16.01.2020 : CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 2-0 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED(FT)

Hero of the Match - Rafael Crivellaro : CHENNAIYIN FC
Club Award - Chennaiyin Fc
Limitless Player of the Match - Nerijus Valskis : CHENNAIYIN FC
Winning Pass of the Match - Lallianzuala Chhangte : CHENNAIYIN FC.
Emerging Player - Vishal Kaith : GK-HENNAIYIN FC

CFC : Vishal Kaith, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Laldinliana Renthlei, Edwin Vanspaul, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Anirudh Thapa, Rafael Crivellaro, Andre Schembri, Nerijus Valskis.

NEU : Subhasish Roy, Reagan Singh, Heerings Kai, Mislav Komorski, Rakesh Pradhan, Lalengmawia, Redeem Tlang, Milan Singh, Federico Gallego, Martin Chaves, Andrew Keogh .

REFEREE : Kasimov Sherzod


10.01.2020 : HYDERABAD FC  <b><font color=red> 1-3 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

Hero of the Match - Nerijus Valskis : CHENNAIYN FC
Club Award - Chennaiyin FC
Limitless Player of the Match - Rafael Crivellaro : CHENNAIYIN FC.
Winning Pass of the Match - Rafael Crivellaro : CHENNAIYIN FC.
Emerging Player - Lallianzuala Chhangte : CHENNAIYIN FC.

HFC :Kamaljit Singh, Matthew Kilgallon, Gurtej Singh, Asish Rai, Adil Khan, Nestor Jesus Benitez, Marko Stankovic, Rohit Kumar, Nikhil Poojary, Marcelo Pereira, Bobo.

CFC :Vishal Kaith, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Edwin Vanspaul, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri.


06.01.2020 : ODISHA FC 2-0 CHENNIYIAN FC (FT)

Hero of the Match - Vinit Rai : ODISHA FC
Club Award - Odisha FC
Limitless Player of the Match - Marcos Tebar :ODISHA FC
Winning Pass of the Match - Aridane Santana - ODISHa FC
Emerging Player - Jerry Mawihmingthanga - CHENNAIYIn FC

06.01.2020 : ODISHA FC  <b><font color=red> 2-0 </b></font> CHENNIYIAN FC (FT)

OFC: Francisco Dorronsoro, Gaurav Bora, Shubham Sarangi, Narayan Das, Carlos Delgado, Nandhakumar Sekar, Marcos Tebar, Vinit Rai, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Xisco Hernandez, Aridane Santana.

CFC: Vishal Kaith, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Laldinliana Renthlei, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri.

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Odisha FC registered an important win after getting the better of Chennaiyin FC 2-0 in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the Kalinga Stadium here on Monday.First-half goals from Jerry Mawihmingthanga (37’) and Vinit Rai (41’) were enough for Josep Gombau’s side to make it three wins out of their last four matches.

The upturn in form has seen Odisha FC (15 points from 11 matches) climb to within a point of fourth-placed Mumbai City FC. A fifth defeat of the season for Chennaiyin FC sees them languishing in ninth position.

The game got off to a scrappy start with the teams struggling to string together any move of note in the first 20 minutes. However, action livened up in the 21st minute when Marcos Tebar headed in an Odisha FC corner only to see the referee disallow the goal for an obstruction on Chennaiyin goalkeeper Vishal Kaith. Immediately, Nandhakumar Sekar wasted a glorious chance to give the home side the lead after blazing away Xisco Hernandez’s square ball into the box with the goal at his mercy.

In the 24th minute, there was more drama as Shubham Sarangi was adjudged to have wrestled Chennaiyin striker Nerijus Valskis to the ground while contesting a cross inside the box. The referee awarded a penalty, but Valskis sent the spotkick well over. Chennaiyin would regret that miss as Odisha scored two goals in quick succession to floor the away side. In the 37th minute, the lively Xisco fed Aridane Santana down the right-wing. He flashed a cross across the box which was missed altogether by Vishal Kaith and Laldinliana Renthlei. Jerry Mawihmingthanga had an easy task of tapping it in to give Odisha the lead.

