Minerva Punjab beats Chennai City FC 2-1

Two second half goals from William Opoku Asiedu and Kassim Aidara sealed the tie as Minerva Punjab FC defeated Chennai City FC 2-1 to move to the top of the I-League table.

Minerva players celebrate after scoring against Chennai City FC on Monday.

Host Minerva Punjab FC rallied to get the better of Chennai City FC 2-1 and grab the top spot on the I-League table on Monday.

The visiting side took the lead as early as the fifth minute through Jean Michel Joachim, much to the surprise of those present at the Guru Nanak Stadium. Placed seventh in the standings, CCFC held on to the lead the entire first half.

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However, the second half started on a great note for the home side as it struck the equaliser when William Opoku Asiedu found the back of the net in the 48th minute. He had scored twice in the team’s 2-0 win over Indian Arrows in the last round.

Having restored parity, the tide turned in favour of Minerva as it went ahead when Kassim Aidara struck in the 59th minute.

There was no change in the scoresheet thereafter as Minerva held on to register its third win of the tournament.

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