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The game was lost in two moments in the first half, when the two goals were scored. Neither team showed enough to win the game, but luckily for Chennai they just had the pinch of luck needed to win the game.
The game was a slow and steady affair from the start, with both teams choosing to keep their midfield behind the ball. Chennaiyin got in the lead via a well-taken goal from their midfield maestro, who was allowed to choose his corner and slot it home with ease.
Goa never mustered enough, but had a couple of chances to get level, through Coelho, who fluffed his lines on both occasions. Chennai got the cushion of a second goal, when Chennaiyin's captain for the night crossed into the box and was deflected beyond a hapless Kattimani.
Just what the doctor ordered for Materazzi's men, and for Zico, it is back to the drawing board. They're bottom of the league with no points off three games.
FT: That's it, Chennai win for the first time in ISL 3.
94' Siam Hanghal has looked good since he has come on, he has slotted right in beside the ever-excellent Mulder. He controls the last bits of the game.
92' Goa pushing now, but I am afraid, it is a bit too little too late at the moment.
Four minutes added on.
90' Well done by Julio Cesar, he has been bright since he has come on. His cross though is cut off by Mulder, with Romeo lurking round the back.
88' Chennaiyin are trying to just kill the game here. They've slowed it down, and looked prepared to sit the rest of it out.
86' Good build-up play between Trindade and Julio Cesar, the reverse ball was taken by Trindade whose hot is easily collected by Karanjit.
83' Karanjit with another good claim, but his clearance is poor, and the ball comes right back.
81' Corner for Chennaiyin, worked to Hanghal, The U23 International with a wicked cross, just beyond Dudu.
79' Terrible challenge by Fulganco, but there was no head butt. Baljit pretended well, but the ref didn't fall for it. Well done by the referee.
77' Huge chance for Chennaiyin to kill the game. Mulder turns in the box to pass it to Baljit, who hits the site netting. Disappointing.
76' Cleared away by Wadoo, Chennai with a no-nonsense approach here.
73' A huge cheer for Succi as he comes off for Dudu. Dudu is a huge figure in Goan football, he comes on against them.
71' Mulder with a driving run into the box, he slips it to Succi, who passes to Rane, his cross hits a defender and goes behind for a corner.
67' That was almost an own goal by Riise, he stretched to clear the ball and almost headed into his top corner.
66' Goa's build up play has been appalling to say the least, slow and laboured, too easy for Chennai to clear.
62' Ball into the box by Jofre, high and mighty, they try to get the loose ball but it's easily cleared.
60' Rafael Augusto with another peach of a ball for Rane. But his control lets him down, and the ball goes to Kattimani.
58' A lovely ball into the box, Wadoo with a wicked delivery, bu cut off by Lucio.
56' That man Mulder again, what a ball, into the feet of Succi whose second touch betrays him.
53' Riise attempted one of his trademark freekicks, but awfully under-hits it. Easy for Goa to clear.
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51' A riot in the middle here. Succi holds the ball up, he dives on the ball, Trindade kicks out and the other players also get involved. The referee handles it well at the end.
49' Lovely ball on the top by Chennai youngster Jerry, but his dink hit the heels of Succi. Lovely play by the Indian full-back there.
48' Positive start fromGoa, they moved the ball much faster in the second half. Their latest attack by Coelho, who goes for a stinger, hits the side netting.
46' Goa try to take an early free kick, but Dumas' ball is easily collected by Karanjit, better from the Goa stopper.
45' We are off for the second half. Goa kick off.
Update: The goal has been given to Wadoo, there were some doubts that his shot was going wid, but the folks at the dubious goals panel seems to be thinking otherwise.
HT: Marco Materazzi will be very very happy with that first half. In footballing terms, this is what we call a snooze fest, with Chennaiyin taking one of their chances, and getting lucky with the other. Goa have shown absolutely zero application, they missed the two chances they had in the first half. The humidity hasn't helped either.
44' Poor by Karanjit again, the ball swung into the box, he palms it away. Luckily it doesn't fall to a Goa player.
41' What an effort by Coelho, he picks up the ball and straight away tries to curl it into the top corner.
39' WHAT WAS THAT? Kattimani just hastily cleared a ball into his own box, despite it coming off a Goa player. Luckily that was cleared.
35' Chance for Goa to get one back. The corner worked well, but the cross by Tavora was mis-headed by Coelho.
34' Lovely ball into Jofre, who tries to go outside and cross, but was cut out by Eli Sabiá, goes behind for a corner.
33' The game has slowed down a lot since the second goal.
The ISL Live Score now is Chennai leading Goa, two goals to nil.
28' Goa have been very pedestrian with their play, too easy for Chennai to cut them out.
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