Chennaiyin FC draws 0 – 0 with ATK Mohun Bagan in the 42nd match of the Indian Super League Season.
ATK Mohun Bagan replaced Mumbai City FC and currently holds 1st position with 17 points from 8 matches in the league standing.
Meanwhile, the two-time Champions Marina Machans holds up the 7th position. They have 10 points in their account from 8 matches.
Chennaiyin 0 – 0 Mohun Bagan Team News:
Csaba Laszlo, head coach of Chennaiyin FC made one change in their line-ups. As Defender Reagan Singh replaced Deepak Tangri. Machans went with their 4-1-2-3 formation.
Antonio López Habas played with his unchanged team with their strongest XI. Mohun Bagan lined up with a 5-4-1 formation.
Chennaiyin 0 – 0 Mohun Bagan Match Analysis:
Rafael Crivellaro went for a shot at the 4th minute as went to the box with the ball and fired it straight to Arindam.
In the 28th minute of the first half, Mohun Bagan was denied a penalty. William was obstructed by Reagan Singh when he was trying to get on the end of a cross from Edu Garcia.
Reagan made clear contact with William but the referee refused to it.
In the 65th minute, Memo took a freekick and was pushed out of the wood bar by Mohun Bagan’s goalkeeper.
Mohun Bagan had few chances but they did not convert them usefully. Bagan Striker Roy Krishna barely received the ball because he was on the mark of the Machans defender.
Arindam Bhattacharya: He received the Hero of the Match Award for his crucial saves in the match. He managed to save 7 shots on target and he was the key player for Mohun Bagan.
Rafael Crivellaro: He helped his team to dominate the Mariners. He took 1 shot on target at the beginning of the game.
Memo Moura: After the substitution of Crivellaro he kept making chances for his team but none was successfully converted into a goal.
POST MATCH COMMENTS:
“The game turned out to be a high-intensity affair, as both sides created goal-scoring chances but failed to convert any of them. Not disappointed, as I believe, when you can’t win a game it’s better not to lose.”-Antonio López Habas
“It is true that today we had the chance to score two, maybe three goals. This is fantastic. I am confident that we will continue this kind of game, this kind of football. I am also confident that the goals will come and also the players will score.”-Csaba Laszlo
Chennaiyin faces Hyderabad FC on 4th January in the next fixture. Mohun Bagan will face off with NorthEast United FC on 3rd January.
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