifinals.
Mohun Bagan are no strangers to Bengaluru FC as Bengaluru FC were earlier part of the I-League for 4 seasons starting from 2013/14 before the management of the club decided to move on to the ISL in the 2017/18 season.
Bengaluru FC had a terrific debut season in the ISL, finishing at the top spot after the league matches before losing the final to Chennayin FC.
Sunil Chhetri will be looking to lead from the front and ensure Bengaluru FC wins the title. This will help heal the wounds of losing the ISL title to some extent.
Bengaluru FC faced Gokulam Kerala FC in the round of 16 and they were made to work hard for their 2-1 win. Their quarterfinal match against NEROCA FC was a one-sided one as Sunil Chhetri singlehandedly took the match away from NEROCA FC by scoring a brilliant hat-trick as Bengaluru won 3-1.
Bengaluru FC are coming into this encounter with a lot of positivity after this 3-1 win. They are certainly looking to add some silverware this season and are hunting their opponents down, one at a time.
As the 2018 Super Cup draws to a close, be sure to witness a few close contested battles between the best clubs in the Indian football scene.
Date: 17 April 2018
Match: Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC
Timing: 4:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST)
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar
Television Channel: Star Sports Network
Live Stream: Hotstar
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