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Chennaiyin FC beat FC Goa 2-0 in ISL

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Chennaiyin Football Club (FC) piled on the misery again on FC by handing them their third successive defeat in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

Chennaiyin had won last year's final in a dramatic fashion after scoring two late goals in and when they met again on Thursday, the defending champions needed no such late drama after scoring twice in the first half for a 2-0 victory at home.

The victory helped the hosts accumulate four points from three matches and leapfrog mid-table while FC are placed at the bottom of the pool without any point from three matches. FC is the only team without a point in the league.

In the opening few minutes, Chennaiyin FC were tentative and made mistakes in defence as FC could have gone ahead when Fulganco Cardozo's long ball forward in the second minute should have been easy collection for goalkeeper Karanjit Singh but he instead tried to control the ball with his feet and gave it away to Reinaldo Oliveira.

The Brazilian, however, could not stay on his feet and did not get anything for his fall inside the danger zone.

Once the nerves were settled, Chennaiyin FC went ahead immediately. The breakthrough came in the 15th minute as Mulder collected a ball from Raphael Augusto just outside the box, kept his calm and curled the ball past a diving goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani even before the defenders could react.

The home side made it 2-0 in the 26th minute, this time in fortunate circumstances. Chennaiyin captain Mehrajuddin Wadoo was looking to cross the ball inside the goalmouth but instead managed to get a wicked deflection off defender Richard Dumas which beat Kattimani under the bar again.

FC had chances to fight their way back into the game but lacked sharpness. Rafael Coelho was the most likely player to score in the first 45 minutes.

First the Brazilian striker's header from Joffre Gonzalez's cross sailed just wide and then he tried to pick the top corner from a narrow angle but the ball went wide in the 42nd minute.

In the second session, FC chief coach Zico tried to change the equation with a flurry of attacking changes but Chennaiyin FC defended in numbers.

The hosts should have won by a much bigger margin had the strikers kept their cool. Davide Succi had a golden chance to make it 3-0 when Mulder's long overhead ball saw him within touching distance of the goal, only for Kattimani to get a touch.

Then Mulder found Baljit Sahni with another well-measured cross but the Indian striker could only hit the side-netting as the game ended 2-0 in favour of the hosts.--IANS

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Chennaiyin FC beat FC Goa 2-0 in ISL

Chennaiyin Football Club (FC) piled on the misery again on FC Goa by handing them their third successive defeat in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

Chennaiyin Football Club (FC) piled on the misery again on FC by handing them their third successive defeat in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

Chennaiyin had won last year's final in a dramatic fashion after scoring two late goals in and when they met again on Thursday, the defending champions needed no such late drama after scoring twice in the first half for a 2-0 victory at home.

The victory helped the hosts accumulate four points from three matches and leapfrog mid-table while FC are placed at the bottom of the pool without any point from three matches. FC is the only team without a point in the league.

In the opening few minutes, Chennaiyin FC were tentative and made mistakes in defence as FC could have gone ahead when Fulganco Cardozo's long ball forward in the second minute should have been easy collection for goalkeeper Karanjit Singh but he instead tried to control the ball with his feet and gave it away to Reinaldo Oliveira.

The Brazilian, however, could not stay on his feet and did not get anything for his fall inside the danger zone.

Once the nerves were settled, Chennaiyin FC went ahead immediately. The breakthrough came in the 15th minute as Mulder collected a ball from Raphael Augusto just outside the box, kept his calm and curled the ball past a diving goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani even before the defenders could react.

The home side made it 2-0 in the 26th minute, this time in fortunate circumstances. Chennaiyin captain Mehrajuddin Wadoo was looking to cross the ball inside the goalmouth but instead managed to get a wicked deflection off defender Richard Dumas which beat Kattimani under the bar again.

FC had chances to fight their way back into the game but lacked sharpness. Rafael Coelho was the most likely player to score in the first 45 minutes.

First the Brazilian striker's header from Joffre Gonzalez's cross sailed just wide and then he tried to pick the top corner from a narrow angle but the ball went wide in the 42nd minute.

In the second session, FC chief coach Zico tried to change the equation with a flurry of attacking changes but Chennaiyin FC defended in numbers.

The hosts should have won by a much bigger margin had the strikers kept their cool. Davide Succi had a golden chance to make it 3-0 when Mulder's long overhead ball saw him within touching distance of the goal, only for Kattimani to get a touch.

Then Mulder found Baljit Sahni with another well-measured cross but the Indian striker could only hit the side-netting as the game ended 2-0 in favour of the hosts.--IANS

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Chennaiyin FC beat FC Goa 2-0 in ISL

Chennaiyin Football Club (FC) piled on the misery again on FC by handing them their third successive defeat in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

Chennaiyin had won last year's final in a dramatic fashion after scoring two late goals in and when they met again on Thursday, the defending champions needed no such late drama after scoring twice in the first half for a 2-0 victory at home.

The victory helped the hosts accumulate four points from three matches and leapfrog mid-table while FC are placed at the bottom of the pool without any point from three matches. FC is the only team without a point in the league.

In the opening few minutes, Chennaiyin FC were tentative and made mistakes in defence as FC could have gone ahead when Fulganco Cardozo's long ball forward in the second minute should have been easy collection for goalkeeper Karanjit Singh but he instead tried to control the ball with his feet and gave it away to Reinaldo Oliveira.

The Brazilian, however, could not stay on his feet and did not get anything for his fall inside the danger zone.

Once the nerves were settled, Chennaiyin FC went ahead immediately. The breakthrough came in the 15th minute as Mulder collected a ball from Raphael Augusto just outside the box, kept his calm and curled the ball past a diving goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani even before the defenders could react.

The home side made it 2-0 in the 26th minute, this time in fortunate circumstances. Chennaiyin captain Mehrajuddin Wadoo was looking to cross the ball inside the goalmouth but instead managed to get a wicked deflection off defender Richard Dumas which beat Kattimani under the bar again.

FC had chances to fight their way back into the game but lacked sharpness. Rafael Coelho was the most likely player to score in the first 45 minutes.

First the Brazilian striker's header from Joffre Gonzalez's cross sailed just wide and then he tried to pick the top corner from a narrow angle but the ball went wide in the 42nd minute.

In the second session, FC chief coach Zico tried to change the equation with a flurry of attacking changes but Chennaiyin FC defended in numbers.

The hosts should have won by a much bigger margin had the strikers kept their cool. Davide Succi had a golden chance to make it 3-0 when Mulder's long overhead ball saw him within touching distance of the goal, only for Kattimani to get a touch.

Then Mulder found Baljit Sahni with another well-measured cross but the Indian striker could only hit the side-netting as the game ended 2-0 in favour of the hosts.--IANS

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