Match Report: Mumbai Metropolis FC 2-1 Chennaiyin FC

Mumbai Metropolis FC edged previous Chennaiyin FC 2-1 on the Mumbai Soccer Enviornment, coming from a objective down because of strikes from Lallianzuala Chhangte and Greg Stewart.

Des Buckingham named an unchanged beginning XI from the Islanders’ win towards East Bengal of their earlier sport. Mandar Rao Dessai and Mourtada Fall retained their place within the beginning eleven for the sport towards Chennaiyin FC. Phurba began in objective; Mourtada Fall partnered Mehtab Singh in central defence. They had been flanked by Rahul Bheke and Mandar Rao Dessai. The dynamic Apuia Ralte partnered the inventive Ahmed Jahouh and the influential Greg Stewart in midfield. The Islanders had the acquainted duo of Lallianzuala Chhangte on the suitable and Bipin Singh on the left wing in assault. Jorge Pereyra Diaz led the road on the evening.

Mumbai Metropolis FC appeared to start out of their acquainted aggressive style as they had been in search of a objective from the primary whistle of the sport. Chennaiyin FC had been nevertheless urgent the Islanders excessive up the pitch making it arduous for the Islanders to string passes in midfield. The Marina Machans weren’t permitting Mumbai Metropolis FC gamers time to breathe and progress the ball by their midfield. 

Chennaiyin FC’s sport plan grew to become obvious within the first quarter-hour of the sport. Thomas Brdaric’s directions to his midfield to man-mark Greg who was not being allowed any house to affect the sport grew to become the theme of the primary half.

The primary likelihood of the sport got here within the sixteenth minute of the sport after a hard-fought first quarter of an hour. The chance to take the lead got here the best way of Mumbai Metropolis FC within the sixteenth of the sport by a nook. Jahouh launched a harmful ball in from the left nook in the direction of the again put up of the Chennaiyin FC objective. Sadly, an on-rushing Mourtada Fall couldn’t head the ball into the objective on the again put up as his highly effective header simply went over the bar. 

The following likelihood of the sport got here within the nineteenth minute of the sport for the Islanders. An correct by ball by Diaz into house on the suitable unleashed Chhangte who swiftly obtained the ball beneath his management. Chhangte then reduce in from the suitable and crossed in the direction of Bipin who was back-pedalling into house within the Chennaiyin FC field. The ball reached Bipin, however the report goalscorer for the Islanders didn’t get a strong sufficient connection on the ball as his shot was calmly collected by Samik Mitra within the Machans’ objective.

Mumbai Metropolis FC had been slowly moving into their simplest passing rhythm however had been struggling to carve out clear reduce possibilities within the first half. The following likelihood of the sport broke the best way of the Islanders within the twenty seventh minute of the sport. A swift interaction between Diaz, Bipin and Greg noticed Bipin discover himself in house on the left flank. Bipin then reduce inside and unleashed a venomous shot which was palmed away by Samik up within the air. Earlier than the ball hit the bottom a charging Apuia tried heading the ball in from simply contained in the field however his effort was dealt with by Fallou Diagne within the field. A lot to the shock of everybody within the Enviornment, the referee waved away the Islanders’ protests. The scores stayed 0-0 however the sport was slowly coming to life.

Within the thirty fourth minute of the sport, Chennaiyin FC took the lead. Fall was pressed by Sliskovic, Edwin and Duker as he ended up passing the ball straight to a Chennaiyin FC participant proper outdoors the Islanders’ field. Duker then acquired the ball and arrange Petar Sliskovic within the field, who calmly slotted the ball into the Mumbai Metropolis FC objective to make it 1-0 in favour of Marina Machans.

Chennaiyin FC’s lead didn’t final for too lengthy although. The Islanders equalised within the thirty eighth minute of the sport because of a luxurious volley by Chhangte. A deep free kick by Jahouh was headed again into the centre of the field by Fall with a cushioned header. The ball fell completely for an unmarked Chhangte contained in the Chennaiyin FC field. The Islanders quantity 7 then stunningly volleyed the ball in along with his weaker foot to drag the sport degree because the scores learn 1-1.

