Chennaiyin 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan: ATK climb to the top of the ISL table

Roy Krishna-ATK Mohun Bagan

ATK Mohun Bagan were held to a goalless draw against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League earlier tonight.

Tonight’s draw takes ATK Mohun Bagan to the top of the Indian Super League table with 17 points from eight matches.

Mohun Bagan keeper Arindam Bhattacharja produced a splendid display to ensure a point for his team today.

Chennaiyin FC had their first chance of the game when Crivellaro was sent through on goal by Sylvestr but the Mohun Bagan keeper did well to produce a big save.

Chennaiyin FC managed to stretch the Mohun Bagan defence once again a few minutes later but Chhangte the missed the target after an incisive pass from Crivellaro.

Mohun Bagan had their first chance of the game on the 20th minute but Roy Krishna failed to find the net.

The League leaders had the best chance of the half on the 28th minute but David Williams failed to find the target after a stunning cross from Garcia.

Chennaiyin FC were handed a major blow 18 minutes into the second half when Rafael Crivellaro had to be taken off after a challenge from  Pronay Halder.

Both teams defended well in the second half and there was a distinct lack of clear cut chances.

Arindam did well to deny Memo after the Chennaiyin FC star fired in a long-range free-kick. The Mohun Bagan goalkeeper managed to tip it over the bar.

Both teams were evenly balanced in terms of possession but Chennai where the more adventurous side on the night.

They had seven shots on target compared to just one from Mohun Bagan and the League leaders will be delighted that Arindam Bhattacharja was at his best tonight and he bailed them out.

The Mohun Bagan goalkeeper has been in excellent form this season and he has kept 6 clean sheets in eight matches so far.

Mohun Bagan will have to improve in the final third if they want to win the Indian Super League this season and it will be interesting to see if they can bounce back strongly in their next game.