Real Kashmir FC Beat Defending Champion Chennai City Club By 2-1 In A Thrilling Match

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Real Kashmir Football Club (FC) beat defending Champion Chennai City Football Club (FC) by 2-1 goals in a thrilling football Hero I-league session 2019-2020 match played at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) ground in the heart of the Srinagar city here today.
Played on Synthetic Turf on a sunny but cool day In the jam packed stadium surrounded by tall Chinar trees in the heart of the city the real Kashmir took the first lead 1-0 when their forward Danish Farooq struck in the 20th minute of the first half after he dribbled a couple of players and plunged the ball into the goal of Chennai City FC. However, Bazie Armand (Cote D’ivoire) make it 2-0 seven minutes later after the first goal and the spectators in the stadium gave a standing ovation with full cheers echoed from everywhere.
The first half of the match went off 2-0 in favor of Real Kashmir Football Club despite Chennai City Football Club made several attempts to enter the danger zone of the opponents to reduce the lead.
This was the first time such level of match was played in Srinagar after article 370 and 35A was revoked in the Jammu and Kashmir and state was bifurcated with two Union Territories (UT) status provided alongwith Ladakh which saw an uncertainty of strike since August 5, 2019.
After resuming the match in the second half the Chennai City Football Club (FC) strike back in the very second minute when their middle fielder Katsumi Yusa (Japan) crossed the danger zone of the opponents after dribbling the defenders and struck the ball into the Real Kashmir Football Club (FC) to reduce the lead 2-1.
This was the 10th match of the Hero I-league tournament. However earlier two matches were abandoned due to bad weather in Srinagar.
The spectators were chanting “ Pakad Pakad Jamu kay Padak” (Hold tight Real Kashmir) and “Suen Keh ronuth Badam Gojia Real Kashmir Uq Fooji awo” (We prepared Almond dish for the Real Kashmir) and were beating Dhools and drums make the match a spectacular one for the organizers.
A number of women and children were among the thousands of football lovers who had come all along to watch the match inspite of cold wintry conditions. Among them a woman had come to watch the match along with her new fangled baby seen cheering the players in the stadium.
The Chennai City Football Club (FC) make repeated attempts to level the match 2-2 but their main strikers failed to break the defence wall of Real Kashmir Football Club (FC). But the Real Kashmir Football Club (FC) header went over the goal post on a corner shot in the dying minutes of the match.
A lot of spectators were waiting outside the stadium to get entry however most of them failed as the stadium was already packed of its capacity.
Absolute security arrangements were made with lot of security personnel guarding the stadium and traffic was allowed to ply on one sided to avoid the jam. The spectators were allowed to enter after going through the Metal Detector Machine and frisking properly. Rs 100 were entry ticket for watching the match.
Top officials of the state police and civil administration were also watching the match. BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav had also come to watch the match.
Ram Madhav said I have just come to cheer for the Real Kashmir to wish them to become the Champions of this tournament.(Agencies)

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