ISL 2015 Final Match – FC GOA vs CHENNAIYIN FC Live

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Chennai Vs Goa ISL 2015 Final Match Live Score

90+5′ The shot from Lucca goes inches wide. What an effort and that will be last bit of action from the game. Chennai are winners and Goa are distraught.

90+4′ Wadoo is down and the stretcher comes on takes the man out. Surprisingly he is back on his feet.

90+2′ GOAL!! Goa 2-3 Chennai (Mendoza) What a turnaround and the crowd is stunned in silence. The goan defense makes a calamitous error and Kattimani has little tine to save the powerful shot. 

90′ GOAL!!! Goa 2-2 Chennai (Own goal) The cross came in Kattimani clashed with his own player and the ball bobs into the net. The ball is in after a three minute chat with the linesman. 

87′ GOAL!!! Goa 2-1 Chennai (Joffre) What a free kick as he curled the ball, Beckham-esque into the goal. What a finish and it is worthy of winning the final.

85′ Blasi handles the ball just at the edge of the area and it is just 20 yards and Joffre is stepping up.

83′ Ohhhh! Chennai have a chance and it is Kattimani makes a superb save. His positioning was spot on and the hands, stiff as he collects the ball. Mendoza and Elano have shots on target. Kattimani yet again is on the money.

80′ The ball is with Goa and they get a shot away and it was fantastic play on the right. The cut back is good.

78‘ Goa have the ball and are knocking on the Chennai door. They are holding firm and the match is moving from end to end.

77′ Virat Kohli is brought to his feet in the stands. Chennai have a man down.

75‘ What a save from Edel! A cross was floated in from the right and Haokip, who was in the area backheeled the ball straight at goal but the Armenian goalie makes a fantastic reflex save and holds the ball.

74′ Lucio was easily beaten and the shot went fizzing over and as the Chennai left-back found himself in space after surge forward.

71′ Fantastic  bit of play by Joffre as he twists and turns and leaves the Chennai defense for dead. Goa are gaining intensity and the shot cum cross goes only as far as the safe Edel.

68′ Another shot and the ball goes over the bar. Dhanachandra comes in from the left, making a surging run and then came the shot, which went fizzing over the left post.

66′ The ball is cleared out and both sides make changes: Jayesh comes on as Jeje makes his exit. Pelissari replaced by Elano.

64′ That was Goa’s moment! The cross came in from the right and Haokip tried an overhead kick, then came another effort from Reinaldo and it went over.

63′ Dhanachandra give away a corner and the ball is taken out clear. Joffre gets a shot away and the ball went fizzing wide of the goal.

61′ Saved!!! Another bad penalty from Chennai. Mendoza goes low and the shot didn’t have any power on it and Kattimani saves it.

60‘ Chennai get another penalty. Kattimani this time takes the Chennai forward as he was going for a through ball in the area.

59′ GOAL!!! (Haokip) Goa 1-1 Chennai The ball is drilled in by Romeo from the right flank and Haokip smashed the ball into the net.

58′ Thoi Singh clips Rafael Coelho from behind and the Chennai midfielder is given a yellow card. Pranoy makes a high tackle on Mendoza, almolst taking off the Chennai striker’s head.

55′ Pelissari gets another chance but he wastes the chance. Kattimani comes out. The ball falls to the feet of Pellisari and he can’t get a shot on. The ball goes wide.

54′ GOAL!!! Goa 0-1 Chennai (Pelissari) The penalty was saved and it was a weak penalty from the Italian. The rebound though was tapped in. Chennai lead.

52′ Penalty for Chennai. Terrible challenge from Halder on Mendoza. Pelissari to step up

50′ Pelissari gets the ball and he cuts in from the left and gets the ball to swing wide of the right post but the curler goes away from the target and goes wide.

49′ Sterile play in the first few minutes and the ball keeps going from one end to the other, not creating any changes.

47′ Goa make the early charge in the second half. Bikramjit gets the ball outside the box and he unleashes a shot and the ball thunders off Pelissari. Fantastic block

Massive blow for Goa as Leo Moura goes off. Thongkosiem Haokip is his replacement

45+2′ Nervy times for Chennai. Wadoo flings his elbow and he is on a yellow. The referee keeps his hands in his pocket and warns him. Fair decision by the referee but the Chennai right-back has to watch it. That will be the last bit of action of the first half, which definitely beats boredom.

