ISL: ATK's Jofre, Arnab hope to get fit for 2nd-leg semis

Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata's injured duo of Jofre Mateu and Arnab Mondal looked to gain fitness ahead of their do-or-die second-leg semifinal of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament against FC Goa on December17.

"We have two more days left. I feel much better and I hope I will be ready for the semifinal," said influential Spanish midfielder Jofre Mateu who was down with a hamstring pull.

Both Jofre and central defender Arnab Mondal (twisted ankle) attended the practice session at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan today before a full strength side left for Goa this evening.

An integral member of their defence along with Josemi, Mondal had a light training session even as doubts remained on the fitness of their forward Fikru Teferra who skipped the practice.

ATK played without five of their key players, including Biswajit Saha and Baljit Sahni (suspension), in their goalless draw against FC Goa in the semifinals first leg here yesterday.

The winner of the second-leg semifinal in Margao will make it to the the summit clash in Mumbai on December 20.

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