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Chennaiyin to meet Goa in the Hero Super Cup final
Sportslogon Team April 10th 2019


Bhubaneswar : Southern outfit Chennaiyin FC barged into the final of the 2nd Hero Super Cup , winning over ATK 2-0 at Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday. In the title fight on Saturday they will face Goa FC.

Despite the seemingly more defensive line-up, Chennaiyin showed more adventure early on and CK Vineeth was only inches wide from giving his team the lead on the seventh minute after Raphael Augusto fizzed in a delightful low cross from the left. ATK tried hard to carve out some opportunities of their own but were largely restricted to hopeful shots from distance in the opening phases.

After being dominated for the first 20 minutes, ATK slowly began getting a foothold on the match after they started pressing the Chennaiyin midfielders a little more to deny them too much space or time.

It was tough fight between the quality defence of Kolkata outfit ATK and attacking style of Chennaiyin FC which resulted in a 0-0 score by the end of first half. Chennaiyin had the team with the lion's share of possession but lack of quality in making the goals.

After the change of sides, The Chennaiyin forward made constant and continuous attack to remove the deadlock.

Chennaiyin midfielder Anirudh Thapa cross pass from the left flank found forward Chekiyot Vineeth who opened the account for the night with his header in the 50th minute.

After scripting the 1-0 lead Chennaiyin changed the gear to dominate their opponents. Anirudh Thapa came to action again to double the lead for Chennaiyin in the 58th minute, while he received a pass from Gregory Nelson from the right corner of the D area to score second goal of the match and adjudged as the hero of the match.

ATK was got a free kick on the right hand side out of the box in the 75th minute, skipper Manuel Lanzarote took the chance with his powerful strike but Chennaiyin goalkeeper Karanjit Singh punched it out.

Again in the 78th minute midfielder Hitesh Sharma unleashed a shot from a close counter was on the way to the Chennaiyin goal post after a deflection off Thapa, however the goalkeeper Karanjit manage to save. .
This news was added and updated on : April 10th 2019
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