Pedro Manzi's hat-trick guides Chennai City into Super Cup last eight

Chennai City will next take on Indian Super League champion Bengaluru FC in the quarterfinals on April 4.

Pedro Manzi celebrates scoring against FC Pune City.   -  AIFF MEDIA

Ten-man Chennai City FC rode on Pedro Manzi's fifth hat-trick of the season to move into the quarterfinals of the Hero Super Cup with a 4-2 win over FC Pune City at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.

The I-League champion Chennai City went into the half-time break with a 2-1 lead after goals from Manzi.

Charles Lourdusamy received his second yellow card of the match early on in the second period before Pune City equalised through a Marko Stankovic spot-kick in the 57th minute.

With the teams deadlocked at 2-2 at the end of 60 minutes, Chennai City received a penalty which Manzi stepped up to convert and put his side back in front.

Manzi turned provider for Chennai's fourth when he set up compatriot Sandro Rodriguez, who netted his 10th goal of the season.

Chennai City will next take on Indian Super League champion Bengaluru FC in the last eight stage on April 4.

RESULT

FC Pune City 2 (Marcelinho 42', Marko Stankovic 57') - 4 Chennai City FC (Pedro Manzi 35, 40' 62', Sandro Rodriguez 74')

 

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