INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE - 2014 (MATCH REPORT)

ISL 2014: Chennaiyin FC thrash Mumbai City FC 5-1.

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28.10.2014 : CHENNAIYIN FC 5-1 MUMBAI CITY FC :: (FT.) :: FIX / SCORES || TABLE
CHN : Elano 9'-pen, 69', Jeje 26', S. Valencia Mendoza 42', 44'
MCF : Rahim Nabi 87'

CHN : 22-Shilton, 2-Suarez, 19-Gouramangi, 23-Materazzi, 27-Silvestre, 5-Mendy, 7-Elano, 18-Khabra, 13-Denson, 12-Jeje, 14-Valencia
MCF : 1-Subrata, 16-Peter Costa, 3-Raju Gaikwad, 5-Friedrich, 19-Rahim Nabi, 2-Letzelter, 6-Stohanzl, 12-Subhash Singh, 21-Moritz, 20-Lalrin Dika, 39-Anelka.

Hero Man of the Match : Elano Blumer
Swift moment of the Match : John Stiven Mendoza Valencia
Fittest player of the Match : Subhash Singh
Emerging player of the Match : Jeje

MUMBAI CITY FC PRESS RELEASE : Mumbai City FC had to endure a heavy 1-5 loss against the hosts Chennaiyin FC at the Nehru stadium in Chennai on Tuesday evening.Elano Blumer (9 and 69 min), Jeje Lalpekhlua (26) and John Stiven Mendoza Valencia (41 and 44) scored for Chennaiyin FC while Syed Rahim Nabi scored the consolation goal for Mumbai City FC three minutes from time in the 5-1 loss for the visitors.

Mumbai City FC had once more more of the possession but could not find the goals to show for their effort as Chennaiyin's FC cleverly used their chances to score. The visitors were a bit unlucky at the start of the match and the combination of errors and bad luck meant that they were constantly trying to catch up with their opponents.

"I don't want to take anything away from our opponents. They played superb football, and it was a tough game for us," Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid said after the match. The first bit of bad luck struck in the sixth minute when an outstretched leg of Manuel Friedrich hit Columbian Mendoza while trying to clear the ball and Elano Blumer scored from the ensuing penalty despite custodian Subrata Pal diving in the correct direction.

The early goal meant that Mumbai City FC was forced to press higher to seek an equaliser and that left more space for the hosts to exploit on the counter. Though Subrata came up with a couple of great saves to keep the Chennaiyin strikers at bay, Jeje Lalpekhula managed to sneak one past the custodian in the 26th minute and then Mendoza Valencia added a brace to make the task all the more difficult for the visitors. Chennaiyin FC were leading 4-0 at the break.

On the other side, Mumbai City FC were making some promising moves with Frenchman Nicolas Anelka, who was making his Indian Super League debut, showed some of his magic as he came up with a couple of defence splitting passes for Subhash Singh but his attempts were blocked by Chennaiyin FC custodian Shilton Paul. Mumbai City FC came back stronger in the second half and put pressure on the home team and were duly rewarded when skipper Nabi nodded home from a corner. But that was too little too late.

"We definitely need to work on our defence. We need to be a lot tighter at the back, and we need to work on our passing at the back as well," Reid admitted. The coach, however, said that criticizing individuals is not right. "It's a team game, you can not point fingers at individuals (for the loss). We are going to train harder, we are going to work harder, and we would fight back," the coach said.

Reid was also satisfied with Nabi's show and said the man has shown some consistency. "Nabi and Anelka are important, and I am expecting a lot from them in the future games. Nabi has been consistent, and that is an important thing for us," he added.

CHENNAIYIN FC PRESS RELEASE : POST MATCH COMMENTS

VIVEK NAGUL (On playing Materazzi) : Yes it was our strategy to play Materazzi because we wanted to give further protection to the back four.
(On playing Materazzi in midfield) : His physical presence and leadership helped us a lot. The other midfielders also supported him well.

ELANO (On the game) : I am very happy to perform in such a great atmosphere. It makes me very emotional to play in front of so many fans. I try to always do the best for my team. I am delighted that we bounced back so well after the Delhi game.

