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Federation Cup: Aizawl FC take on Sporting Goa for a spot in the final

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Aizawl FC will look to book a spot in their first ever major final, when they take on Sporting Goa at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa in the second leg of their Federation Cup semi-final clash on Sunday, 15 May.

Having played a goalless draw in the first leg in Aizawl, the Northeastern club will be hoping for a favourable result on Sunday to take them to the final.

In his pre-match media briefing, Aizawl head coach Jahar Das lamented the missed chances in the first leg and said that Sporting Goa had a slight edge going into the second leg.

"We failed to take advantage at home; it is as simple as that. We played good football in the second half and should have scored goals, but complacency cost us the match," he said.

"At Fatorda, Sporting Goa have a slight advantage because of the natural turf. Our boys usually practice on artificial turf, which makes it difficult to read the ball at times," he added.

Earlier, Mohun Bagan booked their place in the final with a 5-0 aggregate win over Shillong Lajong. Bagan, who had won the first leg 5-0 at home, played out a goalless draw in Shillong to secure a final spot.

First published: 15 May 2016, 12:50 IST