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

Updated: 16 October 2014 13:44 IST

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.

As It Happened - Chennaiyin FC defeat FC Goa 2-1
Balwant Singh (center) celebrates after becoming the first Indian goalscorer in the ISL. Picture credit: Indian Super League. © NDTV

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.

Topics : Indian Super League FC Goa Chennaiyin FC Football Elano Ralph Blumer Balwant Singh Gregory Arnolin
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