Quickly after the primary half was dropped at a detailed by the referee as each groups had been struggling to create clear reduce possibilities and get into passing rhythm as neither workforce had been capable of dominate the primary half. 

Coach Buckhingam made a half time substitution as he introduced on Vignesh for Mandar Rao Dessai at left-back. The vitality of Vignesh supplied a much-needed impetus to the Islanders’ sport play.

Within the 51st minute of the sport, the primary likelihood of the second half broke the best way of Mumbai Metropolis FC. Diaz crossed the ball into Fall who had damaged freed from his marker. Mourtada Fall tried a spectacular overhead kick from cross however his try was wayward because the ball flew over the bar. 

With their subsequent likelihood of the sport within the 57th minute, Mumbai Metropolis FC took the lead. An correct ball on the left flank from Vignesh discovered Bipin in house. Bipin then put in an inviting low cross into the Chennaiyin FC field from the left in the direction of Pereyra Diaz. The Argentine calmly set the ball up for an on-rushing Greg Stewart with a sensible flick. Stewart calmly slotted the ball previous Samik within the Marina Machans’ objective handy the Islanders the lead because the scores learn 2-1 in favour of Mumbai Metropolis FC.

Quickly after the Islanders’ second objective, Coach Brdaric made a substitution within the 59th minute to vary issues up. Sourav Das got here off for Anirudh Thapa within the Marina Machans midfield. 

Chennaiyin FC’s substitution made an virtually instantaneous affect within the sixty fourth minute of the sport. Vincy initiated a counter assault for Chennaiyin FC on the suitable wing as he carried the ball to the by-line. He then tee’d the ball for Thapa on the fringe of the field however his shot went simply huge of the objective, because the scores remained at 2-1 in favour of the Islanders. 

Within the 68th minute of the sport, Chennaiyin FC made a double substitution so as to add some contemporary legs and vitality into the sport. They introduced on Ninthoi and Jiteshwor for Edwin and Prasanth respectively.

In response, Des Buckingham made one other substitution within the 69th minute of the sport as he introduced on Alberto Noguera for Jorge Pereyra Diaz who had put in one other phenomenal shift and even arrange the Islanders’ second objective of the sport. Alberto Noguera got here on for his fiftieth look within the Hero ISL.

The sport from there trudged alongside within the final 20 minutes of the sport however the Islanders had been lastly wanting their dominant finest on the sector. They weren’t permitting even a glimpse of objective to the Chennaiyin FC gamers as Mumbai Metropolis FC had been maintaining the ball expertly. 

Coach Buckingham made a double substitution within the 82nd minute of the sport to handle the final 10 minutes of the sport. He introduced on Vikram Singh and Rostyn Griffiths for Apuia and Greg Stewart respectively.

Within the eighty fifth minute of the sport, the final gilt edge likelihood of the fixture broke the best way of the Islanders. Noguera turned in midfield to string an ideal ball by for Vikram on the suitable aspect of the field. Vikram obtained the ball in his management and broke into the field however couldn’t compose himself earlier than taking his shot. His shot went huge of the objective because it flashed throughout the face of the Chennaiyin FC objective.

Chennaiyin FC made their ultimate modifications within the 86th minute of the sport as they made a double substitution. Mohammed Rafique and Jobby Justin got here on for Ajith Kumar and Vincy Barreto.

The scores remained at 2-1 in favour of the Islanders going into added time on the finish of the second half. Coach Buckingham made a ultimate substitution within the 93rd minute of the sport as he introduced on Gurkirat Singh for Chhangte in assault. Quickly after the referee blew the ultimate whistle of the sport and the sport ended 2-1 as Mumbai Metropolis FC prolonged their unbeaten run to eleven video games.

Mumbai Metropolis FC will tackle Odisha FC away from house on the 2nd of January and the sport will kick-off at 7.30pm IST.


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