ISL 2021-22 ALL RESULT:CHENNAIYIN FC ( BELOW)
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MATCH-110 : 03.03.2022 : CHENNAIYIN FC 0-1 ATK MOHUN BAGAN (FT.)
ATKMB : Roy Krishna 45'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Titi ( ATKMB)
CLUB AWARD : ATK MOHUN BAGAN.
CFC : Samik Mitra, Jerry Lalrinzuala (Davinder Singh-90'), Slavko Damjanovic, Salam Singh, Reagan Singh (Ninthoinganba Meetel-90'), Germanpreet Singh, Edwin Vanspaul (Lukasz Gikiewicz-86'), Vladimir Koman (C), Rahim Ali (Suhail Pasha-86'), Nerijus Valskis, Jobby Justin (Balaji Ganesan-90').
ATKMB : Amrinder Singh, Subhasish Bose (Ashutosh Mehta-86'), Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri, Pritam Kotal (C), Deepak Tangri (Kiyan Giri, Carl McHugh, Joni Kauko (Lenny Rodrigues-68'), Manvir Singh (Soosai Michealadimai-90'), Roy Krishna, Liston Colaco (Prabir Das-69').
REFEREE: : Crystal John
ATK Mohun Bagan rode their talisman Roy Krishna's first-half strike to sail into the semifinals for the second straight year, with a 1-0 victory against Chennaiyin FC in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Thursday.
Krishna netted his fifth goal of the season and first this calendar year in the 45th minute and that proved to be the difference in the end as the green and maroons side moved to second in the table with 37 points from 19 matches. They will take on Jamshedpur FC next on March 7 to potentially decide the team that will finish at the top of the table. Jamshedpur have two games in hand and are at the top with 37 points. They take on Odisha FC on Friday.
ATKMB bossed the game from the first minute, bombing the Chennaiyin defence with constant attacks, the latter happy to sit back and try to attack on the counter. Roy Krishna gave early warnings after a Kauko through ball sent him clear as the veteran Fiji striker, back in the starting XI after an injury layoff, found the post in his way.
There were no clear-cut chances after that early opportunity but the Mariners looked the likelier to score before Chennaiyin started growing into the game and almost keeping ATKMB at bay despite all their adventures in the final third. But just before halftime, Kauko provided a similar pass for Krishna who, unlike at the start of the game, slammed home past a diving Samik Mitra in Chennaiyin goal.
Chennaiyin started the second half on the front foot and almost got their reward three minutes into the hour-mark when a Reagan Singh effort deflected off an ATKMB shirt and came off the post. It was an open half but ATKMB defended well to see off the tie and grab important three points although one would have been enough to seal their semi berth. Chennaiyin, already out of the playoffs race after a forgettable season, finished their engagements with 20 points from the same number of losses.
MATCH-104 : 26.02.2022 : KERALA BLASTERS 3-0 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
KBFC : Pereyra Diaz 52', 55, Adrian Luna 90'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Sanjeev Stalin (KBFC)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS FC
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Sanjeev Stalin, Ruivah Hormipam, Marko Leskovic, Adrian Luna (C), Vincy Barretto, Harmanjot Khabra, Ayush Adhikari, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Jorge Diaz, Alvaro Vazquez. .
CFC : Vishal Kaith, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Deepak Devrani, Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa (C), Jobby Justin, Rahim Ali, Germanpreet Singh, Vladimir Koman, Lukasz Gikiewicz.
REFEREE: : Pratik Mondal
MATCH-98 : 20.02.2022 : CHENNAIYIN FC 1-4 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
JFC : Ritwik Das 22', Boris Singh 32', Chima chwuku 39', Deepak Devrani(og-46')
CFC : Nerijus Valskis 61'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Mobashir Rahman ( JFC)
CLUB AWARD : JAMSHEDPUR FC
JFC : TP Rehenesh, Ricky Lallawmawma, Eli Sabia, Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley (C), Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh (Mobashir Rahman-11), Pronay Halder, Ritwik Das, Greg Stewart, Daniel Chukwu.
CFC : Debjit Majumder (GK), Reagan Singh, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Deepak Devrani, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Vladimir Koman, Nerijus Valskis, Rahim Ali.
REFEREE: : Tejas Nagvenkar
Jamshedpur FC underlined their might with a brilliant performance as they breezed past Chennaiyin 4-1 to move to second place, in a lopsided Hero Indian Super League tie at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday.
Ritwik Das (23rd), Boris Singh (33rd) and Daniel Chima Chukwu (40th) got on the scoresheet before Deepak Devrani scored an own goal (46th) as Jamshedpur made it three wins on the spin to rack up 31 points from 16 matches. They are one point behind league leaders Hyderabad FC with a game in hand. For Chennaiyin, Nerijus Valskis (62nd) scored a consolation goal against his former side. Chennaiyin are eighth in the table with 20 points from 17 matches and are all but out of a semifinal berth.
Jamshedpur bossed the game from the start with Boris warming Debjit Majumder's gloves early on with an effort from the right-wing. The Red Miners saw a lot more of the ball and that translated into a goal soon. Greg Stewart's corner was headed back by Peter Hartley as Chennaiyin failed to clear their lines. Ritwik was on hand and the in-form midfielder guided the ball on the rise into the back of the net past Debjit who tried hard to get his hands to it.
Three minutes after the cooling break, Boris made it 2-0 after Stewart darted inside the box to find him and it was an easy tap-in from close for the young right back. It rained goals in the first half for the Men of Steel and this time it was Chima again, the Nigerian striker scoring his fourth goal in five games for Owen Coyle's side. A poor goal kick from Debjit saw Eli Sabia ping the ball back in the attacking third for Chima to trap it nicely, drop his shoulder, turn to his left and tuck it into the left corner.
Chukwu got another golden opportunity to double his tally just before halftime when the excellent Stewart put a nice through ball for him but the striker hit it straight at the keeper. Just after the break, it was more misery for Chennaiyin as Devrani put the ball in his own net from a Stewart floater. There was some respite when Valskis turned in a long punt from Ariel Borysiuk which was initially saved by T.P. Rehenesh but only as far as Valskis who fired it in from close range.
Ishan Pandita replaced Chukwu as Coyle went for the kill. Hartley and Stewart were also taken off with Narender Gahlot and Alexandre Lima replacing them. It was scrappy in the final exchanges of the game but for Jamshedpur, the game was won in the first half itself.
MATCH-93 : 16.02.2022 : ODISHA FC 2-2 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT.)
