The first match of the evening fought for the eISL finals spot and it was Mumbai City FC that qualified for the finals by beating FC Goa. The Gaurs still remained in the final contention as they still got one chance.
In-Game 1 FC Goa player Afnanameen10 played to his reputation against Mumbai City FC player Ashwin_1411. FCG got off to a flying start after Afnanameen10 put up a commanding display by scoring two goals in the early minutes of the game. The defensive capability shown by FCG proved difficult for MCFC to breach, the deadlock was broken in the second half but it wasn’t enough for MCFC as match ended on a 2-1 score line.
The second game went in favor of Mumbai City FC, Tikka gave the lead to MCFC by scoring a goal just before the interval, but MCFC couldn't hold on to the lead, as V_Sharma10 scored the equalizer for FC Goa. Later in the second half, both teams failed to convert their chances. The winning goal came from Tikka in the final minutes of the game and he sealed it for MCFC by 2-1.
In the co-op game, FC Goa players started on the front foot and tried to take an early advantage but SC East Bengal players kept out the danger. There was no winner till the 90th minute. Both teams failed to break the deadlock in the extra time also. The decider game went to the penalties and it was the Islanders who came top in the shoot out by winning it by 6-5.
Tikka was awarded as the Hero of the match, he scored five goals in two games.
In the second match of the evening, Chennaiyin FC ended the eISL campaign of table-toppers SC East Bengal. This win took Chennaiyin FC to eliminator 2, where they had to face FC Goa.
In the first game, the battle of eISL top scorer players turned out to be a disappointing one. SC East Bengal player Not_Ankitgupta failed to deliver his reverse fixture performance. On the other hand, Chennaiyin FC Saranshjain7 managed to break the deadlock in the 70th minute and sealed the first game for CFC.
The second game was a tightly fought contest but it was Chennaiyin FC who responded to pressure and rose above with an early two-goal lead. SCEB found one on the verge of full-time. The second game ended on a 2-1 scoreline.
The final game result was no different from the first two games. Chennaiyin FC showed no mercy on the SCEB defense as they netted four goals and made it impossible for SCEB boys to make a comeback. SCEB managed to strike a consolation goal in the stoppage time and the match ended on a 4-1 scoreline.
Navinh29 was presented with Hero of the match for scoring six goals
The final match of the evening decided the second finalist of eISL. Chennaiyin FC made it a one-sided affair against FC Goa. The Gaurs defense looked helpless against CFC and they failed to make it to the finals. Chennaiyin FC will be up against Mumbai City FC in the finals, which will be played tomorrow.
In-game 1, FC Goa represented by Afnanameen 10 fired the first goal, however, Saranshjain7 playing for Chennaiyin FC scored the equalizer on the verge of full time. Game 1 turned out to be a cracker of a game as there was no winner even after the extra time. It went into the penalty shoot-out and CFC player Saranshjain7 sealed it for his team by 4-3.
In-game 2, Chennaiyin FC dismantled the FCG defense, as two goals were scored by Navinh29. Game 2 turned out to be a one-sided affair as FC Goa managed to hit only one shot on target. The match ended with a 2-0 scoreline, with this defeat FC Goa were knocked out of the tournament.
In the final game, Chennaiyin FC took an early lead before FC Goa canceled it out through a brilliant goal. However, just before halftime, CFC regained the advantage to 2-1. They carried forward the momentum in the second half and made it 4-1 inside the seventy-minute mark. This scoreline sealed their place in the finals.
Navinh29 scored six goals in two games and he became the leading goal scorer of eISL. For this performance, he was declared as Hero of the match.