Four minutes later, Chennaiyin were left stunned as Vinit Rai, after receiving the ball from Tebar about 20 yards from goal, unleashed a powerful strike that beat Kaith all ends up. After the restart, Chennaiyin showed a bit more urgency in their bid to claw back into the game but could not really settle into any rhythm. Lallianzuala Chhangte and Rafael Crivellaro did get into threatening positions but could not find a telling final ball as the away side’s frustrations grew.

In the 67th minute, Odisha goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro was called into action and had to dive full length to keep out a cross from Andre Schembri that looked heading into goal. Odisha looked comfortable in dealing with whatever Chennaiyin threw at them as they saw off the game without further scares to notch a very important victory.

26.12.2019 : CHENNAIYIN FC 3-4 FC GOA (FT')
FCG :F.A.Jahouh 26', BRANDON 41', BOUMOUS 45'. CORO 63'

 26.12.2019 : CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 3-4 </b></font> FC GOA (FT')

Hero of the Match : Ahmed Jahouh - FC GOA
Club Award : FC Goa.
Limitless Player of the Match : Rafael Crivellaro - CHENNAIYIN FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Hugo Boumous - FC GOA
Emerging Player : Seriton Fernandes - FC GOA

CCFC : Vishal Kaith, Lucian Goian, Masih Saighani, Tondonba Singh, Rafael Crivellaro, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Edwin Vanspaul, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri.

FCG : Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ferran Corominas.
REFEREE : Umesh Bora

 26.12.2019 : CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 3-4 </b></font> FC GOA (FT')

ISL PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa regained the top spot in the Hero Indian Super League after trumping Chennaiyin FC during an edge-of-the-seat contest witnessing a 4-3 scoreline in favour of the visitors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

First-half goals from Ahmed Jahouh (26'), Brandon Fernandes (41') and Hugo Boumous (46') set the Gaurs on their way. Chennaiyin threatened to come back with goals from Andre Schembri (57') and Rafael Crivellaro (59') but Ferran Corominas (63') added a fourth for Goa before Crivellaro managed to get another goal back in injury time, setting up a grandstand finish. However, Sergio Lobera’s team held on to seal the win.

FC Goa head the table with 21 points from 10 matches whereas Chennaiyin's loss has left them at eighth with nine points after as many games. The hosts started the game on a positive note but couldn't maintain their aggression in the attacking third for long. Intricate build-up play by Nerijus Valskis and Rafael Crivellaro at the edge of the box nearly created an opening for the home side but the former's backheel return for the latter's forward run was well defended and cleared by the visitors' defence.

Goa soon took control of the midfield and struck the opening goal in the 26th minute. Chennaiyin lost the ball in midfield and allowed Ferran Corominas to charge into the final third with the ball at his feet. The striker found Boumous to his right who in turn place the ball into the feet of Jahouh inside the box. The midfielder finished well past Vishal Kaith to break the deadlock.

With Chennaiyin struggling to make a mark and respond to the first goal, Goa added their second goal four minutes before the break. Lucian Goian failed to control Germanpreet Singh's backpass and gifted it to an onrushing Brandon who executed a neat strike to beat Kaith and find the net.

The hosts suffered another setback at the stroke of half-time, taking advantage of lacklustre defending once again. Jackichand Singh's cross from the right flank found Boumous at the far post and the midfielder had enough time to caress the ball into the net to make it 3-0.

Owen Coyle's half-time team talk seemed to have done the trick for the hosts who nearly pulled off a comeback with two goals in two minutes close to the hour-mark. The Goa defence failed to clear Crivellaro's inswinging corner from the right and the ball fell to Schembri who put the ball into the back of the net. Lallianzuala Chhangte wrestled with Seriton Fernandes for the ball near the byline. Valskis pounced on to the loose ball and passed it to Crivellaro who fired it past Mohammed Nawaz to give the home crowd hope.

The hopeful period of play didn't last long as Goa added to their tally from a break four minutes later. Boumous split the home defence with an excellent through-ball for Corominas who beat the offside trap, opened up his body and slotted into the net with aplomb to take the game away from the Marina Machans.

