Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of this evening’s Hyderabad FC vs Chennaiyin FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash being played at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. This is Aneesh Dey bringing you updates from the match.
6:45 PM- Listen in to our season preview on a new episode of The Full Time Show:
6:37 PM- OFFICIAL LINEUPS ARE OUT!!
Hyderabad FC Playing XI: Kattimani (GK); Asish, Chinglesana, Juanan, Akash; Hitesh, Joao Victor, Yasir, Narzary; Edu Garcia, Bart Ogbeche
Subs: Gurmeet (GK); Dorjee, Pritam, Sahil, Souvik, Nikhil; Chianese, Rohit, Siverio
Coach: Manuel Marquez
Chennaiyin FC Playing XI: Kaith (GK); Narayan, Slavko, Salam Ranjan, Reagan; Koman, Thapa (C), Borysiuk, Murzaev, Chhangte; Ali
Subs: Debjit (GK); Jerry, Deepak, Balaji, Meetel, Vanspaul, Pasha; Jobby, Lukasz
Coach: Bozidar Bandovic
6:15 PM- What happened when the two teams met last season? Have a look!!
6:00 PM- Here is how we think the two teams will lineup today!!
Hyderabad FC Predicted XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK); Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra; Hitesh Sharma, Joao Victor; Mohammed Yasir, Joel Chianese, Halicharan Narzary; Bartholomew Ogbeche
Chennaiyin FC Predicted XI: Vishal Kaith (GK), Reagan Singh, Deepak Devrani, Slavko Damanjovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa; Mirlan Murzaev, Vladimir Koman, Lallianzuala Chhangte; Lukasz Gikiewicz
5:45 PM- Missed the previous match? We’ve got you covered with our ISL match reviews. Here’s a recap of the MCFC v FCG fixture.
MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Crivellaro-less Chennaiyin begins season against Hyderabad
Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champion Chennaiyin FC has had a complete overhaul this time. It has recruited a new coach in Bozidar Bandovic and acquired many Indian players and a fresh set of five foreigners.
On the other hand, Hyderabad FC has a relatively settled team, having retained the core of Indian players, and acquiring two of the best foreigners in ISL — midfielder Edu Garcia (Spain) and top striker Bartholomew Ogbeche (Nigeria).
Bandovic said he was aware of the challenges when Chennaiyin takes on Hyderabad in its first match of the new 2021-22 season at the Bambolim Stadium, Goa.
“To bring the players together in a very short time has been a challenge. There are many new [Indian] players and many foreigners. In football, nobody waits. They want immediate results. We will handle this for sure,” said the 52-year-old Montenegrin at a virtual media interaction on Monday.
According to Bandovic, the most important thing is to win. “There are different solutions we can use and I am trying to choose the best one to win the games,” he said.
Chennaiyin’s Rafael Crivellaro is still nursing an injury (gluteal), while Germanpreet Singh will not play on Tuesday, also due to an (undisclosed) injury.
Hyderabad’s coach Manolo Marquez, in a release, said: “We can no longer compare ourselves to the previous season [it narrowly missed out a spot in the semifinals and finished fifth). We want to continue the development of our youngsters and we want to show our fans that we can improve on last season.”
Where can you watch the match?
|The match will be telecasted live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be livestreamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV|