The game has been end-to-end since the referee blew the whistle and, save for a few moments, it remained so throughout the 90 minutes in the Rabindra Sarobar stadium. Atletico de Kolkata were the ones to draw first blood with a goal from Sameehg Doutie. But Chennai were quick to respond with a goal from Jayesh Rane. Before Atletico de Kolkata could even settle, Chennaiyin broke their defence once again. Hans Mulder whipped one in and the deflection that it took from Kolkata defender Arroyo wrong-footed the goalkeeper and Chennaiyin were ahead witihin five minutes of conceding.
The visitors then started making errors which, finally, culminated in a penalty for Atletico de Kolkata. Iain Hume took it and the Canadian made not mistake as he equalised for the home side. Neither side could pull away after that and the referee finally called an end to the match with the two teams sharing the honours.