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Key Events

88'
S. Golui
A. Khan
81'
Gavilán
Assist
81'
Sereno
Goal
80'
Gavilán
Raphael Augusto
78'
A. Thapa
Yellow Card
76'
A. Thapa
Bikramjit Singh
74'
Jonatan
I. Vanmalsawma
67'
K. Lewis
Diego
63'
J. Nworuh
G. Nelson
60'
D. Ganesh
Yellow Card
54'
A. Khan
Yellow Card
50'
Sereno
Yellow Card
18'
Inigo Calderon
Yellow Card
3
1
3
4

Stats

Possession
% %
7
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 0 3
Total Passes 391 379

Commentary

90' + 6' Full-Time: FC Pune City 0-1 Chennaiyin FC: A Henrique Sereno goal in the second half helped the Machans pick three crucial points.   
90' + 4' Free-kick to Chennai as Gurtej commits a foul on Jude. Gavilan's free-kick almost went into the back of the net as Kaith was left stranded. 
90' + 3' Foul there by Sarthak as he brings down Jude. 
90' + 1' Jude finds Thapa whose first time shot from outside the box is blocked. 
90' Kean crosses into the box but Karanjit does well to collect the ball. 
90' Jerry has been awarded the man of the match award. 
S. Golui
A. Khan
Pune City
88' Substitution Adil Khan Sarthak Golui
88' Poor from Jeje. Gavilan finds the Mizoram striker but his first touch is poor. 
88' Sarthak is being brought on for Adil Khan. 
87' Sahni is under pressure and finds Tebar whose first time pass for Jonatan saw the ball being won by the Chennai defender. 
85' Chennai are seeing more of the ball now. Jeje plays it for Francis but he cannot get to the ball as Fanai closes him down. 
84' Can Pune equalise in the last 10 minutes? 
82' GOAL! Gavilan's brilliant corner found Sereno who headed home after getting the better of Adil Khan. The ball went in between the legs of Kean Lewis in goal. 
Gavilán
Assist
Chennaiyin
81' Assist Jaime Gavilán Martínez
Sereno
Goal
Chennaiyin
81' Goal Henrique Sereno Fonseca
81' Jude wins a corner for the visitors. 
Gavilán
Raphael Augusto
Chennaiyin
80' Substitution Raphael Augusto Santos Da Silva Jaime Gavilán Martínez
80' Gavilan has been introduced by Chennai for Raphael.
A. Thapa
Yellow Card
Chennaiyin
78' Yellow card Anirudh Thapa
78' Marcelinho's free-kick needed a touch and none of the Pune players got near it. That is a chance gone begging.
78' Thapa picks up a yellow card less than a minute of coming on for a foul on Fanai.
77' Kean Lewis is in a good position and he takes a few touches which allows Mailson to clear the ball. 
77' CHANCE! Alfaro is through on goal and his attempt is far and wide. Poor effort from the Uruguayan.
A. Thapa
Bikramjit Singh
Chennaiyin
76' Substitution Bikramjit Singh Anirudh Thapa
75' Bikramjit Singh has been forced off as he suffered from cramps and in comes India international Anirudh Thapa.
75' Jerry crosses into the box and it is cleared by Rafa. 
Jonatan
I. Vanmalsawma
Pune City
74' Substitution Issac Vanmalsawma Jonatan Lucca
74' Very good pass by Raphael there as he split open the Pune defence but Jeje slipped and the opportunity went begging.
74' Jonatan Lucca has been brought in for Isaac. Five foreigners for Pune now and six Indians on the field. 
73' Will we see a goal in this game? Both teams haven't created any openings in the second half except for Francis Fernandes' effort.
70' Chennaiyin's substitute Jude hasn't seen much of the ball yet. Now Marcelinho tries to squee it through for Isaac but Mailson is around to block. 
69' You can hear 'Dan. dana, dan, karenge goal' by fans. However, no goals so far in the game. 
K. Lewis
Diego
Pune City
67' Substitution Diego Carlos Oliveira Kean Lewis
67' Kean Lewis has been introduced by Popovic for Diego. Pune have seven Indian players on the field now.
67' Jerry's corner is cleared by Tebar and Pune broke in numbers. Mailson was alert as he made two crucial tackles. 
66' Rafa once again there for Pune as he clears the ball for a corner after Francis had made a run down the right flank. 
65' Pune lucky to survive there. Twice they have just about avoided conceding a goal thanks to Rafa Lopez.
64' GOAL-LINE CLEARANCE or A GOAL? Jerry crosses into the box and Kaith completely misjudged the flight of the ball. Francis picks up the pieces and Rafa makes an excellent goal-line clearance. 
J. Nworuh
G. Nelson
Chennaiyin
