Chennaiyin FC’s chances of progressing into the top four received a huge blow following their frustrating goalless draw against Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League at Fatorda Stadium, on Friday.
Coach Csaba Laszlo’s side put up a spirited performance but their misfiring attack just couldn’t get past Bengaluru keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who was kept on his toes throughout the match.
BFC interim coach Naushad Moosa rang in two changes to his Bengaluru side which won against SC East Bengal as Erik Paartalu and Parag Srivas were given starts. Manuel Lanzarote was handed his debut for Chennaiyin as Anirudh Thapa and Enes Sipovic returned.
Chennaiyin bossed possession and dominated the first session, forcing Gurpreet into action on numerous occasions.
Chennaiyin had the first chance of the game when Esmael Goncalves went close. He made his way into the Bengaluru area but his shot was saved by a diving Gurpreet. Rahim Ali got the rebound, but his tame shot was easily…