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Mumbai City FC takes on Chennaiyin in a mouth-watering clash in the 3rd quarter-final of the Durand Cup. Follow this space for all live updates.

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120′ End of AET

Mumbai City FC qualifies for the Semifinal with a hard-fought win over Chennaiyin. MCFC 5-3 CFC


Chhangte dribbles past Chennaiyin defence and laids the ball on to Greg Stewart who does what he does the best. No way Chennaiyin is coming back now. MCFC 5-3 CFC

115′ Selfish play

Gurkeerat tried to chip Debjit but fails horribly. He could have easily rolled the ball to his teammates who were free. Will it cost them? MCFC 4-3 CFC

114′ Offside!

Vafa flagged offside when the ball lands on to him from a Thapa freekick. Correct decision. MCFC 4-3 CFC

112′ BANGER!

Rahim Ali pulls one back for Chennaiyin. The striker pounces on the ball after the Marina Machans win a corner off a long ranger which deflected off a Mumbai player and hit the crossbar. Game ON! MCFC 4-3 CFC

108′ Shot!

Borges with a quick shot from distance. Narayan Das blocks it safely. MCFC 4-2 CFC

108′ Cramps everywhere

Understandable in this humid weather. MCFC 4-2 CFC

106′ Kickoff

Final half begins. MCFC 4-2 CFC

Halftime in Added Extra time

Mumbai clear ahead of Chennaiyin thanks to Chhangte’s brilliance. 15 more minutes to go. MCFC 4-2 CFC

105+3′ clearance

Griffiths with a crucial clearance. Out for corner. MCFC 4-2 CFC

105′ We are back

Sorry for the delay we received some technical errors from our point, however, we are back. MCFC 4-2 CFC


Full Time at YBK. Extra time ahead with a potential penalty shootout MCFC 2-2 CFC

Added Time

4 Mins added time being rewarded


Drama at YBK as CFC scores the equalizing goal through substitute Jockson MCFC 2-2 CFC

87′ Chhangte making the difference

Chhangte’s pace through the wing is making life difficult for CFC MCFC 2-1 CFC

85′ Last 5 mins

Last five mins for CFC to salvage the equalizing goal MCFC 2-1 CFC

82′ Close one

Close one for MCFC to seal the deal as Stwart’s effort is just wide off the mark MCFC 2-1 CFC

80′ Final ten minutes

Crucial final ten mins into the game MCFC 2-1 CFC


Man in form Chhangte gives MCFC the lead from the rebound MCFC 2-1 CFC

75′ CFC dominating through wings

CFC trying to dominate through wings with Rahim Ali MCFC 1-1 CFC

73′ Shout for PENALTY

Shout for a penalty by Sliskovic as he gets past Lachenpa, but denied MCFC 1-1 CFC

70′ Yellow

Yellow to Sliskovic for late challenge MCFC 1-1 CFC

69′ Controlling the tempo

CFC controlling the tempo of the game after the equalizing goal MCFC 1-1 CFC

66′ Just wide

Brilliant effort by Sliskovic but just wide of the mark MCFC 1-1 CFC

65′ Free kick

Free kick in the dangerous area for CFC MCFC 1-1 CFC

62′ Corner

Consecutive corners for MCFC to take back their lead MCFC 1-1 CFC


Brilliant goal by Sliskovic to level the playing field for CFC MCFC 1-1 CFC

58′ Spaces to exploit

Some space to exploit for both teams as they push forward MCFC 1-0 CFC

56′ Good save

Good save by Debjit to stop Chhangte’s effort keeping CFC in the game MCFC 1-0 CFC

54′ Shot off target

Shot Off target by CFC. A golden opportunity missed MCFC 1-0 CFC

52′ Corner

Corner for CFC MCFC 1-0 CFC

50′ Too easy

Too easy for MCFC to control the midfield as they try to push for the insurance goal MCFC 1-0 CFC

48′ Good Start

Good start to the second half for MCFC with Chhangte getting involved MCFC 1-0 CFC

46′ We are back!

Action resumes for the second half MCFC 1-0 CFC


The referee blows the whistle for halftime MCFC 1-0 CFC

Added Time

1 min extra time is being awarded

43′ MCFC remains firm

MCFC remains firm in controlling the tempo to hold their lead MCFC 1-0 CFC


Stewart smashes past Debjit to give MCFC the important lead MCFC 1-0 CFC

38′ Penalty

Penalty for MCFC after a foul on Stalin inside the box by Debjit MCFC 0-0 CFC

37′ Free kick

Free Kick in a dangerous position for MCFC MCFC 0-0 CFC

34′ Quick transition

Quick transition in attack and defense by CFC to control the tempo of the game MCFC 0-0 CFC

31′ Good Defending

Good defensive work from CFC MCFC 0-0 CFC

29′ Free kick

Free kick on a dangerous position for MCFC MCFC 0-0 CFC

26′ Through the wings

MCFC trying to use the pace of Chhangte through the flank MCFC 0-0 CFC

21′ Cautious Approach

A little cautious approach by CFC to maintain the momentum MCFC 0-0 CFC

18′ Slowing the tempo

CFC trying to slow the tempo of the game in order to gain more control MCFC 0-0 CFC

16′ MCFC with possession

Early ball possession with MCFC as they push forward for the opening goal MCFC 0-0 CFC

12′ Midfield Battle

Two teams trying to impose their dominance through midfield MCFC 0-0 CFC

10′ Good Counter

CFC trying to hit their opponents with quick counters MCFC 0-0 CFC

07′ Free Kick

A free kick on the edge of the box for CFC MCFC 0-0 CFC

05′ Asserting Dominance

MCFC with early control of the game MCFC 0-0 CFC

03′ Good Start

Early pressure from MCFC, First attempt wide MCFC 0-0 CFC

01′ Kick Off

Kick-off at VYBK MCFC 0-0 CFC

Starting XIs

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Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC: Preview

There is nothing to choose between Mumbai City FC (MCFC) and Chennaiyin FC (CFC) as they clash in the third quarter-final of the 131st IndianOil Durand Cup, here at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Sunday. The match kicks off at 6.00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST).

The Islanders have come through as group toppers of Group B but only just, while the Marina Machans qualified by finishing a clear second to reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Hyderabad FC in Group C. MCFC though will have the advantage of having played their group games at the Kolkata venues while CFC played in Imphal.

That slight conditions advantage may not hold for much at this professional level however and given the quality both sides possess, it will be tough to pick a winner.

“No fitness issues in the team,” said a confident former German international and CFC coach Thomas Brdaric, in the pre-match press conference. “Whether it’s Champions League or Durand, our approach won’t change,” said an equally calm Des Buckingham of MCFC.

Chennaiyin has been banking heavily on their ace midfielder Anirudh Thapa to deliver the goods and he has so far with as many as five-goal contributions. Mumbai on the other hand has the tournament’s highest scorer Lallianzuala Chhangte in their ranks with five goals to his name. Their efforts have helped both sides to overcome a few problems at the back where they have conceded six (CFC) and seven (MCFC) goals respectively.

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Chhangte is currently the top scorer in the Durand Cup

A lot will also depend on the foreign players of both sides and the impact they have on the game. The likes of Ahmed Jahouh and Gary Stewart for the Islanders and Vafa and Petar Sliskovic for the Machans have shown the potential to turn games consistently. Des Buckingham also spoke about Murtada Fall having joined the side and the Senegalese defender has been one of the most successful players in Indian football in recent times.

Overall, it has all the makings of a blockbuster game of football.

Where to watch?

The match will be telecasted on Sports18-1, Sports18-1HD, Voot, Khel and JioTV.

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