45′ Chennai patiently build up play. The ball comes to Wadoo on the right and the shot comes in  from 35 yards out and the shot is sent flying over the bar. Bad attempt to finish off a promising move.

44′ Chennai keep making cynical challenges and Goa keep winning free kicks in the middle of the park. Chennai win it back quickly and yet again, Jeje and Mendoza threaten at the goalmouth. The Colombian was nearly away.

42′ More fouls here as Dhanachandra takes down Bikramjit. The Goan midfielder had nutmegged his opponent before he was pulled down.

40′ It has been a while but Goa get the ball back and Moura surges forward and looks to chip it in. The ball goes out for a goalkick and the Brazilian playmaker is cramping up a little.

38′ The ball comes to the feet of Mendoza and he almost breaks the deadlock. Somehow, the ISL top scorer wriggles away from the defense and finds space on the left. The shot comes in and it is parried away behind. He looked certain to score there.

36′ Mendoza shows great instincts. He wins a free kick from 35 yards out. He sees Jeje forward and chips a ball in quickly. It almost landed at the feet of his teammate. Kattimani was alert.

34‘ Chennai have the ball and Thoi Singh combines with Jeje on the right. Cross is floated in and the ball was cleared out before it could fall at the feet of Mendoza.

32′ Goa win a free kick from 20 yards out! Leo Moura and Joffre lineup. It is the right foot of Moura and the ball goes under the wall and the ball is deflected narrowly wide.

30′ Fantastic play from Goa! Long ball thumped forward and Coelho, wriggles his way past two defenders and controls the ball fabulously. The ball, alas was cleared by Mailson just as the striker was rounding up the Goalkeeper.

27′ The momentum has changed hands. Goa are playing good possession football. Khabra makes a good sliding tackle and clears the ball away. Chennai have the ball.

25′ Moura comes in the game for the first time and he drives a nice through ball to Coelho and now, he appeals for a penalty after a fall in the box. The ball is cleared out by the defense.

23′ More heated action here as Goa rip Chennai on the counter and a cross in and Edel saves the day. At the other end, Pelissari thinks he is fouled but the referee keeps his hands in the pocket.

21′ Tempers flare here after Mendoza was through on goal and had a shot on goal. He had Kattimani and a man to beat, the ball bounces off Kattimani, who pushes him down. The Colombian asks for a penalty.

20′ Lucca swings the ball in and it is punched away from Edel. Close there. Corner is cleared and the ball goes to the other end.

19′ Chennai give away a free kick right at the edge of the area. Joffre is fouled  by Wadoo, who goes in the book

17′ Wonderful play from Pelissari! The Chennai forward gets the ball outside the area, a rebound from a goal kick. The Italian eases past Lucio and has a shot, which flies wide of the left post. Decent play.

15′ More injury worries for Goa here and it is Mandar who is down and needs treatment. He is down on the ground and the medics are on. It stemmed from the clash with Wadoo.

13′ Nearly a break there for Goa and it was quite unlike them. Mandar hoofs a long ball forward, searching for Rafael Coelho. Chennai’s defense holds firm.

11′ There are more elbows and flourishes from the defense. Goa are not getting a concerted amount of possession and this is where they have been restless in the past and lost momentum. Plenty of individual battles here and Wadoo and Mandar clash. Goa win possession through a free kick.

What a shame! Dudu’s final was short lived as he is stretchered off the pitch. In comes Jonathan Lucca.

8′ The Men in White have the ball again. More possession in their own half as the build-up is patient and are looking to free Mendoza. Mendy fouls and Goa have a free kick.

6‘ Clash of heads and Mailson is down. Chennai win a free kick. The tempo has been lively from both sides as the early goal is of paramount importance. Stoppage in play as Dudu is on the floor too.

4′ Now Chennai have possession and Elano and Mendoza combine and there is confusion between Lucio and Kattimani and the ball almost rolls into Chennai’s path. Chennai have gained momentum and are bossing around with the ball.

