Defending champion Hyderabad FC fought again from a solitary purpose deficit to carry Chennaiyin FC to a one-all draw within the Hero Indian Tremendous League soccer 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, a ravishing header from Petar Sliskovic off a curling nook from Akash Sangwan within the 57th minute 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 staff’s defence was equal to the duty as has been the case on this version.
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 the custodian Samik Mitra within the 18th minute simply shortly earlier than Borja Gonzalez’s header sailed over the bar.
For Chennaiyin, Vincy Baretto sprinted down the centre into the field and had solely the custodian Gurmeet to beat however did not capitalise on the prospect within the twenty first minute.
The Javier Toro-Bartholomew Ogbeche mix had an in depth have a look at the purpose after the break however Chennaiyin’s 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 critical foul by Vafa Hakhamneshi on Toro contained in the field noticed HFC earn a penalty to the delight of the sparse crowd within the 87th minute.
Ogbeche transformed it and the match ultimately led to a draw.
Hyderabad FC 1 (Ogbeche 87-pen) drew with Chennaiyin FC 1 (Petar Sliskovic 57).