CFC : Rahim Ali 2', Nerijus Valskis 69'
OFC : Javier Hernandez 18', Jonathas 51'
HERO OF THE MATCH : RAHIM ALI ( CFC)
CLUB AWARD : ODISHA FC AND CHENNAIYIN FC.
OFC : Debjit Majumder, Slavko Damjanovic, Deepak Devrani, Narayan Das, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Vladimir Koman, Rahim Ali, Nerijus Valskis.
CFC : Arshdeep Singh, Hector Ramirez (C), Gaurav Bora, Hendry Antonay, Sahil Panwar, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Thoiba Singh, Javier Hernandez, Jonathas Cristian, Aridai Suarez, Redeem Tlang.
REFEREE: : Pratik Mondal
MATCH-86: 09.02.2022 : CHENNAIYIN FC 0-5 FC GOA (FT)
FCG : Makan Chothe 5', Jorge Ortiz 20', 41', 53', Narayan Das 45'(og)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Jorge Ortiz ( FCG)
CLUB AWARD : FC GOA
CFC : Debjit Majumder, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Deepak Devrani, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Germanpreet Singh, Mirlan Murzaev, Lukasz Gikiewicz.
FCG : Dheeraj Moirangthem, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez (C), Anwar Ali, Aiban Dohling, Princeton Rebello, Edu Bedia, Makan Chothe, Alberto Noguera, Brandon Fernandes, Jorge Ortiz.
REFEREE: : Crystal John
FC Goa kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a five-star performance against Chennaiyin FC whose aspirations of a top-four spot were dealt a heavy blow, as they were humbled 5-0 in the Hero Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Wednesday.
Jorge Ortiz (20th, 41st, 53rd) scored a hattrick after Makan Chothe (6th) opened the scoring for the Gaurs with Narayan Das (45th OG) putting the ball in his own net, to sum up, Chennaiyin's night.
Goa snapped a five-game winless run to return to form in the best possible way, moving to 18 points from 16 matches and doing their goal difference a world of good. They remained in ninth spot. For Chennaiyin, it was their second consecutive loss, meaning the former champions remained on 19 points from 16 matches and placed eighth in the points table. It was all FC Goa from the start as they bossed proceedings from the start to finish, leaving Chennaiyin with little room to breathe.
Chothe logged his first-ever Hero ISL goal after Edu Bedia slipped a pass to Aiban Dohling on the left flank for the young winger to serve a crisp cross at the far end for Chothe to volley the ball first time into the back of the net with aplomb.
Ortiz made it 2-0 soon after, Dohling involved again as he put the ball inside the area after Brandon Fernandes sent him in the clear on the left channel. Chennaiyin defence were left ball watching as they failed to clear the danger and the ball went to Ortiz who took a few touches before slotting home past Debjit Majumder in Chennaiyin goal.
Dohling, for all his industry, could have made it 3-0 for Goa from a Edu Bedia corner but his header was pushed away to safety by Debjit. Chennaiyin failed to get a grip of the game and posed almost no threat in the attacking third as Goa piled on the misery with two more goals before the halftime whistle.
First, Ortiz doubled his tally with the brilliant Dohling starting the attack again as he combined with Alberto Noguera in the middle of the park. Noguera escaped a few Chennaiyin shirts to pass the ball to Ortiz who took a deft touch to evade Anirudh Thapa and fire home. On the stroke of halftime, Noguera floated in a delightful ball inside the box and an under-pressure Narayan Das put it into his own net to cap off his team's half.
The second half saw more of Goa domination as Chennaiyin failed to muster any real opportunity in front of goal. Ortiz crowned his brilliant performance with a first hattrick this season after the effervescent Dohling got past a few defenders to nudge the ball in the path of the Spaniard whose sublime first touch took the ball away from Narayan as he charged forward to rifle home from close.
MATCH-83: 06.02.2022 : CHENNAIYIN FC 0-1 MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)
MCFC : Vikram Pratap Singh 85'
HERO OF THE MATH : Lallianzuala Chhangte( MCFC)
CLUB AWARD : MUMBAI CITY FC
CFC : Debjit Majumder, Nerijus Valskis, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Germanpreet Singh, Suhail Pasha, Lukasz Gikiewicz.
MCFC : Mohamad Nawaz, Rahul Bheke, Mehtab Singh, Cassio Gabriel, Ahmed Jahouh, Igor Angulo, Mourtada Fall (C), Bipin Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Lalengmawia, Mandar Dessai. .
REFEREE: : Aditya Purkayastha
Defending champions Mumbai City FC finally ended their seven-game winless run in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) with a 1-0 win against Chennaiyin FC at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda. The match was decided by a late goal from Vikram Partap Singh (85’) whose strike was enough to elevate MCFC to fifth place, level on points with fourth-placed Jamshedpur FC.
Des Buckingham’s men were more dominant in possession during the first few minutes and created more scoring chances than their opponents. Igor Angulo tested the goalkeeper with a meek left-footed shot at the stroke of the 18th minute which was saved easily. The Marina Machans soaked more pressure as the first half progressed, trying to catch the opposition on the counter.
Nerijus Valskis came close to breaking the deadlock before the break but he was caught offside inside the box by the assistant referee. Angulo then saw his header go narrowly past the right side of the goal but he too was adjudged to be in an offside position. There was nothing to separate the teams at the halftime break as the score remained goalless.
The second half saw more pressure from MCFC as Apuia had his shot go past the right side of the goal within five minutes of the restart. At the hour mark, Lallianzuala Chhangte placed the ball on a platter for Angulo from the right who could not find the connection to score the elusive goal.
The game headed into the last ten minutes without a goal on the board. However, the breakthrough finally came from Vikram Pratap Singh. The winger was fed by Bradden Inman on the far post, found himself unmarked and placed the ball in the back of the net from close-range. Lukasz Gikiewicz had a late chance to score the equaliser but managed to send his shot above the crossbar. The five minutes for stoppages were not enough for CFC to find an equaliser as the Islanders took all three points.
Chennaiyin FC meets a struggling FC Goa in their next at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Wednesday while Mumbai City FC faces a stern Odisha FC challenge at the PJN Stadium on Sunday.
MATCH-79: 02.02.2022 : SC EAST BENGAL 2-2 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT..)
CFC : Hira Mondal (OG) 2', Ninthoinganba Meetei 14'
SCEB : Darren Sidoel 61', Lalrinliana Hnamte 90'+1'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Darren Sidoel( SCEB)
CLUB AWARD : SC EAST BENGAL AND CHENNAIYIN FC
SCEB : Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Adil Khan (C) (Raju Gaikwad-87'), Hira Mondal(Mohammad Rafique-87'), Franjo Prce, Darren Sidoel, Wahengbam Luwang, Sourav Das (Lalrinliana Hnamte-77'), Amarjit Kiyam (Huidrom Singh-66'), Antonio Perosevic (Fran Sota-77'), Marcelo Ribeiro, Naorem Singh.
