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AFC Cup LIVE | Chennaiyin FC v Minerva Punjab Live Commentary, Score, Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 03, 2019 21:22 IST

The match kicks off at 7:30pm IST


21:22 (IST)3 APR 2019

That's it from us tonight. This is Aaditya Narayan signing off, at the end of my second live stint of the day. I'm off for a biryani, hope you all have a good night too. Toodle-oo

21:21 (IST)3 APR 2019

FULL-TIME: Chennaiyin FC 0-0 Minerva Punjab FC

Historic night, in some ways, as both Minerva and Chennaiyin put on the board their first ever points in Asian competition. But that's about the only thing that can be remembered from tonight. 

It was a game of chances for Chennaiyin, who were profligate. Raphael and Vineeth had plenty of presentable opportunities which they didn't take, when they arguably should have. 

21:20 (IST)3 APR 2019

90+3' PEEEEPP! That's full-time, and it's goalless

21:17 (IST)3 APR 2019

90' Cross comes in from Mailson, who's on the right wing, but Vineeth is offside. 

21:16 (IST)3 APR 2019

88' Thapa plays Vineeth through on the left side of the penalty area. He takes it on his left foot and gets a shot, which he skews, and the ball goes nowhere near the target. 

21:15 (IST)3 APR 2019

87' Another shot from distance, this time from Raphael. Again Arshdeep moves around in time and keeps hold of it. 

21:13 (IST)3 APR 2019

85' Another attempted curler from Vineeth goes wide. He's looking up to the heavens now. 

21:12 (IST)3 APR 2019

84' Amandeep takes a shot from distance, but it's gone well wide. 

21:09 (IST)3 APR 2019

81' Raphael gives the Minerva defenders a happy (maybe not) run around the edge of the area, as he looks to make space for a right-footed shot. He does make space, gets the shot away, but it's straight at Arshdeep

21:07 (IST)3 APR 2019

79' Minerva, too, make their final change of the day, as Thoiba Singh comes on

ON - Thoiba Singh
OFF - Samuel Lalmuanpuia

21:06 (IST)3 APR 2019

79' Chennaiyin make another change, as fan favourite Dhanpal Ganesh comes on

ON - Dhanpal Ganesh
OFF - Thoi Singh

21:05 (IST)3 APR 2019

78' Raphael looks for a through-ball to Vineeth, but that's easy for Arshdeep to charge out and catch

21:03 (IST)3 APR 2019

76' With Chennaiyin piling on more pressure, Minerva have more defending to do, and it's Kareem now who has to take more evasive action and concede another corner. 

21:01 (IST)3 APR 2019

74' Another Chennaiyin corner has landed at the feet of Vineeth in the box, but his left-footed shot has gone well wide, and just evaded a lunging Raphael, too

21:00 (IST)3 APR 2019

73' Chennaiyin have forced another corner, as Raphael's shot is blocked. 

Then Raphael and Gregory have a go at each other, for what, we don't know

21:00 (IST)3 APR 2019

73' This time, it's a better delivery from Thapa, but that's cleared by kareem with Mailson in close attendance. 

20:59 (IST)3 APR 2019

72' Thapa's low corner is hacked behind for another corner.

20:59 (IST)3 APR 2019

72' Dinliana crosses in towards Jeje, and Kareem clears. He looked to clear upfield but skewed it behind for a corner. 

20:57 (IST)3 APR 2019

70' Vineeth goes for a repeat of his wonder-strike from a few days ago, but this time his shot is straight at the keeper, and Arshdeep has an easy catch. 

20:56 (IST)3 APR 2019

69' Chennaiyin have a corner, after Akashdeep blocks Thoi's cross into the box.

20:54 (IST)3 APR 2019

Another Minerva Substitution

ON - Akash Sangwan
OFF - Makan Chothe

20:53 (IST)3 APR 2019

67' Samuel looks to play in Chothe with a nifty through-pass, but Karanjit is off his line quickly to smother that one. 

20:52 (IST)3 APR 2019

66' Sabia, Mailson and Augusto look to play a set-piece routine, but the shot from Augusto is blocked by the rushing man from the Minerva wall.

20:50 (IST)3 APR 2019

66' Raphael Augusto teases Khalif Al Hassan with superb footwork, and eventually wins the free-kick in a dangerous area! This is a big chance for Chennaiyin!

20:48 (IST)3 APR 2019

64' Thapa's free-kick is met at the far-post by Mailson, but the header is off target. 

