Indian Super Cup : FC Pune City V Shillong Lajong FC Match Preview
FC Pune City is all set to face I-league side Shillong Lajong in the Round of 16 clash in Super Cup at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. These two sides have never met before so this should be a good treat for the fans.
●Match Details :
○DATE: April 4, Wednesday
○TIME: 8:00 PM IST
The game is set to take place at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
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Both the sides have no injury worries and are expected to field their best XI for this Super cup clash. The ISL side, FC Pune City have registered only four foreigners ahead of this tourney. They will miss the services of Argentine forward Alfaro who has not been registered. While, Shillong Lajong is expected to start with their young skipper Samuel Lalmuanpuia and Koffi in the forward line.
●POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS:
○FC PUNE CITY:
Sarthak Golui, Gurtej Singh, Sahil Panwar Manuel Ortiz,
Adil Khan, Isaac Vanmalsawma,
Ashique Kuruniyan, Marko Stankovic, Diego Carlos,
○Key Players: Marcelinho, Marko Stankovic
Novin Gurung, Kenstar Kharsong, Laurence Doe, Rakesh Pradhan, Juho ho,
Redeem Tlang, Daniel Odafin, Samuel Lalmuanpuia,
Koffi, Emmanuel Uchenna.
○Key Players: Samuel Lalmuanpuia, Koffi
Ranko Popovic finished his ISL campaign on a high by achieving a top 4 finish for Pune. In this new challenge, having registered only four foreign players out of six, he would like to see his Indian players to step up for his side. Argentinian Alfaro will be missed who was brilliant alongside Brazilian Marcelinho scoring 17 goals. Whilst Shillong Lajong has recently roped in Emmanuel Uchenna from Nigeria for Jagne, who is expected to make his debut for the club. Skipper Samuel Lalmuanpuia is the key player for the Alison’s side. North East side would like to grab a win against FC Pune City and advance to the quarters. In the end it is a Clash between ISL and I-League side and hence this will be an interesting and fierce competition.
●PREDICTION : FC Pune City 0-1 Shillong Lajong FC