CFC : Debjit Majumder (GK), Mohd Sajid Dhot (Germanpreet Singh-46'), Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Ninthoinganba Meetei (Reagan Singh-63'), Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Vladimir Koman (Edwin Vanspaul-66'), Suhail Pasha (Mirlan Murzaev-66'), Nerijus Valskis (Lukasz Gikiewicz-80').
SC East Bengal denied Chennaiyin FC a chance to rise to third with a 2-2 draw in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. The red and golds scored in injury time to deny three points to Bozidar Bandovic’s men, who rise to sixth, one point behind the fourth-placed team in the table.
The Marina Machans raced into a two-goal lead through goals from Hira Mondal (2’ OG) and Ninthoi (15’) in the early stages of the match. Darren Sidoel (61’) pulled one back with a well-hit free-kick and the equaliser finally came through Lalrinliana Hnamte (90+1’) which ended the game in a draw.
CFC went into the lead in the second minute of the match after Suhail Pasha’s header took a deflection from Hira Mondal and went inside the net for an own goal. The left-back’s night became worse at the stroke of the 15th-minute after his individual error led to the second goal. Ninthoinganba Meetel made the interception on the right flank, made room for himself and smashed the ball in the top-left corner to extend the lead to two.
At the half-hour mark, Antonio Perosevic had a chance to reduce the deficit after beating his marker but the forward sent his shot wide. A minute before the halftime whistle, Marcelo Ribeiro’s diving header went off-target from close range. The Red & Gold Brigade pushed with more intensity in order to score in the first half but the CFC defence gave them no room to enjoy.
The restart saw SCEB continue their push for the first goal with the first shot on target coming through Mahesh Naorem Singh. At the hour mark, the goal finally came through Darren Sidoel who scored from a direct free-kick which was hit with a lot of power. The last ten minutes of the game saw both teams majorly cancelling each other out without creating scoring opportunities.
The relentless pressure from SCEB finally paid dividends with Lalrinliana Hnamte scoring the equaliser with a header. The forward was left unmarked inside the box and punished CFC with an accurate headed goal. There wasn’t enough time for either team to find the winner, leading to the points being shared between them.
Chennaiyin FC will next face defending champions Mumbai City FC at the PJN Stadium on Sunday whereas SC East Bengal will lock horns with Odisha FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Monday.
MATCH-72: 26.01.2022 : BENGALURU FC 3-0 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
BFC : Iman Basafa ( Pen-12'), Udanta Singh 42', 51'.
HERO OF THE MATCH : Udanta Singh ( BFC )
CLUB AWARD : BENGALURU FC
BFC :Lara Sharma, Pratik Chaudhari, Wungngayam Muirang, Parag Shrivas, Roshan Naorem, Bruno Silva, Suresh Wangjam, Iman Basafa, Prince Ibara, Sunil Chhetri (C), Udanta Singh.
CFC : Debjit Majumder, Reagan Singh, Mohd Sajid Dhot, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Edwin Vanspaul, Mirlan Murzaev, Germanpreet Singh, Vladimir Koman (C), Lukasz Gikiewicz.
REFEREE : PRATIK MONDOL
It was blue all the way on Republic Day as Bengaluru FC rode on Udanta Singh's brace on either side of halftime to crush Chennaiyin FC's hopes of going top of the table with a 3-0 win in the Hero Indian Super League on Wednesday.
Iman Basafa opened the floodgates for Bengaluru who were missing first-choice goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu with Lara Sharma filling in for the star shot-stopper. Basafa converted from the spot in the 12th minute before Udanta made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute. The pacy winger struck in the 52nd minute too to take the game away from Chennaiyin and ensure his side moved to sixth in the table with 17 points from 13 games.
Chennaiyin remained fifth having 18 points from 13 matches, but a victory would have taken them top of the tree with Hyderabad FC having 20 points from 12 outings.
It was a frantic few minutes at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim after the Southern Derby got underway as both teams seemed desperate to nose ahead. Chennaiyin had a big chance in their bid to take the early lead but Lukasz Gikiewicz's shot from close ricocheted off the bar and went out.
Two minutes later, Bengaluru were awarded a penalty after Sunil Chhetri was fouled inside the area. Basafa stepped up to take the spot-kick and made no mistake, sending the keeper the wrong with a delectable penalty that thundered into the top left corner.
Chennaiyin tried hard to draw level with Germanpreet Singh and Vladimir Koman trying their luck but to no avail as both the efforts went wide.
Just before halftime, Bengaluru double their advantage. Chhetri was at the heart of the move and the iconic Indian captain showed composure and unselfishness of the highest order as he dummied his hit, cut into his left and put the ball on a plate for Udanta to score.
After the break, Bengaluru started bossing the game and got their reward very soon, Udanta doubling his tally with a cool finish rounding Debjit Majumder in Chennaiyin goal after snatching the ball from Mohd Sajid Dhot with Slavko Damjanovic failing to avert the danger too. It was Blues from there on as Prince Ibara and Rohit Kumar seeing their efforts bear no fruit.
Chennaiyin lacked attacking with up-front until Lallianzuala Chhangte forced Lara into a superb save to sum up a good day in office for Bengaluru.
MATCH-68 : 22.01.22 : CHENNAIYIN FC 2-1 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
NEUFC: LALDANMAWIA RALTE (35')
CFC: ARIEL BORYSIUK (53'), VALDIMIR KOMAN (58')
HERO OF THE MATCH : Slavko Damjanovic (CFC)
CLUB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC
CFC: Debjit Majumder, Mohd Sajid Dhot, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Vladimir Koman, Rahim Ali, Nerijus Valskis.
NEU: Mirshad Michu , Provat Lakra, Mashoor Shereef, Patrick Flottmann, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Sehnaj Singh, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Suhair, Vadakkepeedika Laldanmawia Ralte.
REFEREE: CRYSTAL JOHN
Chennaiyin FC rode a second-half blitz to move third in the points table as they heaped more misery on NorthEast United FC with a 2-1 victory in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday.
Laldanmawia Ralte helped NorthEast United take the lead in the 35th minute before Ariel Borysiuk (52nd) and Vladimir Koman (58th) got Chennaiyin back in the game within a space of six minutes.
The result means Chennaiyin have now jumped to third place from seventh with 18 points from 12 matches while NorthEast United remain at the foot of the table having collected just nine points from 13 games.
