ISL 2018, FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC Highlights: A brilliant second half by Chennaiyin FC help them secure their first win of the season, as they secure a 4-2 win against FC Pune City. Chennai, who were 1-0 behind at the end of first half, scored four goals in the final 45 minutes of the match. Ashique Kuruniyan opened the account for the home side inside the first 10 minutes. However, goals from Mailson Alves, Gregory Nelson, Inigo Calderon and Thoi Singh midway in the second half saw the visitors secure a comfortable victory at the end. Jonathan Vila scored the second goal for the hosts, but it came in the final minute of the match as there was no possibility of a comeback from that point.
ISL 2018, FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC Highlights
The referee blows the FINAL WHISTLE as defending champions Chennaiyin FC secure their first win of the season. The final scoreline: PUN 2-4 CHE (F/T)
RED CARD: PUN 2-4 CHE (90 MINS)
RED CARD! With just 30 seconds left in the clock, the referee shows a red card to Marcelo Pereira for his sliding challenge. The red card makes Marcelo unavailable for the next game.
GOAL: PUN 2-4 CHE (90 MINS)
GOAL! A consolation GOAL for the home side as Jonathan Vila heads the ball into the top-left corner of the Chennai goalpost.
PUN 1-4 CHE (79 MINS)
CLOSE! The home side can consider them fortunate as Raphael Augusto's long-range effort rattles against the PUNE crossbar. After a poor first half show, the defending champions have shown great resilience in the 2nd half.
PUN 1-4 CHE (72 MINS)
GOAL! The away fans rejoice in the stands as Chennaiyin FC score their fourth goal of the match. Thoi Singh taps in a ball after it deflects back right in front of the goal post.
GOAL: PUN 1-2 CHE (69 MINS)
GOAL! Inigo Calderon makes things worse for the hosts after they fail to defend a CORNER. An acrobatic finish by Calderon touches the inside of the goalpost and goes past Kamaljit Singh. Chennai are now leading with 2-goal margin.
PUN 1-2 CHE (61 MINS)
CHANCE! Pune recover soon after conceding a goal. A cross by Marcelinho directed towards Martin Diaz is headed over the crossbar by Mailson Alves .
GOAL: PUN 1-2 CHE (56 MINS)
GOAL! Gregory Nelson runs past the Pune defence and lofts the ball over Kamaljit Singh as the ball bounces inside the goalpost. Chennaiyin FC, who were a goal down in the first half, are now leading 2-1.
EQUALISER! PUN 1-1 CHE (53 MINS)
EQUALISER! Chennai gets a FREE KICK after Anirudh Thapa goes down just meters outside the D. Thapa steps up for the set-piece and delivers a wonderful ball, which is headed back inside the Pune goalpost by Mailson Alves.
The second half action is underway as Chennaiyin FC, who are looking for an equaliser, have started strong with most of the attacks coming from them.
The referee blows the whistle for HALF TIME as Pune goes into the break with a 1-goal lead.
PUN 1-0 CHE (43 MINS)
A struggling Chennaiyin FC somehow breaks the Pune defence line but still fail to make an impact on the game. An unmarked Francisco Fernandes takes a shot at the Pune goalpost but his strike goes straight into the hands of the keeper. He should have done much better with the time he got with the ball.
PUN 1-0 CHE (35 MINS)
Solid defending by Pune are making things tougher for the visitors as they struggle to penetrate inside the D or take a direct attempt at the goalpost.
PUN 1-0 CHE (25 MINS)
Chennaiyin FC have so far been very sloppy on the pitch as the hosts are dominating over them in every aspect of the game.
GOAL: PUN 1-0 CHE (10 MINS)
GOAL! Ashique Kuruniyan has give FC Pune CITY an early lead. After receiving a long ball by Robin Singh just outside the D, Kuruniyan goes to the left and blasts it inside the Chennai goalpost.
The match between FC Pune City and Chennaiyin FC is underway with the visitors getting the ball rolling.
FC Pune City: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Gurtej Singh (C), Matt Mills, Adil Khan, Jonathan Vila, Marcelo Pereira, Sarthak Golui, Martin Diaz, Ashique Kuruniyan, Robin Singh, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai
Chennaiyin FC: Karanjit Singh (GK), Gregory Nelson, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Eli Sabia, Inigo Calderon, Anirudh Thapa, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Raphael Augusto, Mailson Alves (C), Germanpreet Singh, Francisco Fernandes
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the Indian Super League match between FC Pune City and Chennaiyin FC as both the teams would like to change their fortune after a poor start to the season. The STARTING XI have been announced and both the teams have made a couple of changes. Jeje Lalpekhlua and Mailson Alves are the two players that have been named in the starting XI for Chennai, while Emiliano Alfaro returns from the bench for Pune.