Today CHENNAIYIN FC clash with MUMBAI FC CITY at the jawahar lal staduim. Chennaiyin FC have won all four of their contests with Mumbai City in the previous two editions of the Indian Super League. And this flawless record “scares” their coach Marco Materazzi who is suspended from the sidelines for his conduct.
Mumbai, a win could be a vital achievement as they look to rise to the top of the table. Mumbai have 11 points to their name from seven games and a win would take them beyond Atletico de Kolkata who are currently leading the tournament.
For Chennai, too, a win by a margin of over two goals could take them top of the table with nine points from six games which sees them fifth in the league. Catch live scores and updates from Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC.
Chennaiyin FC are placed fifth on the table with nine points from six matches but Materazzi’s defending champions can jump to the top of the table with a two-goal victory. Materazzi, however, was not too concerned with either a victory or draw since the goal remains to qualify.
Chennaiyin FC: Duwayne Kerr(GK), Jerry Lalrinzuala, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Eli Sabiá, Bernard Mendy(C), Harmanjot Khabra, Thoi Singh, Siam Hanghal, Raphael Augusto, Maurizio Peluso, Jeje Lalpekhlua.
Mumbai City FC: Albino Gomes(GK), Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte, Lucian Goian, Anwar Ali, Gerson Vieira, Aiborlang Khongjee, Krisztián Vadócz, Sony Norde, Otacilio Brito Alves, Sehnaj Singh, Diego Forlán(C).
Diego Forlan has a chance for Mumbai to close the first half on the up for the visitors but a fitting way to describe that half as the effort fails to bother the keeper. And after a minute’s added time, it is 0-0 at half time. Few whistles from the crowd.
GOAL! Jeje puts Chennaiyin in the lead in the early parts of the second half. The Indian striker climbs highest and heads the ball downward to give the home side the lead. 1-0 to Chennaiyin after 51 minutes.
CHANCE! Brilliant work by Jeje to ride the challenges and then pass the ball to an open Dudu who was making an unmarked run into the box but the left footed effort is saved by the Mumbai keeper. That was a great chance for Chennaiyin to double their advantage.
GOAL!! 53rd goal of the season and what an absolute screamer it is. Leo Costa with a left footed strike from distance and it goes into the right corner of the goal.
And that’s full time. Jeje gave Chennaiyin the lead in the 51st minute with a routine header after bad marking but it has taken a sublime strike by Leo Costa to find the equaliser and bring curtains to Chennaiyin’s dominant run against Mumbai. Before this, Chennai were 4 wins from 4 and now Mumbai have a draw to show for their efforts.