AFC Cup: Chennaiyin FC suffer first defeat in tournament going down 2-3 against Bangladesh's Abahani Dhaka
Chennaiyin FC suffered their first defeat of the AFC Cup, going down 2-3 to Abahani Limited Dhaka in a Group E match, but still remain in the hunt for a next round berth on Wednesday.
AFC Cup 2019: Chennaiyin FC beat Abahani Dhaka via Wellington Priori's late own goal to widen gap atop Group E
Abahani battled to the end but failed to create any clear chances to level the score as India's Chennaiyin FC moved three points above them in the group
The draw took Mumbai City to the top four with 14 points from nine matches while Jamshedpur FC are placed sixth on the table with 10 points from eight matches.
Chennaiyin's win meant that they are four points clear on top of the table, but have played two games more than second- placed FC Goa. It also means they are unbeaten in three games now.
ISL 2017-18: Dimitar Berbatov's silk, Wes Brown's steel to be Kerala Blasters' big gains this season
Berbatov is brilliant. And he is lazy. And a lazy genius is a joy to behold. A luxury. There is a languidness about his headers too.
Kerala Blasters have conceded four goals in eight matches at home this season. And the final is a 'home' match, make no mistake about that.
Kervens Belfort scored the match-winner through a solo effort to help Kerala Blasters beat Delhi Dynamos by a solitary goal in their first leg semi-finals of ISL 2016.
India international C K Vineeth struck in the 66th minute as Kerala Blasters beat NorthEast United FC 1-0 to seal a spot for the play-offs in the Indian Super League football in Kochi on Sunday.
Perhaps the most damning indictment of FC Goa today that it has donned the characteristics of the very team that Zico has loathed over the past two years.
It is surprising how Kerala and Goa, two of the more laid back cities, threw up possibly the most dramatic of encounters in the ISL 2016.
Kerala Blasters were appalling in the first half, a pale shadow of the team that had dismantled FC Goa with verve and speed in attack in their previous outing.
FC Goa looked lost going forward. The fragility of the Goa defence, which dogged the team in its first three matches, was visible against Kerala too.
Kerala Blasters FC have now taken four points from a possible six on the road, a haul they will be delighted with.