FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC, Indian Super League semi-final 1st leg, highlights: GOA 1-1 CHE
FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC played a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Indian Super League semi-final in Margao today. Catch highlights of FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC, Indian Super League semi-final first leg, here.football Updated: Mar 10, 2018 22:02 IST
Chennaiyin FC take the tiny advantage of an away goal back home after the first leg of their Indian Super League semi-final clash against FC Goa at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao on Saturday, after equalising shortly after the hosts took the lead. After a goalless first half, FC Goa took the lead in the second half through Spaniard Manuel Lanzarote. However, their lead didn’t last long as youngster Anirudh Thapa found the back of the net a few minutes later to make it 1-1. Catch highlights of FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC, Indian Super League semi-final first leg, here.
21:55 hrs IST: Full time! It finishes 1-1 in Goa. Chennaiyin FC take a crucial away goal into the return leg at home.
21:48 hrs IST: Into added time now. Goa pressing for the lead, but Chennaiyin vigilant at the back.
21:41 hrs IST: Things have slowed down a bit at the Fatorda. Chennaiyin will be happy to take a 1-1 draw into the return leg at home.
21:35 hrs IST: A crucial goal by Thapa. With the away goal rule being implemented this season, that is a big boost for Chennaiyin.
21:29 hrs IST: GOAL! Anirudh Thapa makes it 1-1 for Chennaiyin FC.
21:22 hrs IST: GOAL! Manuel Lanzarote nods home from close range to give Goa a 1-0 lead.
21:15 hrs IST: Jerry sends in a cross into the box, but Narayan Das helps Goa avert danger.
21:05 hrs IST: Play resumes in the second half. Can either side break the deadlock?
20:48 hrs IST: There goes the half-time whistle. It remains goalless as both sides head to the dressing room.
20:44 hrs IST: Gregory Nelson shoots with his left foot, but his attempt is wide of the goal.
20:37 hrs IST: Goa with 65% possession of the ball so far. They have been very good on the ball this season, but they would want to be a bit more patient up front in order to break the Chennaiyin defence down.
20:32 hrs IST: Lanzarote shoots from long range, but his shot is straight at Karanjit.
20:28 hrs IST: Jerry fouls Seriton and is shown a yellow card.
20:24 hrs IST: Chennaiyin have a free kick from a promising position. Jerry’s effort is towards the bottom right corner, but it’s not powerful enough and Kattimani comfortably catches.
20:20 hrs IST: Jeje shoots from a tight angle. His effort is well wide of the goal.
20:16 hrs IST: Inigo Calderon has a deep gash in his shin.He receives treatment on the sidelines.
20:11 hrs IST: FC Goa are slowly growing into the game. Chennaiyin won’t mind their opponents having more possession of the ball, but they will be keen to narrow it down the middle.
20:06 hrs IST: Karanjit Singh fails to grab a cross from the left, but Jerry clears for Chennaiyin.
20:03 hrs IST: Francis Fernandes crosses from the right flank, but it’s a comfortable catch for FC Goa keeper Laxmikant Kattimani.
19:55 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Indian Super League semi-final first leg between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC.
Goa’s Spanish recruits, Ferran Corominas and Manuel Lanzarote, will lead the side’s attack and will hope to continue their good run of form which has helped propel the club to the semis.
Chennaiyin have been defensively disciplined this season, and will look to be solid at the back as they chase their second ISL title.
First Published: Mar 10, 2018 18:36 IST