Bengaluru:On one hand it is history and on other hand it is the battle to hold on to the title. Such is the situation on Bengaluru on the Super Sunday as Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC will give their all out to win the 2015 I League. Only a win will help Bengaluru to keep the title while Mohun Bagan, who enjoy a two-point advantage (38 to 36), require just a draw in the concluding game of the league to wrest the trophy.
Coach Ashley Westwood has been a proponent of “fearless football” and his team needs to do just that against Mohun Bagan who won 4-1 when the two last met in Kolkata in February.Further, on Sunday, history will be favouring Mohun Bagan who drew 1-1 and goalless on the two previous visits to Bengaluru. Thus, the Blues will have to play at their best on the morrow to snatch three points that will help them emerge champions for a second time.
Thus, with the trophy at stake, composure and character, as much as tactics, will influence the outcome with Mohun Bagan looking distinctly more confident if only because a draw would suffice.
The hosts need to keep a sharp eye on visiting strikers Yusa Katsumi and Sony Norde, who have been in tremendous form this season with 18 goals. Haitian Norde was instrumental in Mohun Bagan’s back-to-back wins over Sporting Clube de Goa and Royal Wahingdoh that helped the Kolkata outfit to open up a two-point lead over Bengaluru.
Thus, everything points to a mouth-watering contest Sunday though the odds definitely favour Mohun Bagan since Bengaluru FC will have to do all the running if they hope to keep the trophy.