2‘ Excellent start from Goa and Mandar races to the right flank and whips a cross in. The ball bounces high in the Chennai territory but Reinaldo can’t jump and take the ball.

Chennai will now play FC Goa on December 20 for the 2015 ISL crown in Fatorda.

After 60 matches and more than eight weeks of relentless football, the Indian Super League’s second edition has two new finalists this time.

Chennaiyin FC will face FC Goa – the table-toppers and arguably the best performers this season – in the summit clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Sunday.

Chennai lost 1-2 against Atletico de Kolkata in the second leg of semi-final but reached the final with an aggregate score of 4-2, thanks to their authoritative 3-0 victory in the first leg. Goa, on the other hand, after losing the first leg 1-0 to Delhi Dynamos, made a stunning comeback in the second leg to outplay their opponents 3-0 and reach the final for the first time.

Goa have been strategically the most intelligent team under Zico’s managership and the players have executed his plans perfectly on the ground. Last season they were knocked out of the league after losing to Kolkata in the penalty shootout but this year they have been winning matches from the start and have peaked at the right time. The Gaurs have won eight out of 16 matches this season and playing at home where they have got a huge fan support, Goa will have a slight advantage over Chennai in the final.

They thrashed Mumbai City FC 7-0, the biggest defeat in ISL, and have lost just one match at home. The one match they lost at Fatorda was their 4-0 defeat against Chennai and that will remind the hosts that they don’t have any serious edge against their opponents. Their marquee player Lucio has been at the centre of their gameplans and has been the star performer for the team throughout the season.
Chennai’s performance has been quite the contrary and unlike last season, they failed to make a good start. Last year they almost looked invincible before losing in the semis but this year they started their campaign losing back-to-back games and at one point they were fighting with Kerala Blasters not to be at the bottom of the table. Their marquee player Elano Blumer was not scoring goals like the first season but he was still their best and needed some help in the midfield and from other strikers.
Stiven Mendoza and Jeje Lalpekhlua returned back to form in time and the Machans made a brilliant comeback in the later half of the season.
Chennai’s defence has been the key to their success and their coach Marco Materazzi made a great use of Bernard Mendy and Dhanachandra Singh and former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Apoua Edel has been solid at the goal post.
Battle of the coaches: Materazzi vs Zico
Both managers are completely different in their approach to the game.
While Zico likes to experiment with his playing formation, Materazzi’s strength has been his defensive tactics and he does not like to change his experienced back four. Zico likes the attacking brand of football and in the second leg of semi-final against Goa we saw his team attacking from the word go and they overcame the 1-0 deficit to reach the final. It’s not that he only knows how to attack. After getting drubbed 4-0 at home by Chennai, we saw Zico go with a defensive strategy against the same opponents in the next game to crunch out a 2-0 win.

Goa, unlike Chennai have been scoring goals freely this season and their 29 strikes before the final is highest for this season. The problem going with an out and out attack theory is that there is high risk of conceding goals and Goa’s 4-0 and 4-1 defeats against Chennai and Kolkata are an indication of it. Goa have kept three clean sheets at home this year but they never won more than two games in a row.
Chennai have conceded just 17 goals from 16 games which is the lowest for a team this season. Materazzi likes to play with a strong defence line and just one striker and he has sticked to either the traditional four-man midfield or the diamond formation for the entire tournament and it would be surprising if tries to do something different on Sunday.
Rafael Coelho, who was injured during Goa’s second leg of the semi-final against Delhi, has been declared fit and his inclusion will be a big boost for Zico’s men. He along with Leonardo da Silva, Thongkhosiem Haokip and Lucio will be the players to watch out for Goa in the final. Goa, having had a mixed experience against Chennai in the past, will be cautious knowing their opponents like to score on the counter.

While Elano is still their best player, Chennai will expect Jeje, Mendoza and Mendy, who have turned things around for them to perform when it matters the most. Their goalkeeper Apoula has been in a brilliant form and has got a good backing from his defenders. If Elano and Co. can somehow find a way to score a quick goal then Materazzi’s strategy will be to block everything and not let Goa players move freely with the ball.

Hosts FC Goa may be the favourites but a good track record at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will boost Chennaiyin FC’s confidence as the ISL 2 is all set for a fascinating final.    Ref:-  IBN Live

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