Premier Futsal | Mumbai edge Chennai to book semi-final spot

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Premier Futsal | Mumbai edge Chennai to book semi-final spot

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Mumbai 5's edged Chennai 5's 4-3 to become the first team to book their place in the semi-finals of Premier Futsal League on Tuesday. With Mumbai already through to the last four, Chennai and Kochi will battle it out for the remaining spot from the group.

Mumbai got the opening goal of the game in controversial circumstances. Sean Garnier of Chennai had possession, but Foglia muscled him off the ball, which the freestyler thought he would get a foul for. But, the play went on and Foglia chipped the ball wonderfully over the keeper to put his team into the lead.Their joy was cut short, as in a matter of minutes, Chennai were level. Nanda put in a powerful cross that bypassed every player in a blue shirt and Sean Garnier at the far post reacted quickly to chest the ball into the net from close range.Chennai had the momentum and took the lead in the 2nd quarter. Angellot tried to do a little too much with the ball and lost possession to Romulo, whose powerful drive beat the keeper, even ripping a hole through the net. The Colombian though made up for his earlier error by getting his team back on level terms. A well-worked move ended up with Foglia rolling the ball for Angellot, who blasted the ball into the back of the net after the keeper was left in no man's land. Camilo once again put Chennai ahead as his top poke effort deflected off Angellot and went through the keeper's legs. The goal the crowd wanted came as Ryan Giggs interchanged wonderfully with Angellot and the United legend tapped home to make it 3-3. There was a brilliant piece of control and skill from Angellot in the build-up to that move.In the 4th quarter, Mumbai took the lead as Foglia scored his second goal of the game. Frenchman Ramirez set up the Italian and he slipped it into the net through the keeper's legs. The referee blew the whistle as Mumbai qualified for the semis after winning 2 of their 3 games in the group.

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