ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: ATKMB Go Top of Table after 0-0 Draw with CFC

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: ATK Mohun Bagan go top of the table with a 0-0 draw against Chennaiyin FC.

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Chennaiyin FC VS ATK Mohun Bagan Football Scorecard

Match 42, GMC Stadium Bambolim, 29 Dec, 20 19:30

ATK Mohun Bagan beat Chennaiyin FC(0-0)

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21:55 (IST)

Chennaiyin FC Head Coach Csaba Laszlo After the Match

"I just watched the statistics and we had more ball possession and seven shots on target but we didn't score. But I think I should be happy with my team's performance and they were playing after two days against a great team. Must compliment ATKMB as well as it was a good football game and fans must have enjoyed. We could have finished the year with a victory but if the goalkeeper from the opposition gets the best player it tells the story. But tactically, it was a great game from my team and they understood what I wanted. It was more European tactically than Indian.

"Sometimes you see two teams playing like this, you can be satisfied with the football. The way one keeps the ball, how one has to move with the partner, all of that was important today. I must be fair, a draw was more or less a real result.

"Our training centre is not very modern but I am putting a lot of lines. If the ball is in the opposition's half, how we have to move in the defence. I make the pitch very tight. Even if we lose the ball, we played two systems today, we played 4-2-4 and then 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 and I told Sylvestr to not waste too much time. I told in the second half that if we leave ATKMB to come and we have to manage the game to our strengths. The shoot from Chhangte was really what we did in training. You have to cover many spaces, and young Indian players understand how important it is. I tell them 'don't shoot out, pass and wait'. That was more or less our tactic and nearly led us to victory but we got just a point."

21:48 (IST)

ATK Mohun Bagan's Carl McHugh After the Match

"It wasn't our best performance. We had a few chances but Chennaiyin had too. We are happy with the clean sheet and we can't be the best always. It's fine margins in the league and we'll take the point.

"Happy to play wherever (both centre half and midfield) and help the team."

21:45 (IST)

ATK Mohun Bagan Head Coach Antonio Habas After the Match

"Happy with the point but our performance is not good and the best chance was to draw the match. I am not happy with the performance today.

"I think Chennaiyin had a good match and we had a few chances. I am happy with the effort of my team today but not with the performance. I understand it is not possible to play good all the time but we need to do better.

"When you can't win, it's better not to lose, it's clear. Sometimes teams play fantastic but don't win. And this was the match today."

21:43 (IST)

Chennaiyin FC Defender Enes Sipovic After the Match

"I hope he's good but I saw it's a problem with his knee but I hope he's ready for the next game.

"This is out job in defence to give them insurance and give them a chance in attack because if the defence is tight, it gives the attackers the capability to create chances.

"He's a great player. He has the ball and next moment, he is behind you. We stayed a little bit deeper so that he doesn't have time and chance to come behind us. Today, we managed very well to keep Krishna away from goal."

21:38 (IST)

Hero of the Match Arindam Bhattacharja After the Match

"I think it was a very difficult game because Chennaiyin are a tough team. Happy with the point.

"It's good to get inidividual awards but happy with the clean sheet.

"We now have to recover for the next game because NorthEast United FC is a great team too."

21:35 (IST)

Full-time Stats

ATK Mohun Bagan went to the top of the table but could muster only a single shot on goal while Chennaiyin FC had seven. ATKMB's goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharja was at his best and kept his sixth clean sheet in eight games.

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21:28 (IST)

FULL TIME

And it's a goalless draw at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim. Neither teams were able to break the deadlock and the match ended as it started, at 0-0. Chennaiyin FC went hard in the second half and had a number of shots on goal but Arindam Bhattacharja was up to the task every time and kept a clean sheet for his team. Memo Moura and Reagan Singh were the big saves of Arindam in the second half. And with this, ATK Mohun Bagan go top of the points table!

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

21:24 (IST)

90+4' | Sylvestr is fouled by Jayesh Rane just outside the box and even though Fatkhulloev reached the ball and was running up with it. The referee chose to give the free kick. Fatkhulloev went for goal and it touched the top netting.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

21:21 (IST)

90+1' | What a timely intervention that! Prabir was sending the ball in the middle where Roy Krishna was waiting to tap in but Sipovic slides to put the ball out for a throw-in.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

21:16 (IST)

86' | Oh that was close from Roy Krishna. He gets his head to that delicious long ball from Subhasish and heads it down. It misses Kaith but goes across the face of the goal.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

21:14 (IST)

84' | Prabir gets around Jerry Lalrinzuala and tries to put a ball in the middle but Kaith makes an easy collect.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

21:12 (IST)

Here is the brilliant Memo free kick that Arindam kept out!

21:11 (IST)

Jerry Booked

80' | Jerry Lalrinzuala picks up a yellow card for a foul on Prabir Das.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

21:11 (IST)

Close from Reagan

79' | Reagan Singh runs up with the ball from his right-back position all the way into the box and goes for goel but Arindam just gets his fingers to send it out for corner. Off the corner, the ball falls for Reagan again from an Arindam punch out and he puts the cross in for Eli Sabia on the far post but the centre-back's header goes straight into Arindam's hands.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

21:07 (IST)

77' | Chennaiyin FC have looked threatening in the second half and have gone up in numbers but there is a lack of clear-cut chances.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:59 (IST)

CHENNAIYIN FC SUBSTITUTIONS

69' | Deepak Tangri comes in for Crivellaro. The Chennaiyin FC No.10 tried but just could not continue after that tackle from Pronay

87' | Chhangte makes way for Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev

90+3' | Dhanpal Ganesh comes in for Anirudh Thapa

20:58 (IST)

ATK MOHUN BAGAN SUBSTITUTIONS

68' | Prabir Das comes in Manvir Singh

69' | Pronay Halder makes way for Jayesh Rane

20:56 (IST)

64' | Crivellaro is struggling to walk. He has been taking to the sidelines to be treated properly.