But Chennaiyin struck in injury time and set up a nervy finish to the game. Nawaz punched a corner delivery which Thapa headed into the path of Crivellaro inside the box. The forward turned and curled a stunning strike into the corner of the net. Chennaiyin’s Edwin Vanspaul was then sent off for a second yellow card amid chaotic final few minutes as Goa sneaked past the home side.


Hero of the Match : Farukh Choudhary : JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award : Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Isaac Vanmalsawma : JAMSHEDPUR FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Sumeet Passi : JAMSHEDPUR FC
Emerging Player : Lallianzuala Chhangte ; CHENNAIYIN FC

09.12.2019: JAMSHEDPUR FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

JFC : Subrata Paul, Tiri, Narender Gahlot, Robin Gurung, Aitor Monroy, Noe Acosta, Mobashir Rahman, Memo Moura, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, CK Vineeth.

CFC : Vishal Kaith, Lucian Goian, Masih Saighani, Tondonba Singh, Eli Sabia, Rafael Crivellaro, Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa, Thoi Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis.

REFEREE : Crystal John
ISL PRESS RELEASE : Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC had to settle for a point each at the end of a thrilling Hero Indian Super League encounter which ended 1-1 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Monday. It was the away side who took the lead through Nerijus Valskis’ fine strike in the 26th minute. However, Jamshedpur denied Chennaiyin a win by coming up with an equaliser through Issac Vanmalsawma in the 89th minute.

With this draw, Jamshedpur find themselves in the fourth position with 12 points while Chennaiyin FC are still ninth with six points from seven games.Antonio Iriondo handed a start to Sumeet Passi in the absence of the injured striker Sergio Castel. Meanwhile, Owen Coyle, in his first match in charge, named an unchanged eleven for Chennaiyin FC which started against Odisha FC last month.

Jamshedpur had the first major chance of the game in the 13th minute when C.K.Vineeth found himself in acres of space down the left. He only had to find Passi or Farukh Choudhary inside the box. However, his cross was misdirected and the chance went abegging.At the other end, Lallianzuala Chhangte got behind the Jamshedpur defence on the left and his cross was just about cleared by Tiri before Thoi Singh got on the end of it.

The breakthrough the away side desperately sought came in the 27th minute through Nerijus Valskis who bagged his fourth goal of the campaign. He got the ball on the edge of the box and found Rafael Crivellaro. The Brazilian turned Aitor Monroy and passed it back to Valskis who took a touch and shot on the turn which hit the inside of the far post on its way inside the goal.

Just after the half an hour mark, Jamshedpur were jolted when Noe Costa suffered a shoulder injury after a challenge from Masih Saighani and had to be substituted with Jitendra Singh taking his place.The best chance for the home side came in the 38th minute as Choudhary squared it for Passi. However, the striker, under pressure from Eli Sabia, couldn’t connect well which allowed Lucian Goian to clear the danger.

Iriondo brought in Aniket Jadhav to replace Mobashir Rahman to fortify his team’s attack after the break. From a quick counter, Crivellaro sent Chhangte through but the left winger’s tame shot went straight into the hands of Subrata Paul.At the other end, Vishal Kaith was called into action in the 69h minute when Isaac Vanmalsawma’s dink from the right looked headed for the top corner before the Chennaiyin goalkeeper pushed it out for a corner.

Chennaiyin themselves had a golden opportunity when Chhangte broke forward at pace and only had to square it an unmarked Andre Schembri, but his pass was a bit too strong for the Maltese striker. Chennaiyin were left to rue that miss in the 89th minute when Aniket Jadhav showed silky skills to fox a couple of defenders and find Passi inside the box. He picked out Issac whose shot was deflected in off Farukh Chowdhury, wrong-footing the goalkeeper.

