ISL Score, Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC: It is match 7 of ISL 2017, and Chennaiyin FC welcomed NorthEast United FC to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai. Although the hosts lost their opening match of the campaign, they still showed the quality that the team has when they forged a strong fightback in the second half of their opening encounter against FC Goa. Chennai lost 3-2. The Highlanders, on the other hand, will be disappointed not to have bagged maximum points in their season opener against debutants Jamshedpur FC. A combination of profligacy in front of goal and their inability to take advantage of an extra man late on meant that they had to settle for a draw. So far, in head to head record NorthEast United FC lead with three wins and two draws in their six encounters. The home team may start with a traditional 4-4-2 formation, keeping Raphael Augusto at the heart of the action, with Jeje Lalpekhlua as the focal point in attack. Meanwhile, the Highlanders will most probably lineup in an attack-minded 4-3-3 formation, giving leverage to Marcinho.
Here are the Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC, ISL Football Match Score:
9:55 pm: Full Time: Chennai win match 3-0.
9:53 pm: Five minutes to go for NorthEast United to make some sort of an impression in Chennai.
9:43 pm: Cezario tries to take off down the wing once again, but Mailson brings him down and takes a yellow for his troubles. There are 10 minutes left to go and the hosts seem content on keeping the visitors outside the danger area.
9:34 pm: Raphael’s through ball is kept out but NorthEast are unable to make the counter-attack work as Chennaiyin have the ball again.
9:27 pm: Less than half an hour left in the game as India international Germanpreet is brought on by Chennaiyin FC in place of Bikramjit Singh.
9:23 pm: Jeje picks up the rebound from the freekick as Rehnesh fumbles but Raphael heads over and can’t complete the first hat-trick of the Indian Super League’s fourth season.
9:20 pm: Excellent turn by Raphael before Nirmal Chhetri brings Nelson down. Chennaiyin have a freekick in the attacking third. They haven’t been in this position for a while in this half.
9:15 pm: Jose Julio drives through the Chennaiyin midfield and has a hit at goal, but Karanjit is in the line and he has it covered at the near post. NorthEast are looking to get out of their half more than they did in the first half.
9:00 pm: The second half has commenced.
8:45 pm: Half Time: Chennaiyin FC 2-0 NorthEast United FC at the Marina Arena
8:40 pm: Nelson fouled close to the touchline and Raphael will be looking to make this count.
8:35 pm: Two consecutive corners for NorthEast United, while the coach is readying a change well before half time. The shell shocked highlanders will be keen on getting into the break without conceding again.
8:26 pm: GOAL: Raphael doubles the lead as Chennaiyin FC are 2-0 up against NorthEast United. He side-foots it past Rehnesh with his left foot after he is teed up by his teammate with the defence caught ball watching.
8:22 pm: Chennaiyin have been excellent in defence as well as they have intercepted the final ball without much difficulty so far. That is something that will give their keeper Karanjit a lot of hope.
8:18 pm: After initial falter North East has started to calm their nerves and think through. They now look composed.
8:15 pm: GOOOOOOOAL!!! Raphael Augusto takes a long shot and it was a screamer as the ball went past the Highlanders keeper. A little help from NorthEast’s defender as well, as the ball was deflected a little.
8:10 pm: What a wasteful freekick that was by the Highlanders. Tried to play a pass to Nirmal Chhetri but the he was never in the postion.
8:06 pm: NorthEast FC dominating the match. However, they miss their first open chance.
8:04 pm: And we kick off the proceedings here at the Marina Arena. NorthEast FC playing in all whites while home team Chennaiyin FC playing in Blue.
8:01 pm: Chennaiyin FC kick off the match.
7:55 pm: Abhishek Bachchan wearing lungi. Way to go, sir. Nice thing to support your team.
7:50 pm: Chennayin co-owner Abhishek Bachchan is also present in the stadium.
— Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) November 23, 2017
7:48 pm: It is almost time now. The teams are all geared up, fans are ready. Lets Football
7:17 pm: Here is the starting line up.
Here’s your starting XI for #CHENEU! Predictions?
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 23, 2017
7:05 pm: The Highlanders have entered the stadium.
Our #Highlanders have arrived at the Marina Arena. Are you guys ready to cheer for the #NEUFC team as they face @ChennaiyinFC in their first away fixture? Send in your best wishes now! #8States1United #LetsFootball #HeroISL pic.twitter.com/zEh0end5W6
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) November 23, 2017
6:40 pm: KEY PLAYER- NorthEast United FC
NorthEast’s talisman Marcinho sliced open Jamshedpur’s formidable defence several times in their previous match, where he was adjudged Hero of the Match. He was unlucky not to have scored, having clipped the bar with a header from one of his numerous attempts. The Brazilian also demonstrated his pace and ability to skip past defenders against Jamshedpur, even though he failed to get on the score-sheet, which he’ll be itching to be on sooner rather than later.
6:32 pm: KEY PLAYER- Chennaiyin FC
The Brazilian remains one of Chennai’s most important players in the heart of midfield in what is his third season with the club. Calm with the ball at his feet, he has the ability to link play with his deft passes. A physical presence as well, he plays a pivotal role in breaking down opposition attacks before they reach the final third. He scored from the spot in the last match and will be looking to dominate the midfield area against NorthEast.
6:00 pm: Hello and welcome to the live commentary for Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC match. The home team may start with a traditional 4-4-2 formation, keeping Raphael Augusto at the heart of the action, with Jeje Lalpekhlua as the focal point in attack. Meanwhile, the Highlanders will most probably lineup in an attack-minded 4-3-3 formation, giving leverage to Marcinho.