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Chennai City vs Shivajians Live Score and Commentary

Chennai City
FT
1 - 1
Shivajians
Haroon Fakhruddin 42'
90'+3' S. McFaul
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That's it from me, Virendra, here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Until next time, good night & bon appetit!
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Impact on the table

The point sees Shivajians go level with Minerva after the Punjab side lost to Bengaluru earlier today. Shivajians though have a better goal difference and that sees them go 7th in the table. Chennai City are still stuck at the bottom as they inch to 9 points, level with Mumbai FC, but with an inferior goal difference. 
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Shivajians made a real go of it in the second half as they dominated possession even more than what they did in the first half. Both sides had chances to score in the second half, but it was Shivajians who found the mark and it ensures a share of the points. 
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Amiri's header gave Chennai City the lead against the run of play, but McFaul's volley right at the death in stoppage time helped Shivajians level the scores and the game ends 1-1 in the end. 
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And there goes the final whistle.. The points are shared between the two sides.

It ends Chennai City 1-1 DSK Shivajians
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Subrata Paul still barking out instructions as Shivajians try for the win here
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GOAL!

90+2' 
Shane McFaul equalizes for the visitors. A superb volley there from the Irishman as he draws his side level after Chennai City fail to clear their lines.

Dave Rogers is delirious with joy!

Chennai City 1-1 DSK Shivajians
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We are going to be here a while... 8 minutes of stoppage time announced here
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Chennai City substitution

86' 
Denson IN Amiri OUT
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As Amiri goes down due to exhaustion, Subrata Paul uses the opportunity to scream at his players, probably revving them up for one final go in this game.
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83' As Shivajians go for the equalizer, space is opening up here for Chennai City to counter. Another goal scoring opportunity presents itself as Charles serves up a crisp cross into the box that just eludes Soosai Raj.

Its still Chennai City 1-0 Shivajians
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Shivajians make their final substitution

81' 
Narzary IN Lalthathanga OUT
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Chances at both ends

79' 
Quero makes a wonderful run down the left flank and gets into the box, but makes a poor decision by choosing the wrong pass option. Moments later Charles with a chance to seal the game for Chennai City as he finds himself alone in the box after evading two defenders. He cuts back and shoots, but his shot lacks power and its an easy save for Subrata Paul.
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Shivajians substitution

77' 
Pranjal IN Sanju Pradhan OUT
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So close Soosai!

75' 
The substitute goes close with a chance to give his side a two-goal advantage. The winger receives the ball from Charles and cuts back into the box from the left before unleashing a right-footed effort at the near post. It's just wide.
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Shivjians substitution

71' 
Jerry IN Ricky OUT
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Smashing tackle

70' 
Shivajians fashion a superb opportunity as Quero plays Chhangte in with a neat through ball. The experienced Debabrata Roy though slides in to make a last-ditch tackle to avert danger and help Chennai City keep their lead.
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67' Quero now with a shot from outside the box that goes just wide after Chhangte heads him the ball. Shivajians are knocking on the door.

Chennai City 1-0 Shivajians
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Chennai City substitution

66' 
Tank makes way for Soosai Raj

Tank OUT Soosai Raj IN
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Shivajians go close again

64' Seityasen creating panic in the Chennai City ranks here. He dribbles down the left and fizzes a ball at pace across the face of goal. Chhangte is marked by two Chennai City defenders and he just fails to get a touch on the ball. It would have been a sure goal had he got the faintest of touches there for the keeper was beat.
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62' - Chhangte shows off some neat footwork to first evade Ravanan and then another Chennai CIty defender once inside the box, but his teammate fails to make a run to support him and the move fizzles out. Chhangte is giving his teammate a glare for the lack of support there.
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59' Meanwhile Amiri has been floored to the ground after a challenge from Ricky. Boxing anyone?
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Slew of chances for Shivajians

56' 
Good triangle movement between Quero and Chettri sees a dangerous ball being delivered into the box which Chennai City manage to clear, but Shivajians fashion another chance soon, Lalthathanga being played into the box for a good scoring chance. Clemente makes a last ditch tackle to force the ball out for a corner though. Chennai City see off the set-piece easily.
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52' And just as I say that, Shivajians earn a free-kick just outside the box on the right. Quero's ball is a tantalizing one and was begging for a touch. It passes everybody and Karanjit is relieved to see it go out for a goal kick.


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No major chances so far in the second. Shivajians had a shot on target when Sanju Pradhan shot from distance, but it was a comfortable save for Karanjit.
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We are underway in the second
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The teams are back on the field. Time for the second half to begin.
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How will Shivajians come back?

Chennai City's goal was really against the run of the play. The hosts were content to sit back and absorb pressure for much of the half with Shivajians doing most of the running with the ball. Chennai City looked to make the set-pieces count and ultimately it was a corner that delivered them the goal. They will be happy to have the lead.

Be back here in a bit for the start of the second half! Grab a cup of coffee in the meantime for I'm going to be doing that too!
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There's the half-time whistle and its the hosts who hold a slender lead going into the break thanks to Haroon Amiri's superb header.