28.11.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC - 2-2 ODISHA FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Nerijus Valskis - CHENNAIYIN FC
Club Award : Chennaiyin FC and Odisha FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Aridane Santana - ODISHA FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Martin Guedes - ODISHA FC
Emerging Player : Shubham Sarangi- ODISHA FC

28.11.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC - <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> ODISHA F (FT)

CFC: Vishal Kaith, Tondonba Singh, Masih Saighani, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Rafael Crivellaro, Anirudh Thapa, Edwin Vanspaul, Thoi Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis

OFC: Arshdeep Singh, Carlos Delgado, Narayan Das, Shubham Sarangi, Marcos Tebar, Nandhakumar Sekar, Vinit Rai, Diawandou Diagne, Xisco Hernandez, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Aridane Santana.
ISL PRESS RELEASE : Chennaiyin FC and Odisha FC shared the spoils after a thrilling Hero Indian Super League encounter finished 2-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday. After a barren first-half, Nerijus Valskis (51’) handed Chennaiyin the lead. But Odisha equalised through Xisco Hernandez (54’). Valskis thought he had given Chennaiyin the win with a second goal in the 71st minute, but Aridane Santana (82’) ensured Odisha returned from Chennai with a point.

The result sees Chennaiyin climb to eighth spot in the table with five points from six games while Odisha, who played out a third consecutive draw, are sixth with six points. Odisha, as expected, had most of the early possession and the first real chance did come their way. Masih Saighani gave away the ball in midfield in the eighth minute, allowing Jerry Mawihmingthanga to intercept and move forward. The ball eventually fell to Xisco Hernandez inside the box and his snap-shot was saved by an alert Chennaiyin goalkeeper Vishal Kaith.

The home side found themselves on the backfoot trying to keep Odisha at bay for much of the first half. Odisha were guilty of wasting good opportunities though. As the half wound down, the tide did turn a little and Chennaiyin started to find more joy going forward. But apart from a few half-chances, the hosts could not fashion any chance of note.At the stroke of half-time, Odisha had a great chance when Santana slipped Jerry in behind the defence, but his shot went wide of the far post.

Chennaiyin, seeking a response, took off Saighani at the restart and brought on Germanpreet Singh. Six minutes into the second half, the home side surged into the lead. After gaining possession in Odisha’s half, Thapa ran at the Odisha defenders before slipping in Thoi Singh down the right. Thoi squared the ball for Valskis who converted with ease.

The goal sparked a reaction from Odisha and they were level within three minutes. Nandha’s cross from the left fell for Jerry at the far post who saw his shot blocked by Kaith. But the deflection fell for Xisco who lashed in gleefully.

The game soon turned into an open contest with both sides going for victory. But it was the home side who restored their lead in the 71st minute right after Shubham Sarangi had made a goal-saving block on Lallianzuala Chhangte. But Valskis was on hand to deftly nod the ensuing corner into the far post to lift the home crowd.

But that lead did not last either as Odisha equalised again in the 82nd minute. Nandha started the move with a mazy dribble on the left before Martin Perez Guedes touched a pass into Santana’s path. The Spanish striker swiveled smartly and sent an arrowing effort past Kaith.


25.11.19: CHENNAIYIN FC - <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> HYDERABAD FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Anirudh Thapa - CHENNQAIYIN FC
Club Award : Chennaiyin FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Nerijus Valskis : CHENNAIYI FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Andre Schembri : CHENNAIYIN FC
Emerging Player : Vishal Kaith : CHENNAIYIN FC

CFC: Vishal Kaith, Tondonba Singh, Masih Saighani, Lucian Goian), Eli Sabia, Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa, Rafael Crivellaro, Thoi Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis.

HFC: Kamaljit Singh, Matthew Kilgallon, Rafael Lopez Gomez, Gurtej Singh, Mohammed Yasir, Nikhil Poojary, Marko Stankovic, Rohit Kumar, Marcelo Pereira, Bobo, Robin Singh.
ISL MEDIA: Chennaiyin FC registered their first win of the Hero Indian Super League season six in dramatic fashion after edging past Hyderabad FC 2-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Monday. After seeing poor finishing hamper them for most of the game, Chennaiyin thought they had the winner when Andre Schembri (90+2’) put them ahead in injury time. A few minutes later, Hyderabad equalised through Matthew Kilgallon (90+5’), but Nerijus Valskis sealed a sensational win seconds later, bringing the roof down in the stadium.

