Chennaiyin FC Secures Dramatic Victory, Ends NorthEast United’s Playoff Hopes

Chennaiyin FC Secures Dramatic Victory, Ends NorthEast United’s Playoff Hopes

Chennaiyin FC defeated NorthEast United FC 2-1 in a crucial Indian Super League (ISL) match, with Ankit Mukherjee scoring a stoppage-time winner, thus ending NorthEast United’s playoff hopes.

Match Overview

  • Goal Scorers: Aakash Sangwan (Chennaiyin FC, 72′), Ankit Mukherjee (Chennaiyin FC, 90+1′), Jithin M.S. (NorthEast United FC, 49′)
  • Turning Point: Ankit Mukherjee’s stoppage-time goal that secured the win for Chennaiyin FC.
  • Game Dynamics: Chennaiyin FC gradually gained control, particularly with Rafa Crivellaro orchestrating plays in midfield.

Key Moments

  1. NorthEast United’s Lead: Parthib Gogoi combined with Jithin M.S. to score against the run of play, exploiting Chennaiyin FC’s high defensive line.
  2. Equalizer by Chennaiyin FC: Aakash Sangwan’s left-footed curling corner kick resulted in an Olympic goal, drawing the match level.
  3. Stoppage-Time Winner: Ankit Mukherjee’s late goal secured the victory for Chennaiyin FC, dashing NorthEast United’s hopes.

Chennaiyin FC’s Playoff Prospects

  • Current Standing: Chennaiyin FC occupies the sixth position with 27 points from 21 games.
  • Playoff Qualification: A single point in the final league game against FC Goa will secure Chennaiyin FC’s spot in the playoffs.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

  1. Who scored the stoppage-time winner for Chennaiyin FC against NorthEast United?
    • A) Rafa Crivellaro
    • B) Ankit Mukherjee
    • C) Aakash Sangwan
    • D) Parthib Gogoi
    • Answer: B) Ankit Mukherjee
  2. Which player assisted Jithin M.S.’s goal for NorthEast United?
    • A) Parthib Gogoi
    • B) Jithin M.S.
    • C) Debjit Majumder
    • D) Rafa Crivellaro
    • Answer: A) Parthib Gogoi
  3. How did Chennaiyin FC equalize in the match?
    • A) Penalty kick
    • B) Free kick
    • C) Own goal
    • D) Corner kick
    • Answer: D) Corner kick
  4. What is Chennaiyin FC’s current position in the ISL standings after the match?
    • A) First
    • B) Third
    • C) Sixth
    • D) Ninth
    • Answer: C) Sixth