Mumbai City FC 5-3 Chennaiyin FC Highlights: Stewart hat-trick, Chhangte brace guides Islanders to Durand Cup 2022 semis

Durand Cup Quarterfinals: Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the QF fixture between Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC being played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

Greg Stewart celebrates after scoring his hat-trick and Mumbai City FC’s fifth goal.

Greg Stewart celebrates after scoring his hat-trick and Mumbai City FC’s fifth goal. | Photo Credit: Ashutosh Patra

Durand Cup Quarterfinals: Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the QF fixture between Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC being played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

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Match Report: Greg Stewart hat-trick takes Mumbai City to semis after eight goal thriller

ALL OVER AT THE SALT LAKE

Mumbai City FC has beat Chennaiyin FC 5-3 and qualified for the semifinals where it will play Mohammedan SC.

118’ GOOOAAAALLL!! STEWART SCORES HIS THIRD AND MUMBAI’S FIFTH!!
Chhangte picks his moment and passes the ball to Stewart. Stewart, calm as ever in front of goal, tucks the ball into the far corner of the net past Debjit.
He scores a hat-trick and his sixth goal in total. He is the joint-top scorer with Chhangte of the Durand Cup 2022.
117’

Chhangte showing off his skillset to beat his man and put a ball inside the box. The cross, however, wasn’t as good as the trickery that preceded it.

112’ GOOOAAAALLL!! RAHIM ALI SCORES AND CHENNAIYIN ARE BACK IN THE MATCH!!
Poor defending my Mumbai and Rahim Ali has found the net. Thapa’s corner leads to a melee inside the box and Rahim Ali shoots on the turn and the ball hits the roof of the net for Chennaiyin’s third goal.
111’

Off the crossbar- Jockson takes a shot from distance and hits the bar.

110’

Fall tries to find Chhnagte on the right flank with a long diagonal but it ends up with Debjit who came out to collect the ball..

107’

Chennaiyin FC Subs: Suhail Pasha and Senthamil replace Ajith Kumar and Sajid Dhot

Second period begins

15 minutes left for Chennaiyin to score at least two goals to stay alive!! Time to throw the kitchen sink for the Marina Machans.

First period of extra time ends

Thapa’s corner is cleared and with it, the referee blows his whistle for the end of the first period of extra-time.

107’

Mumbai City FC subs: Mandar Rao and Gursimrat Gill replaces Bipin Singh and Amey Ranawade

105’

Mumbai City FC keeper Phurba has taken a knock and is down on the ground. He is getting medical attention. Bipin is also down for Mumbai. Seems like cramps. The stretcher is out. Phurba says he is okay.

99’ GOAAAALLLL!! STEWART SCORES HIS SECOND AND IT IS FOUR FOR MUMBAI!!
Stewart cuts in to his favourite left foot and almost places the ball into the far-corner of the Chennaiyin goal. Exquisite finish that.
94’ GOOOAAALLLLL!!! CHHANGTE SCORES HIS SECOND TO GIVE A LEAD TO MUMBAI CITY
A cross by Jahouh into the Chennaiyin box from a freekick. Fall with a measured lob to Chhnagte who heads the ball past an outstretched Debjit.
91’

Save- Sliksovic uses his strength to go past Griffiths and shoots at goal. Phurba slaps the ball away before Fall clears.

90’

We are underway in the first period of extra-time!!

FULL TIME

All square at the Salt Lake Stadium at the end of 90 minutes. 30 minutes of extra time coming up.

90+5’

Jahouh’s corner finds Fall but the header is not a good one and it is a goalkick to Chennaiyin.

90+3’

Ninthoi with ample time and space to shoot at goal but in the end, it is a wild swing from the player and skies his effort.

90’

Four added-minutes at the second half. If the scoreline stays the same, we are going into extra-time.

88’ GOOAAALLL!! JOCKSON EQUALIZES FOR CHENNAIYIN!!
Another cross in the box by Ninthoi and Fall cannot get a good header away. Jockson pounces on the loose ball and lashes the ball inside the net.
88’

Ninthoi tries to shake off Fall but he stands his ground and blocks Ninthoi’s shot.

86’

Rowllin with a beautiful diagonal towards Chhnagte on the right flank. Chhnagte crosses the ball to the centre but the ball is just behind Gurkirat who had himself well-positioned.

