Chennai: Chennaiyin FC produced a crushing performance to beat Pune City FC 3-1 as they pipped Atletico de Kolkata to the top spot in the points table of the Indian Super League, here yesterday.
Chennaiyin FC's Jeje Lalpekhlua celebrates a goal during their ISL match against FC Pune City in Chennai yesterday. Pic/ISL/Sportzpics
Courtesy strikes from Stiven Mendoza Valencia (62 nd minute), Bruno Pelissari (70th min) and India international Jeje Lalpeklhua (90th min), Chennayin moved right on top of the table with 16 points.
The Abhishek Bachchan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni co-owned team are on top having scored more goals than ATK, who are on second position, with same number of points.
For Pune, it was an unfortunate own goal by Chennaiyin's Cameroonian mideo Eric Djemba Djemba, that had given them some hope before the final burst from 'Blues' buried them.
The hero of the match was young Balwant Singh, whose assist was key to two of the three goals scored by Chennai.