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Chennai City FC eyeing for Super Cup final berth
Sportslogon Team April 8th 2019


Bhubaneswar : After winning over Indian Super League (ISL) 2019 champions Bengaluru FC in the quarter-finals, Chennai City FC will look to add another feather to their caps when they face FC Goa in the first semifinal match of the 2nd Hero Super Cup 2019 at Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. On the other hand, Goa will be eager to overcome the hurdle and reach their second final of the season, having featured in the Hero ISL finale last month.

I-League champions Chennai have already dispatched off two ISL sides FC Pune City and Bengaluru FC in their road to the semis and will back themselves to progress to the final at the expense of the Goa.

Chennai's scoring point is it’s Spanish trio Pedro Manzi, Nestor and Sandro will be in focus in the semifinal match again.

The coach Akbar Nawas expressed in the pre-match press conference "We will have a tough game against FC Goa. One thing is for sure that if I was FC Goa, I would want to do something because we lost in the ISL final and came second in the league. Normally when you finish second in the league, you have that added desire to win a Cup competition. We have to be very careful."

The Goa head coach Sergio Lobera was present at the briefing. Speaking about his team's preparations before facing a strong Chennai City side, the Spaniard said, "We are facing the current champions of the I-League. We are also facing the team that has defeated Bengaluru, who are the current ISL champions. They are playing good football. They have a few Spanish players. It is a team that is very balanced in every position. They are very well organised. There are similarities in the way we play. Tomorrow, the fans will be able to see a very great game," he said. .
This news was added and updated on : April 8th 2019
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