Chennai City registered 2-1 win over table-toppers Minerva Punjab
Chennai City registered a stunning 2-1 win over table-toppers Minerva Punjab to blow the title race wide open at the JLN Stadium on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Coimbatore.
Soosairaj opened the scoring as early as in the fifth minute of the match. Edwin Vanspaul´s cross from the right fell to the Indian midfielder inside the box and although his initial shot towards goal was kept out by Kiran Limbu, he made no mistake on his second try to give the home side an unexpected lead.
Chencho Gyeltshen restored the parity in the 26th minute when he received Amandeep Singh´s long ball and Bhutanese Ronaldo made no mistake to find the net.
Chennai City FC resumes the lead at an hour mark through when newly recruited Aleksander Rakic beat the offside trap on Soosairaj place a through-ball for Rakic who slotted the ball home.
Minerva Punjab FC is still leading the race with 32 points from 17 matches but Kingfisher East Bengal, NEROCA FC, and Mohun Bagan all are still very much alive on the title hunt as Hero I-League is approaching to another season when the winner will be decided not before the final day.
Full time! Chennai City FC 2-1 Minerva Punjab.
90+3: Substitution for Chennia City FC: Aleksandar Rakić OFF Mashoor Shereef Thangalakath IN
84: Substitution for Miverva Punjab FC: Amandeep Singh OFF Vanlalbiaa Chhangte IN
81: Yellow card for Edwin Sydney Vanspaul (Chennai City FC)
74: Substitution for Chennai City FC: Sebastian Thangmuansang Alexander OFF Romario Jesuraj IN
67: Substitution for Chennai City FC: Gaurav Bora OFF Sinivasan Pandiyan IN
60: GOAL! Aleksandar Rakic scores for Chennai City.
46: Second half underway-
Half time: Chennai City FC 1-1 Miverva Punjab FC
29: Yellow card for Souvik Das( Minerva Punjab)
26 GOALLL! Chencho Gyeltshen equalises for Minerva
22: Yellow card for Dharmaraj Ravanan(Chennai City FC)