Chennai 1-2 NorthEast – Match result LIVE
Fantastic effort from NorthEast to win their second consecutive match away from home. This showed how their spine has improved by leaps and bounds in this tournament after getting off to a disastrous start. Chennai are losing their pizazz up front in a match. Remarkably, NorthEast are behind the 4th placed Atletico de Kolkata only on goal difference. Chennai meanwhile, slump to the seventh spot in the table. Hope you had fun! See y’all on the day after!
90+5 NorthEast on the breakaway and Silas gets time and space in the area. Shot comes in and the ball is straight to Edel. NorthEast are holding the ball well to see out the last few seconds and the final whistle is blown!!! Peeeeep!!
90+4′ Chennai are on the ball and the ball is crossed in from Zakeer and the home side win a corner. The dead ball is taken and the ball falls at the feet of Pellisari, whose shots lands in Row Z.
90+2′ Rehenesh is down and needs treatment. The medics are on for treatment. Four minutes of stoppage time
89‘ Bruno Arias goes on a surging run after breaking away on the counter. He shows great ball control and strength to get the better of Mendy. He gets into the box and has a shot but it is straight to the keeper. Bruno cries for a foul.
87′ What a miss from Mendoza!!!! It was a fantastic opportunity for Chennai to equalise. Bikey looses his marker and Mendoza rags the ball on his left and chips the ball to Rehenesh’s left. The ball misses the left post by a couple of inches!
86′ Chennai’s heads are dropping somewhat and yet again, NorthEast hold their lines well and clear. Good spell of possession on the left flank from the team in Red. Good triangle there but Chennai snuff it out.
Substitution for NorthEast: Fikru comes on for Mailson
82′ Chennai have the ball but can they make use of this spell of possession? NorthEast, playing on the counter have to to better than hoofing the ball forward to get behind the backline.
80‘ Dhanachandra on the left tries to free Mendoza on the left and the ball has too much pace on it and it goes out of bounds for a goal kick.
78′ Chennai have the ball in the middle of the park and are having a long spell on the ball. Substitution for the home side: Thoi out, Abhishek Das comes on
Hengbart comes on for Kamara, who was struggling since his tumble.
76′ Play continues and and NorthEast take control of the ball on the left and Seityasen takes control of the ball on the left but the shot simply rolls to the keeper. Weak effort.
73′ Kamara and Elano bundle on each other on the floor as they vie for the same ball. There is some treatment for the NorthEast playmaker as he falls awkwardly. Substitution for Chennai: Elano off, Pellisari on
71′ GOAL!!! Chennai 1-2 NorthEast (Silas) What an introduction to the game!!! A cracking through ball from Kamara set this up and Chennai’s defense is left gaping open on the right. Silas, who had come on barely a minute ago, cuts to his right with a dummy to leave Maison on the floor and unleashes a powerful shot past Edel to the top corner.
70‘ NorthEast attack Chennai on the break. The ball is cleared out by the watchful Mendy. Simao takes the corner and the referee blows for a foul.Subsitution for NorthEast: Simao off, Silas on
69′ Chennai win a corner. NorthEast hold their shape and clear. The away side are running short of ideas somewhat in the middle of the park. Chennai bring it forward and Raphael lobs the ball before trying to shoot. Blockes.
67′ The ball is cleared and NorthEast are on the ball. Velez decides to go for goal from 40 yards out and the ball is miles over!! Waste of possession and the forward apologises for his effort.
65′ Excellent save from Rehenesh!!! What a save it was as Raphael Augusto lets one fly from 30 yards out and the goalkeeper had to use his fingertips to parry the ball over the bar.
63‘ Things are getting a little heated here and Siam and Mendoza are at each other’s throats as a foul is given against the NorthEast midfielder for a foul.Mendoza is at the face of Silas and shows his displeasure at the tackle.
62′ Excellent free kick from Elano and Rehenesh had to cover the near post and the ball is tipped wide for a corner. NorthEast break away and Chennai had committed too many men forward here. Velez is at the far post but Raphel ensures that the forward does not get time and space to cut in. Goal Kick.
