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Match 67 of Indian Super League 5, held on Feb 2 ,saw the Chennaiyin FC play against FC Pune City.

FC Pune City started their 2019 campaign with a 2-1 win over Chennaiyin FC under their new coach at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Chennai. Marcelo’s two quick goals inflicted 11th loss for the hosts in this season, while Pune kept their playoffs hopes alive with this win. Chennaiyin FC had 51% possession than Pune’s 49%.

Goalless Half

Chennaiyin FC won the toss and chose their side. Pune started the game in a positive manner as in the early minute Hume set Robin through goal behind the host’s defense and the latter fired a shot towards the goal, but his shot went straight into the hands of the keeper. In the seventh minute, Carlos sent a cross across the face of the goal from the right to the danger zone, but Renthlei made a last-ditch clearance to deny a goal. In the 12th minute, Nelson from the right sent a loopy cross into the box found Narzary and the latter fired a shot towards the goal, but his shot ended up hitting the side net. In the 28th minute Stankovic made a superb cutback inside the box and sent a cross to Hume, but the latter’s shot towards the target was pushed away for a corner from the host’s defender. In the 38th minute, Marcelo lifted his shot from a free kick to find the left corner, but to his dismay, the crossbar came to the rescue. After five minutes, Augusto stepped in to take the free kick, but his shot went over the crossbar. Finally, both the sides entered the break without breaking the deadlock.

Pune picked up their first ever win over Chennai in ISL

As the second half started Stankovic took a free kick from outside the box and went for the glory at the distant post, but the keeper made a brilliant save by tipping it over the bar. In the 54th minute Germanpreet tried, his luck from a distance towards the target, but the keeper made a good save. In the next minute Nelson passed, the ball to Augusto and the latter squared the ball to Thapa who then fired a shot towards the goal, but Panwar blocked his shot. However, the rebound ball fell into the path of Vineeth and the latter calmly slotted the ball into the net to give the hosts a 1-0 lead. After four-minute, Pune scored an equalizer as Stankovic from the left cut the ball to Marcelo and the latter fired a shot towards the goal past the diving keeper. In the next minute, Pune took the lead after Ashique sent a through ball to Marcelo inside the box and the latter fired a low shot towards the goal past the keeper to give his side a 2-1 lead. In the 67th, minute Carlos sent a cross from the right, which found Robin, and the latter nodded the ball towards the goal, but the keeper made a terrific save by diving towards his right. In the 82nd minute, Nelson fired a low shot towards the target, which was deflected of Sarthak’s, leg, lobbed onto the bar, and went outside. Finally, Pune picked up their first-ever win over Chennaiyin FC and moved to the seventh spot in the table.




ISL on Social Media

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Chennaiyin FC tweet after the game

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FC Pune City tweet after the game

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