FT: That's it! Its 3 points for Chennaiyin, who are on seven points now.
93' Alfaro gets the ball and tries to turn Eli Sabia who holds firm and ushers it behind for a goal kick.
91' Anotehr ball drifted into teh box by NorthEast, but colledcted by Karanjit, who just holds onto it for a while.
90' What a ball by katsumi into the box, the ball falls onto the head of Alfaro who takes it off the head of Passi and heads over. WHAT A CHANCE.
88' NorthEast have send evrything into the box, but Chennaiyin defence has been like a brick wall.
82' Katsumi with the freekick, the ball cleared, it gets worked to Ghosh on the left whose cross finds Narzary, but his header down is saved brilliantly from the far cornner. What a save!
78' It's wave after wave of NorthEast attacks, but they seem to be struggling to make any clear cut chances.
74' Romaric tests the goalkeeper again, Karanjit palms it away, but it keeps coming back. Two coners for NorthEast, back to back, the balls into the box is well defended by teh Chennaiyin players.
73' Mendy is having a cracker of a game, he has really taken on the captain's mantle.
71' Lazzeratti trying to chip Karanjit there, cheeky from the NorthEast man, but goes way wide.
67' Lovely ball into the box by Rowllin, and Romaric had made a last ditch run into the box, but his header was easy for Karanjit.
65' What a chance by Bernard Mendy, terrific tackle on an Alfaro clear on goal. That was a goal saving challenge by the Frenchman.
63' Davide Succi just falls on the ball, and sits on for a second. The referee gives a freekick against him, am afraid you can't fo that.
61' What a last ditch challenge on the far post by Jerry, as Katsumi Yusa crossed the ball across the box with Holicharan sniffing about.
58' Wellington gets carded for not touching the bal or the refereel, but the resulting freekick is send high and wide by Peluso.
55' NorthEast with a freekick, Romaric expectedly takes it, but it just goes a tad wide. Karanjit seemed to have had it covered.
52' Holicharan has struggled against the 18-yeal-old Jerry, and with Velez off this seems to be their best outlet.
50' Peluso does his impression of the royal ballet session, he dives onto the ground as if an invincible man kicked him. That was delusional. Deserved a yellow card.
Siam Hanghal crosses the ball from the right, Succi takes the cross for a volley first time, he hits it clean as a whistle. This is definitely the Goal of the season from Davide Succi right here.
46' The secod half has started in similar fashion, both teams are trading blows.
HT: All in all, that was a very entertaining first half. Chennaiyin seems to have had the better chances and the more effeorts, NorthEast have also knocked on the proverbial door. But someone needs to break the deadlock to open the floodgates. Hopefull it'll be early in the second half.
45' That was a real chance!!! Holicharan had a chance to cross, but his weaker right footed cross was cleared.
44' Both sides have had heir fair of chances, but none had real clear cut chance worth writing home about.
40' A routine corner by Peluso, who gets the ball back, and curls it towards the backpost. Subrata Paul palms it away, acrobatcally I must add.
36' Chennaiyin players seem to be first to evrything at the moment, guess the six days rest is coiming in handy.
33' Alfaro is getting some rough treatment from the Chennaiyin defenders, a tactic from Materazzi?
29' A lovely corner into the backpost from Katsumi Yusa, the ball just bounces ahead of Velez, who's first touch on his chest takes him a tad too wide and the shot hits a Chennaiyin defender and goes back for another corner.
25' A lovely run into the edge of teh box by Hanghal, and he's fouled by Zakora. Peluso with the free kick, he hits it really true, and Subrata Pauls omehow keeps it out. The rebound is headed over the bar.
24' Chennaiyin have slowly but surely got a foothold into the game, they seem to be controlling the tempo of the game.
19' Woooo. That could have been a penalty, the ball goes wide to Hali who cuts back into his left and crosses into the box. Alfaro seems to have fouled into the box, but nothing doing from teh referee.
15' First chance of the game for Succi, the ball gets defelected in the box and falls for Succi. He didn't expect it there, and collected by Subrata Paul.
14' Rowllin has started the game really well, he has kept the ball well for NorthEast.
12' Got to admit, the crowd support NorthEast get is absoluteluy insane. This is a difficult place to come to and get a result.
10' A very good tempo to the game till now, end to end, teh latestt attack from Chennaiyin blocked brilliantly by Nort East captain Zakora.
9' Romaric goes for a shot at goal, but he hits it into the ground, the ball trickles into the arms of Karanjit.
7' Good hold up play from Succi, he sends a long hanging ball into the box, cleared behind for a corner. The resulting corner is cleared off the front bar, and gives a chance for NorthEast to counter.
6' Lovely crossfield pass by Rowllin for his Indian International teammate Holicharan, who prevents the ball from going for a goal kick.
3' Peluso with a terrible challenge on Katsumi Yusa, and teh crowd voiciferously complains to the referee.
2' Siam Hanghal has started the game brightly, he's sitting teh deepest of the three midfielders for Chennai.
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