ISL-SEASON 5-MATCH-46- CHENNAIYIN FC VS ATLETICO DE KOLKATA
Match 46 of Indian Super League 5, held on Dec 2 ,saw the Chennaiyin FC play against Atletico De Kolkata.
ATK picked up a 3-2 win over Chennaiyin FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai in a thrilling encounter. This win helped ATK to climb to the fifth spot, on the other hand, Chennai remains in the eighth spot and their chances of making into the playoffs look slim now. Chennaiyin FC had 53% possession than ATK’s 47%.
ATK headed into the break with a 1-goal advantage
ATK won the toss and chose their side. In the sixth minute, Ricky sent a ball to Jayesh from outside the box and the latter fired a shot towards the target, but the keeper punched it away from danger. In the next minute, Issac played Raphael through and the latter sent a cross across the face of the goal, which found Orlandi, but the latter ended up hitting at the wrong side of the post. A couple of minutes later Lanzarote played Balwant through on goal and the latter fired a shot towards the target but went straight into the hands of the keeper. In the 12th minute, Orlandi tried to curl the ball towards the far corner, but his shot went just over the crossbar. A couple of minutes later ATK took the lead through Jayesh Rane’s stunning strike. Hitesh sent a ball to Rane who was 35 yards out and unleashed a shot towards the target, which went straight into the top left corner to give his side a 1-0 lead. In the 24th minute, the hosts scored an equalizer as Mailson fed Thoi with a brilliant ball and the latter slotted it into the bottom left corner past the keeper and brought his team back on level terms. In the 30th minute, Hitesh played, a delightful through ball to Lanzarote in the middle and the latter tried to chip the ball over the keeper, but his shot went just over the crossbar. At the stroke of the halftime, ATK won a penalty after Hitesh’s shot hit Eli Sabia’s hand and Lanzarote stepped in to take the spot. Lanzarote found the back of the net by sending the keeper in the wrong direction and ATK entered the break with a 2-1 lead.
ATK clinch a thriller and moved to 5th spot
As the second half-started Balwant played a ball to Gerson who as unmarked and the latter fired a shot towards the far post, but the keeper ended up hitting into the hand of the keeper. In the 55th minute, Issac sent a cross from the left, which found Jeje and the latter, got his header saved by the keeper. In the 79th minute ATK won another penalty after Carlos handed the ball inside the box thinking it was a foul, but in the end, the official’s points to the spot and Lanzarote stepped in to take the spot. Lanzarote once again slotted the ball into the back of the net by sending the keeper in the wrong direction. In the 88th minute, the hosts pulled one goal back as Thoi sent a low cross across the face of goal which found Issac and the latter slotted the ball into the back of the net. Chennai created some chances to score an equalizer in the added time, but ATK managed to win the encounter and took all-important 3 points home.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Chennaiyin FC and Atletico De Kolkata.
Atletico De Kolkata tweet after the game
The referee blows the final whistle on a blistering night in Chennai.
— ATK (@ATKFC) December 2, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 2, 2018
Chennaiyin FC tweet after the game
— Chennaiyin FC 🏆🏆 (@ChennaiyinFC) December 2, 2018