20:47 (IST)3 APR 2019

64' Chennaiyin now have a free-kick on the left flank, after Souvik brings down Tondonba. Thapa will take...

20:46 (IST)3 APR 2019

63' THOI HAS MISSED A SITTER! Superb cross from the left flank by Tondonba, and Thoi has arrived in perfect time at the far post, only to put his header wide of the far post. 

20:45 (IST)3 APR 2019

61' Thapa drives forward with the ball and finds Thoi on the right flank, but his low cross is too close to the 'keeper. 

20:44 (IST)3 APR 2019

60' Thapa takes the corner, and it's cleared to Herd on the edge of the box. The Aussie has handled it, and Minerva have a clearing free-kick

20:44 (IST)3 APR 2019

60' Thoi Singh is brought down on the right flank by Makan Chothe, but the referee is unmoved. The ball has gone off him for a corner for Chennaiyin, though. 

20:41 (IST)3 APR 2019

57' Chennaiyin make their first change of the day 

ON - Anirudh Thapa
OFF - Halicharan Narzary

20:40 (IST)3 APR 2019

55' Another long shot, this time from Khalif Al Hassan! Karanjit pushes it behind for a corner again. 

20:39 (IST)3 APR 2019

54' That's the first yellow card of the game, and Tondonba Singh goes in the back for bringing Al Amna down. 

20:38 (IST)3 APR 2019

53' First substitution of the game, and it's from Minerva. 

ON - Moinuddin Khan
OFF - Prabhjot Singh

20:38 (IST)3 APR 2019

53' The game has become so scrappy. 

20:33 (IST)3 APR 2019

48' The game is pretty much following the same pattern it did in the first half, with Chennaiyin dominating the ball, and Minerva looking to spring on the break. 

20:31 (IST)3 APR 2019

46' PEEEPP!! Minerva get us underway in the second half

20:18 (IST)3 APR 2019

HALF-TIME: Chennaiyin FC 0-0 Minerva Punjab FC

Chennaiyin have been the better side, but they haven't really had a clear-cut chance from open play, since Jeje Lalpekhlua's early shot from close range was blocked. Sabia and Mailson had chances off corners that they didn't convert. 

Minerva had chances with a couple on long shots, and then had Primus hitting the crossbar with a header. 

They're still in the game, and that's what they'd have wanted. Anybody's game with 45 minutes to go. 

20:16 (IST)3 APR 2019

45+1' PEEEPPP! That's half-time, at the end of a lively first half in Ahmedabad. 

20:16 (IST)3 APR 2019

45+1' Mailson finds Narzary with an awesome cross-field ping. The left-winger looks to square it first-time, and puts it in a superb area, but there's no Chennaiyin player attacking it. 

20:15 (IST)3 APR 2019

45+1' Thoi takes a shot from distance, but slips as he's striking it. 

20:13 (IST)3 APR 2019

44' Narzary crosses to the near post where Jeje attacks the ball, but Arshdeep has dived on it first, and fisted it away to safety.

20:12 (IST)3 APR 2019

43' Thoi again beats his man on the right flank, but his cross is neatly cleared away by Souvik Das. 

20:11 (IST)3 APR 2019

41' Prabhjot is down, and play has been stopped. 

20:09 (IST)3 APR 2019

39' Raphael Augusto plays a one-two with the Minerva Punjab defender, before taking a shot on goal, but the shot is high, and wouldn't have troubled a second goal above the already-installed one. 

20:08 (IST)3 APR 2019

38' Thoi teases Akashdeep on the right flank, before beating his man and putting a cross in, but it's easily caught by Arshdeep. 

20:06 (IST)3 APR 2019

36' Screams for a Minerva penalty! Referee says nothing doing! That's a scuffed shot from Kareem, and Prabhjot was arriving at the far post, where he was met by Herd, but the Aussie was deemed to have got the ball. Replays show it was not a bad call from the ref, although debatable. 

20:04 (IST)3 APR 2019

33' Karanjit with a clanger! Al Amna's shot is deflected and looped into the 'keepers hands, but he's somehow dropped that and let it go behind for a corner. 

20:04 (IST)3 APR 2019

34' First signs of a decent passing move from Minerva, through which they get Amandeep in space on the right flank, but his low cross is easily gobbled up by Eli Sabia. 

20:00 (IST)3 APR 2019

30' The corner causes some confusion in the box, and Primus has hit the post, I think. Let off for Chennaiyin. 
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