ATK Mohunbagan-Chennaiyin FC match is going on.© ISL
Chennaiyin FC played out their third straight draw, sharing the spoils in a goalless draw against Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League in Chennai on Saturday. Three minutes into the game, Liston Colaco outpaced Ajith Kumar on the left, but a low cross into the box was blocked by Julius Duker. A minute later, Brendan Hamill got in front of the Chennaiyin FC defense and headed wide Dimitrios Petratos‘ Straight to Samik Mitra.
The best chance of the first half came around the 20 minute mark and fell to Chennaiyin FC. Ajith’s cross from the right flew over the Mariners defense and fell to the feet of an unmarked Anirudh Thapa. The midfielder took a touch before firing a shot wide from close range.
Two minutes into the second half, Colaco played a clever give-and-go with Baumas on the edge of the box before curling his shot away from an acute angle. Mitra produced a block at the near post to keep his side in the game. In the 76th minute, soon after coming on, Edwin Vanspall’s brave effort from outside the box was deflected by Vishal Keith at full stretch.
The result comes as another missed opportunity in the play-off race for the hosts – they sit eighth, two points behind Bengaluru FC and three from the final play-off spot with a game in hand. The visitors continue to search for their first win of the new year and are one point behind third-placed Kerala Blasters.
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