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Chennai City, Gokulam Kerala lock horns in southern derby

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Defending champions Chennai City FC will take on Gokulam Kerala FC in the return leg of the Southern I-League derby here on Wednesday.

Two wins on the trot have boosted Chennai's campaign. A slender win over the Indian Arrows and a dramatic stoppage-time victory against Churchill Brothers in Margao have revitalised the Lions' season.

A victory against Gokulam won't just give them the bragging rights of having completed a double over the Malabarians but would also take their tally to 17 points and put them in a better position.

"We are starting to show some fire and desire. This is a young team, so credit should go to the coach and the players for manning up in the face of many defeats," said Chennai midfielder Katsumi Yusa.

"The team will give its 200 per cent for this game. It is a local derby. We did the double over them last year. We beat them at their home this year," he added.

With two wins, two losses and a draw in their previous five games, Gokulam's campaign has been erratic at times.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 11 2020. 18:54 IST
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