Chennaiyin FC notched up a 3-0 victory over Mumbai City FC to keep themselves afloat for a semifinal berth at the second Hero Indian Super League (ISL) semifinals.Mumbai’s hopes of entering the semis came to an end at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium after Stiven Mendoza (9′), Jeje Lalpekhlua (17′) and Bernard Mendy (45’+2′) found the net to seal three points for the hosts.
Just nine minutes into the match, Mendoza scored the first goal after Zakeer Mundampara played him through on goal for the Colombian to score.
The hosts doubled the lead eight minutes later when Thoi Singh guided Dhanachandra Singh’s cross straight into Lalpekhlua’s path for the 24-year-old to score his third goal in his last two games. The third goal came from one of the unlikeliest of sources in Mendy who scored his second of the season. Thoi Singh once again threaded through a picture-perfect pass which Mendy ran onto before chipping it over Paul to make it 3-0 at the stroke of half-time.