84’

Chennaiyin FC sub: Jockson Dhas replaces Sajal Bag

83’

Mumbai City subs: Vignesh Dakshinamurthy and Rowllin Borges on for the Islanders

82’

Close- Greg Stewart with a venomous first-time shot but it misses the target by inches. A good effort by the forward.

81’

Thapa crosses the ball inside the Mumbai box from a freekick. His cross finds Vafa but his header towards goal is off-target.

78’ GOOOAAAALLL!! CHHANGTE SCORES FOR MUMBAI CITY FC
Greg Stewart with a wonderful pass to Vinit. Vinit tries to square the ball to the far post. Debjit tries to stop the cross but his touch is weak and Chhangte is there to put the ball inside the net from point-blank range.
He does not celebrate against his former side.
77’

Chennaiyin FC sub: Sajid Dhot replaces Aakash Sangwan

76’

Mumbai City FC subs: Gurkirat Singh and Mourtada Fall replace Mehtab Singh and Alberto Noguera

74’

Ninthoi threads a wonderful to Sliskovic. However, Sliskovic’s touch is a bit heavy and Phurba comes out to gather the ball. Sliskovic takes a tumble and wants a penalty but referee waves play on.

Match resumes

Cooling break

69’

Booking- Sliskovic sees a yellow card for tackling Griffiths from behind

67’

Close- Sliskovic holds on to the ball after getting it from Ninthoi. He looks up and takes a shot at the goal. Phurba dives but thankfully for him, the ball flew just over the goal.

64’

A clash of heads between Bipin and Rahim Ali. That is a painful one. Both getting some required medical attention.

63’

The game has opened up after the equalizer. It is anyone’s match right now.

59’ GOOOOAAALL!! SLISKOVIC EQUALIZES FOR CHENNAIYIN!!
Ninthoi with a measured cross inside the box and Sliskovic gets a solid header to power the ball inside the net.
55’

Miss- Ninthoi with a big chance to equalise. Thapa delivers a good corner. The ball falls to Julius who passes it back to Ninthoi’s whose shot is off-target.

54’

Rahim makes a run and shoots from the left of the Mumbai box. The shot is blocked and it is a CFC corner.

51’

Mehtab and Sliskovic with a clash as both went for the ball and it is the Mumbai man who has come off worse.

48’

Jahouh switches the ball wide to Chhangte. Sangwan tries to get a head to the ball but fails to do so and Chhnagte has a clear run at goal. However, his first touch let him down and Sangwan recovers well.

46’

A fast start to the second half Chhangte with acres of space in the right flank. He makes a good run but is eventually marked by Thapa. Chhangte makes quick use of his feet to evade Thapa’s marking and get his shot away but nothing comes of it.

SECOND-HALF!

We are back for the second half at the Salt Lake Stadium. Greg Stewart’s penalty keeps Mumbai City FC in a 1-0 lead against Chennaiyin FC.

HALF-TIME

Greg Stewart’s goal keeps Mumbai ahead at the break. Mumbai City 1-0 Chennaiyin FC

45+1’

Block- Stewart takes a shot at goal but Vafa throws himself in front to put in a good block. Debjit gathers the ball.

45’

One minute add at the end of the first half

42’

Things not looking good for Chennaiyin. It has not been able to do much from an attacking perspective and now, it finds itself a goal down at the Salt Lake Stadium.

39’ GOOOOAALL!! GREG STEWART CONVERTS
Stewart blasts the ball to the top right corner. Debjit guessed the right way but could not prevent the ball from hitting the back of the net.
38’

PENALTY TO MUMBAI!!! Jahouh lobs a ball to Amey inside the Chennaiyin box. Debjit came out of his line to take the ball from Amey but ended up fouling him.

37’

A disappointing freekick by Jahouh from the left side of the box. He had an opportunity to put a good ball in but his cross to the far-post does not find anyone.

34’

Jahouh with a nice reverse pass to Bipin inside the box. However, Bipin is crowded out before he could anything with the ball.

30’

It has started raining inside the stadium- will the weather conditions have any impact on the match?

27’

Chhangte has looked bright against his former side till now- his quick feet have allowed him to attack defenders and make space behind him for overlaps on either flanks.

