ISL-SEASON 4-MATCH-15-FC PUNE CITY VS CHENNAIYIN FC
Match 15 of Indian Super League 4, held on Dec 3, saw the Chennaiyin FC play against FC Pune City.
Chennaiyin FC picked up a win in their 50th match in Hero ISL after beating FC Pune City by 1-0 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex stadium in Pune. Chennaiyin FC skipper Sereno scored a timely goal in the dying moments to snatch away 3 points from the game for his team. Pune City had 51% possession than Chennaiyin’s 49%.
Both teams went into the break goalless
Pune City won the toss and chose their side. The home side made a positive start to the game by straightway going into the attack. Tebar brought the ball into the box, but Chennaiyin’s defenders cleared it away without any trouble. In the 12th minute, the Bikramjit Singh took the corner and delivered the ball into the box which saw Dhanapal Ganesh flicking the ball towards goal, but it hit the side netting. In the 16th minute Adil Khan passed the ball to Marcelo and he unleashed a shot from a difficult angle, but it also hit the side netting. 7 minutes later, Marcelo took a free kick and sent the ball into the box, but the keeper caught the ball off-guard and made a fine save.
In 30th minute, Alfaro slotted the ball into the back of the net after Baljit Sahni passed the ball to him, but the referee correctly flagged it as offside. As the match progressed Chennai’s defenders were dealing the crosses with ease by clearing it away comfortably. Gregory Nelson then cut the ball from the left and directed a shot towards goal post, but Vikas palmed it away easily. In 41st minute, Inigo passed a superb cross near the far post which was caught off-guard by the keeper. Nelson came up with a dive to slot the ball into the net, but Lopez made an important goal-line clearance, saving the goal. Both the teams went into the break with 0-0 scoreline.
Sereno’s header gives Chennai a win and 3 points
As the half started, both the team keepers were having a good day and they were making some extraordinary saves. In the 64th minute Jerry sent a cross towards far post and the keeper came to collect it by rushing, but he missed the ball near Fernandes, who then gave it a shot, but Lopez made a heroic clearance near the goal line clearance to keep the scoreline nil. In 77th minute, Jonatan Lucca passed the ball to Alfaro where he had only the keeper to beat, but his shot went high over the post. In the 82nd minute, Chennai converted a corner into a goal to break the deadlock. Jaime sent a pinpoint cross towards near post from the corner, where Sereno got to its end and he headed the ball into the post to take a lead. Jaime’s free kick during the added time from the box just went over the crossbar. Finally, Chennai snatched 3 points from the game by defeating hosts by 1-0.With this win, Chennai moves to 2nd position in the table.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||RAFAEL LOPES|
|WINNING PASS OF THE MATCH||JAIME GAVILAN|
|FITTEST PLAYER||DHANPAL GANESH|
|HERO OF THE MATCH||JERRY|
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Chennaiyin FC and FC Pune City.
FC Pune City tweet after game
— FC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) December 3, 2017
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 3, 2017
Chennaiyin FC tweet after winning in their 50th game in ISL.
— Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) December 3, 2017