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ISL 2017/18, Match 76: Chennaiyin FC vs Jamshedpur FC, 5 Talking Points

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A sublime volley by Wellington Priori was cancelled out by a late Rafi header as Jamshedpur were held to a 1-1 draw against Chennaiyin FC in Sunday's crunch ISL fixture.

The stalemate leaves their respective positions on the table unchanged. Chennai remain in third position with 28 points while Jamshedpur occupy that crucial fourth spot, trailing the southern outfit by just two. Here are the major talking points from tonight's entertaining clash.

Raphael Augusto impresses once again

Raphael Augusto completely bossed the midfield. (Photo: ISL)
Raphael Augusto completely bossed the midfield. (Photo: ISL)

Over the last few games, Raphael Augusto has struggled to make an impact but tonight the Brazilian was once again back to his best. Questions still remain over his fitness but when he plays, there are very few midfielders who can match his creativity in the middle of the park.

Chennai's midfield linchpin was active throughout the game and made things happen. Against Jamshedpur, he also displayed his versatile side by attacking the opposition full backs from the right wing, something that he has rarely done in previous games.

If Bengaluru FC have Edu Garcia, Chennaiyin have Raphael Augusto in their ranks. When he is in his zone, there's not much one can do. His ability to glide past his markers is second to none.

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