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Durand Cup 2022: Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC in Durand Cup Quarter Final – Follow Live

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Durand Cup 2022: Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City Live- After a slow start, Chennaiyin FC picked up momentum and qualified for the…

Durand Cup 2022: Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City Live- After a slow start, Chennaiyin FC picked up momentum and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Durand Cup. The Thomas Brdaric-coached side will now aim to continue their good show when they face Mumbai City FC in the quarter-finals at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday. Follow Durand Cup 2022 Live updates on InsideSport.IN

Durand Cup 2022: Chennaiyin FC look to exploit cracks in Mumbai City FC defense in Durand Cup quarter-finals

After a draw and loss in their first two matches, Chennaiyin made a strong comeback in the tournament. They beat I-League sides TRAU FC and NEROCA FC 4-1 and 2-0 respectively to finish second in Group C and qualify for the quarter-finals. Led by captain Anirudh Thapa, Chennaiyin FC have scored nine goals so far and look threatening every time they get the ball in the opposition box.

Chennaiyin will know that former Indian Super League (ISL) champions Mumbai City will be no easy task even though they lost their last match against East Bengal. Mumbai City have topped their group and qualified for the last eight stage. So Chennaiyin will play cautiously and try to exploit the gaps in the opponent’s defence.

Chennaiyin coach Brdaric also agreed. “We will try to defend well. Football is a game of mistakes and whichever team exploits those mistakes can benefit. We will try not to give our opponents too many opportunities tomorrow and give them space and holes to operate. At the same time, we will try to exploit our own opportunities. We must be very well prepared,” Brdaric said at a pre-match press conference.

Durand Cup 2022: Chennaiyin FC look to exploit cracks in Mumbai City FC defense in Durand Cup quarter-finals

For Chennaiyin, Thapa has been a crucial player. He has scored two goals and set up another three. Talking about his role in the page, Thapa said, “Nothing has changed much in my game. Just that I play in a more advanced position, which gives me the freedom to score goals and be more inside the box. Besides that, I have been working hard. I try to do my best to help the team score more goals.”

After playing all their group matches in Imphal, Chennaiyin have shifted base to Kolkata for the knockout stage.
Talking about Chennaiyin’s preparations, Thapa said, “We are a new and young team. We needed some game time to get used to the new system and how each player plays. We have now got the competitive matches that we needed. All in all, we’ve done pretty well. We have scored some good goals and the best thing is that different goalscorers scored the goals. The players are ready for the Mumbai City match and we hope for a good match. Everyone is excited to play the quarter-finals,’ Thapa said.

The 2022 edition of the tournament started on August 16 and will run until September 18.

Durand Cup 2022: Chennaiyin FC look to exploit cracks in Mumbai City FC defense in Durand Cup quarter-finals

Follow Durand Cup 2022 Live updates on InsideSport.IN

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