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AFC Cup 2017: Mohun Bagan vs Club Valencia Preview: Mariners look to finish the job at home

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Mohun Bagan are all set to welcome Club Valencia at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium on Tuesday for the second leg of the AFC Cup Qualifiers. The first leg in Male, Maldives had ended in a 1-1 stalemate with Darryl Duffy starting the proceedings before Valencia's Godfrey Omodu equalised. Sanjoy Sen who had not traveled to the away fixture will be on the Mohun Bagan bench as his side looks to navigate the last hurdle before the AFC Cup Group Stages where incidentally they will meet familiar foes Bengaluru FC alongside Maziya and Dhaka Abahani. Sen hinted at resting key players with several important I-League fixtures coming up and the likes of Katsumi Yusa, Darryl Duffy and Pronay Halder are unlikely to feature. Shilton Paul is sidelined with an injury so Debjit Majumder will be between the sticks for the home side. Bikramjit Singh Jr will most likely partner Eduardo Ferreira in central defense while Subhasish Bose and Shouvik Ghosh will be the two full backs. Sony Norde is expected to start with Balwant Singh and Jeje Lalpekhlua providing the firepower upfront. The away side meanwhile will come all guns blazing and coach Ahmed Mujuthaba said they had come here to give the home side a tough fight. Their three Nigerian foreigners - Godfrey West Omodu, Chinonye Prince and Chizi Kaka will all be available for selection according to the coach. Unfortunately for Valencia, their two wingers Md. Thasmeen and Ali Hamdhaan are out injured and Mujuthaba will have to draw into his reserves for the necessary personnel.

Kick off is at 4.00 PM IST.

PREDICTED LINE-UPS MOHUN BAGAN A.C.

INJURED: Shilton Paul

DOUBTFUL: None

SUSPENDED: None

KEY PLAYER: Sony Norde CLUB VALENCIA

INJURED: Md. Thasmeen, Ali Hamdhaan

DOUBTFUL: None

SUSPENDED: None

KEY PLAYER: Godfrey West Omodu

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