Ba has a last chance to impress against hosts AS Vénus

Ba definitively not impress in their campaign at OFC Champions League 2020; the Fijian champions were beaten by Auckland City by 6-0 and shocked the entire Oceania football community when they lost by 4-3 against the Samoan side Lupe o le Soaga. This is, for sure, one of the worst appearances of the Men in Black in the regional tournament – but they have one last chance to change this terrible campaign.

To proceed to the knock-out stage is something virtually impossible for Ba: the team coached by Ricki Herbert will need to beat AS Vénus at Stade de Mahina by a 6-goal margin win. If they can do so, they can proceed to the quarterfinals as the 2nd placed side of the group D with only one win in the process.

The bad performances of Ba made their fans very upset in Fiji and the club will certainly need changes if they still want to compete at Vodafone Premier League for the title.

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Mateinaqara suffers the first goal of Lupe o le Soaga – Christophe Fotozz

The Tahitians of AS Vénus come in a very comfortable situation for their last match: even a 5-0 defeat would still make them pass as the 2nd placed team in the pool – but the Tahitians will certainly want to beat Ba. The team coached by Samuel Garcia count on the likes of Tauhiti Keck, Tamatoa Tetauira and the captain Teaonui ‘Filou’ Tehau upfront and they can cause major problems for the fragile Fijian defense that already conceced 10 goals in the tournament so far.

Defensively, the New Caledonian international Pothin Poma and Kevin Barbe worked really well against Auckland City and suffered just one goal of the New Zealand powerhouse. The likes of Benjamin Totori and Samuela Drudru will have to work if they want to change the mind of their fans agains the good defensive system of AS Vénus.

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AS Vénus will count on their supporters to beat Ba – Christophe Fotozz

The Tahitians will certainly expect a win against a fragile Ba at this moment of the competition. The Fijians will certainly want to perform much better than in their previous two matches in process, specially in the shocking defeat against Lupe o le Soaga.

The Men in Black may know their possibilities to advance in the competition are close to zero, but they have a lot of pride to defend against the very good team from Tahiti if they want to come with their heads high back to their district.

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The Men in Black were lost in the pitch against Lupe – Christophe Fotozz

The Fijian outfit is the current champions of their top-division league back in their country – as AS Vénus also is in Tahiti – and they have more than only their names to defend at OFC Champions League, but also the pride of Fijian football as whole as the both sides from the country did not make any good in the tournament at 2020 edition of the most important club football tournament of the region.

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