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ISL 2016: Costa earns first point for Mumbai City FC against Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin FC had won all four previous clashes between the two teams.

football Updated: Nov 03, 2016 12:42 IST
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Mumbai City collected their first ever point against Chennaiyin FC.
Mumbai City collected their first ever point against Chennaiyin FC.(AFP)

Substitute Leo Costa scored a last-gasp goal as Mumbai City FC played out a 1-1 draw against defending champions Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Tuesday.

Jeje Lalpekhlua’s 51st minute strike seemed like it would be enough for Chennaiyin FC to walk away with three full points. Mumbai never seemed to be into the game until Costa came off the bench to score a wonderful long range shot in the 88th minute to win their first ever point in the ISL against Chennaiyin FC.

Chennaiyin FC had won all four previous clashes between the two teams.

The draw left Mumbai City on the second spot with 12 points, the same as leaders Atletico de Kolkata, while Chennaiyin have 10 points in their kitty and are sandwiched between Delhi Dynamos in third and NorthEast United FC in fifth, both with the same points.

With coach Marco Materazzi suspended for this clash for his “misconduct against opponents or persons other than match officials” in his side’s previous match, the defending champions took it upon themselves to continue their dominance over the visitors.

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