Bambolim: Chennaiyin FC pulled off a laborious fought 1-0 win over Hyderabad FC in their opening match of the Indian Super League right here on Tuesday.
Vlagyimir Koman (66th minute) scored from the spot to give Chennaiyin a essential lead, ultimately sealing all three factors as Hyderabad had been left to rue their wastefulness in entrance of objective, particularly within the first half.
Hyderabad, whose common age of the Indian gamers within the lineup was simply 24, was dealt a main blow early on with Halicharan Narzary limping off in beneath 10 minutes.
A penalty from Vladimir Koman was sufficient to get @ChennaiyinFC all 3 factors! _
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That didn’t deter their resolve to stamp their impression as former ATK Mohun Bagan man Edu Garcia’s shot was cleared away in a hurry however Bartholomew Ogbeche couldn’t observe by.
Chennaiyin had goalkeeper Vishal Kaith to thank for conserving the previous champions within the sport. The Himachal Pradesh-born was examined a few occasions however he emerged unscathed.
Hyderabad had been the truth is wasteful within the alternatives the brittle Chennaiyin defence gave them. Ogbeche missed greater than helpful possibilities however substitute Nikhil Poojary’s work-rate close to the field solely gained him new admirers.
Kyrgyz playmaker Mirlan Murzaev virtually gave Chennaiyin a glimmer of hope late within the first half, however his header went off-target from a darting cross in by Reagan Singh.
Chennaiyin carried over the momentum submit the break. Mirlan Murzaev and Lallianzuala Chhangte proved laborious to comprise.
Chhangte arguably had the perfect likelihood of the evening when he beat Akash Mishra on the run, lower in and shot laborious, solely to be tipped off by Kaith.
New captain Anirudh Thapa then made it depend for his facet successful a penalty as he was introduced down by Hitesh Sharma contained in the field.
Former AS Monaco man Vlagyimir Koman stepped up to ship a highly effective piledriver that gave goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani no likelihood, breaking the impasse with little over 20 minutes to play.
Chennaiyin led towards the run of play, leaving Manolo Marquez to make 4 modifications at a go. Joel Chianese, Javi Siverio, Sahil Tavora and younger striker Rohit Danu had been launched within the 77th minute.
However, there wasn’t to be one other objective within the sport.