Terengganu beat Chennai 5-3 in Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup
DHAKA, – Bruno Junichi slammed first hat-trick in the tournament including four goals saw Terengganu Football Club of Malaysia post an overwhelming 5-3 drubbing over Chennai City FC of India in their group B opening match of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football tournament held on Tuesday at MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram.
In the day’s match, Rahmat Bin Makasuf gave Terengganu a deserving lead early in the 3rd minute while Katsumi Yasa restored the parity for Chennai in the 23rd minute of the match.
Mashhoor Sheriff put Chennai FC ahead in the 33rd minute but their lead lasted for few minutes when hat-trick maker Bruno Junichi neutralized the
margin for Terengganu scoring his first and second goal for the team in the 38th minute of the match.
Bruno Junichi scored his second and third goal for the team in the 45+1st minute and after the resumption he completed his hat-trick scoring his third and fourth goal for Terengganu in the 70st minute.
Junichi further widened the team’s margin scoring his fourth goal and fifth for his side in the 80th minute.
Chennai FC captain Pedro Javier Manzi reduced the margin scoring the third goal in the 88th minute.
However Chennai City tried hard to stage a fight back creating some scoring chances in the remaining proceeding but failed to convert any of
those into a goal.
Terengganu Football Club played good football although the proceeding and notched their deserving victory while Chennai City FC failed to utilize the
scoring opportunity, especially in the second half, and eventually they had to leave with the day’s defeat.
Chennai City FC will play their next match against Bashundhara Kings while Terengganu Football Club meet Sree Gokulam Kerela Football Club face in their respective group B matches scheduled to be held on Thursday (October 24).
Wednesday’s matches: TC Sports Club vs Mohun Bagan (4 pm) and Young Elephants vs Chattogram Abahani Limited (7 pm) at the same venue.