The win saw Chennaiyin leapfrog Hyderabad to the ninth spot while the ISL debutants suffered their fourth defeat in five games. The game got off to a scrappy start with neither side able to assert themselves in a frantic opening period. Chances fell for Chennaiyin but poor decision-making meant the scores remained level. Rafael Crivellaro and Lallianzuala Chhangte found a lot of joy in the final third, often bypassing a disorganised Hyderabad midfield with ease. Chhangte was sent clear on three opportunities by Rafael, but each time the final delivery let the diminutive winger down.

Chennaiyin coach John Gregory was left fuming after Chhangte sent a close-range header agonisingly wide. It was one-way traffic, but the opening goal continued to elude Chennaiyin. Some good work from Anirudh Thapa saw Chhangte get to the byline. His eventual cutback found Thapa but his shot on the turn was kept out by a combination of Kamaljit and Matthew Kilgallon.

Despite the occasional forays forward by Hyderabad, the pattern of the game remained the same till the break with Chennaiyin spurning chances galore. Hyderabad did have a rare chance around the hour mark when Bobo slipped Marcelinho in, but his shot was parried by Vishal Kaith. Immediately at the other end, Kaith’s counterpart Kamaljit had to pull off a brilliant save from a vicious effort from Rafael.

The narrative of the game remained the same with Chennaiyin piling the pressure on Hyderabad, only to see opportunities wasted. Just as it seemed Chennaiyin’s goal drought would continue for yet another game, substitute Andre Schembri took matters into his own hands. The forward latched on to a cross from Edwin Vanspaul in injury time, held off his marker and fired a low shot past Kamaljit at the near post, registering Chennaiyin's first goal of the season.

But there was another twist in the tale as Kilgallon headed in an unlikely equaliser from a corner in the fifth minute of injury time. However, Chennaiyin had one late salvo to fire. Schembri and Valskis combined to send the latter through on goal and he tucked in an excellent finish to send the home crowd into raptures on the stroke of the full-time whistle.


10.11.19: BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : - Erik Paartalu - BENGALURU FC
Club Award :- Bengaluru
Limitless Player of the Match : - Sunil Chhetri - BENGALURU FC
Winning Pass of the Match :- Raphael Augusto - BENGALURU FC
Emerging Player :- Ashique Kuruniyan - BENGALURU FC

BFC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Udanta Singh, Dimas Delgado, Raphael Augusto, Erik Paartalu, Ashique Kuruniyan, Sunil Chhetri.
CFC: Vishal Kaith, Tondonba Singh, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa, Dhanpal Ganesh, Rafael Crivellaro, Andre Schembri, Rahim Ali, Nerijus Valskis.

10.11.19: BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

ISL MEDIA RELEASE: Defending champions Bengaluru FC earned their first win this season after a terrific 3-0 result over arch-rivals Chennaiyin FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.

Australian midfielder Erik Paartalu got the ball rolling for Bengaluru with the opening goal (14’) before captain Sunil Chhetri made it 2-0 with a sensational strike (25’). Thongkhosiem Haokip rounded off a fine victory with a late goal (84’). The win lifts Bengaluru to the fifth position in the Hero Indian Super League while Chennaiyin, who are yet to score a goal after four games, are rock bottom.

Bengaluru FC asserted their dominance right from the start, creating several chances in the opening 10 minutes. Chennaiyin custodian Vishal Kaith was called into action early in the fifth minute when former Chennaiyin man Raphael Augusto did brilliantly to get to the byline and find Juanan with a cutback. The Spaniard’s first-time shot was blocked by Kaith with his legs. Augusto continued to torment his former team and should have scored five minutes later when Udanta Singh’s cross found his way to him, but he could not sort his feet out in time.

