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Mumbai City FC has beat Chennaiyin FC 5-3 and qualified for the semifinals where it will play Mohammedan SC.
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.
Off the crossbar- Jockson takes a shot from distance and hits the bar.
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..
Chennaiyin FC Subs: Suhail Pasha and Senthamil replace Ajith Kumar and Sajid Dhot
15 minutes left for Chennaiyin to score at least two goals to stay alive!! Time to throw the kitchen sink for the Marina Machans.
Thapa’s corner is cleared and with it, the referee blows his whistle for the end of the first period of extra-time.
Mumbai City FC subs: Mandar Rao and Gursimrat Gill replaces Bipin Singh and Amey Ranawade
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.
Save- Sliksovic uses his strength to go past Griffiths and shoots at goal. Phurba slaps the ball away before Fall clears.
We are underway in the first period of extra-time!!
All square at the Salt Lake Stadium at the end of 90 minutes. 30 minutes of extra time coming up.
Jahouh’s corner finds Fall but the header is not a good one and it is a goalkick to Chennaiyin.
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.
Four added-minutes at the second half. If the scoreline stays the same, we are going into extra-time.
Ninthoi tries to shake off Fall but he stands his ground and blocks Ninthoi’s shot.
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.
Chennaiyin FC sub: Jockson Dhas replaces Sajal Bag
Mumbai City subs: Vignesh Dakshinamurthy and Rowllin Borges on for the Islanders
Close- Greg Stewart with a venomous first-time shot but it misses the target by inches. A good effort by the forward.
Thapa crosses the ball inside the Mumbai box from a freekick. His cross finds Vafa but his header towards goal is off-target.
Chennaiyin FC sub: Sajid Dhot replaces Aakash Sangwan
Mumbai City FC subs: Gurkirat Singh and Mourtada Fall replace Mehtab Singh and Alberto Noguera
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.
Booking- Sliskovic sees a yellow card for tackling Griffiths from behind
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.
A clash of heads between Bipin and Rahim Ali. That is a painful one. Both getting some required medical attention.
The game has opened up after the equalizer. It is anyone’s match right now.
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.
Rahim makes a run and shoots from the left of the Mumbai box. The shot is blocked and it is a CFC corner.
Mehtab and Sliskovic with a clash as both went for the ball and it is the Mumbai man who has come off worse.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Stewart’s goal keeps Mumbai ahead at the break. Mumbai City 1-0 Chennaiyin FC
Block- Stewart takes a shot at goal but Vafa throws himself in front to put in a good block. Debjit gathers the ball.
One minute add at the end of the first half
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.
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.
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.
Jahouh with a nice reverse pass to Bipin inside the box. However, Bipin is crowded out before he could anything with the ball.
It has started raining inside the stadium- will the weather conditions have any impact on the match?
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.
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
Chennaiyin FC Sub: Rahim Ali replaces the injured Karikari.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thapa takes his time and takes the freekick but his shot meets the four-man Mumbai wall. A disappointing effort by the Chennaiyin skipper.
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.
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.
Chhangte playing for the first time against his former side Chennaiyin Fc since making his permanent transfer to Mumbai City.
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.
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.
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).