FC Goa 2 – 3 Chennaiyin FC
It was a wonderful match, just like a final should be. Both teams went toe to toe. Joffre’s 87th minute goal seemed to seal it for FC Goa but Chennayin FC came back with two goals in two minutes to grab the leadand finally win the match. Kattimani was sensational under the FC Goa goal but Mendoza ends the ISL 2015 as the highest goal scorer with 13 goals.
FULL TIME!! Chennaiyin FC Are The Winners Of ISL 2015!
90′ + 5 Lucca’s Shot just wide of the target!
90′ + 3 Luciano comes on. Mehrajuddin Wadoo stretchered out of the ground.
90′ + 1 GOAL!! It is not over yet!! Mendoza scores!! This is now almost all over for FC Goa! Mendoza gets a ball from defence and like he has done so well in this ISL, he muscles past two defenders and shoots through Kattimani.
90′ GOAL!! It is Chennaiyin’s turn. Kattimani who has been brilliant tonight fails to catch a cross after colliding with an FC Goa defender. Ball roles into the goal. This is a cracker of a game!
87′ Joffre gets yellow card for excessive celebration.
87′ GOAL!! Joffre Scores!! FC Goa are going to win if they can hold for another 3 minutes!! Joffre scores from a 25 yard freekick. Even the magnificent Apoula Bette cannot stop it!
84′ Another save! Mendoza lets in a vicious right footer! Kattimani spills it but keeps the fort intact!
84′ Mailson almost had it! Dhanachandra’s long throw falls to Mailson whose shot is caught by Kattimani.
Are we looking at extra time??
80′ Adel catches Rafael’s cross.
77′ Mendy concedes a corner.
76′ Bette manges to hang onto a brilliant flick!
72′ Jofre creates a brilliant solo move inside the Chennaiyin box but Bette catches the cross!
69′ Elano’s corner is too long.
68′ Jayesh replaces Jeje for Chennaiyin FC.
67′ Elano replaces Pelissari for Chennaiyin FC.
65′ Almost!! Jofre’s corner kick put Chennaiyin defence under pressure. Gregory’s overhead kick sails just over the crossbar!
This game has exploded into life!!
61′ SAVED!! Kattimani denies Mendoza. Kattimani has now saved two penalties. What a performance from the Indian keeper tonight.
60′ Penalty! What is going on. Mendoza gets stray ball in the Goa box. Kattimani charges out. Referee thinks there was enough contact as Mendoza went down. Gregory gets yellow card for aggressive gestures towards the referee.
59′ GOAL!! Listen to the noise!! FC Goa has brought themselves back in the game in just 5 minutes. Romeo’s beautiful cross cuts the Chennaiyin defence in half as Haokip calmly tucks it in! It is 1 – 1.
57′ Thoi Singh gets a yellow card.
56′ Trouble from long throw. Kattimani misses the catch but Pelissari lets it fly over the goal.
54′ GOAL!! Kattimani saves the penalty as the ball pops up in the air. None of the FC Goa players close in for the ball as Pelissari knocks the ball in for a rebound. Horrendous bit of defending from FC Goa in last two minutes.
52′ Penalty!! Pranay catches Mendoza from behind in the penalty box. This could be a fatal mistake for FC Goa!
51′ Pelissari hits from long. Goes out without troubling Kattimani.
Second has started on a cooler note. Both teams looking to hang back a little.
Second Half On The Way!!
Half Time Stats:
Possesion: FC Goa 47% – 53% Chennaiyin FC
Shots: FC Goa 6 – 5 Chennaiyin FC
Shots on goal: FC Goa 4 – 3 Chennaiyin FC
Corners: FC Goa 4 – 1 Chennaiyin FC
Fouls: FC Goa 2 – 10 Chennaiyin FC
Half Time! We arrive at the half time with nothing to separate the two teams. Both of them created chances but failed to capitalize on them. See you on the other side.
45′ + 1 Wadoo gets a talk from referee. He is already on a yellow card, has to be careful here.
45′ Wadoo takes long range shot. Goes over the bar.
40′ Jofre let’s it fly in the night sky. Miles above the goal.
40′ Jofre’s cross plucked out by Bette.
39′ Pelissari’s corner cleared away.
38′ Stiven Mendoza plays a beautiful wall with Jeje and gets into Goa box. Shot superbly pushed out for a corner by Kattimani.
35′ Mendoza’s quick freekick snapped by Kattimani.
35′ Lucca clears Jeje’s cross into the Goa defence.
33′ Lucca hits a venomous corner. Cleared by Chennaiyin defence.
33′ Another corner.
32′ Leo Moura’s freekick goes for a corner.
31′ Corner produces a freekick right at the edge of the box.
31′ Rafael got it inside the Chennaiyin box! Great long ball from defence. Mailson somehow clears for a corner.
26′ Romeo gets a through ball inside the box. Brilliant tackle from Mendy.
Fight breaks out between Pelissari, Gregory and Mendoza. This game is too hot to handle at the moment!
23′ Jofre fed the ball inside Chennaiyin box. Mendy does to beautifully to push him to a tighter angle.
22′ Romeo’s cross caught by Bette.
20′ Almost! Mendoza gets a free ball in the Goa box thanks to a defensive error. Kattimani saves fort with a last ditch sliding tackle.
19′ Lucca’s freekick at the near post knocked for a corner.
18′ Wadoo brings down Jofre at the edge of the box. Gets a yellow card. FC Goa has a freekick.
17′ Hoof!! Bruno Pelissari waltz into the Goa box but shoots wide. There was only Kattimani in front of him. Perhaps could have taken a bit more time.
Mandar is back on his feet. That’s a good sign.
15′ Now Mandar of FC Goa is down with an injury. Not looking good for Zico’s team.
13′ Goa defence looked a bit stretched but Gregory manages to clear.
10′ Tight defence from Chennaiyin keeps Goa at bay.
7′ Lucca Replaces Dudu.
Dudu is stretched out of the field. This could be troublesome for FC Goa.
5′ Dudu is down. Stretcher out in on the field.
1′ FC Goa creates early scare in the Chennaiyin Defence.
FC Goa Starting XI: Kattimani, Lucio, Gregory, Pranay Halder, Bikramjit, Mandar, Romeo, Joffre, Leo Moura, Dudu Omagbemi, Rafael
Chennaiyin FC Starting XI: Edel Bette, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Mailson, Bernard Mendy(c), Dhanachandra Singh, Thoi Singh, Blasi, Khabra, Jeje, Stiven Mendoza, Bruno Pelissari
Hello and welcome everyone to the final of ISL 2015. After two month long fights on all corners of India between 8 teams, the tournament has finally reached its crescendo. Tonight at Fatorda Stadium in Goa, Abhishek Bachchan’s Chennaiyin FC and Varun Dhawan’s FC Goa meet for the final time in ISL 2015 and try to win the crown of the winner. After 90 minutes it will be clear whether Zico or Materazzi has the last laugh. The stakes are high, the excitement even higher. Stay tuned for live updates.