Super Cup Football: Aizawl FC knock out Chennaiyin FC in Tournament opener

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Former I-League champions Aizawl FC knocked out reigning ISL champions Chennaiyin FC 5-3 via penalty shootout in the first game of pre-quarter final encounter of the Super Cup Football tournament at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday night.

The thrilling match was locked 2-2 at the end of the 1 20 minutes of slugfest that saw Romanian Andrei Ionescu strike twice for the I-League outfit while Chennaiyin came back twice during the dying moments — first though Brazilian Mailson Alves in the 89th minute of the regulation time and then through Dhanachandra Singh in the 114th minute.

In the penalty shootout, former India player Mohammed Rafi missed the second penalty for Chennaiyin FC while Aizawl were on target with all their five shots.

Odisha Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and Football Association of Odisha (FAO) President Debasish Samantaray witnessed the high voltage match.

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