Chennai City 1-0 DSK Shivajians
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We are going to have 3 minutes of added time at the end of the first
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Chennai City lead!

42' 
Tank found himself on the right flank and drew a corner. Nandha's delivery was superb and Amiri rose superbly to power a strong header past Paul to break the deadlock.

Chennai City 1-0 Shivajians
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Chennai City have had about four free-kicks so far from which they've had a chance to deliver a decent ball into the box. None of them have resulted in anything meaningful, petering out aimlessly.
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Double save

37' 
Chennai City are forced into a double save as Shivajians threaten to score. After Ravanan dives in on the block on Chhangte from a dangerous cutback into the box, Karanjit reacts quickly to spot Quero in space and manages to get to the ball before the Spaniard to avert possible danger
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A groan around the ground

34' 
Charles manages to lose his man and run onto a through ball from midfield. He breaks free and is 1-on-1 with the keeper. If there was one person Chennai City wanted a chance to go to, it would have been him. But he fluffs it completely and the chance is gone. The entire stadium lets out a collective groan.
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Chance created by Chennai

31'  Nandha gets free down the right and plays a good ball. Amiri contorts himself brilliantly to get a header in on goal that is palmed away by Paul. Tank rushes to get to the rebound, but Paul recovers to keep him out.
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As we approach the half hour mark, there have been no clear cut chances yet for either team. Shivajians are seeing plenty of the ball, but have so far been unable to create a telling opportunity. Chennai City seem to be content in holding their shape and being difficult to break down.
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What you can do I can do better!

26' 
Chennai City's Clemente completely messes up a simple clearance and the ball ends up falling to Quero who is in a good position outside the box. He decides to shoot and his shot is as forgettable as Clemente's clearance. It's still 0-0 here in Chennai.
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The ball just took a bump ladies and gentlemen!

21' Echezona intercepts a Quero pass and then decides to get his team going forward, but to his astonishment the ball takes a bump and bounces awkwardly off a brown patch on the pitch, leading to his pass going astray. More turn and bounce there than in the ongoing cricket series between India & Australia!
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Chennai City's forwards are currently hugely cut off from the rest of their side. A huge chasm can be seen between Charles and his partner and the rest of the side who seem to be holding back in a defensive stance. That chasm has to be bridged if Chennai City are to get meaningful attacks going here. We are @ 20 minutes. 
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Claxon alarm!

15' 
Ricky goes down quickly to the ground and there is a flurry of gesturing from players on the pitch suggesting it could be a serious injury. After the Fernando Torres situation recently, looks like there is a hint of caution everywhere. Thankfully, Ricky is back up after a while and looks like he is going to continue.
Haroon Fakhruddin
42'
Z. Mundampara
46'
D. Ravanan
52'
60'
R. Lallawmawma
M. Soosairaj
Marcos Thank
66'
M. Soosairaj
67'
71'
J. Lalrinzuala
R. Lallawmawma
79'
P. Bhumij
S. Pradhan
81'
H. Narzary
K. Lalthathanga
R. Albarnas
N. Kumar
83'
D. Devadas
Haroon Fakhruddin
87'
90'+3'
S. McFaul
Tournament I League 2017 - Week 12
Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Match time Sun, 05 Mar, 07:05 PM
Chennai City
1
K. Singh
4
E. Anyichie
5
D. Roy
7
Charles
10
Marcos Thank
13
D. Ravanan
17
D. Ganesh
18
Haroon Fakhruddin
25
Z. Mundampara
27
J. Clemente
33
N. Kumar
Shivajians
1
S. Pal
2
N. Chettri
3
R. Lallawmawma
6
S. McFaul
7
L. Chhangte
10
Juan Quero
12
S. Pradhan
17
K. Lalthathanga
19
S. Kima
21
B. Paite
29
S. Singh
Chennai City Subs
6
P. Karuthadathkuni
12
R. Albarnas
14
Abhishek Das
15
D. Devadas
20
R. Masih
23
M. Soosairaj
29
S. Meloly
Shivajians Subs
11
H. Narzary
14
J. Lalrinzuala
16
N. Shrestha
18
Lalnunsiama
23
Vanlalremkima
27
S. Anganba
30
P. Bhumij
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Chennai City

Shivajians

Overall Stats (Head To Head):
Chennai City Wins: 0
Draws: 0
Shivajians Wins: 1
Last few meetings:
Points Table
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Aizawl 14 9 3 2 8 30
2 East Bengal 14 8 3 3 14 27
3 Mohun Bagan 12 6 5 1 10 23
4 Shillong Lajong 13 6 2 5 2 20
5 Bengaluru 13 4 6 3 5 18
6 Churchill Brothers 14 4 4 6 -2 16
7 Shivajians 14 3 5 6 -1 14
8 Chennai City 14 3 4 7 -10 13
9 Minerva Punjab 14 2 6 6 -11 12
10 Mumbai 14 2 4 8 -15 10
Last updated: Mar 05, 2017 21:16