Chennaiyin started the game on the front foot, displaying some eye-catching passing football and keeping the rival defenders on their toes. Nerijus Valskis warmed Mirshad Michu's gloves early on as the blue shirts seemed to play with more purpose. Against the run of play, Laldanmawia Ralte broke free but wasted an opportunity to spoil Chennaiyin's applecart.
But Laldanmawia did not have to wait long to atone for his mistake as he found the back of the net albeit fortuitously in the 35th minute. Debjit Majumder was to blame under the Chennaiyin bar for coming off his line unnecessarily and conceding a corner. Off the flag-kick, Majumder was again caught on the wrong foot as he flapped down the ball unconvincingly into the danger area for a lurking Laldanmawia to slot home.
At halftime, NorthEast United led 1-0 and also looked to turn the tide after Chennaiyin dominated the first half-an-hour.
But in the second half, Chennaiyin took the game by the scruff of the neck, Rahim Ali putting the ball in the path of Borysiuk whose tame effort deflected off Sehnaj Singh's right boot to go inside. Things took a turn for the worse for the Highlanders as keeper Michu looked in a lot of discomfort but coach Khalid Jamil decided to keep him on until his poor outing cost them the second goal. Koman's free-kick missed everyone as Michu ventured out of his line to see the ball go past him and into the back of the net. Subhasish Roy Choudhary replaced Michu.
Stung by the twin setback, Jamil sent star forward Marcelinho, who joined NorthEast United in the January transfer window, in for Laldanmawia in the 64th minute and the Brazilian made an immediate impact with his jinking runs and cutting edge in the final third. Marcelinho tried his luck from range to just send his effort wide before his delicious corner found Patrick Flottmann whose header came off the post with his rebound flying over the bar.
Hernan Santana blew a golden opportunity closer to full time when he sent a free header off target from a Marcelinho corner before Majumder redeemed himself with a double save from Marco Sahanek and Imran Khan on the rebound.
MATCH-59 : 13.01.22 : CHENNAIYIN FC 1-1 HYDERABAD FC (FT.)
CFC : Mohd Sajid Dhot 12'
HFC : Javier Siverio 45+4'
HERO OF THE MATCH : DEBJIT GHOSH ( GK- CFC)
CLUB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC and HYDERABAD FC.
HFC : Laxmikant Kattimani, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Joao Victor (C), Aniket Jadhav, Edu Garcia, Souvik Chakrabarti, Nikhil Poojary, Javier Siverio.
CFC : Debjit Majumder, Mohd Sajid Dhot, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Edwin Vanspaul, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Anirudh Thapa (C), Mirlan Murzaev, Germanpreet Singh, Nerijus Valskis.
REFEREE: : Rahul Kumar Gupta
Chennaiyin FC's aspirations of breaking into the top-four went up in smoke as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hyderabad FC in a tense Hero Indian Super League game that ended in a 1-1 stalemate at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Thursday.
Chennaiyin went ahead through Mohd Sajid Dhot in the 13th minute but could not hold on to their slender lead till halftime as Javier Siverio (45th) continued his scoring spree with a goal on the cusp of halftime. There were no goals in the second period as Debjit Majumder made a string of saves in Chennaiyin goal and the home side put pressure in six minutes of added time for the winner but in the end, it ended all square. Hyderabad missed talisman Bartholomew Ogbeche, lacking teeth upfront as the league's top-scorer served his suspension after picking up four yellow cards.
The result means Hyderabad moved third in the table with 17 points from 11 games while Chennaiyin remained sixth having 15 points from 11 matches. Chennaiyin nosed ahead early through an unlikely source when young defender Mohd Sajid Dhot headed in Anirudh Thapa's inch-perfect free-kick leaving Laxmikant Kattimani with no chance.
Stung by the early goal, Hyderabad got their act together and started bossing possession, also creating chances in the final third. The industry paid off just before halftime as Siverio atoned for his miss just a minute before with a calm and composed finish after Asish Rai sent in a delightful cross inside the box for Siviero to leap highest and head the ball in past Debjit Majumder.
Just after the restart, Debjit was forced into making two crucial saves to deny Siverio and Edu Garcia. Both teams made a flurry of chances to get that goal but clear-cut chances were few and far between before Ninthoinganba Meetel's thunderbolt of a shot ricocheted off the bar and his rebound was a meek one.
Chennaiyin upped the ante in the latter stages of the second half with the introduction of Rahim Ali injecting pace. But in the end, Hyderabad held firm to eke out a point.
MATCH-54 : 08.01.22 : FC GOA 1-0 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT..)
FCG: Jorge Ortiz 82'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Anwar Ali ( FCG)
CLUB AWARD : FC GOA
FCG: Naveen Kumar (GK), Anwar Ali, Ivan Gonzalez, Aiban Dohling, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Muhammed Nemil, Glan Martins, Edu Bedia (C), Alberto Noguera, Jorge Ortiz.
CFC: Debjit Majumder (GK), Mohd Sajid Dhot, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Reagan Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa (C), Vladimir Koman, Edwin Vanspaul, Mirlan Murzaev, Nerijus Valskis.
REFEREE: Pratik Mondal
FC Goa snapped their four-match winless streak after a 1-0 win over Chennaiyin FC in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League 2021-22 at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim. The result denies the Marina Machans from breaching the top-four places in the points table.
Jorge Ortiz (82’) broke the deadlock with a sublime long-range goal late into the game. The solitary goal from the Spaniard was enough to secure three points.
Both teams took some time to get into any sort of rhythm in attack. Edwin Vanspaul was shown an early yellow card as the match began amidst tough physical clashes. The first major chance of the game fell to Jorge Ortiz on the 18th minute but Debjit Majumder was quick in closing down space to make a brave save inside the penalty box. A header from a corner by debutant Anwar Ali went narrowly away from the target five minutes past the half-hour mark.
The Gaurs controlled more of the ball in the first half and looked more likely to score the first goal of the night. Glan Martins tested the goalkeeper from long-range following which Ortiz hit the rebound into the side netting. Derrick Pereira’s men threw everything at the Marina Machans but did not find an answer to their compact defence which meant both teams went into the halftime break on level terms.
The second half started with FCG pushing for the opener. Edu Bedia came close to scoring an Olympic goal with his corner kick hitting the post and staying out. The midfielder was shown a yellow card moments later for a dangerous tackle on Nerijus Valskis. Vladimir Koman was taken off then due to an injury to be replaced by Germanpreet Singh. As the match reached the hour mark, it was one-way traffic with FCG dominating possession and creating more scoring chances than CFC.