23’

Chennaiyin still finding its feet in the game- it has been pegged back into its own half for most part of the opening 20 minutes

19’

Chennaiyin FC Sub: Rahim Ali replaces the injured Karikari.

18’

Bipin makes use of his pace and gets past Ajith. He puts a low cross inside the box but Vafa clears the ball for a corner.

16’

Mumbai piling on the pressure inside Chennaiyin’s half but the Marina Machans putting enough bodies at the back to thwart any substantial threat from the Islanders.

13’

Karikari has taken a knock as he attempted to clear Jahouh’s ball into the box. He looks in pain but should be okay to continue.

11’

Narayan Das takes a shot from outside the box. It takes a wicket deflection on its way to goal but Debjit reads it and catches the ball to the relief of Chennaiyin.

8’

Thapa takes his time and takes the freekick but his shot meets the four-man Mumbai wall. A disappointing effort by the Chennaiyin skipper.

5’

Bipin sends a ball across goal from the left flank. There is no one in the centre to get a touch. Vinit picks on the loose ball and tries to square it again but his pass is intercepted.

3’

Bipin crosses from the left and Chennaiyin fails to clear the ball. The ball falls to Noguera who takes a shot. It takes a deflection and goes out for a corner.

2’

Chhangte playing for the first time against his former side Chennaiyin Fc since making his permanent transfer to Mumbai City.

KICK-OFF!

We are underway!!

5:30 PM: Team news

Mumbai City FC has Mourtada Fall and Rowllin Borges on the bench today. As Des Buckingham said, they are match fit so we can expect them to come on later into the match.

5:15 PM: Head-to-head record

Mumbai City and Chennaiyin FC have played each other on 16 occasions in the Indian Super League (ISL). The overall head-to-head remains closely-contested with Mumbai City FC claiming seven wins while Chennayin winning six. Three matches have ended in a draw.

5:05 PM: Starting Lineups are out for the match!!

Mumbai City FC: Phurba (GK), Amey, Rostyn, Mehtab, Sanjeev, Jahouh (C), Vinit, Noguera, Chhangte, Bipin, Stewart.

Chennaiyin FC: Debjit (GK), Ajith, Vafa, Narayan, Aakash, Edwin, Julius, Sajal, Thapa (C), Karikari, Petar.

Predicted XI
Mumbai City FC: Phurba Lachenpa (GK); Mehtab Singh, Amey Ranawade, Rostyn Griffiths, Vignesh Dakhinamurthy; Vikram Pratap Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ahmed Jahouh, Bipin Singh; Greg Stewert, Jorge Pereyra Diaz
Chennayin FC: Debjit Majumder (GK); Akash Sangwan, Fallou Diagne, Narayan Das, Ajith Kumar; Julius Duker, Edwin Vanaspaul, Jockson Dhas, Anirudh Thapa, Peter Sliskovic, Jiteshwor Singh.

Preview

Mumbai City FC will take on Chennaiyin FC in the third quarterfinal of the Durand Cup 2022 on Sunday, September 11 at theVivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) in Kolkata.

Mumbai City FC, the Group B topper has been one of the best teams in the tournaments. It also has one of the strongest teams on paper in the competition. Backed by players like Greg Stewart and Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Des Buckingham’s Mumbai City will be a tough challenge for the Marina Machans on Sunday.

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Also, the Islanders will have the attacking power of Lallianzuala Chhangte who is the top scorer of the competition with five goals.

Chennaiyin FC beat Neroca FC 2-0 in its final group match to qualify for the quarters. Having players like Anirudh Thapa, Julius Duker, and Petar Sliskovic, Thomas Brdaric’s team will fancy its chances against the Islanders.

The two teams will face each other for the first time outside the Indian Super League (ISL).

When and where will the Durand Cup Quarterfinal 3 be played?
The MCFC-CFC match will take place at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) in Kolkata and is scheduled for a 6.00 pm kick-off.
Where can I watch the Durand Quarterfinal Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC?
The Durand Cup QF – MCFC vs CFC – will be aired on Sports18 and Sports18 HD.
Sports18 is available on Tata Play (Channel No. 488), Airtel Digital (Channel No. 293), JioTV+ (Channel No. 262 – SD, 261 – HD) and Sun Direct (Channel No. 505).
Where can I live stream Durand Cup Quarterfinal?
All the Durand Cup Quarterfinals will be live streamed on Voot and JioTV.
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