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ISL 2016: Chennaiyin FC 2-0 FC Pune City - 5 Talking Points

Amlan Das
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 08:39 IST
Jeje Lalpekhlua
Jeje opened the scoring for the Chennai-based team

In a dominating display, Chennaiyin FC overpowered FC Pune City by two goals at home to climb to the fifth position in the ISL points table. Playing without their marquee player John Arne Risse, Chennaiyin had a dominating start and they did not let the tempo go down through out the game. Here are the five talking points from the game.

#1 The domination of the Mizo Duo

Mizoram has produced quite a few brilliant footballers for the country and the current lot is led by none other Jeje Lalpekhlua. An integral part of the Chennaiyin FC, Jeje has delivered on crucial occasions and even today handed the home team a very vital lead in the dying moments of the first half. 

However, one other name from the state who has managed to grab eyeballs this season is 18-year-old Jerry Lalrinzuala. Coach Marco Materazzi has bestowed immense trust on this kid by giving him regular starts and he too hasn’t disappointed. 

The lead for Chennaiyin came in the 44th minute when Mendy played a ball for Mulder. With Succi, Jeje and Jerry charging in, FC Pune City’s defence got completely jittered and disorganised.

Meanwhile, in the flow of the play, Mulder passed the ball to Jerry who crossed a beautiful ball into the box. With a little cheeky flip from Succi, the stage was set for Jeje to head a stunning ball in. 

All in all, it was an inch perfect pass from Jerry, a good cross and a brilliant goal.

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Published 15 Nov 2016, 22:18 IST
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