ISL: Chennaiyin FC beat Odisha 2-1 to reach third place on the points table

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Chennaiyin FC beat Odisha 2-1 to reach third place in the points table

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  • Chennai FC, last time champions, beat Odisha FC 2-1
  • After this victory, the Chennai team has reached number three in the points table.
  • Odisha fell to fifth position with 9 points from 6 games

Defending champion Chennaiyin FC made a spectacular comeback in the Indian Super League soccer tournament. Chennai beat Odisha FC 2-1 in Saturday’s match at Vasco da Gama’s Tilak Maidan Stadium. Jarmanpreet Singh and Mirlan Murzaev scored for the team. On the other hand, Xavi Hernández scored the only goal for Odisha. After this victory, the Chennai team has reached number three in the points table.

In the first half of the match, both teams continued to attack. In Chennaiyin, captain Anirudh Thapa, Germanpreet Singh and Vladimir Koman kept the pressure on their rival team by showing excellent play in midfield. All three players gave excellent passes to their forwards. He took the lead in the 23rd minute of the game when Germanpreet Singh rebounded from captain Anirudh Thapa’s shot into the net. This is Germanpreet Singh’s first goal since his debut in 2015.

In the second half of the match, the Chennai team started putting pressure on Odisha early on. Mirlan Murzaev scored a good goal in the second half to extend the team’s lead to 2-0. In the 85th minute of the match, Chennai FC were awarded a penalty. However, Lukas Gikiewicz’s penalty was stopped by goalkeeper Odisha Kamaljeet. At the same time, in the closing moments of the match, Hernández scored a brilliant goal from long range. However, this goal was insufficient for Odisha’s return in the match.

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After this victory, the Chennai team has reached number three in the points table. He has 11 points in 6 games. At the same time, Odisha has slipped to fifth position with 9 points from 6 matches. Jamshedpur FC is second and Mumbai City in first place on the points table.

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