Intercontinental Cup: Captain Sunil Chhetri's hat-trick of goals guide India to 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei
Sunil Chhetri, India's all-time highest scorer, led by example once again, scoring in the 14th, 34th and 62nd minute of the opener at the Mumbai Football Arena.
In the final at Sree Kantireeva Stadium, Mailson jumped high on two occasions to head home from a couple of pinpoint Nelson corner kicks, leaving the fancied home team and its fans shocked.
ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC's tactics in final pay off as they overwhelm Bengaluru FC for their second title
After dominating the league throughout the season, Bengaluru FC faltered at the finish line as Chennaiyin FC beat the Blues 3-2 to be crowned Indian Super League champions.
ISL 2017-18: Bengaluru FC will have to defy history against Chennaiyin FC to lift title in debut season
Bengaluru FC take on Chennaiyin FC in the final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium to be Indian Super League champions.
Like his coach, Jeje Lalpekhlua is raring to play Bengaluru in their own backyard and believes that playing in front of their fans will add pressure on the Sunil Chhetri-led side.
ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory says he always believed in Jeje Lalpekhlua's goalscoring ability
Jeje struggled initially but made amends at the later stages of the ISL by scoring nine goals so far in this edition.
ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory credits 'family atmosphere' in team for success this season
Chennaiyin FC head coach John Gregory said his team's success this season was due to the fact that there was a sense of togetherness in the team and players felt like they belonged to a family.
ISL 2017-18: Classy Chennaiyin FC score tactical victory over FC Goa in second leg to qualify for final
It's going to be tough for Chennaiyin FC in the final against Bengaluru FC, but there's no reason why coach John Gregory's tactics won't work again.
ISl 2017-18: Chennaiyin dish out dominant display to crush FC Goa, book final date with Bengaluru FC
Chennaiyin FC thumped FC Goa 3-0 in the second leg of their second semi-final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday to set-up the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) title clash against Bengaluru FC.
FC Goa will look to play the best form of their possession-based football while Chennaiyin FC will, once again, depend on their trademark solid defensive setup as both teams set for battling it out in the second-leg of their semi-final clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.
Chennaiyin FC rallied to hold FC Goa to a 1-1 draw in the second semi-final of the Indian Super League in Margao on Saturday, with the visitors heading home with an away goal advantage.
ISL 2017-18: FC Goa’s first leg semi-final clash against Chennaiyin FC a battle of contrasting ideologies
Goa rely on an attractive and direct brand of football, while Chennaiyin prefer to shut out opponents and break forward.
ISL 2017-18: Jeje Lalpekhlua will end goal drought soon, says coach John Gregory ahead of FC Goa clash
Handed the job of leading the line by coach John Gregory this season, Jeje Lalpeklua needs to prove his worth with a noteworthy display against Goa in the first leg of the semi-final on Saturday.
AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers: Subrata Paul dropped from 32-member Indian squad for upcoming Kyrgyz Republic match
Subrata Paul is also the first Indian goalkeeper to sign for a foreign club, having signed up with FC Vestsjaelland of Denmark in January 2014
A 67th minute penalty strike by Rene Mihelic ensured Chennaiyin FC beat Mumbai City FC 1-0 in Chennai on Saturday, to end their league phase engagements of the Indian Super League on a winning note.
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ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC inch closer to semi-final spot after holding Kerala Blasters to goalless draw
Chennaiyin FC eked out a goalless draw against Kerala Blasters in Kochi Friday to inch closer to a play-off spot in the Indian Super League.
Highlights, ISL 2018, Chennaiyin FC vs Jamshedpur FC: Mohammed Rafi's late strike helps hosts draw clash
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ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC ride on FC Goa's own goal to move to third place and inch closer to play-offs
Chennaiyin thus put themselves in a strong position for a place in the play-off after grabbing the third place with 27 points from 15 matches.
The win takes Bengaluru to 30 points from 14 games while Chennaiyin stay on 23 but has played one match less.