(On the freekick) : I practice freekicks from different positions in training so all that hard work is paying off.
( On being made feel special by the teammates) : There is a great atmosphere in the dressing room. Everyone starting from the support staff to the foreigners and Indian players have been very supportive from day one. Also the owners are great and motivate me a lot.
(On the runs of Mendoza and Jeje) : It would have been impossible to assist the them without their brilliant runs. In fact all the players supported each other. It was a team effort.
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28.10.2014 : CHENNAIYIN FC 5-1 MUMBAI CITY FC :: (FT.) :: FIX / SCORES || TABLE
CHN : Elano 9'-pen, 69', Jeje 26', S. Valencia Mendoza 42', 44'

CHN : 22-Shilton, 2-Suarez, 19-Gouramangi, 23-Materazzi, 27-Silvestre, 5-Mendy, 7-Elano, 18-Khabra, 13-Denson, 12-Jeje, 14-Valencia
MCF : 1-Subrata, 16-Peter Costa, 3-Raju Gaikwad, 5-Friedrich, 19-Rahim Nabi, 2-Letzelter, 6-Stohanzl, 12-Subhash Singh, 21-Moritz, 20-Lalrin Dika, 39-Anelka.

FT : Match end. Chennaiyin FC trounced Mumbai City FC 5-1.
90': Boomerang??? Mumbai City FC won 5-0 against Pune City FC.
90': 2 MINUTE ADDED TIME. 5-1 TO CHENNAIYIN FC.
90': SUBRATA PAL CONCEDED 10 GOALS SO FAR.
90' : SCORE LINE: CHENNAIYIN FC 5-1 MUMBAI CITY FC
87': GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAL 1-5 to Mumbai FC. Rahim Nabi scored from a pass of Moritz..
84': PLAYER CHANGE - CHENNAIYIN FC : Jan Stohanzl out and Nadang Bhutua in.
80' : SCORE LINE: CHENNAIYIN FC 5-0 MUMBAI CITY FC
74': PLAYER CHANGE - CHENNAIYIN FC : S. Mendoza out and Cristian in.
69': GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAL 5-0 to Chennaiyin FC. 2nd goal of Elano from a brilliant free kick and 5th individual score in 4 match.
. 64': Peter Costa cleared a situation from Valencia.
62': Chance to Jeje but his shot went to Subrata.
58': PLAYER CHANGE - CHENNAIYIN FC : Marco Materazzi out and Bojan Djordjic in.
56': Yellow Card - Chennaiyin FC - Khabra.
55': Missed another to Chennaiyin FC as Elano's shot just went wide.
52': Yellow Card - Mumbai - Johan Letzelter.
50': 4-0 is the scoreline for Chennaiyin FC.
46': PLAYER CHANGE - Mumbai City FC : Lalrin Dika out and Thiago Ribeiro in.
HT : SCORE LINE: CHENNAIYIN FC 4-0 MUMBAI CITY FC
45': SUBRATA PAL CONCEDED 9 GOALS SO FAR.
45': Boomerang??? Mumbai City FC won 5-0 against Pune City FC.
45': 1 minute added time.
44': GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAL 4-0 to Chennaiyin FC. 2nd individual score of S Valencia Mendoza,from a pass of Khabra.
42': GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAL 3-0 to Chennaiyin FC. S. Valencia Mendoza beat Subrata Pal for 3rd time from a free kick.
38': Denson's corner went to Jeje but no score.
36': Corner to Mumbai from Subhash Singh attack and Shilton's save.
32': Foul of Chennaiyin FC coach cum player Materazzi, who fouled Subhas Singh.
. 30': SCORE LINE: CHENNAI 2-0 MUMBAI
26': GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAL 2-0 to Chennaiyin FC. Jeje scored. Got a pass from Elano in left and beat Subrata for 2nd time.
23': Subrata saved well an attack of Chennai.
23': Throw in to Mumbai City, Raju's throw went to Shilton.
20': 1-0 to Chennaiyin FC.
18': Corner to Mumbai City from Mendy's clearance off Anelka attack. Suarez saved Anelka's effort.
15': Still Chennaiyin FC is leading 1-0.
10': SCORE LINE: CHENNAI 1-0 MUMBAI
9': GOAAALLLLLLLL Elano scored for Chennai from Spot kick and his 4th goal in the tournament.
8': Penalty yo Chennai as Manuel Friedrich fouled Valencia
3': Andre Francisco Moritz of Mumbai city FC and Elano of Chennaiyin FC both scored 3 goal each so far.
1': Match starts.
0': The Italian ex-World Cupper Marco MATAEAZZI'S debut match for Chennaiyin FC.
0': The French ex-World cupper Nicolas Anelka's debut match for Mumbai City FC