Shillong, Jan 30: Chennaiyin FC ended Shillong Lajong’s unbeaten run after they registered a 1-0 win in the second game of the Hero Elite Youth League Final Round Group B in Goa on Wednesday.
Vijay Thangavel scored in the 48th minute of the match for Chennaiyin.
Shillong Lajong Junior Reds will play their last game of the final round against Reliance Foundation Young Champs on 1st February.
With this win, Chennaiyin FC is the only club to have secured qualification for the quarterfinals.
Defending champions Shillong Lajong, who are currently third in their group (Group B), can give themselves a shot at progression with a win over Reliance Foundation Young Champs on Friday but they would have to hope that Chennaiyin beat Minerva by a big enough margin.
Second-placed Minerva Punjab need at least a draw against the group leaders in order to make it to the quarters.