ISL 2017/18, 2nd Semifinal, 2nd Leg: Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa, 5 Talking Points
Chennaiyin FC registered a well deserved 3-0 victory over FC Goa in the second leg of the ISL semi-final. A Jeje Lalpekhlua brace was sandwiched between Dhanpal Ganesh's goal, as the southern outfit handed the Gaurs a 4-1 defeat on aggregate.
In doing so, Chennaiyin enter their second ISL final and will lock horns with Bengaluru FC on Saturday. Special mention to winger Gregory Nelson who provided two assists tonight. Here are the major talking points from tonight's exciting clash.
#1 Frantic end-to-end start to the game
The second leg of both the semi-finals started on an extremely positive note. If the match between Bengaluru and Pune was open-ended, tonight's game was equally exciting and started off on full blast.
Both sides went at it and began attacking the opposition half on full throttle. For Goa, Lanzorate, Corominas and Mandar Rao attacked Chennai's back four with all their might. Jeje, Raphael Augusto and Gregory Nelson refused to back down for the home side as they orchestrated extremely dangerous counter-attacks from the get-go.
Like in the first leg, Goa dominated possession while Chennai were happy to absorb the pressure despite being the home side. The game felt like a seamless continuation of the first leg which had the fans on their feet from minute one.