I-League Club Update: Bengaluru FC win pre-season friendly against Army Green

The Blues started off their preparations for the new season as they get ready for the AFC Cup quarter-final.

Defending I-League champions Bengaluru FC played their first match under the tutelage of Spanish gaffer Albert Roca on Saturday as they defeated local side Army Green 3-0 in a practice tie. Former India U-19 international Nishu Kumar scored a brace while skipper Sunil Chhetri also scored a goal.

The club's AFC Cup quarter-final match against Tampines Rovers is exactly a month away now and the unit has been practicing hard to become the third Indian side after East Bengal and Dempo to seal a berth in the last four of the continental competition.

The club has already brought three new foriegners with John Johnson being the only overseas player retained. The club will be going with an all-Indian attack in the AFC Cup match and the fact that two Indians have scored is a good news the former Barcelona assistant coach.