Kaith then had to pull off another save to prevent Udanta from scoring after being sent through on goal by Chhetri. Bengaluru’s domination paid off in the 14th minute when Erik Paartalu, returning from injury, rose highest inside the box to head home a corner from Dimas Delgado. Even after taking the lead, Bengaluru continued to maintain control of the game as Chennaiyin struggled to cope with their rivals.

Not surprisingly, the second goal came in the 25th minute. It was once again Augusto who proved to be a thorn in Chennaiyin’s side. His excellent lofted ball from inside his half found Chhetri in space down the right. The star forward beat his marker and unleashed a rasping drive from the edge of the box to beat Kaith all ends up and send the home crowd into raptures. The defending champions continued to assert their supremacy, displaying swagger and confidence as Chennaiyin looked out of sorts.

After the break, Chennaiyin displayed a bit of urgency and John Gregory sent in Lallianzuala Chhangte for Rahim Ali. However, apart from a header from Dhanpal Ganesh which went wide, Chennaiyin could not trouble their rivals much. Bengaluru continued to cruise through the game, giving their opponents no chance to stage a comeback. In the 83rd minute, Chennaiyin almost pulled a goal back when Dhanpal Ganesh tried to flick in a corner from Dragos Firtulescu, but his effort bounced back off the post.

Bengaluru, however, punished Chennaiyin almost immediately. A long ball from Paartalu found Haokip who held off Eli Sabia and scored past Kaith to complete a resounding win.

30.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC 0-1 ATK (FT)

Hero of the Match :-David Williams -
Club Award:-
Limitless Player of the Match :- Michael Soosairaj -
Winning pass of the match :- Javier Hernandez -
Emerging player:- Lallianzuala Chhangte - CFC

CFC :Vishal, Sydney, Sabia, Lucian, Tondomba, Anirudh, Ganesh, Firtulescu, Crivellaro, Chhangte, Valskis.
ATK :Arindam, Pritam , Agus, Anas, Prabir, Hernandez, McHugh, Pronay, Soosairaj, Williams, Krishna.

30.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> ATK (FT)

90+3': YELLOW CARD to Valskis for rough play.
90+2': Chance for Chenniyin........but Aniruddh and Gioan failed to convert of a corner.
90': 5 minutes added time.
88': Free kick for Chenniyin....... Crivellaro shoots wide of the target.
86': Chenniyin FC are desperate to equalise, but are quite unlucky as they have wasted some easy opportunities.
84': A cross pass from Gracia from the right but Willams was a bit slow in reacting.
80': REPLACEMENT ATK: Pranay out, Shehnaj in.

30.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> ATK (FT)

79': Chenniyin FC are pressing hard in the ATK defense but yet to score a goal as the match enters into the final ten minutes.
76': Edwin shoots wide of a corner from right. Chenniyin had some good chances in the last ten minutes but failed to convert.
73': REPLACEMENT ATK: Hernandez out, Gracia in.
72': Schembri shoots wide of a pass from Valskis. Schembri was in a good position to score.
69': REPLACEMENT ATK: Sooisiraj out, Jayesh in.
68': Sooisairaj is injured he is likely to be replaced.
64': Chance for Chenniyin again......Valskis shots wide of a pass from Aniruddh.
62': Chenniyin FC are in attack.....Chhangte fails to utilise the situation in side the 18 yards of a pass from Crivellaro, ball cleared by Pritam out of the danger zone.
60': Chance for Chenniyin FC.....but Edwin shoots wide from a close range of a corner.
58': REPLACEMENT CHENNIYIN FC : Firtulescu out, Schembri in.
53': Prabir was brought down by Tondomda, free kick to ATK.
50': ATK are leading by a goal, Chenniyin are yet to win a match in the this edition of ISL.
48': GOAL. ATK scored. Willams scored of a defection from Kaith. Hernandez shot was partially saved by Kaith and Willams utilise the situation.
46': second half kicks off.

