ISL 2020-21: Chennaiyin FC qualifying hopes defeated after goalless draw with Bengaluru FC

Chennaiyin coach Csaba Laszlo’s facet placed on a spirited efficiency, however their failed assault could not get previous Bengaluru goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu dives to retrieve the ball towards Chennaiyin FC. Sportzpics for ISL

Margao: Chennaiyin FC’s possibilities of making the top-four have been hit laborious following their irritating draw towards Bengaluru FC in an Indian Tremendous League match on Friday.

Coach Csaba Laszlo’s facet placed on a spirited efficiency, however their failed assault couldn’t get previous Bengaluru goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who was stored on his guard all through the sport at Fatorda Stadium.

BFC interim coach Naushad Moosa made two adjustments to his Bengaluru facet which gained towards SC East Bengal as Erik Paartalu and Parag Srivas secured begins.

Manuel Lanzarote made his Chennaiyin debut when Anirudh Thapa and Enes Sipovic returned.
Chennaiyin dominated possession and dominated the opening session, forcing Gurpreet to spring into motion on quite a few events.

Chennaiyin received the primary probability of the match when Esmael Goncalves made his approach by means of the Bengaluru space, however his shot was stopped by a Gurpreet diver. Rahim Ali received the rebound, however his tame shot was simply stopped by the keeper.

Moments later, Thapa made a cross into the field, which was met by Lallianzuala Chhangte, however the header discovered Gurpreet.

It’s Ali subsequent, who coming into the zone, releases the ball to Chhangte on the left. The winger minimize inside and fired valiantly straight.

Chennaiyin’s protection was laborious to interrupt as Eli Sabia and Vishal Kaith got here with essential interceptions and blocks to disclaim Sunil Chhetri and Paartalu.

Chennaiyin was denied with a primary objective simply earlier than the break. Chhangte rushed to the opposite facet and let Lanzarote go.

The Spaniard entered the field and performed a loft go to Goncalves however Gurpreet anticipated the hazard and charged ahead to get the essential contact, to deflect the ball from Goncalves for a objective kick. It was arguably one of the best probability of the sport.

Within the second session, Chennaiyin continued his objective hunt. Lanzarote virtually scored from a free kick, however the BFC goalkeeper managed to make a fingertip save on the crossbar.

Bengaluru managed to place the ball within the web, however their celebrations had been minimize quick when the referee denied the objective.

Xisco Hernandez picked Francisco Gonzalez on the far put up, and he headed for the again of the web however the assistant referee raised his flag.

The BFC put up had extra motion with Gurpreet exercising but once more. The Indian worldwide managed one other dive cease to reject Chhangte late within the recreation.

Chennaiyin virtually took the lead with Memo Moura’s 30-yard free kick, nevertheless it was the woodwork that got here to Bengaluru’s rescue.

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