Chennai Singhams beat Kerala Cobras in Premier Futsal
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (PTI) Chennai Singhams got the better of Kerala Cobras 5-4 in the Premier Futsal here today.
The first quarter saw both teams go neck-to-neck with one goal each, through Phan Khac Chi of the Kerala Cobras in the 8th minute and Hernan Crespo, captain of Chennai Singhams, in the 10th minute.
The teams became aggressive and continued to score in the second quarter, which ended 3-3.
As the match progressed to the penultimate quarter, Ton Phi of the Kerala Cobras scored in the 27th minute. However, that was neutralised by Fredsan Marshall who scored in the very next minute. From then, both teams refused to let each other net the ball.
Kerala Cobras captain Michel Salgado made numerous attempts and came very close to netting the ball in the third quarter but was stopped each time by Chennai's goalkeeper Daniel Ayora.
Indian player Fredsan Marshall of the Chennai Singhams gained the support of the fans when he scored a goal in the 28th minute but was shown the orange card by the referee.
In the dying minutes of the game, Crespo's team managed to go ahead through a goal by Maico Monteiro