30.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> ATK (FT)

45': 1 minute added time.
43': Aniruddh's free kick from the right went wide of the target. Chenniyin earns the free kick after Vanspaul was fouled by Mchugh.
37': Willams after having a long run through the middle shoots wide of the target.
34': Krishna was blocked by Sabia deep inside the Chenniyin half, ball cleared to safety.
30': Goian cleared a shot of Krishna from the age of the 18 yards.
25': Soosiraj after covering a long space had a crack at the goal. The ball hit the hand of a Chenniyin defender but Referee denied penalty.
23': A powerful shot from Aniruddh of a pass from Edwin, but went straight to Arindam.
20': Score 0-0 here at Chennai, Match proves to be a competitive.
17': Krishna was pulled from behind by a Chenniyian defender, ATK demand for a penalty, denied by Referee.
15': ATK on counter move......Hernandez low cross finds Willams and Krishna inside the 18 yards, but both failed to connect the ball.
12': A good move by Chhangte down the left, but timely clearance by Anus finally.
9': Valskis wasted an opportunity again, failed to connect a low cross from Chhangte from the left.
7': A forward pass from Krishna to Hernandez but Kaith came out in time to save the situation.
6': Chenniyian had some good moves at the initial stages, ATK slowly coming back in the match.
4': Valskis header of a cross from Edwin went over the cross bar.
1': After a five goal victory against Hyderabad at home ATK are confident for a win against Chennaiyin.
0': Match started.
0':It is a clash between two,two times champion sides of Indian Super League: ATK & Chennaiyin FC.


Hero of the Match - Sarthak Golui : MUMBAI CITY
Club Award - Chennaiyin FC , Mumbai City FC
Limitless Player of the Match - Amrinder Singh -MUMBA CITY
Winning pass of the match - Rowllin Borges - MUMBAI CITY
Emerging player - Lallianzuala Chhangte - CHENNAIYIN FC

27.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

CFC : Vishal, Tondonba, Lucian, Sabia, Vanspaul, Anirudh, Ganesh, Chhangte, Firtulescu, Crivellaro, Schembri.
MCFC : Amrinder, Subasish, Sarthak, Pratik, Souvik, Rowlin, Raynier, Larbi, Sougou, Chermiti, Diego.

ISL MEDIA RELEASE: Though the score remain unchanged throughout, Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City played out an entertaining draw in a Hero Indian Super League clash here at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Diwali evening. Festive spirits were not dampened despite the game lacking goals. Both teams created a host of chances in an intense encounter. However, poor finishing meant that the teams had to share honours in the Marina Arena.
27.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

The result sees Chennaiyin FC get their first point of the season on board while Mumbai City join NorthEast United at the top of the table with four points from two games. Chennaiyin could have stormed into the lead within 30 seconds when Rafael Crivellaro fed Andre Schembri through on goal. But the Maltese striker could only toe the ball forward on the stretch which was blocked by Mumbai City goalkeeper Amrinder. The rebound fell for Rafael who saw his effort miraculously palmed over Amrinder’s outstretched arm.

The home team looked full of attacking intent in that opening period, with Rafael pulling the strings. The Brazilian did exceedingly well to hold on to the ball in the 11th minute down the left wing, before rolling his marker and unleashing a vicious shot that flew just over. Minutes later, a poor defensive header from Souvik Chakrabarti saw Lallianzuala Chhangte race through on goal but his tame effort was blocked by Amrinder and Rafael, who was following up, shot wide.

Mumbai City, who were struggling to put together moves, were dealt a blow in the 24th minute when Modou Sougou went off injured with Serge Kevyn replacing him. However, Mumbai started to grow into the game soon after and Amine Chermiti had two good chances to score. First, he lobbed over after a disastrous backpass from Edwin Vanspaul before heading a Raynier Fernandes cross over from point-blank range in the 27th minute.

Just past the half-hour mark, Kevyn was sent through on goal by Rowllin Borges but the substitute shot wide as Mumbai started to exert themselves. The Islanders finished the half well but found themselves under pressure at the restart as Chennaiyin showed some urgency. Several chances were created but the goal remained elusive.