63' Substitution Gregory Nelson Jude Ikechukwu Nworuh
63' Nelson has been substituted and in comes Jude Nworuh.
62' Good tackle from Raphael as he wins the ball from Diego. Now Nelson, Rapael and Jerry combine and win a throw-in.
61' Now Jeje commits a foul on Rafa. Don't think that was a foul of any sort. 
D. Ganesh
Yellow Card
Chennaiyin
60' Yellow card Dhanapal Ganesh
59' Alfaro finds Marcelinho in space but his poor first touch gave Mailson enough time to clear the ball.
59' Pune strng together a few passes but the move breaks down as Adil's shot is blocked by Sereno.
57' Nelson plays the ball for Jeje down the flanks. However, the Mizoram striker cannot find a team-mate. Jeje has been poor to say the least this evening. 
56' Calderon cannot keep the ball in play but his cross was aimed for Jeje whose header was poor. 
55' Nelson's free-kick to Raphael and the Brazilian gives away the ball. Pune move forward in numbers and Marcelinho is fouled by Nelson but the referee isn't interested. 
A. Khan
Yellow Card
Pune City
54' Yellow card Adil Khan
53' Sahni tries to force his way into the box by going through Jerry and Bikramjit but the latter does well to stop him. 
52' Jeje holds the ball up but he cannot find a team-mate thanks to his poor pass. 
51' Marcelinho's free-kick goes out of play. Very poor effort there from the Brazilian.
Sereno
Yellow Card
Chennaiyin
50' Yellow card Henrique Sereno Fonseca
50' Jerry's cross into the box is missed completely by Kaith. Calderon takes a heavy touch and as a result his cross goes straight into the hands of Kaith. Meanwhile, Sereno gets in the referee's book for a foul on Alfaro.
49' Another foul by Adil and this time it is on Raphael. It's been a slow start to the game in the second session.
48' Poor challenge from Adil Khan as he fouls Bikramjit. In the first half, Bikramjit had committed a poor foul on Adil. 
47' Good work by Jerry there. He held his ground and won the ball from Marcelinho's feet. 
45' KICK-OFF! Pune City kick-start the proceedings in the second half. 
First Half: FC Pune City 0-0 Chennaiyin FC: Alfaro did score but was flagged offside. Pune had to make a goal-line clearance. Stay with us for the second half action. Join us in 15 minutes! 
45' + 1' CHANCE! Calderon fails to clear his lines which allows Marcelinho on the left to have a pop on goal but his first time effort goes over the bar. 
44' Poor shot! Raphael has a pop from distance but the shot hardly threatens Pune's citadel. 
43' Chennai have created a couple of good chances towards the end of the first half. 
40' Foul on Nelson by Rafa. Free-kick to the visitors. Chennai string together a brilliant move. Raphael is being harried by Alfaro and Adil but the Brazilian finds Calderon whose cross is met by a diving header from Nelson. Rafa is around to make a goal-line clearance. 
38' SHOT! Bikramjit has a shot from outside the box which is just about kept out by Kaith. Jeje tries to get on the ball thereafter but is flagged offside by the linesman.
37' Fanai makes his way into the box and his lob for Diego saw the latter go down under pressure from Sereno. Chennai clear their lines. 
37' Poor pass from Mailson as his pass goes out of play. Chennai haven't managed to string a few passes together. 
35' Pune have a free-kick as Marcelinho is brought down by Bikramjit Singh. It's Tebar's free-kick which is headed by Gurtej but his headed effort goes over the bar. 
34' Isaac's cross is flicked away by Jerry. Pune's cross into the box and being cleared easily by the Chennaiyin defenders.
33' Jerry's corner is poor and Pune breakaway on a counter. However, Bikramjit does well to clear the danger. 
32' Bikramjit does well there as he foxes Gurtej and plays it for Francis but Rafa clears the ball for a corner.
30' GOAL! No, it's offside! Alfaro scored but he has been flagged offside. Sahni's cross from the right saw Alfaro's attempt being kept out by Karanjit however, the Uruguayan scored on the rebound. 
29' Now Isaac plays down the left for Fanai who cannot reach there in time as Calderon clears the ball. 
29' Both teams haven't really bossed the possession so far. Three or four passes and then there is a poor pass or the ball goes out of play.
28' Jeje has been isolated upfront so far with next to no service whatsoever. 
