Chennaiyin FC huffed and puffed, but ultimately held on for a 4-2 aggregate win despite losing 2-1 in the second leg of the semi-final, as Atletico de Kolkata threw everything they had at the Salt Lake Stadium. Goals from Dejan Lekic and Iain Hume gave Atletico hope before Fikru put the game out of reach for the home side.Chennaiyin will now face FC Goa in the final in Goa on Sunday, 20 December, at Fatorda. We take a look at the major talking points from the game.All images courtesy of ISL
#1 Lekic troubles Chennaiyin
Antonio Habas was dealt a blow as Borja Fernandez was ruled out of this game with an injury picked up in the first leg. The big Serbian striker Dejan Lekic started in Borja's place, which meant Iain Hume had to play a much deeper role. And Lekic was relishing the challenge, as he didn't give Mailson Alves and Bernard Mendy a minute's peace.
It was his persistence which got Kolkata's first goal, as he pressed deep in the Chennaiyin half to latch on to Mendy's weak back header. He could have had a few more goals as well, with a bit more composure.