In a bid to gain more control, Mumbai City head coach Jorge Costa brought in Portuguese midfielder Paulo Machado for Raynier Fernandes. The substitute almost had an impact when his pass found Kevyn in space down the left but his first-time shot was tipped away by Chennaiyin custodian Vishal Kaith.John Gregory’s side had to change their plans after Rafael went down injured after a tough challenge from Souvik, which forced the Englishman to bring on Masih Saighani.

After a bit of a lull, Chennaiyin started to pile the pressure and almost got a break in the 80th minute. A good passing move saw Anirudh Thapa play in Nerijus Valskis just inside the penalty box but the lanky forward’s shot went wide. The home team continued to threaten on the counter but a combination of poor decision-making from them and last-gasp defending by Mumbai City kept the scores level.

Though Mumbai City were reduced to 10 men in injury time after Souvik was sent off for a cynical foul on Thoi Singh, Chennaiyin could not force a winner.

23.10.2019: FC GOA 3-0 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
FCG :LEN DOUNGEL 30', CORO 62', Carlos Pen 81'

Hero of the Match : Seriton Fernandes.
Club Award : FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match : Ferran Corominas.
Emerging player : Mohammad Nawaz.
23.10.2019: FC GOA  <b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

CFC : Vishal Kaith, Masih Saighani, Lucian Goian, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Edwin Vanspaul, Dragos Firtulescu, Thoi Singh, Eli Sabia, Dhanpal Ganesh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Andre Schembri.
FCG :Mohammad Nawaz, Seiminlen Doungel, Ferran Corominas, Manvir Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai.

REFEREE : Pranjal Banerjee

23.10.2019: FC GOA  <b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

FC Goa struck the right chords on the field to ease past Chennaiyin FC 3-0 in their first game of the Hero Indian Super League 2019-20 season at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday. The ISL runners-up were a step ahead of their opponents in all areas of the field and were the better team overall. New signing Seiminlen Doungel scored on his debut to break the deadlock in the 30th minute. All-time ISL top-scorer Ferran Corominas struck in the 62nd minute and substitute Carlos Pena added a third in the 81st minute to consign an unimpressive Chennaiyin to a defeat.

The hosts were quick to get on the ball and spray passes around right from the start. However, it were the visitors who first went close when Dragos Firtulescu was fed through on goal in the 12th minute. A last-ditch Seriton Fernandes challenge prevented a catastrophic start for the hosts.

Sergio Lobera's men soon regained their rhythm to pose a serious threat to the Chennaiyin defence. In the 19th minute, Ferran Corominas picked up the ball from midfield and released Seiminlen Doungel into the box. Chennaiyin goalkeeper Vishal Kaith was on to the ball in a flash before Goa's new signing could pounce and take a shot. A minute later, Manvir Singh attempted a powerful strike after making room for himself at the edge of the box and once again, Kaith was up to the task, pulling off a diving save to his left.

Goa's intent in the attacking third was rewarded at the half an hour mark. Manvir Singh beat his marker and crossed into the box from the right flank. The striker's cross took a double deflection off Eli Sabia and Doungel before rolling into the net. The hosts remained on top of the game and refused to sit back after taking the lead. Brandon Fernandes' piledriver just before half-time had Vishal Kaith well beaten but the ball flew just wide. Ferran Corominas's curling effort a minute later was tipped away by an acrobatic Kaith who kept Chennaiyin in the game.

John Gregory replaced Dhanpal Ganesh with the more creative Anirudh Thapa in midfield to swing the contest back in his team's favour. The hosts, however, proved difficult to break down. Goa continued to create chances and soon doubled their lead. Manvir Singh broke away through the middle and found Jackichand Singh in space to his right. The winger's low cross into the center of the box was guided into the net in by ISL's all-time top scorer Ferran Corominas who scored his 35th league goal.

Chennaiyin struggled in the attacking third and were unable to find a way back into the game. Lallianzuala Chhangte did have a chance to pull one back when he tried to curl the ball into the top right corner from the edge of the box, but Mohammed Nawaz produced a brilliant save to preserve Goa’s clean sheet.FC Goa added a third in the 81st minute and sealed the win when a Brandon free-kick from the left was poked into the net by Carlos Pena at the near post.