13 Jan 2022, Fatorda Stadium: Chennaiyin FC and Hyderabad FC played out a 1-1 draw with a goal each in the first half at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here in Fatorda on Thursday.
Despite taking the lead in the 13th minute, Chennaiyin FC found itself once again outplayed by its opponents as Hyderbad looked the more impressive side on the park. The former champion will have to consider itself lucky to salvage a point from this match.
Chennaiyin started aggressively by pressing high and taking the fight to the opposition with some attacking football. Soon, CFC went ahead thanks to a set-piece goal from Sajid Dhot who headed in a free-kick from Anirudh Thapa.
However, after conceding the lead, Hyderabad regrouped and created numerous chances and if not for some stunning saves from Debjit Majumder, the team could have had more than a couple of goals in the first half. Javier Siverio equalised deep in the injury time of the first half to equalise. He thus continued his scoring spree in this match too.
The result means Hyderabad moved third in the table with 17 points from 11 games while Chennaiyin remained sixth having 15 points from 11 matches.
Today, FC Goa will take on North East United at 7:30 PM (IST)
Match score:- Chennaiyin FC – 1 : Hyderabad FC – 1
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