- Chennaiyin FC beat NorthEast United on Saturday
- Chennaiyin FC bounced back from the trail to register a resounding 2-1 win
- Chennaiyin jumped from seventh place to be among the top four teams in the points table
Chennaiyin FC defeated NorthEast United on Saturday in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match. Chennaiyin FC came back from the trail to register a resounding 2-1 win. Laldanmawia Ralte gave NorthEast United the lead in the 35th minute.
At the same time, in the second half of the match, Ariel Borisyuk (52nd) and Vladimir Koman (58th) scored two goals within six minutes to give Chennaiyin the lead, which lasted till the end of the match. With this win, former champions Chennaiyin have jumped from seventh place to be among the top four teams in the points table. Coach Bozidar Bandovic’s team has moved up to third place with 18 points from 12 matches with a fifth win and three draws. At the same time, this was the eighth defeat of NorthEast United in 13 matches. Coach Khalid Jameel’s team continues to be the worst team on the table with just nine points. Serbian defender Slavko Damjankovic of Chennaiyin was awarded the ‘Hero of the Match’ award for his excellent defense in the match.
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