Chennaiyin FC’s possibilities of progressing into the highest 4 acquired an enormous blow, following their irritating goalless draw towards Bengaluru FC in an Indian Super League match on Friday. Coach Csaba Laszlo’s aspect put up a spirited efficiency, however their misfiring assault could not get previous Bengaluru keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who was stored on his toes all through the match at Fatorda Stadium. BFC interim coach Naushad Moosa rang in two adjustments to his Bengaluru aspect which received towards SC East Bengal, as Erik Paartalu and Parag Srivas got begins.
Manuel Lanzarote was handed his debut for Chennaiyin, as Anirudh Thapa and Enes Sipovic returned. Chennaiyin bossed possession and dominated the primary session, forcing Gurpreet into motion on quite a few events.
Chennaiyin had the primary probability of the sport when Esmael Goncalves made his approach into the Bengaluru space, however his shot was saved by a diving Gurpreet. Rahim Ali acquired the rebound, however his tame shot was simply stopped by the goalkeeper. Moments later, Thapa swirled in a cross into the field, which was met by Lallianzuala Chhangte, however the header discovered Gurpreet.
It was Ali subsequent, who on coming into the world, launched the ball to Chhangte on the left. The winger reduce inside and shot straight valiantly. Chennaiyin’s protection was a tricky nut to crack as Eli Sabia and Vishal Kaith got here with essential interceptions and blocks to disclaim Sunil Chhetri and Paartalu.
Chennaiyin have been denied with a gap purpose simply earlier than the breather. Chhangte raced down the far aspect and set Lanzarote by means of. The Spaniard acquired into the field and performed a lofted move to Goncalves, however Gurpreet anticipated hazard and charged forward to get the essential contact, to deflect the ball off Goncalves for a purpose kick.
This was arguably the perfect probability of the sport. Within the second session, Chennaiyin continued their hunt for the purpose. Lanzarote almost scored from a set-piece, however the BFC goalkeeper managed to get a fingertip save onto the crossbar.
Bengaluru managed to get the ball behind the web however their celebrations have been reduce brief when the referee disallowed the purpose. Xisco Hernandez picked Francisco Gonzalez on the again submit, and he headed into the again of the web however the assistant referee had raised his flag.
The BFC submit had extra motion with Gurpreet exerting but once more. The India worldwide pulled off one other diving save to disclaim Chhangte late within the sport.
Chennaiyin almost took the lead with Memo Moura’s 30-yard free-kick but it surely was the woodwork that got here to Bengaluru’s rescue.
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