60‘ Chennai bossing possession in the NorthEast area and Mendoza wins a free kick at the edge of the box and NorthEast players are peeved at the decision. The ball is in Elano territory
58′ More attacks here from Chennai, who bomb forward with purpose again and Balwant takes a shot and the ball thunders into the side netting. Excellent try. NorthEast make a change: VELEZ ON, DADZIE OFF
56′ What just happened here! A long ball is lobbed to Mendoza, who was one on one with Bikey, who lets his man get time and space. Rehenesh, inexplicably comes way off his line and the Colombian dinks over the goalkeeper and the ball runs into the net. Controversially, the flag is raised!!!
55‘ Chennai get forward in droves and Balwant’s low ball is cleared out by Bikey for a corner. The ball is out for a goal-kick and Mendoza takes control of the ball but he gives away a foul too.
53′ Little bit of a scuffle there as Thoi goes down in the area. The NorthEast players are livid and the referee has a word with Andre Bikey. Elano did well to separate the two sets of players just when they were on the verge of getting into a confrontation.
52′ What a chance for NorthEast!! Reagan delivers an inch-perfect pass into the middle, where Dadzie was waiting and he was free, having wriggled away from Maison and Wadoo but his header is wide.
51′ It is Chennaiyin who are raining, with attack after attack and Mendoza powers his way to the byline and shoots the ball, it goes across the face of goal and heads out for a goalkick. Siam has a shot for NorthEast and the ball rolls straight to Edel.
49′ Elano gathers the ball and tries to play another through ball, splits the defense but had too much power on it and it runs out of play.
47‘ The second half kicks off and Elano is in action straight away. The Chennai skipper gets the ball in midfield and almost sets Thoi through on goal with an exquisite pass. Corner is taken but the ball is inadequate to trouble the NorthEast defense.
45+3′ The ball goes back to Chennaiyin, who are happy to run down the clock till the end of the half and that will be the end of the first half. Fantastic stuff after the restart and one suspects this will end up being a four or a five goal thriller.
45+2′ Chennai nearly take the lead again!!! Mendoza gets the ball outside the box and he turns and unleashes a thumping drive which is punched away by the keeper, who dives full stretch to his right.
45′ Chennai win a corner and Elano takes it, the dead ball is initially punched away and the ball is sent to Thoi at the far post and the shot fizzes away inches wide of the right post.
43′ GOAL!!! Chennai 1-1 NorthEast (Kamara) Timely equaliser and Chennai are stunned NorthEast were holding on to a ball for an age. A cross was floated in from the right and Kamara at far post ghosts his way past Wadoo and heads the ball goalwards. Edel saves but he makes no mistake from the rebound. Game on!
40′ Scrappy play from both ends after a riveting restart. Good possession from NorthEast but Mendy’s no-nonsense defending is saving the day for the home side.
33′ GOAL!!! Chennai 1-0 NorthEast (Elano) WHAT A FINISH
A long ball was thumped forward to Mendoza, who chested it down and in a flash, Elano set himself up and thumped the ball, almost Ronaldinho-like to bullet the ball past Rehenesh.
29′ The play resumes and both the sides are being quite cautious here and Chennai makes some strides in the NorthEast area. Cleared.
The players are warming up on the touchline and 20 minutes is the time given for the play to kick-off again.
The players are ready to come on and the match will resume shortly
It is still pelting down heavily in Chennai and we learn that there can be a two hour delay before the start of the match, after which the game will be suspended. The play will resume on a later date if that is the case.
25′ There is thunder and lightening in Chennai and the referees deemed it unfit to continue. Play will resume once the skies clear out. Till then, the players head into the dugout but that has not dampened the mood of the fans, who have created a carnival-like atmosphere.
23′ Zakeer takes Siam Hangal down from behind and a yellow card is given against the Chennai midfielder.
21‘ The cross is sent into the far post by Elano and Raphael vies for the ball and it goes out of play. The Chennai defender is disappointed that he couldn’t make more of the opportunity.
