ISL 2016 Live: Mumbai City FC 2-0 Chennaiyin FC
A classy and complete performance by Mumbai who are peaking at the right time. Chennai simply didn't turn up as an attacking force and these two teams were never going to play out a 0-0.
Chennai now need to win their remaining two games and hope other results go their way. Goodnight from Mumbai.
90+5' There goes the fulltime whistle.
90+4' Jayesh with the ball looking for Dudu. The keeper collects. This game drawing to a close.
90+2' Chennai corner easily cleared.
90+1' Into five minutes of added time.
90' Forlan finds Cunha who produces a save from the keeper for a corner. From the set-piece there are appeals for handball against Riise
89' Free-kick for Mumbai taken by Forlan. As its cleared Sehnaj shoots one from distance and well wide.
88' Substitution for Mumbai-Defederico off Cunha on.
87' Substitution for Mumbai. Chhetri off Jackichand on.
85' Nice play on the edge of the box for Chennai but Succi shoots wide.
82' Risse with a good cross but Succi's header is weak and the keeper catches comfortably.
80' Chhetri which two chances in the space of a minute. First Mendy with a crunching challenge to deny him. Next he takes one early from the left and it goes just over.
76' The ISL Final is in Kochi this year. I'm telling you now I don;t want to be in the opposition team if Kerala Blasters get there.
75' Mulder tries to find Succi who can't control and it goes out of play.
73' Substitution for Mumbai Cafu off Cardozo on.
72' No real urgency from either side. Bizarre from the visitors.
70' 20 minutes to go and I would suggest its time for Chennai to throw not just the kitchen sink, but also all the cutlery and utensils at Mumbai.
67' Substitutions for Chennai. Coming off Augusto and Zakeer. Coming on Dudu and Daniel Lalrempuia.
66' Cross into the box Rane with the knockdown. Augusto with the shot over.
64' We are expecting changes for Chennai imminently.
61' GOOOALLLLL! Krisztian Vadocz makes its 2-0 for Mumbai. Ball to the far post. Forlan in space. Crosses to Vadocz on the edge of the box and he unleashes a rasping drive that gives the keeper no chance.
Assist : Diego Forlan
60' At the other end Augusto's shot flashes right across the face of goal.
58' Goian with the clearance from Riise's delivery. On the counter, Forlan controls a long ball and with Chhetri in acres of space on the left misplaces his pass.
57' Goian fouls Rane. Free-kick Chennai.
56' Riise with the free-kick which produces a weak header from one of the white shirts.
55' Sehnaj fouls Augusto. Picks up a yellow.
52' Another Chennai corner. This time straight out of play from the delivery.
50' Back to the action and Chennai have a corner which is easily cleared.
48' Mumbai may or may not win the title but the local Blue Army has won that award hands down. Amazing coordination throughout.
46' Welcome back. The second half is underway..
Mumbai have dominated this game and could have had more than their one. Chhetri, Forlan and Defederico the architects. The Argentine with the season's 100th goal. Lot of work to do for Chennai if they want anything from this.
45+2' There goes the whistle for the break. Mumbai with the deserved lead.
45+1' Into two minutes of added time.
45' Mumbai free-kick taken by Forlan and it skims off the top of the wall before the keeper has to to tip it wide.
43' Chennai came back strongly after conceding the goal. But Mumbai reasserting themselves again.
40' Succi's header cleared by Gerson and at the other end Gerson's shot is blocked by Zakeer while while Forln blazes over.
39' Shot from distance for Chennai comfortable for the keeper.
37' There are appeals for a penalty as a Chennai player goes down in the box. Shortly after a Riise free-kick is header straight at the keeper.
34' Sehnaj fouls Riise but his free-kick is easily cleared.
33' Chhetri gets in behind the back four and interchanges passes with Defederico. The latter makes no mistake to slot in from the cut-back.
32' GOAAAAAAAAAAL Mumbai. Matias Defederico makes it 1-0.
30' Forlan with a deep cross to Chhetri gets another corner. Its whipped in and cleared.
28' Cafu went down under a challenge and when play resumed Riise's free-kick found Sabir who headed over from close range.
25' Amrinder still a spectator in the Mumbai goal.
23' Mumbai are the home team but Chennai have the greater need to win.
21' Long ball towards Chhetri. As the keeper comes to sweep up he concdes a corner which is taken by Defederico but cleared.
19' Mumbai still doing all the pressing for the opener. Some nice work in midfield.
16' Chennai have to strike a really delicate balance between attack and defence. Succi is cutting an isolated figure.
13' Chhetri finds Forlan whose shot deflects for a corner. Its taken short and Forlan produces another shot which is saved by Karanjit.
10' Mumbai with the better of the possession in the opening minutes.
9' Nice play by Mumbai but the offside flag is up against Chhetri.
7' Remember Mumbai have never beaten Chennai in the ISL. As Gerson gets a yellow.
4' Mumbai is keeping possession in their own half.
3' Chennai Marquee player Riise is playing as Left back today in place of young Jerry.
2' Noisy crowd in the Mumbai as both teams struggling to keep possession .
1' Sunil chhetri kicked off for Mumbai as they attack from right to left .
6:58 pm Team pictures are done and we are set to kick off .
6:54 pm Players are out for National Anthem .
6:52 pm Chennaiyin FC have won just a match away from home in ISL 2016, but will be counting on history to provide the final surge required to push them through to the playoffs.
6:51 pm Team sheets are out.
Mumbai City FC Playing XI: Amrinder Singh(GK), Gerson Vieira, Anwar Ali, Lucian Goian, Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte, Diego Forlán(C), Krisztián Vadócz, Matías Defederico, Otacilio Brito Alves, Sehnaj Singh, Sunil Chhetri.
Chennaiyin FC Playing XI: Karanjit Singh(GK), Bernard Mendy(C), John Arne Riise, Eli Sabiá, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Hans Mulder, Harmanjot Khabra, Raphael Augusto, Zakeer Mundampara, Jayesh Rane, Davide Succi.
6:48 pm While last year’s champions are in real trouble as they currently stand 6th in the league with just 14 points. To keep their playoffs hopes alive a win in the metro city is must for Chennaiyin.
6:43 pm A draw at home will be enough for Mumbai to assure their place in the playoffs. But, head coach Alexandre Guimarães will be looking for all three points against the team from the South.
6:39 pm Good evening from beautiful Mumbai Football Arena. League leaders Mumbai City FC is playing against Struggling Chennaiyin FC.
Pictures Via ISL Media
Published: Wed Nov 23, 2016 08:58 PM IST