Aizawl FC to play for pride and maiden win in AFC Cup

Vastavam web: Already out of contention for a knock-out berth, Aizawl FC would play for pride and look to end their AFC Cup campaign on a high when their take on New Radiant SC of Maldives in their last group match here tomorrow.Without a win so far, Aizawl’s performance in their maiden AFC Cup participation have been disappointing. They have lost four matches and drawn a match against Abahani Limited Dhaka 1-1 in the first leg — and they are at the bottom of Group E with just one point.The match will, however, have an impact elsewhere and Aizawl can do a favour to their fellow Indian side Bengaluru FC — who take on Abahani Limited in Dhaka tomorrow if they beat the Maldivian side.

Bengaluru and New Radiant are currently on same 12 points and a win each for both tomorrow will keep them on par and who will proceed to the knock-out will be decided by the results of head-to-head matches. New Radiant have the advantage in that count.If Aizawl, the 2016-17 I-League winners, can at least draw New Radiant and Bengaluru beat Abahani tomorrow, Albert Roca’s men will be through to the knock-out round.For New Radiant, they have come into tomorrow’s match with destiny in their own hands. It is a simple situation as they just need to beat Aizawl tomorrow without worrying about anything.