Read Sportstar’s highlights of the Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan at the Marina Arena in Chennai.
Both teams get a point each as the match finishes in a goalless draw.
Both teams have been wasteful with its chances in this match. By the looks of it, we are heading towards a goalless draw.
Three minutes added at the end of the match.
ATK Mohun Bagan subs: IN- Damjanovic, Fardin OUT- Fardin, Rai
Vincy Barretto given the time and space to shoot. He takes a brilliant shot at goal but Kaith is matches up to it with an equally brilliant save.
Asish Rai’s crunching tackel brings down Vincy. The ATKMB player is lucky to escape a booking.
Neither team showing the urgency to clinch the winner. The tempo has seriously taken a hit. But ATK Mohun Bagan has shown it can score late this season.
ATK Mohun Bagan subs: IN- Gallego, Kiyan OUT- McHugh, Manvir
Chennaiyin sub: IN- Karikari OUT- Sliskovic
Edwin with a venomous shot from outside the box. The ball was travelling and was on target. Kaith makes a good save to guide the ball away from danger.
Petratos sends a searching ball from the right flank. Colaco jumped for the ball but could not connect properly with his header.
Chennaiyin FC subs: IN- Prasanth, Edwin OUT- Ninthoi, Thapa
Petratos takes a shot from distance but the ball came at a comfortable height for Samik who catches the ball without much fuss.
Ninthoi almost clear on goal but Kotal with a brilliant last-stitch challenge
Sliskovic with one of the best chances in the match as he finds himself in a good position inside the box. All he had to do was get his shot away but could not get the contact he desired as he was quickly closed down.
McHugh was hurt after that challenge by Duker but he seems okay to continue after some medical attention.
Booking: Julius Duker sees yellow for his high-footed challenge on McHugh.
ATK Mohun Bagan with a nice spell of pressure around the Chennaiyin penalty area but the Mariners cannot find an opening. Compact defending by the Marina Machans.
Fallou Diagne takes the freekick but it is a disappointing effort as the player blasts the ball high above goal.
This time McHugh brings down Thapa near the ATKMB penalty area and CFC has a freekick in an even better position.
Duker goes for goal from the freekick which forces the save from Kaith. The rebound falls to Sliskovic who shoots at goal from a tight angle. His shot does not find the target.
Sliskovic is brought down by McHugh and Chennaiyin has a freekick in a dangerous position.
Booking: Ajith Kumar of Chennaiyin sees a yellow card.
Booking: Asish Rai is shown a yellow card for pulling down Vincy. Rai took one for the team there as Vincy looked in a good position to have a clear run at goal.
Save: Boumous and Colaco play a wonderful one-two as the latter dispatches a good shot at the CFC goal. But Samik makes a great save to keep the scores level.
ATKMB sub: IN- Lenny OUT- Lalthathanga
The second half between Chennaiyin FC and ATK Mohun Bagan kicks-off at the Marina Arena.
Chennaiyin FC and ATK Mohun Bagan are level at 0-0 at the break
One minute added at the end of the first-half.
Samik with a long throw with the hope of sending Thapa clear on goal. However, Asish Rai is alert to make the interception.
Play stops as the ball hits the referee. The tempo of the match has dipped a bit in the last few minutes.
Duker shoots from an ambitious distance. It would have been a spectacular goal but the effort is nowhere near the goal.
Thapa finds Ninthoi with a well-measured lofted ball. Asish is caught out of position as he sees Ninthoi glide past him. However, the ATKMB defender recovers well to put pressure on Ninthoi, whose shot hits the side-netting.
Close: Petratos delivers a good ball inside the box from a freekick. Hamill is there at the right place again but cannot connect with his header as the ball goes out of play.
Booking: Fallou Diagne sees yellow for bringing down Boumous.
Boumous with a scintillating run from inside his own half. He rides a couple of challenges and holds the ball extremely well. He is ultimately stopped by Fallou who concedes the foul.
Booking: Hugo Boumous of ATK Mohun Bagan sees a yellow card.
It is a pretty evenly contested match till now. Both teams have had significant chances in the match and even ball possession stats is close.
Thapa with the best chance of the match till now. Ajith delivers a pinpoint cross to Thapa at the far-post. The CFC skipper, who was completely unmarked, goes for a first time volley but cannot keep his effort on target.
Thapa carries the ball a long way from inside his own half. He releases a through ball for Sliskovic at the right time but overhits it. The ball goes out for a ATKMB goalkick.
Vincy tries to find a teammate with a cross from the right flank but it is blocked.
Booking: Lalthathanga of ATKMB is the first player to see a yellow card in the match after his reckless challenge on Anirudh Thapa.
Sliskovic does well to slip a pass to Thapa. The Chennaiyin skipper creates half a yard for himself and shoots at goal but the ball goes straight at Kaith.
Petratos’ cross from an ATKMB corner finds Hamill who goes for a first-time volley. He catches the volley really well but it is straight at Samik, who makes the save.
Liston with a good run down the left flank. He gets inside the Chennaiyin box and squares the ball to the centre in the hope of finding a teammate. However, his cross is intercepted.
Sliskovic shoots from distance inside the opening minutes of the first-half but his effort is nowhere near the target.
The Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin FC and ATK Mohun Bagan kicks-off at the Marina Arena.
Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Starting Lineups
Chennaiyin FC will be looking to break its four-game winless run as it hosts ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) at the Marina Arena in an Indian Super League fixture on Friday.
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In its last match, Chennaiyin had to settle for a point against Hyderabad FC, despite being the more dominant side, after a late Bartholomew Ogbeche penalty.
Speaking about his side’s inability to convert good performances into wins, Chennaiyin coach Thomas Brdaric said, “ It is football. It is unpredictable. I always tell my players that if we score like three goals a game, we can afford few mistakes and don’t have to rely on referees.”
“I see progress. It is more settled and the players have a better understanding of each other. But it is not mirroring in the results. It is a tough job to go to the next level. But we are close,” he added in the pre-match press conference.
Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI
Brdaric also ruled out Dutch attacker Nasser El Khayati, who has seven goals from seven games this season, from tomorrow’s game. “He needs a little more time. His hamstring issue is getting better, but he needs at least a week to get back into it.”
With ISL heading into its final lap, Chennaiyin, which is currently eighth in the table, will be eager for all three points to put itself in a better position in the play-off scrap and has the advantage of having four home games left in its kitty.
“It’s important to finish top-6. I think those [four matches at home] will be crucial because if we grab all the points at home, it will be a plus point for us. Playing away against Goa and Bengaluru will be difficult because they are also in the race,” said Chennaiyin captain Anirudh Thapa.
The Marina Machans had edged the Mariners 2-1 in Kolkata, when they met earlier in the season, thanks to goals from Kwame Karikari and Rahim Ali, in what was the season opener for the two sides.
ATKMB, which is fourth in the league, comes into the game following a narrow 0-1 defeat to Mumbai City FC at home.
But Juan Ferrando’s men will take confidence from the fact that it outplayed the league leader, particularly in the second half, and could have gathered a point or more if not a sparkling display by the Islanders’ custodian Phurba Lachenpa.
A win tomorrow would help the Kolkata giant leapfrog Kerala Blasters to the third position in the league and put itself in a prime position for a play-off spot.
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