Chennai 5s vs Kochi 5s - Preview, team line-ups and prediction
The final day of Premier Futsal in Chennai before the caravan moves to Goa sees the home team return to take on a Kochi side who were extremely impressive in their win yesterday. Here's a look ahead to the last game of the Chennai leg.
Livestream and kick-off time
In the last match of the Chennai leg, the hosts Chennai will take on Kochi 5s in their Group A tie. The match will be played on July 17 and will kick-off at 8.10 PM. Watch live streaming of Chennai 5s vs Kochi 5s on SonyLiv. Follow live scores and commentary of the Premier Futsal League on Sportskeeda. The match will be telecast live on Sony Six, Sony ESPN and Sony AATH. It will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.
On Friday, Chennai’s marquee player, Falcao, had vowed to rebound strongly in the second game, and they will have to as they will be going up against a confident Kochi team that beat the team that beat them, Mumbai, last evening.
Michel Salgado’s men trumped Ryan Giggs’ Mumbai 5s in impressive fashion, winning 4-1. They defended very well, putting in a great many last ditch tackles to keep out the opposition and hitting them hard on the counter.
The combination of Deivis Moraes and Chaguinha up front, proved devastating for Mumbai as the pair opened them up to score past the impressive Luis Amado in goal. Chennai’s defence was found wanting in the first game and they will thus have to be wary.
Falcao got on the score sheet, getting one of his side's two goals, but the comeback was a little too late to salvage the situation as they were already 4-0 down. The Chennai team will have to kick into gear much sooner on Sunday. They were also missing their coach and we'll have to wait and watch if that void gets filled today or if Falcao is forced to take up that role as well.
The tournament hasn’t seen any team win both their matches so far and it is likely to continue tonight. A high-scoring draw is possibly on the cards.
Chennai 5s Coach: Ney Pereira Marquee Player: Falcao International futsallers: Espindola (GK), Romulo, Cirilo, Camilo, Rion Freestyler: Sean Garnier Indian futsallers: Faraz Abdul Azzez, Younus Pasha, Yash, Rohit Suresh (GK), S Nannda, Haroon
Kochi 5s Coach: Sergio Sapo Marquee player: Michel Salgado International futsallers: Casalone (GK), Chaguinha, Deivis Moraes, Gekabert Freestyler: Emil Indian futsallers: Muhammad Ameer, Basil, Yashwant Kumar (GK), Ansh, Stalin Daniel, Anupam