Defending champion, Hyderabad FC (HFC), fought again from a one-goal deficit to carry Chennaiyin FC (CFC) for a 1-1 draw within the Indian Tremendous League match on the GMC Balayogi Stadium right here on Thursday.
It was a narrative of missed possibilities for each groups within the first-half.
On resumption after the break, it was a stupendous header from Petar Sliskovic off a curling nook from Akash Sangwan within the 57th minute, which noticed Chennaiyin take the lead.
There was little to decide on until then between the 2 sides, with Chennaiyin having a go on the HFC citadel fairly a couple of instances. However, the house group’s defence was equal to the duty as has been the case this season.
The closest HFC got here to scoring within the first half was when Javier Toro’s header from contained in the field was collected on the half-volley by custodian Samik Mitra within the 18th minute.
For Chennaiyin, Vincy Baretto sprinted down the centre into the field and had solely keeper Gurmeet to beat however did not capitalise on the possibility within the twenty first minute.
At half-time, the groups had been locked goalless.
On resumption, the mix of Javier Toro and Bartholomew Ogbeche had a detailed take a look at the objective, however the Chennaiyin defence was sensible sufficient to thwart that transfer.
Vince Baretto was once more within the thick of it, choosing up a protracted ball from the midfield, however was unfortunate to see a diving Gurmeet clear the ball to security.
A reckless foul by Vafa Hakhamneshi on Javier Toro contained in the field noticed HFC earn a penalty to the delight of the sparse crowd within the 87th minute.
Ogbeche was spot on to transform it and stage the rating, finally main the match right into a draw.
Chennaiyin FC 1 (Petar Sliskovic 57) drew with Hyderabad FC 1 (Ogbeche – 87).