Chennaiyin FC beat FC Goa 3-2 in the ISL final on Sunday

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Chennaiyin FC beat FC Goa 3-2 in the ISL final on Sunday

Stiven Mendoza was the star of the night as Chennaiyin FC defeat FC Goa 3-2 in a dramatic final to secure the 2nd Indian Super League at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao on Sunday. Chennaiin FC is the new ISL Champion

After a barren first half, both teams upped the tempo but Chennai scored first in the 52nd minute after they were awarded a penalty.

Bruno Pelassari took the penalty and scored goal to give Chennai the lead.

Six minutes later, Goa equalised after Thongkhosiem Haokip tapped in a cross from the right.

But a dramatic final five minutes saw Columbian Mendoza take centre-stage as he was involved in Chennai’s equaliser in the 90th minute that was an own-goal by Kattimani and then seconds later poked in the winner in the 93rd minute to take home the title.

Congratulating the new champs, Chennaiyin FC co-owner and India’s ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni tweeted: “A well deserved final game in ISL.  Fantastic skill by both the teams. Congrats to Chennaiyin fans and team, well done boys.”

Ms. Nita Ambani gives the trophy to the Chennaiyin FC team.

Golden boot award goes to John Stiven Mendoza of Chennaiyin FC.

Golden glove award goes to Chennaiyin FC goalkeeper Apoula Edima Edel Bete.

Emerging player award goes to Jeje of Chennaiyin FC.

Hero of the League award goes to John Stiven Mendoza of Chennaiyin

Fairplay award goes to Mumbai City FC

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