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Key Events

90' + 3'
A. Jesuraj
Yellow Card
90'
R. Costa
Yellow Card
79'
L. Hangshing
W. Plaza
72'
P. Raju
C. Lourdusamy
65'
U. Rai
I. Gurung
62'
W. Vaz
Own Goal
58'
I. Gurung
Goal
58'
L. Hangshing
Assist
51'
I. Gurung
Assist
51'
N. Novaković
Goal
47'
C. Pinto
V. Poojary
43'
T. Akhand
Yellow Card
16'
T. Akhand
M. Regin
12'
K. Aucho
Yellow Card
9'
Pedro Manzi
Assist
9'
Néstor Gordillo
Goal
2
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
0
0
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 2
Total Passes 1 1

Commentary

FT: Chennai City 2-2 Churchill Brothers. 
90' + 6' That's it in Chennai! Spoils shared but will a point be enough for these two teams?
A. Jesuraj
Yellow Card
Chennai City
90' + 3' Yellow card Alexander Romario Jesuraj
90' + 2' Nestor's teasing free kick is headed clear by Eldor at the far post. Corner!
90' + 2' Churchill have come back into the game well after a disappointing first half but a point will not be enough for either team. 
R. Costa
Yellow Card
Churchill Brothers
90' Yellow card Richard Costa
87' A scary sight for Chennai City fans as Pedro Manzi is down on the ground, needing treatment. Kovakovic's high-footed challenge went unnoticed by the referee. 
86' Corner falls to Uttam Rai inside the box and he blasts a shot over the bar 
85' Pinto plays a one-two on the left but is unable to get to the return ball before it is cleared for a corner.
80' Sandro's dangerous free kick into the box from the right is headed clear by Wayne Vaz and Churchill can breathe!
L. Hangshing
W. Plaza
Churchill Brothers
79' Substitution Willis Plaza Lamgoulen Gou Hangshing
77' Plaza is released in behind the defence but he fails to sort out his feet in time and the defence is allowed to clear the danger!
P. Raju
C. Lourdusamy
Chennai City
72' Substitution Charles Anandraj Lourdusamy Pravitto Raju
68' WIDE! Aucho's free-kick meets Novakovic at the far post but his header is wide!
U. Rai
I. Gurung
Churchill Brothers
65' Substitution Israil Gurung Uttam Rai
64' Churchill attempt an immediate response! Pinto's cross from the right falls into no man's land inside the box and then reaches Gurubg on the left who cuts in and shoots wide!
W. Vaz
Own Goal
Churchill Brothers
62' Own goal Wayne Vaz
62' CHENNAI EQUALISE!! Sandro's brilliant first touch allows himto bamboozle his marker inside the box and guide a cross from the right into the net! 
I. Gurung
Goal
Churchill Brothers
58' Goal Israil Gurung
L. Hangshing
Assist
Churchill Brothers
58' Assist Lamgoulen Gou Hangshing
58' CHURCHILL TAKE THE LEAD FROM A HOWLER!  Kabir spills a cross into the box from Pinto and Gurung is at the right place at the right time to tap the ball into the net! What a tragedy!
53' Churchill have come out post the break and shown intent to threaten the opposition's backlone. Ceesay and substitute Pinto has been active in the attacking third!
I. Gurung
Assist
Churchill Brothers
51' Assist Israil Gurung
N. Novaković
Goal
Churchill Brothers
51' Goal Nenad Novaković
51' CHURCHILL EQUALISE!! Novakovic rises highest at the near post and heads in Gurung's corner kick to put Churchill back in the game!
50' Ceesay gets the ball in the box but is unable to get a shot away, not for the first time in the match. The ball is deflected clear. 
C. Pinto
V. Poojary
Churchill Brothers
47' Substitution Vinil Poojary Clencio Pinto
46' Second half begins!
HT:  Chennai City 1-0 Churchill Brothers 
45' + 2' CHANCE! Nestor shows incredible ball control to beat his marker and pick out Manzi's run through the centre in a counter attack but the latter fails to sort out his feet. He is able to pass it to Romario to his right but the winger ends up losing the ball. 
45' JUST WIDE! A corner is swung towards the far post but it is headed clear well initially by the hosts' defence. Ceesay get the ball back at the edge of the box and takes a swipe at goal, misses the post by a whisker!
T. Akhand
Yellow Card
Chennai City
43' Yellow card Tarif Akhand
42' Dawda Cesay and Khalid Aucho are trying hard to retain the ball for Churchill but their passing has let them down big time. They have lost out on midfield battles too many times to make any sort of impact in the first half. 
38' CHANCE! Ceesay releases Plaza into the box and the striker tries to do everything on his own. He beat a couple of defenders and took the ball to the byline but failed to get a shot away, allowing the defence to clear for a corner. 
35' Chennai asking the right questions at their home ground. Dominant and disciplined display so far Akbar Nawas' men.
33' Manzi gets the ball in the box with his back to goal, turns incredibly well but blasts the shot over the bar. 
31' Sandro curls a free kick into the centre from the right but fails to hit his target man. 
29' Fouls Galore by the visitors, Plaza the latest to take out Robert as they vie for a long ball. 8 fouls committed by Churchill so far. 
28' Churchill are unable to string more than three passes together and Chennai are doing everything they can to reduce their tim on the ball. Good stuff by the hosts!
23' Sandro dribbles down the left flank, cuts in and tries to curl a shot into the top right corner of the net. Over!
22' Ceesay surges down the middle and takes onthe Chennai centre backs single handely, beat them for pace but shot wide!
21' The visitors are growing frustrated, they have made 4 fouls so far compared to the hosts' 2. 
20' The match has slowed down since the goal but Churchill are trying to make things happen in the Chennai half. 
17' Aucho is showing plenty of energy in midfield. He darts into the box with the ball at his feet and tries to pick put Plaza in the centre. The pass is weak and Chennai City are allowed to clear!
T. Akhand
M. Regin
Chennai City
16' Substitution Micheal Regin Tarif Akhand
14' Khalid Aucho picks up a yellow for a rash challenge! Tarif Akhand is ready to come on in case Regin has to come off. 
K. Aucho
Yellow Card
Churchill Brothers
12' Yellow card Khalid Aucho
Pedro Manzi
Assist
Chennai City
9' Assist Pedro Javier Manzi Cruz
Néstor Gordillo
Goal
Chennai City
9' Goal Néstor Jesús Gordillo Benítez
9' GOAL! NESTOR SCORES! Chennai draw the first blood! A long ball out to the left flank is brought down by Nestor who plays a one-two with Manzi and charges into the box with the return ball. He smashed the ball into the net to put the hosts in the lead. 
7' Kabir tries to play the ball short but passes it to Ceesay whose snap shot flies over the bar. Dangerous play by the Chennai goalie
6' CHANCE! Nestor charges down the left flank and crosses for Manzi in the centre who misses his shot. 
5' Manzi runs to the byline, crosses low but it is too close to the goalie who picks up the ball.
4' Mohanraj with a deep throw into the centre of the box but the Chennai City defence head it clear. 
2' Churchill get a free kick on the right. Gurung swings it deep and packs too much power on it. Danger averted. 
1' KICK-OFF!
One change for the home side - Lourdusamy replaces Tarif Akhand at the back. Churchill have made two changes - Gurung and Poojary come in, Langshing and Marshall make way. 
Churchill started their season with a 0-0 against Minerva Punjab whereas Chennai City thrashed Indian Arrows 4-1. 
Hello and welcome to the live match centre for the I-League match between Chennai City and Churchill Brothers.
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