As It Happened - Chennaiyin FC defeat FC Goa 2-1

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC, Indian Super League (ISL) - live score, news updates, live football match report and result from Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Wednesday.

Updated: October 16, 2014 13:44 IST
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Balwant Singh (center) celebrates after becoming the first Indian goalscorer in the ISL. Picture credit: Indian Super League.


In a pulsating Indian Super League (ISL) encounter, Chennaiyin FC edged past hosts Goa FC 2-1 as forward Balwant Singh, who scored for the visitors, became the first Indian goalscorer in the tournament at the Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium, here on Wednesday. (Matchcentre | Schedule | Standings)

Chennaiyin, co-owned by Abhishek Bachchan and Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, went ahead with Balwant etching his name in the history books with his 32nd minute strike. (Also Read:MS Dhoni Can't Wait to 'Battle' Virat Kohli)

They soon doubled their lead, with Elano scoring via a beautiful free-kick and the curling strike took his team into half-time, with the score reading 2-0.

Goa, co-owned by Indian cricket star Virat Kohli and coached by Zico, came with renewed vigour after half time but Chennai's defence withstood the home team's initial attacks.

ISL Live - FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC updates

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Swift moment of the match - Edgar Marcelino who showed some breathtaking skills in the midfield . Amul player of the match - Abhishek Das. You have to be really fit to be a full back and the youngster has shown us that he has it in him to become a good full back. ISL emerging player of the match - Holicharan Narzary. Hero of the match - Balwant Singh for becoming the first Indian to score a goal. Well that is it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage! Do join us for tomorrows clash between NorthEast United FC and Atletico de Kolkata at 6:50 pm. Till then, take care!"

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Full time!

Chennaiyin FC have become the first team to win away from home. The visitors put in a clinical performance and came out as winners. FC Goa did try their level best in the second half, pushing hard inside the opponents half and managed to score one. The second one was hard to find as the visitors held their ground and guarded their citadel well. The two goals came in the first half for Chennaiyin FC as Balwant Singh, the first Indian to score in ISL, and Elano found the net. In the end it was a little too much to ask from the home side to comeback after being two down in the first half.

90 '

Brilliant attempt.

A short corner is taken by FC Goa on this occassion. Miranda gets it just outside the box on the right hand side. He gets away from one defender and smacks it from the outer half of his shoe. the shot is a good one but needs a deflection to get to the net.

90 '

Waste of a good opportunity.

Pires gets a free kick not far away from the box on the left flank. He then puts it high and long at the far post. The player at the wings tries to keep it but is cleard by the defender with ease.

90 '

5 minutes added time!

The ref has signalled 5 minutes as added time. There were several times when the game was stopped and it looks like a wise decision by the ref.

87 '

Brilliant play!

John Mendoza twists, turns, cuts to get away from 4 defenders and finally tries to smack it on goal but is blocked by a sliding Youness Bengelloun.

85 '

Terrific save!

Narayan Das collects the ball on the left flanks and cuts in magnificently to pirece the tandom of defenders. He then puts in a beautiful low cross towards the near post and Ranti Martins gets a good touch to it. Gennaro Bracigliano was alert there and puts his outstretched body to evade danger.

84 '

Was it a penalty?

Pires plays a neat ball for Ranti Martins inside the box. The young forward turns smartly to get away from the defenders but is brought down. There was definitely contact there but the ref signals to continue with the game.

81 '


Bruno Pelissari holds his back and falls flat on the ground. Is he really injured or are these the shenaningans to waste time. The ref asks the player to get back on his feet.

79 '


Jeje Lalpekhlua comes in for Balwant Singh.

78 '


Miguel Herlein goes out. Ranti Martins comes in!

76 '

Another corner!

Youness Bengelloun as he indicates the home crowd to make some more noise. The corner is deflected for yet another one. Clifford Miranda takes a beautiful inswinging left-footed corner directly towards the goal. The goaliee is compelled to punch it over the goal.

75 '

Another substitution!

Bojan Djordjic makes way for Jairo Suarez.

71 '

Raining corners!

This was the 7th corner for FC Goa. The corner was a good one, curled in towards the near post. Gregory goes for the ball but gets his counterpart on the ground and concedes a free kick.

68 '

Free kick!

Abhishek Das makes a strong challenge on Clifford Miranda to give away a free kick. The free kick was a loose one as it was lobbed straight to the keeper who deflects it for a corner. In the meanwhile, as the keeper was trying to get a hand to it, Youness Bengelloun went for the ball too and banged his head into the keeper's elbow. The game was stopped as the defender was leaking blood from his mouth.

67 '


Elano, the captain, makes way for John Mendoza.

65 '


FC Goa score their first! Robert Pires puts in a brilliant cross towards the far post. It is put inside the box in the first go by Youness Bengelloun. Gregory gets a faint touch to beat the goalie and find the net. FC Goa are right back into the game. The supporters are making noise again!

63 '

One too many!

Pires makes a good pass towards Gabriel Fernandes who cuts inside towards the crowded area and fails to take the final shot. Had he moved away from the crowded area, he would have a better chance to shoot.

62 '


The manager decides to make another change. He injects Clifford Miranda in place of Holicharan Narzary.

62 '

Good passing there.

FC Goa get in some good passes near the box before passing it to Holicharan Narzary on the left flank. The winger fancies his chances and whacks it over the cross bar.

58 '


Edgar Marcelino makes way for Bruno Pinheiro.

57 '

Daring save!

Edgar Marcelino puts in a teasing ball for Miguel Herlein who runs around the defender to reach for the ball. Gennaro Bracigliano is alert there and slides ahead to collect the ball. That was a brave save from the keeper.

55 '


Both the teams are hurling some strong challenges on each other. The ref seems to be in a pleasant mood as he keeps his hands away from his pocket.

53 '

Goa looking strong now!

Edgar Marcelino cuts into the 18-yard box and puts in a loopy cross towards the far post. Gregory takes no chances and puts it away for a corner. The corner is not a good one as the goal keeper punches it away with ease.

51 '

Yellow card!

Pires is being clobbered in the middle. Pires puts in the pass towards his team mate as Abhishek Das is late on his challenge as he plants his foot on Pires' right foot to get him down. The FC Goa players are agitated and go charging towards their counterparts. The free kick is a mediocre one as he blasts it into the head of the wall.

50 '

Good intent!

Holicharan Narzary makes a strong challenge and wins the ball on the left flank. Amazing energy levels from the young Indian winger.

48 '

The big question!

Can FC Goa make a comeback and get the now silent crowd back on their feet? Only time will tell us as we head into the second half.

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