19′ The foul is given against Dadzie. Lopez takes the ball away from Elano and the Brazilian is down. Referee waves play on. Chennai play a long ball forward and Mendoza goes down holding in his face and replays show that Lopez had shoved his opponent. Yellow Card for Lopez and Chennai have a free kick.
17′ Kamara wins the ball at the back, keeping a close eye on Thoi. The midfielder keeps possession and the ball is passed around from side to side and Mendy does well; he dives and heads the ball clear from Dadzie. The NorthEast forward teased the Frenchman seconds ago with a couple of fancy lobs over his head.
15′ Chennai win a free kick! Kamara trips Thoi. The home side keep it short and Mendy plays a beautiful diagonal ball to Elano. Chennai lose and win the ball back quickly and Mendoza squares the ball to Elano in the middle and the shot from the skipper is tipped away by the keeper.
13‘ The rain has subsided somewhat and Chennai yet again give the ball away cheaply after a patient buildup. They get yet another crack at the target but Balwant fails to control a cross from the deep and the ball is out of play.
11′ It is all so blurry and hazy at the moment. Scrappy, Sunday league brand of football being played and Elano hoofs one forward trying to find Thoi Singh on the right and the ball is safely taken by the keeper.
8′ Elano takes a free-kick and the NorthEast players just about clear the ball near the goalmouth. The home side has possession but are not able to break the Highlanders down.
5′ Its pouring down here in Chennai and NorthEast are in a spot of bother as Seityasen is down with a nasty head injury. The midfielder has stitches on his head. He is back up on his feet.
Zakeer will be starting for Chennai for the first time for Chennai. Pawan the goalkeeper, who was signed recently will be the second choice keeper for Chennai. Quite surprisingly, quality players like Silas, Velez, Sanju Pradhan and Bruno Hengbart will be starting from the bench. Simao will get another start and Dadzie will be the lone striker up front.
Having lost two of their three home matches, Chennaiyin FC would clash with NorthEast United in a crucial second phase league match in the Indian Super League football in Chennai on Wednesday.
ISL: Chennaiyin FC Eye Revenge Against NorthEast United FC
The first leg clash between the two teams in Guwahati was a feisty affair which NorthEast United FC won 2-0, thanks to a penalty at the end and another goal in stoppage time. The referee dished out ten yellow cards and a red card in that tie, while both teams were fined for misconduct.
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- Event: Indian Super League 2015
- Teams: Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC 35th Match
- Date: 11th November 2015
- Time: 19:00 IST
- Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
- Home team: Chennaiyin FC
- Away team: NorthEast United FC
Players to watch out for:
Chennaiyin FC: Elano Blumer, Fikru Teferra Lemessa, Lalhmangaihsanga Ralte, Thoi Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Balwant Singh
Northeast United FC: Simao Sabrosa, Diomansy Kamara, Seityasen Singh, Robin Gurung, Reagan Singh, Francis Dadzie
It would be the vital tie for Chennaiyin to keep their semifinal hopes intact, while the NorthEast, who have won the home match against Chennaiyin, would like to do the double to improve their standings.
Last year, the hosts made good of their home matches but this year, they have lost two matches including the one against FC Goa in the second phase and won against Pune city last month. The hosts, who are currently in fifth spot with 11 points, would like to get back their winning ways.
Farias said he was aware of the playing style of Chennaiyin but would focus on his side’s strength. Former Portuguese international Simao Sabrosa and Argentine Nicolas Velez have the lynchpin of the NorthEast attack and Farias would hope that the duo would continue their impressive form tomorrow also.
“We are focusing on our strength and would be keen to execute our plans,” said Farias.
On the other hand, Chennaiyin coach Marco Materazzi said, “Every match from now on would be crucial and it is time to set things right for a berth in play-offs.” As goalkeeper Karanjit Singh would be absent due to national duty, Materazzi would opt for tall Ede Bete at the goal and bring in Bikramjit Singh in place of Harmanjot Khabra who received second red card in the match against FC Goa.