Naveen Kumar was finally called into action after he made a crucial save from Mirlan Murzaev on the 75th-minute mark. However, it took a moment of magic from Jorge Ortiz to break the deadlock. The forward found the back of the net with a sensational left-footed strike from long-range, leaving the goalkeeper stranded. His goal ended up being the winner and handed the Gaurs three well-deserved points.
Chennaiyin FC will collide with Hyderabad FC in their next fixture at the PJN Stadium on Thursday whereas FC Goa is up against NorthEast United at the Athletic Stadium on Friday.
MATCH-47 : 02.01.22 : JAMSHEDPUR FC 0-1 CHENNIYIAN FC (FT)
CFC: LUKASZ GEKIWIEWICZ (31')
HERO OF THE MATCH : Mohd Sajid Dhot (CFC)
CLUB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC
JFC: TP Rehenesh, Ricky Lallawmawma, Peter Hartley (C), Narender Gahlot, Laldinliana Renthlei, Alexandre Lima, Jitendra Singh, Boris Singh, Seiminlen Doungel, Greg Stewart and Jordan Murray.
CFC: Debjit Majumder, Reagan Singh, Mohd Sajid Dhot, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa (C), Vladimir Koman, Mirlan Murzaev, Germanpreet Singh and Lukasz Gikiewicz.
REFEREE: PRANJAL BANERJEE
Chennaiyin FC got back to winning ways after a narrow 1-0 win over Jamshedpur FC in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim. The Men of Steel were squeezed out of the first four positions after Kerala Blasters FC earned a point against FC Goa earlier in the evening. Post this result, they slip to sixth place as Bozidar Bandovic’s men hand them their second loss of the campaign.
Lukasz Gikiewicz (31’) opened the scoring with his first shot on target and eventually, it was enough to separate the teams.
Narender Gahlot was shown the yellow card at the 20th-minute mark following a nervy start by both teams. Mirlan Murzaev sent his attempt above the goal from the subsequent long-range free-kick. A few minutes later, Lukasz Gikiewicz broke the deadlock with CFC’s first shot on target at the half-hour mark. The striker comfortably headed a cross from Vladimir Koman past the goalkeeper from inside the box. He was left unmarked by the JFC defenders and the striker from Poland made no mistake with his header.
Greg Stewart had a brilliant opportunity just before the halftime whistle to score the equaliser but he uncharacteristically aired his shot from the edge of the penalty area. The Marina Machans held on to their lead before heading into the break at halftime.
Ritwik Das, the substitute, also took an attempt six minutes post the restart but he sliced his shot which went wayward in the end. Ricky Lallawmawma then became the second JFC player to receive a yellow card for a poorly timed challenge. Shortly after, Germanpreet Singh had a superb chance to increase the lead at the hour mark. However, his shot from the edge of the box post a counter-attack was blocked by a JFC defender. In the 72nd minute, Debjit Majumder got down quickly to keep Stewart’s attempt at bay after the forward weaved past multiple defenders to release a left-footed shot.
Ishan Pandita was one of the substitutes sent in by Owen Coyle and the striker miscued a sensational opportunity to score the equaliser. A well-placed low cross from Murray found Pandita 12-yards away from the target but his first-time right-footed shot did not connect with the ball which rolled wide off the mark to the shock of all JFC players. Chennaiyin FC kept their lead intact in a professional display and repelled everything thrown at them by the Jamshedpur FC forwards.
MATCH-45 : 30.12.21 : CHENNIYIAN FC 2-4 BENGALURU FC (FT)
CFC: MIRLAN MURZAEV (4'), RAHIM ALI (49')
BFC: CLEITON SILVA (Pen-37'), ALAN COSTA (43'), UDANTA SINGH (70'), PRATIK CHOWDHURY (74')
HERO OF THE MATCH : Roshan Naorem.( BFC)
CLUBAWARD : BENGALURU FC
CFC: Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Rahim Ali, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Mirlan Murzaev, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Germanpreet Singh, Vladimir Koman.
BFC: Gurpreet Sandhu (C), Alan Costa, Bruno Silva, Jayesh Rane, Suresh Wangjam, Prince Ibara, Ajith Kamaraj, Ashique Kuruniyan, Cleiton Silva, Parag Shrivas, Roshan Naorem.
REFEREE: RAHUL KUMAR GUPTA
snapped a seven-game winless run to record a 4-2 victory against Chennaiyin FC in the Hero Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Thursday. Mirlan Murzaev (4th) helped Chennaiyin take the lead before Bengaluru scored twice through Cleiton Silva (39th P) and Alan Costa (43rd), albeit riding a bit of luck.
Rahim Ali (49th) got Chennaiyin level but Udanta Singh (70th) and Pratik Chowdhary (74th) ensured the Blues' wretched run came to an end as they moved to eighth in the points table from 10th with nine points from the same number of games. Chennaiyin remained on sixth place from eight games having 11 points.
The 'home' team were off to a perfect start as Murzaev fired home in just the fourth minute after Germanpreet Singh set him up on the left flank. The 31-year old Kyrgyzstan footballer racked up his second goal this season with a crisp finish after evading Alan Costa and Parag Shrivas. Murzaev celebrated with an acrobatic summersault as the Marina Machans went ahead in style.
Murzaev looked in supreme touch, breezing past four Bengaluru shirts to find Rahim Ali whose shot was saved well by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. The Blues failed to get a grip of the game as Chennaiyin not only bossed possession but looked slick with the ball with some eye-catching passing play. Bengaluru needed a bit of luck and that came in the form of a penalty after a Ashique Kuruniyan shot hit Jerry Lalrinzuala's hand inside the box.
Cleiton Silva stepped up, paused in his run-up and slammed the ball to the lower right of the keeper. In four minutes, Bengaluru doubled their advantage after a Silva corner went in off Alan Costa's shoulder as Vishal Kaith needlessly came out of his line.
Bengaluru's lead was cut short soon after the restart due to poor goalkeeping by Gurpreet. The India No.1 failed to keep out a routine save from Rahim Ali who shot after being teed up by Murzaev.
In search of a third goal, Blues' coach Marco Pezzaiuoli replaced Prince Ibara with Sunil Chhetri and minutes later the legendary India striker was involved in Bengaluru's third goal as he passed the ball to Danish Farooq who slipped it to Udanta for the pacy winger to fire home from just outside the box. Kaith was responsible for handing Bengaluru a cushion as he let slip a regulation catch from a corner which fell to Pratik who scored with ease.
MATCH-38 : 22.12.21 :KERALA BLASTERS FC 3-0 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT.)
