Jayesh Rane’s wonder Strike and Lanzarote’s Calm double finish from the spot ensure the visitor’s take all three must points at the Marina Arena.
It was all on the line for ATK as the Two time Champions took on the Defending champs in a must win situation.
The match started with both teams straight way on the attack.Lanzarote frees Balwant with a beautifully weighted pass as he goes one on one with goalkeeper just to hit straight into him.
It was in 14th minute that Jayesh Rane who was looking constant threat on the right hand side got a lot of space outside the box and got shooting boots in with a lovely strike on the bottom left corner giving visitors the lead 1-0.
ATK kept the heat on with constant counter attacks with a brilliant ball by Lanzarote headed wide by Balwant which was eventually given offside.
Bikey went on to concede a poor corner which was well punished by Thoi Singh whose strike found the back of the net taking the home side on level terms 1-1.
Manuel Lanzarote missed two chances as his double shot in the wide area goes above the goal post.Just on the Stroke of half time a attack on the right side led to a Penalty as Hitesh sharma’s shot hit Eli sabia’s hand. Lanzarote took a calm penalty giving the ATK the lead back 1-2.
The Brilliant end to end First half with ATK looking the better Attacking side.
The second half started on the same note as the first half as Gerson’s long shot was well stop by goalkeeper Sanjuban.A lovely cross was headed by Jeje which was well dealt by Arindham Bhattacharya.
The substitute Selom Dias got in tangle with john Johnson which was well dealt by the English man.
At the 80th the series of Incident taking place in the Chennaiyin box eventually lead to penalty for ATK which was well put away by Lanzarote who scored his second goal for ATK giving them a 1-3 lead.
Chennaiyin FC did came back as a cross from Thoi Singh was well peeped in by Issac making the scoring 2-3.Though that summed it all as ATK took all three points at the Marina Arena.Lanza’s double seals the deal for ATK as they take one step closer to the playoffs spot.
ATK next face the Highlanders North East United on the 8th of December at the Indira Gandhi Stadium at Guwahati.