26' Nelson crosses from the left which has Francis and Fanai going for the ball and it's the Pune defender who clears it. 
24' Now Diego has a shot from distance which sails over the bar. Popovic is unhappy with the proceedings and is seen making a point to the fourth official. He has been very animated at the touchline. 
22' CHANCE! Marcelinho's free-kick needed a touch from Rafa and Karanjit punched the ball for a corner. Good save from the goalkeeper. 
21' Marcelinho makes a run and is stopped by Sereno in his tracks. From a counter, Kaith almost loses the ball in what should have been an easy collection. He recovers and makes amends for his error.
20' Now Calderon ends up side-netting. He gets in between two defenders but his final ball was poor. Good move there from the visiting team.
19' CHANCE! Tebar's free-kick is headed by a Pune shirt which is collected by Alfaro and his pass on the turn eventually comes at the feet of Rafa whose shot missed the far corner by a few inches. 
Inigo Calderon
Yellow Card
Chennaiyin
18' Yellow card Inigo Calderon
18' Another foul by Calderon as he brings down Fanai. Popovic is animated and wants the referee to show a card. The referee does the same. 
17' Good move there by Pune! Raphael loses the ball in the middle of the park to Adil who finds Marcelinho and the Brazilian tries to beat Karanjit at the near post but his shot ends up side-netting. He should have passed it for Diego and Alfaro who were in a better position to score.
16' Calderon's throw-in from the right is headed by a Pune player and comfortably collected by Kaith in goal.
14' Now Jerry brings down Diego. Pune have a free-kick. The free-kick is cleared by the Chennai defence. Alfaro and Bikramjit are involved in a heated discussion over an off the ball incident. 
13' We haven't had a single shot on target so far. Both teams yet to find their rhythm. 
11' First corner of the game and it's for Chennai. Nelson's corner is flicked by Ganesh and it hits the side-netting. Tebar should have done better as he was marking Ganesh there. 
10' Now Jerry is fouled by Diego. At the other end, Calderon commits a foul on Alfaro. 
9' Now Jerry is back on the pitch. It's been a stop-start affair so far with several fouls and free-kicks being awarded. 
7' Jerry moves down the left and is closed down upon by former Chennnaiyin player Sahni. Jerry looks uncomfortable after that fall and is yet to return to field. 
6' Vishal's goal-kick is poor as he gives the ball straight to a Chennaiyin player. However, the Southern club haven't been able to string together a few passes so far. 
5' Jerry moves forward but the attack comes to nothing as Nelson is closed down by Rafa. The ball goes for a corner but the referee deems Nelson to have fouled the Spanish defender. 
3' Bikramjit's foul on Tebar means that Pune win back the possesion of the ball. From the ensuing free-kick, Pune move forward in numbers but Alfaro is flagged offside. 
3' Brilliant work by Alfaro. He was being harried by Ganesh but he refused to let go of the ball and did well to find a team-mate.
1' Marcelinho finds Isaac on the left whose cross is cleared in time by the Chennai defence. 
1' You can hear chants of 'Ganpati Bappa Moraya' from Pune fans - The Orange Army
1' KICK-OFF! Chennaiyin FC kick-start the proceedings!
This is the first away fixture for the M.S.Dhoni co-owned outfit this season. It will be interesting to see how they play away from home soil. In the pre-season firendly between the two teams in Pune, the score-line was 2-2.
This is the 50th ISL match for Chennaiyin FC. Both teams are coming into the game on the back of a win. 
Chennaiyin FC XI: Karanjit Singh, Inigo Calderon, Mailson Alves, Henrique Sereno, Jerry, Francisco Fernandes, Bikramjit Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Gregory Nelson, Raphael Augusto and Jeje Lalpekhlua.
FC Pune City XI: Vishal Kaith, Baljit Sahni, Rafa Lopez, Gurtej Singh, Fanai, Adil Khan, Marcos Tebas, Isaac, Marcelinho, Diego Carlos and Emiliano Alfaro.
Hello and welcome to this 2017/18 Indian Super League game at the Balewadi Stadium between FC Pune City and Chennaiyin FC.
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