65' | Memo goes for goal directly from the free kick but Arindam gets his palm to the ball and puts it out for corner. Chennaiyin FC players claim handball after the corner was delivered by Thapa but the referee waives it off.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:53 (IST)

Pronay Halder Booked

63' | First booking of the game as Pronay Halder goes into the referee's books for bringing down Rafael Crivellaro. The Chennaiyin No.10 is screaming in pain and is being treated by the physios.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:48 (IST)

58' | The pattern here is the same as the first half. It's been an all-round battle for both teams. Both teams are showing good attacking intent but have struggled for clear-cut chances.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:40 (IST)

Chhangte Miss

50' | Another great chance for Chhangte as he receives a fabulous long ball, does well to control it, runs up but his shot is wide.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:37 (IST)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY

The second half begins with the scoreline at 0-0 and Roy Krishna has an early chance but the angle for him is closed down and he shoots is wide. It was a tough chance but Krishna is not happy for having missed that.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:24 (IST)

Half-time Stats

Both the teams have equal amount of possession and while ATK Mohun Bagan have more shots overall, Chennaiyin have one more than them on goal.

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20:21 (IST)

HALF TIME

A few chances for both ATK Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC but none could find the back of the net. Both the teams have had a couple of close chances to take the lead but both goalkeeper had been up to the task and the players have failed to hit the target as well. It has been a tight battle so far.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:15 (IST)

43' | A good free kick in the box from Chennaiyin and it takes an ATKMB head and falls for Memo on the right and he lays it off for Sipovic but his shot is straight at Aridam, who comfortably collects the ball.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:09 (IST)

37' | Crivellaro with some good work and passes across fro Sylvestr who passes to Rahim Ali on his right. Rahim's shot is blocked and goes out for a corner. Crivellaro goes for goal from the corner but it takes the top of the net.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

20:01 (IST)

Williams Miss

28' | Garcia with a stunning cross from the right for David Williams, who with Reagan Singh on his back, is unable to find the connection he would have liked. That was a big, big chance for ATKMB.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

19:59 (IST)

27' | Good move between Krishna, Williams and Garcia but the latter's pass for the overlapping Bose on the right is too heavy.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

19:53 (IST)

20' - What a close miss from Roy Krishna! Enes Sipovic comes around him and Vishal Kaith closes him down and as he goes for goal, it bounces off Kaith and goes out.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

19:46 (IST)

11' | ATKMB get a free kick after Reagan Singh catches Subhasish Bose's feet and Edu Garcia delivers a wonderful ball into the box that just misses Roy Krishna and takes Anirudh Thapa's head to go out for a corner. David Williams take a short corner and after a little one-two goes for a curcling shot at goal but Vishal Kaith gets his palm to it.

Chennaiyin FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: ATKMB Go Top of Table after 0-0 Draw with CFC

ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan HIGHLIGHTS: ATK Mohun Bagan draw 0-0 with Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 points table in Match No.42 at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Tuesday. With the draw, ATKMB go top of the table with 17 points from eight games. Arindam Bhattacharja stood tall for ATKMB making big saves against Memo Moura and Reagan Singh in the second half. Pronay Halder's tackle on Rafael Crivellaro left the Chennaiyin No.10 injured and minutes later, he had to be substituted. After 45 minutes, there was nothing to separate the sides. Both teams had a few chances but none found the back of the net. While Chennaiyin FC had a couple of chances early on in the match, ATK Mohun Bagan dominated since and created a few close chances for themselves. Chennaiyin FC made one change in the line-up with Reagan Singh coming in while ATK Mohun Bagan had an unchanged starting XI. Follow all the live updates of Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan in News18 Sports' blog. Yesterday, Jamshedpur FC registered a big 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC with Stephen Eze's 79th minute header.

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Antonio Habas' men will be heading into the match after a good break of 10 days and they would enjoy fresh legs over their opponents from Chennai, who worked hard in a 2-2 draw against SC East Bengal on Saturday. Also, while Chennaiyin have recorded six different goalscorers, their striker Jakub Sylvestr and Lallianzuala Chhangte have been guilty of missing far too many chances. Against ATKMB, who are yet to concede from open play this season, they will need to be at their best game.

Chennaiyin FC head coach Csaba Laszlo recognised the need for his team to be less wasteful up front. "I would be very happy if our main strikers score a lot more goals. Actually, we missed a lot of chances even in the last game. But I'm also happy about how we have so many Indian goalscorers - (Rahim) Ali, (Lallianzuala) Chhangte and (Anirudh) Thapa. I think this is important too," said Laszlo.

Chennaiyin will have to be on their toes right till the final whistle for ATKMB have developed a knack for scoring late winners. They have scored in the last fifteen minutes of the match four times already. That trend may have to do with how ATKMB coach Antonio Lopez Habas drills his team to react to situations as they evolve. "You can prepare your team for one thing and after that, the opponent can do something differently," he said. "The more important thing is that you have your ideas very very clear. Then you can adapt to your opponent."

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