KBFC : Jorge Diaz 6', Sahal Abdul Samad 38', Adian Luna 78'.
HERO OF THE MACH : Adrian Luna (KBFC)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Ruivah Hormipam, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Jessel Carneiro (C), Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna, Jeakson Singh, Jorge Diaz, Marko Leskovic, Alvaro Vazquez.
CFC : Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Mirlan Murzaev, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Germanpreet Singh and Vladimir Koman.
REFEREE : Crystal John
Kerala Blasters FC recorded an impressive second consecutive win in their 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League campaign after defeating Chennaiyin FC with a 3-0 scoreline at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Wednesday. The Yellow Army rise to third place in the points table while handing the Marina Machans their second defeat of the season, which sees them drop to sixth.
Jorge Pereyra Diaz (9’) gave KBFC the lead by scoring his third goal of the campaign prior to Sahal Abdul Samad (38’) doubling the advantage before halftime. Adrian Luna (79’) then scored his first goal of the season to put the result beyond any doubt in the second half.
Jorge Diaz sent his team into an early lead after a lofted through ball found the striker in ample space behind CFC’s backline. His right-footed shot towards the bottom left corner gave no chance to Vishal Kaith to make a save. Prabhsukhan Gill was called into action just before the half-hour mark who made a brilliant right-handed save to keep away a header from his own defender. Germanpreet Singh had a fabulous opportunity to score the equaliser just before the drinks break but his shot from roughly 12-yards out went wide to the shock of his teammates.
Sahal Abdul Samad then extended the lead by scoring from inside the box after a poor clearance from Kaith handed the ball to KBFC forwards in his own half. Sahal’s initial shot was blocked by Reagan Singh but the midfielder made no mistake with the rebound and calmly placed the ball in the back of the net. Vazquez then had the chance to score a third before halftime but he could not beat the goalkeeper from a one-on-one situation.
Salam Singh and Lukasz Gikiewicz were sent as halftime changes from Bozidar Bandovic to influence the game. Lalthathanga Khawlhring became the first player to get booked for a foul in the second half which was less eventful than the first. Despite sustained periods of pressure, CFC did not have a clear scoring opportunity until the second drinks break.
Post the resumption of the match, Adrian Luna opened his account with a powerful right-footed strike following a lack of communication amongst the CFC defenders. The Yellow Army remained in control of the match post the third goal and secured another three points with back-to-back 3-0 wins.
Kerala Blasters FC await the challenge of Jamshedpur FC in their next game at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday. Chennaiyin FC on the other hand will get a week’s rest before their clash against Bengaluru FC at the same venue on Thursday.
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MATCH-33 : 18.12.21 : CHENNAIYIN FC 2-1 ODISHA FC (FT)
CFC : Germanpreet Singh 22', Mirlan Murzaev 63'
OFC : Xavi Hernandez 90+4'
HERO OF THE MATH : Slavko Damjanovic ( CFC)
CLUB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC
OFC : Kamaljit Singh, Lalhrezuala Sailung (Sebastian Thangmuansang), Gaurav Bora, Victor Mongil (C), Lalruatthara (Deven Sawhney), Thoiba Singh (Vinit Rai), Paul Ramfangzauva (Isak Vanlalruatfela), Javier , Hernandez, Isaac Chhakchhuak (Jerry Mawihmingthanga), Aridai Suarez and Jonathas Cristian.
CFC : Vishal Kaith, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Reagan Singh (Ninthoinganba Meetel), Ariel Borysiuk, Vladimir Koman, Anirudh Thapa (C)(Suhail Pasha), Germanpreet Singh (Edwin Vanspaul), Mirlan Murzaev (Lukasz Gikiewicz) Lallianzuala Chhangte (Rahim Ali)
REFEREE : PRATIK MANDAL
Former champions Chennaiyin FC returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Odisha FC in the Hero Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Saturday.
Germanpreet Singh opened the scoring with his first-ever goal in the Hero ISL. Mirlan Murzaev made it 2-0 in the second half with a brilliant strike from distance as the Božidar Bandović-coached side moved to third in the points table, level on points with second-placed Jamshedpur FC and four off league leaders Mumbai City FC.
Odisha succumbed to their second straight defeat and dropped a rung to fifth place with nine points from six matches. Chennaiyin have 11 points from six games. Javi Hernandez scored a superb goal but it wasn't enough in the end.
Both teams looked to suss eachother out in the opening exchanges and it was a cagey affair before Chennaiyin nosed ahead riding an unlikely source. Germanpreet scored a goal after six years when he smashed home a rebound after Odisha keeper Kamaljit Singh blocked a cross from the right flank which fell to Germanpreet.
It was the first goal for the 25-year old since 2015 when he had netted for Dempo against Royal Wahingdoh.Despite being 1-0 down, Odisha continued to give Chennaiyin a tough time but failed to find the back of the net, also adding teeth upfront.
It was end to end stuff from the start of the second period. Lallianzuala Chhangte got a golden opportunity to double Chennaiyin's lead when he was one-on-one with Kamaljit was narrowed the angle and smothered Chhangte's effort.Five minutes later, Aridai Suarez fired a ferocious long-ranger which cannoned off the post and went out for a goalkick. Aridai came close again but his attempt flew over the bar.
At the other end, Chennaiyin doubled their advantage courtesy of a scintillating solo effort from Murzaev. The 31-year old Kyrgyzstan footballer was unmarked and made the most of it with a long-range shot that arrowed past a diving Kamaljit and thudded into the back of the net.
It could have been 3-0 for Chennaiyin after Vladimir Koman was hacked down inside the box, but Lukasz Gikiewicz saw his effort saved by Kamaljit. Javi Hernandez scored a stunner in added time but it was too little too late and Chennaiyin bagged the all-important three points.
MATCH -30:15.12.21 : MUMBAI CITY FC 1-0 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
MCFC : Rahul Bheke 86'
HERO OF THE MATCH : RAHUL BHEKE ( MCFC)
CLUB AWRD : MUMBAI CITY FC
MCFC : Mohammad Nawaz, Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall (C), Rahul Bheke, Mandar Dessai, Lalengmawia, Ahmed Jahouh, Raynier Fernandes, Cassio Gabriel, Bipin Singh, Igor Angulo.
CFC : Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Ariel Borysiuk, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Vladimir Koman, Anirudh Thapa (C), Edwin Vanspaul, Lukasz Gikiewicz.
REFEREE : A Rowan
Mumbai City FC rode on Rahul Bheke's second-half goal to consolidate their lead at the top of the table and end Chennaiyin FC's unbeaten run in a Hero Indian Super League game at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Wednesday. Bheke scored the winner in the 86th minute, making the most of a Vishal Kaith error as the goalkeeper bottled up after Ahmed Jahouh set Bheke up from a free kick.
