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.