Kerala Blasters FC kept their semifinal hopes firmly in place with a clinical 3-0 win over struggling Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Saturday.
Jorge Pereyra Diaz, returning to the side after serving a one-match suspension, scored a brace in the space of three second-half minutes (52nd, 55th) before Adrian Luna (90th) crowned the team’s performance with a world-class goal from a free-kick.
Mumbai City FC rode on Mehtab Singh and Diego Mauricio’s strikes to beat FC Goa 2-0 in the second match on Saturday at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. With the win, the Islanders reclaimed their spot in the top-four that was taken by Kerala Blasters after the first match.
FC Goa made all the early running in the game as they bossed possession and created a few openings through clever combination play but it wasn’t enough to open up a stubborn Mumbai City FC rearguard.
Points Table (Updated as of February 26)
|1||Hyderabad FC (Q)||18||10||5||3||22||35|
|3||ATK Mohun Bagan||17||8||7||2||9||31|
|4||Mumbai City FC||18||9||4||5||8||31|
|5||Kerala Blasters FC||18||8||6||4||8||30|
|10||NorthEast United FC||19||3||4||12||-18||13|
|11||SC East Bengal||18||1||7||10||-17||10|