Courtesy of the result, Mumbai now have 15 points from six matches. Chennaiyin, meanwhile, dropped to fifth with eight points from five matches. Chennaiyin were off to a good start but in no time Mumbai were back to doing what they do best, keep the ball and dictate the tempo of the game.
Cassio Gabriel looked as sharp as ever but the first chance fell to Igor Angulo after Vishal Kaith made a meal of an easy collection and Angulo was on hand to take a swipe but the seasoned striker found the outside of the post to his and Mumbai's dismay.
Angulo had another chance to make it 1-0 for the Islanders in the 22nd minute when Ahmed Jahouh dinked a delectable ball for him but the 37-year old Spaniard shot wide. Chennaiyin struggled to get the ball out of their half as the league leaders bossed possession.
In the second period, it was more of the same as Mumbai tried to break the resolute Chennaiyin defence. In the 70th minute, Gabriel fired in a first-time shot but Vishal Kaith made a good reactive save, to be called into action again to pull off a double save.
Mumbai head coach Des Buckingham brought in Ygor Catatau for Angulo in search of that elusive goal, but that came from an unlikely source in the 86th minute. Bheke scored his first goal for the club, nodding in a Jahouh free kick past Kaith who tried hard but saw the ball cushion into the back of the net.
Ariel Borysiuk fired a rocket from around 40 yards in the 89th minute but the ball went just over the bar as Chennaiyin lost their first game of the season. <
MATCH 25: 11.12.21 : ATK MOHUN BAGAN 1-1 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
ATKMB : Liston Colaco 17'
CFC :Vladimir Koman 45'.
HERO OF THE MATCH : Anirudh Thapa ( CFC)
CLUB AWARD : ATK MOHUN BAGAN and CHENNAIYIN FC
ATKMB : Amrinder Singh, Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal (C), Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Deepak Tangri (Lenny Rodrigues-87'), Joni Kauko, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco (Soosai Michealadimai-82'), Roy Krishna and Hugo Boumous (David Williams-89').
CFC : Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Ariel Borysiuk, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Vladimir Koman, Anirudh Thapa (C), Edwin Vanspaul (Rahim Ali-73'), Lukasz Gikiewicz (Mirlan Murzaev-83').
REFEREE : Rahul Kumar Gupta.
ATK Mohun Bagan were left searching to break their recent poor form as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Chennaiyin FC in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday.
Liston Colaco's 18th-minute strike was cancelled by Vladimir Koman (45') right before halftime. Chennaiyin are yet to face defeat as they go third on the table with 8 points. The Mariners continue to be outside the top four with 7 points.
After creating a few chances in the opening moments, ATK Mohun Bagan finally got the breakthrough in the 18th minute. Liston Colaco banged home albeit after the ball kissed the bar as Roy Krishna played a brilliant through ball to open the scoring. Earlier in the 16th minute, Ashutosh Mehta showed excellent skill and tried to create a chance from the right flank. CFC defenders intercepted the attack before he could hand the ball over to Manvir Singh.
ATKMB's Tiri got a yellow card in the 22nd minute. Tiri was booked by the referee for a harsh tackle on Edwin Vanspaul. Similarly, in the 25th minute, Reagan Singh of Chennaiyin was cautioned for a mistimed tackle on Roy. Chennaiyin FC grew into the game with captain Anirudh Thapa and Lallianzuala Chhangte at the center of the attacks around the half-hour mark but they could not do any damage to ATKMB.
In the 41st minute, CFC got a corner which could have been a goal but ATKMB goalkeeper Amrinder Singh was on point. However, in the 45th minute, Vladimir Koman gave Amrinder no chance and equalised. Polish striker Lukasz assisted Koman from a throw-in which caught the Bagan defence off-guard.
Post the break, Hugo Boumous and Roy showed glimpses of their link-up play but Chennaiyin remained resolute. It was Edwin from Chennaiyin who could have handed his team but was unlucky in his attempt. Bagan brought in David Williams surprisingly in the dying embers of the game but the Australian failed to create an impact as both sides split points.
MATCH-16: 03/12/2021 : CHENNAIYIN FC - ( 0-0 ) - SC EAST BENGAL (90+5: FT')
HERO OF THE MATCH : Hira Mandal ( SC EAST BENGAL)
CLUB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC and SC EAST BENGAL.
CFC Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Vladimir Koman, Mirlan Murzaev (Lukasz Gikiewicz 57'), Ariel Borysiuk, Anirudh Thapa (C), Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rahim Ali (Jobby Justin 81').
SCEB: Suvam Sen, Daniel Gomes (Adil Khan 46'), Tomislav Mrcela (C), Joyner Lourenco (Raju Gaikwad 46'), Hira Mondal, Amarjit Kiyam (Bikash Jairu 64'), Darren Sidoel (Antonio Perosevic 57'), Mohammad Rafique (Sourav Das 84'), Amir Dervisevic, Naorem Singh, Daniel Chukwu.
REFEREE: Crystal John
It was a night of missed chances but Chennaiyin FC would have felt hard done by as they featured in a goalless draw with SC East Bengal in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Friday.
Chennaiyin now sit on top of the table with 7 points. SC East Bengal after back-to-back heavy defeats found some solace, placed 9th with a couple of points. SC East Bengal made a host of changes after their defeat in the goalfest against Odisha. Daniel Chima Chukwu and Amarjit Singh Kiyam were handed their first starts.
Suvam Sen, still filling in for the injured Arindam Bhattacharja, kept the Kolkata side in the game early on. First Mirlan Murzaev tested him from point blank range before Lallianzuala Chhangte shot straight at the goalkeeper. Chennaiyin dominated proceedings as Amir Dervisevic almost scored an own goal in the 25th minute. The Slovenian, in an attempt to intercept a low cross from Chhangte deflected it towards his own goal, but luckily brushed the side-netting.
While there was a flurry of half-chances, neither side looked promising enough to break the deadlock before the break. Seasoned campaigners Adil Khan and Raju Gaikwad were brought in after the change of ends. Despite that, SC East Bengal's defensive frailties were apparent. Suvam reduced again with a great fist on Koman's incoming ball. Chhangte shot the loose ball but his attempt was blocked, five minutes in the second half.
Chennaiyin, who have been scarce but clinical this season so far showed glimpses of the old as the finishing abilities suddenly when missing. Captain Thapa had found Jerry on the through as the full back flung a wild shot. Ariel Borysiuk, the Polish international had a shot after Koman and Chhangte's one-two from a corner kick but the attempt was blocked by Tomislav Mrcela.
