GROUP-E: AFC CUP 2019
 Team             P  W  D  L  GF GA  GD	 Pts		 
 Dhaka Abahani	  1  1  0  0  1	 0   +1	 3	 
 Minerva Punjab	  1  0  1  0  0  0   0	 1		 
 Chennaiyin FC    1  0  1  0  0  0   0	 1 		 
 Manang Club	  1  0  0  1  0	 1   -1	 0	
AFC CUP GROUP-E (FIXTURE)
03.04.2019 : Minerva Punjab India VS India Chennaiyin FC
17.04.2019 : Dhaka Abahani Bangladesh VS India Minerva Punjab
17.04.2019 : Chennaiyin FC India VS Manang Marshyangdi Club Nepal
30.04.2019 : Chennaiyin FC India VS Dhaka Abahani Bangladesh
01.05.2019 : Minerva Punjab India VS Nepal Manang Marshyangdi Club
15.05.2019 : Manang Marshyangdi Club Nepal VS India Minerva Punjab
15.05.2019 : Dhaka Abahani Bangladesh VS Chennaiyin FC India
19.06.2019 : Chennaiyin FC India VS India Minerva Punjab
26.06. 2019 : Minerva Punjab India VS Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
26.06. 2019 : Manang Marshyangdi Club Nepal VS Chennaiyin FC India
03.04.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC 0-0 MINERVA PUNJAB (FT)

CFC : Karanjit, Renthlei, Nailson, Eli, Tondonba, Herojit, Thoi, Raphael, Holicharan, Vineeth, Jeje
MPFC : Arshdeep, Akashdeep, Primus, Kareem, Souvik, Amandeep, Kalif, Al Amna, Chothe, Prabhjot, Samuel
CHENNAIYIN FC  <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b> </font> MINERVA PUNJAB (FT)
CFC Press Release : Chennaiyin FC drew 0-0 with Minerva Punjab in an all-Indian 2019 AFC Cup group stage opener at The Arena Stadium here today. This was both club's maiden appearance in the group stages of the continental competition. It was also Chennaiyin's fourth successive clean sheets in all competitions, in what was an intense encounter.

Head Coach John Gregory made three changes to the CFC starting eleven that beat Mumbai City FC 2-0 in the Hero Super Cup encounter last week. Anirudh Thapa, Isaac Vanmalsawma and Gregory Nelson made way as Thoi Singh, Halicharan Narzary and Raphael Augusto started. Dhanpal Ganesh and Jerry Lalrinzuala began a second successive game from the bench, on their return from injury. For Minerva, all three of their new signings forward Samuel Lalmuanpuia and defenders Kareem Nurain and Robert Primus started from the outset.

It became a tighter affair as the half progressed. Both sides continued to create inroads but the play in the final third lacked precision as it remained goalless at the break. CFC made their second change of the evening when midfielder Dhanpal Ganesh came on for Thoi. The local Chennai man continuing making his second appearance of the season on his comeback from injury. Minerva made their final change soon after when Thoiba Singh replaced Samuel.

Thapa put in an energetic cameo performance, leading the charge for CFC in the final third. Chennaiyin continued to knock on the Minerva door in the closing minutes with Thapa central to their cause, but the visitors held on as their maiden AFC Cup group stage ended in a goalless stalemate. In the group's other game earlier in the day, Bangladesh's Abahani Limited Dhaka beat Nepal's Manang Marshyangdi 1-0 away from home.

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