ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad hold hopes of playoffs alive after beating Chennaiyin


Hyderabad saved attacking within the first quarter.

Hyderabad FC did their possibilities of making the Indian Tremendous League playoffs a world of fine with a 2-Zero victory over Chennaiyin FC on the Tilak Maidan Stadium right here on Sunday.

Targets from Fran Sandaza (28th minute) and Joel Chianese (82) have been sufficient to safe all three factors for the Nizams and propel them to 3rd place on the desk.

Hyderabad made their intentions clear proper from the beginning, profitable a nook in simply the fifth minute. The promising Asish Rai, who has loved a break-through season, was the architect of the transfer, sprinting into the Chennaiyin field and discovering Mohammed Yasir. After the latter’s cross was put behind for a nook, Rai acquired one other probability however despatched his cross over.

Hyderabad saved attacking within the first quarter and so they acquired their reward simply earlier than the half-hour mark when Sandaza broke the impasse. After receiving the ball from a throw-in, the Spaniard discovered Joao Victor, who returned the favour with a superb via ball. Sandaza was nonetheless beneath stress from Deepak Tangri however shook off the defender by shifting the ball onto his different foot and slotting it into the again of the online.

Chennaiyin had a interval of possession after the purpose however poor passing within the closing third meant nothing got here of it. As the primary half got here to a detailed, Sandaza’s purpose was the one shot on track from both workforce.

Chennaiyin got here out of the half-time break with a few adjustments — Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev and Edwin Vanspaul got here on for Germanpreet Singh and Thoi Singh — and the transfer seemed to have paid off fast dividends. Eli Sabia got here up all the best way from defence and located himself with a direct sight on purpose. His highly effective shot from outdoors the field appeared to be getting into, however as an alternative struck the crossbar and bounced away.

The crossbar as soon as once more got here to Hyderabad’s rescue and this time, it was substitute Fatkhulloev’s flip to rue what ought to have been a purpose.

Hyderabad seemed resigned to sitting again and defending as Chennaiyin went from being having much less of the ball within the first half to dominating possession within the second. Nevertheless, their lack of creativity and wastefulness in entrance of purpose was on present as soon as once more — with ten minutes left within the sport, they managed only a single shot on purpose.

They quickly paid for that when Hyderabad put the sport past all doubt with a second purpose. Chianese, who had changed goal-scorer Sandaza early within the second half, was performed via by one other glorious cross from Victor. Chianese had solely a slender goal to purpose at, however he discovered the again of the online with ease.

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