Chennaiyin FC of India will arrive Dhaka on Sunday evening to play their Group E away match of the AFC Cup'2019 against Bangladesh Professional Football League champions Dhaka Abahani Limited.
The match will kick-off at 7 pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday (May 15).Earlier, a suicidal goal by Brazilian defender Wellington Priori forced the six-time Bangladesh Professional Football league champions Dhaka Abahani Limited to concede a 0-1 defeat against former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC in their 3rd Group E match of the ongoing AFC Cup'2019 at the Arena Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 30.
With this maiden defeat in 3rd Group E encounter, Dhaka Anahani went to the 2nd slot in the four-team group securing four points from three matches with one win, one draw and one loss while Channaiyin FC comfortably dominated the group with unbeaten run securing seven points from three matches with two win and draw.
Dhaka Anahani started their AFC Cup campaign beating Nepalese champions Manang Marshyangdi Club by 1-0 goal in their first match in Kathmandu on April 3, but played to 2-2 draw with Minerva Punjab of India in Dhaka on April 17.
On the other hand, former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC drew with their compatriots Minerva Punjab in the group opener on April 3 and defeated Manang Marshyangdi of Nepal by 2-0 goals on April 17 at the Arena Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Standings of the Group E of the AFC Cup 2019: (Tabulating under match played, win, draw, loss, goal for/goal against and points)
Teams MP W D L GF GA P
Chennaiyin FC (IND) 3 2 1 0 3 0 7
Dhaka Abahani Limited (BAN) 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
Minerva Punjab (IND) 3 0 3 0 4 4 3
Manang Marshyangdi Club (NEP) 3 0 1 2 2 5 1