Chennaiyin finish 2nd in league stage of ISL

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Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC guaranteed themselves a second-place finish in the league stage of the Indian Super League (ISL) after beating Mumbai City 1-0 here on Saturday.

Rene Mihelic converted a penalty in the 67th minute to win the match for the former champions, who have secured their berth in the semi-finals.

The win lifted Chennaiyin’s points tally to 32 — eight behind top-placed Bengaluru FC. Third-placed Pune are third with 30 points and have sealed their place in the semi-finals.

FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC — who meet each other on Sunday in a clash that will decide the fourth-placed team at the end of the league phase — have 27 and 26 points respectively.

Mumbai remain in the seventh spot with 23 points.

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