Thursday and Friday saw matches 18 and 19 of the Hero Indian Super League end in 1-0 victories for Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa, in their matches against NorthEast United and Mumbai FC respectively.
Chennaiyin gained 3 points and beat their voodoo against NorthEast at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, to notch up their first ISL win against the Highlanders in front of 32,000 fans.
The sole goal came in the 49th minute after Italian striker David Succi broke the deadlock with a sweetly timed volley, which Subrata Paul could do nothing to stop, to score his first goal of the ISL.
After conceding, NorthEast upped the ante but were unsuccessful as they lacked the cutting edge.
The win has helped Chennaiyin jump to third place of the ISL table with seven points from four matches, whilst NorthEast remained perched at the top despite their loss.
After four matches, FC Goa have finally had their first win of the ISL 2016 season after a 1-0 victory over Mumbai City FC on Friday at the Andheri Sports Complex.
Mumbai had started as favourites and hoped to end their three-match winless streak, but Goa’s Brazilian midfielder Richarlyson Felisbino put paid to that with a vital lone goal scored in the 41st minute.
The goal came from a freekick after Sene Ralte fouled Keenan Almeida. Julio Cesar used his wits to pull something off from the training ground routine as he found Richarlyson on the edge of the box
There were chances for Mumbai during the second half but they failed to make the opportunities count, with The Gaurs displaying no-nonsense defending.
By claiming the full 3 points Mumbai were prevented from reaching the top of the table, whilst despite the win, Goa remain at the bottom of the league table.
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