Aizawl FC upset Bengaluru FC in Fed Cup
Aizawl FC defeated Hero I-League Champions Bengaluru FC 2-1 in the first match of their maiden Hero Federation Cup campaign at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizwal, Mizoram today (April 30, 2016)
Joel Sunday´s 90th minute goal proved to be the difference between the two sides after Alfred Kemah had cancelled out Eugeneson Lyngdoh´s 15th minute goal, in the 38th minute as both Team went into the tunnel on level pegging at half-time.
With Aizwal FC notching up a win, the onus lies on Bengaluru FC to perform in the second leg of the fixture which is slated to kick-off on May 03, 2016.
Speaking at the Official Post Match Press Conference, Bengaluru FC’s Head Coach Ashley Westwood asserted that his side can foster a comeback in the reverse fixture, "We had several chances, and could have led by 4 goals. There is a cent percent chance that we will have a comeback and get through this round."
Meanwhile, Aizawl FC´s Head Coach Jahar Das was all smiles after upsetting the ´Champions of India’´ "We deserved this win as we played a good game. We are looking forward to the second leg and will play to the best of our abilities”
Joel Sunday´ last minute goal handed the host win against I league champions Bengaluru FC in the Federation Cup opner