The Red and Golds in the final quarter of the match had a few opportunities themselves. Chukwu first released a weak shot on target before Raju, who connected from a Dervisevic corner headed it, only to bounce and nestle into the 'keeper's gloves.
SC East Bengal got their final chance with back-to-back spot kicks in the final minute but the night's trend continued as both were wasted to the comfort of Chennaiyin FC.
MATCH-12: 29/11/2021 : NORTH EAST UNITED FC - ( 1-2 ) - CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
CFC : Lallianzuala Chhangte 41', Aniruddh Thapa 73'
NEU : V.P. Suhair 48'.
HERO OF THE MATCH : Lallianzuala Chhangte ( CFC)
CLUB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC.
NEUC : Subhasish Roy, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Mashoor Shereef, Khassa Camara (C), Federico Gallego, Hernan Santana, Pragyan Gogoi, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Laldanmawia Ralte, Mathias Coureur.
CCFC : Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Mirlan Murzaev, Vlagyimir Koman, Rahim Ali.
REFEREE : Ashwin
Young Indian talent took centre-stage as Chennaiyin FC rallied to beat NorthEast United FC 2-1 in a 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Sunday.
Lallianzuala Chhangte (41') broke the deadlock with a powerful shot from a defensive error but VP Suhair (50') made the most of the Chennaiyin goalkeeper being out of position to equalise. Captain Anirudh Thapa (74') sealed the deal with a fine strike.
Federico Gallego's return to the starting XI for the first time this season headlined team news even before the first whistle. Mathias Coureur too came back into Khalid Jamil's team. Meanwhile, Narayan Das had a new role at centre back for Chennaiyin as Jerry Lalrinzuala assumed his position at left back.
Apart from a moment where it seemed Lallianzuala Chhangte had beaten Subhasish Roy Chowdhury's nearside to squeeze a goal, it was all NorthEast in the opening exchanges. Gallego's quality was on display as he peppered the Chennaiyin defence several times. VP Suhair and Laldanmawia Ralte too had a few sniffs in the opposition box to keep the Highlanders on top.
Unfortunately, Gallego could only last 24 minutes as he pulled up injured yet again. NorthEast United, already missing the services of Deshorn Brown in the game, had to put in Pat Flottmann, going in for an added defender.
The game was thrown open with chances at both ends. Suhair's header from a long throw-in was saved by Vishal Kaith and then Hernan Santana's long-ranger went inches above. Chhangte, who had earlier blazed over the bar, made amends before half time. After some exquisite counter-press through the right, Reagan Singh squared the ball into the box. Khassa Camara mistimed his interception and Chhantge pounced onto the ball to slot it home after a deflection off the bar.
Jamil made two changes post the break and results immediately showed. Five minutes in, VP Suhair, relatively unmarked, had no problems in guiding the ball past Vishal Kaith from a long-throw in by Provat Lakra. NorthEast had found the equaliser with more than 40 minutes to go.
Lalkhawpuimawia shot wide despite having an empty net to aim at. Gurjinder Kumar's long ranger took a deflection off Slavko Damjanovic and ricocheted off the post. With Kaith, yet again out of position as he was for the goal, the Mizoram-born striker failed to hand his team the lead. Post the hour mark, Mirlan Murzaev found the back of the net but Rahim Ali's through ball to the Kyrgyz was deemed offside.
It was then the new captain, Thapa to have his final say in the game. Murzaev laid in the midfielder from a long ball. Thapa sprinted full pace to go past marker Camara and shoot fiercely to restore the lead, crucially closing the game for Chennaiyin FC.
MATCH-5 : 23.11.2021 : HYDERABAD FC - ( 0-1 ) - CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
CFC : Vlagyimir Koman (Pen 66')
HRRO OF THE MATCH : Vlagyimir Koman ( CHENNAIYAN FC)
CLB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC
HFC : Laxmikant Kattimani, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan (Joel Chianese), Joao Victor (C), Yasir Mohammad, Edu Garcia, Hitesh Sharma (Sahil Tavora), Halicharan Narzary(Nikhil Poojary/Rohit Danu), Bartholomew Ogbeche (Javier Siverio), Akash Mishra, Asish Rai.
Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Salam Singh (Edwin Vanspaul), Lallianzuala Chhangte (Ninthoinganba Meetel), Rahim Ali, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Mirlan Murzaev (Lukasz Gikiewicz), Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Vlagyimir Koman.
REFEREE : PRANJAL BANERJEE
In a game of determination to last the longest, Chennaiyin FC pulled off a hard fought 1-0 win over Hyderabad FC, here in a 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Tuesday. Vlagyimir Koman (66' P) scored from the spot to give Chennaiyin a crucial lead, ultimately sealing all three points as Hyderabad were left to rue their wastefulness in front of goal, especially in the first half.
Hyderabad, whose average age of its Indian players in the lineup was just 24, was dealt a major blow early on with Halicharan Narzary limping off in under 10 minutes. That did not deter their resolve to stamp their impression as former ATK Mohun Bagan man Edu Garcia's shot was cleared away in a hurry but Bartholomew Ogbeche could not follow through.
Chennaiyin had goalkeeper Vishal Kaith to thank for keeping the former champions in the game. The Himachal Pradesh-born was tested a few times but he emerged unscathed. Hyderabad were in fact wasteful in the opportunities the brittle Chennaiyin defence gave them. Ogbeche missed more than handy chances but substitute Nikhil Poojary's work-rate near the box only gained him new admirers.
Kyrgyz playmaker Mirlan Murzaev almost gave Chennaiyin a glimmer of hope late in the first half, but his header went off-target from a darting cross in by Reagan Singh. Chennaiyin carried over the momentum post the break. Mirlan Murzaev and Lallianzuala Chhangte proved hard to contain. Chhangte arguably had the best chance of the night when he beat Akash Mishra on the run, cut in and shot hard, only to be tipped off by Kaith.
New captain Anirudh Thapa then made it count for his side winning a penalty as he was brought down by Hitesh Sharma inside the box. Former AS Monaco man Vlagyimir Koman stepped up to deliver a powerful piledriver that gave goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani no chance, breaking the deadlock with little over 20 minutes to play.
Chennaiyin led against the run of play leaving Manolo Marquez to make four changes at a go. Joel Chianese, Javi Siverio, Sahil Tavora and young striker Rohit Danu were introduced in the 77th minute. However, there wasn't to be another goal as Hyderabad will look for answers ahead of their big game against defending champions Mumbai City next.