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As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs Chennaiyin FC, ISL 2nd leg semi-final

Chennaiyin FC won the semi-final 4-2 on aggregate enter the final of Indian Super League for the first time.

IBNLive.com

Updated:December 16, 2015, 9:30 PM IST
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As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs Chennaiyin FC, ISL 2nd leg semi-final
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Full time: Chennaiyin FC beat Atletico de Kolkata 4-2 (agg) to set up the summit clash with FC Goa.

ATK coach Habas has been sent off the ground and he is really angry.

Goal! Chennaiyin FC score in injury time. And, ATK are almost done for this season.

Five minutes added before full time.

Goal! Iain Hume scores a brilliant goal in the 86th min. Chennai still leading 3-2 on aggregate.

83 mins: Jaime Gavilan tries his luck from the edge of the box. He goes for the far post but sees his shot go just over the cross bar. Good attempt by the Spaniard but not enough to find the back of the net.

74 mins: Rino Anto sends a loopy ball into the box which the Chennaiyin FC defenders fail to clear. Doutie gets the ball and hurries into his shot and drags it wide of the target. ATK really need to take their chances with twenty minutes to go now.

65 mins: John Stiven Mendoza Valencia gets through on the left and with the kind of form he is in, it looked like he would have scored. However, he just could not keep his shot down as it sailed over the bar at the near post.

55 mins: Mohan sends a good ball in to the middle and Lekic chests it towards the path of Sameehg Doutie. Mailson was alert and intercepted the ball and made the clearance before Doutie could get to it.

49 mins: Kolkata need goals if they want to make a comeback book their place in the final. Chennai are blocking everything now.

The second-half kicks off.

Half-time: ATK 1-0 Chennayin in 2nd leg. Kolkata leading 3-1 on aggregate.

42 mins: Sameehg Doutie is in with a one-on-one position with the keeper on the right. He looks to shoot across the keeper towards the far post but the keeper makes a fine save to deny the South African.

37 mins: Chennaiyin FC's Elano Blumer gets a yellow card and few seconds later he makes another bad tackle but is lucky not to get a red card. Chennaiyin FC 3-1 Atletico de Kolkata (agg).

33 mins: Chennaiyin FC are on the ball and are taking their time with it. The onus is on Atletico de Kolkata to win it back and push for the goals.

Lekic gives his team the lead on the night! They are now trailing by two goals! Mendy who has been solid at the heart of the defense makes a poor mistake. He tries to head the ball back to the keeper but Dejan Lekic is alert and pounces at the lose ball to knock it past the onrushing keeper. Edel Apoula concedes after 360+ minutes of football!

Goal! Dejan Lekic scores in the 22nd minute for ATK. Chennaiyin FC 3-1 Atletico de Kolkata (agg).

11 mins: Jeje does really well to open his body up in the box to make space for the shot. It takes a deflection and goes behind for a corner. The resulting corner by Elano is headed over the bar by Mailson.

7 mins: Dejan Lekic takes a brilliant first touch and nutmegs his man before taking a shot from distance. It sails over the bar but Atletico de Kolkata have let their intentions known early on in the game. They need three goals by hook or by crook to get back in the game.

5 mins: Augustin Fernandes catches John Stiven Mendoza Valencia with a high challenge on the outside of his ankle. He goes down in pain but gets up in a jiffy.

Its kick-off time in Kolkata. Elano won the toss and selected the side. Atletico de Kolkata have gotten us underway by kicking off and will attack from left to right for the first half.

The match kicks off in 15 minutes. Stay tuned for all live updates.

Starting XI

Chennaiyin FC: Edel Apoula (GK), Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Mailson, Bernard Mendy, Dhana, Thoi Singh, Harmanjot Khabra, Manuele Blasi, Elano (C), Jeje, John Stiven Mendoza Valencia.

Atletico de Kolkata: Amrinder (GK), Arnab (C), Tiri, Augustin Fernandes, Rino Anto, Jaime Gavilan, Arata Izumi, Mohan, Sameehg Doutie, Dejan Lekic, Iain Hume.

6:30pm: Atletico suffered their biggest defeat against Chennaiyin. Before the first leg, they had never lost to Chennaiyin. Last season, it was Chennaiyin who were 3-0 down after the first leg and they were really close to reaching the finals before Kerala scored in the very last minute of extra time. It’s pretty much deja vu as Atletico find themselves in the same situation that Chennaiyin faced last season.

6:25pm: Apoula Edel has 10 clean sheets now in ISL. With 6 clean sheets under his belt this season, he just needs one more to equal the record made by Jan Seda. When it comes to the ISL knock-out stages, Edel Apoula is arguably one of the finest performers in ISL history.

6:20pm: Will Mendoza and Co. wreak havoc once again and extend their 5-match winning streak to make it to their first ever ISL final or will the Royal Bengal Tigers turn it around? Whatever the outcome may be, we are in for a thrilling contest in the penultimate game of the season.

Chennaiyin FC have one foot in the final of the Indian Super League 2015 but past experience suggest Marco Materazzi's boys will not be able to drop guard in the reverse fixture against Atletico de Kolkata in Kolkata on Wednesday.

With FC Goa already into the finals, one of these two teams will be facing The Gaurs at Fatorda to challenge for the coveted ISL trophy.

The hosts have a game on their hands as they are behind by the 3 goals scored by Pelissari, Jeje and Mendoza in the first leg.

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