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ISL 2017 Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC, Highlights: As It Happened

News18.com | November 23, 2017, 10:34 PM IST
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Catch all the action from the match between Chennaiyin FC and NorthEast United FC at the Marina Arena from the Indian Super League through News18Sports Live blog.

Preview: We're a week into this year's Hero Indian Super League and as expected, things have picked up after a rather slow start. A couple of goal-less draws seemed enough for the football gods as the last few games have witnessed a lot of goals. Today, there is a similar feeling in the atmosphere. Match 6 will see Chennaiyin FC take on NorthEast United FC in the former's backyard. Both teams have not won their respective tournament openers, which is why they will be all the more motivated to bag a win here tonight and grab those three important points. The visitors today have never made it to the playoffs of this tournament in any season since its start. So they, more than anyone else, will value the importance of a positive start to the season.
Nov 23, 2017 9:57 pm (IST)

Full Time: Chennaiyin FC beat NorthEast United 3-0 at the Marina Arena courtesy goals from Raphael Agusto and Mohammed Rafi 

Nov 23, 2017 9:55 pm (IST)

Chennai's Nelson runs through with the ball and wins a corner, clearly he is tired and can't wait for the final whistle. NorthEast have a corner to defend in the final minute and half. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:53 pm (IST)

Five minutes to go for NorthEast United to make some sort of an impression in Chennai. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:47 pm (IST)
GOAL: Chennaiyin FC 3-0 NorthEast United FC. Mohammed Rafi adds a third after he heads in Inigo's freekick of the rebound. That's his first touch in a Chennaiyin FC jersey.

Nov 23, 2017 9:45 pm (IST)

Another freekick right on the edge of the penalty box for Chennaiyin FC, this time centrally as Mailson is brought down as he was driving in through the NorthEast defense

Nov 23, 2017 9:42 pm (IST)

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. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:40 pm (IST)

Narzary tries to curl it in for the NorthEast, but a Chennaiyin in defender manages to deflect it away for a corner. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:39 pm (IST)

After the first game NorthEast United's coach was happy with the chances created by his team, but today they have been very off colour in attack and that will worry Joao Deus

Nov 23, 2017 9:37 pm (IST)

Raphael and Nelson have been running circles around the NorthEast defence. Raphael is going off with 15 minutes left on the clock after having scored two decisive goals in the first half. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:36 pm (IST)

Great chance for NorthEast as Cezario latches onto a through ball and plays it to the wing but the ball in is overhit, almost hit like it is a shot aimed at Karanjit's goal. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:34 pm (IST)

Raphael's through ball is kept out but NorthEast are unable to make the counter-attack work as Chennaiyin have the ball again.

Nov 23, 2017 9:33 pm (IST)

Jerry takes it with his left foot, aims for the top corner, but the wall stand tall and Chennaiyin settle for a corner

Nov 23, 2017 9:32 pm (IST)

Jeje almost turned and was through on goal, but Abdul brings him down on the edge of the box. Very dangerous position and Inigo along with Jeje and Raphael will be interested in this. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:30 pm (IST)

Inigo's ball in to the far post does cause some trouble, but the header is off target and NorthEast United can regroup again. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:29 pm (IST)

Germanpreet's raking long ball has been kept in play by Nelson, but he is brought down by Abdul in a dangerous position. Chennaiyin have looked more attacking since the India midfielder has come in.

Nov 23, 2017 9:28 pm (IST)

Nelson tries to nod it back to Jeje off the ball from Germanpreet but NorthEast close out the space fast. Their counter-attack though does not produce anything worthwhile. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:27 pm (IST)

Less than half an hour left in the game as India international Germanpreet is brought on by Chennaiyin FC in place of Bikramjit Singh. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:24 pm (IST)

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. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:23 pm (IST)

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. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:20 pm (IST)

NorthEast have been winning freekicks in around the final third continuously as they make their way forward. Marcio fires in yet another freekick from the right but Len can't meet it with the head

Nov 23, 2017 9:20 pm (IST)

NorthEast have been winning freekicks in around the final third continuously as they make their way forward. Marcio fires in yet another freekick from the right but Hakku can't meet it with the head

Nov 23, 2017 9:18 pm (IST)

Marcio then leaves his hand out on the header and he has picked up a yellow card, his coach will not be happy with that bit of retaliation 

Nov 23, 2017 9:18 pm (IST)

Marcio takes the resulting freekick and all efforts from that and the rebound that followed have been cleared away by Chennaiyin FC

Nov 23, 2017 9:16 pm (IST)

Heavy challenge by Dhanpal Ganesh on Lalrindika Ralte, that's two such challenges, and Ganesh has been given the game's first yellow card.

Nov 23, 2017 9:13 pm (IST)

Five minutes gone in the second half and the visitors have looked far more confident so far. NorthEast have been using their wings to get into the final third, but the final pass is still missing. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:11 pm (IST)

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. 

Nov 23, 2017 9:09 pm (IST)

Marcio takes a left footed shot that has gone well over Karanjit's goal who isn't happy with the wall 

Nov 23, 2017 9:07 pm (IST)

The second half has commenced and the NorthEast have the ball in a dangerous area and have won a freekick. 

Nov 23, 2017 8:50 pm (IST)

Half Time: Chennaiyin FC 2-0 NorthEast United FC at the Marina Arena 

Nov 23, 2017 8:49 pm (IST)

Three minutes of stoppage time in the first half. Chennaiyin FC's defence have not had much to do in the first half, but have almost all their players back to try and stop the visitors from scoring before the end of the half.

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