A superb hat-trick by Brazilian forward Bruno Suzuki Castanheira guided Terengganu FC of Malaysia to a 5-3 goal victory against Chennai City FC of India in the first Group B match of Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament at MA Aziz Stadium here on Tuesday.
Bruno Castanheira wrote a new record in the Sheikh Kamal Club Cup tournament scoring the highest number of four goals in a match while midfielder Rahmat Bin Makasuf scored other goal for the former Malaysia Cup champions.On the other hand, Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa, forward Mashoor Shereef Thangalakath and Uruguayan-Spanish forward and Captain Pedro Manzi netted one goal each for the current I-League champions, Chennai City FC.
In the goal-fest game, midfielder Rahmat Bin Makasuf opened the account for Terengganu FC by a right-footed low-range shot off a pass from Bruno Suzuki Castanheira in the very 5th minute (1-0).
But, Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa levelled the margin for Chennai City in the 24th minute as Terengganu captain-cum-midfielder Lee Tuck made a silly mistake in the danger zone (1-1).
In the 34th minute, forward Mashoor Shereef punished Terengganu FC scoring the 2nd goal for Chennai City utilising a blunder by goalkeeper Ilham Amirullah Bin Razali in the danger zone (1-2).
After conceding two successive goals, Terengganu FC came alive and created strong pressure on their opponents.
Finally, Brazilian forward Bruno Suzuki Castanheira levelled the margin for the former Malaysia Cup champions scoring the 2nd goal (2-2).
Castanheira scored his first goal by a close-range header inside from the box, capitalising on a Sanjar Shaakmedov pass in the 39th minute (2-2).
Terengganu FC continued their domination over Chennai City FC from the very beginning of the second half.
In the 70th minute, Bruno Castanheira completed a hat-trick scoring his 3rd and the 4th goal for Malaysian team by a left-footer from inside the box off a pass from Ivorian midfielder Dechi Marcel N’Guessan (4-2).
The Brazilian forward scored his 4th goal by a volley from the goalmouth melee denying the Chennai City defence off a pass from substitute midfielder Engku Muhammad Nur Shakir (5-2).
Pedro Manzi reduced the margin for Chennai City FC converting a penalty in the 87th minute (5-3).
Hairiey Hakim Bin Mamat of Terengganu FC was cautioned with yellow card in the match.
Earlier, former champions and hosts Chattogram Abahani Ltd got off to a flying start in the prestigious tournament upsetting defending champions TC Sports Club of the Maldives by 4-1 goals in the opening match on Saturday while Young Elephants Football Club of Laos upset traditional Mohun Bagan AC of India by 2-1 goals last Sunday.
Terengganu FC: Muhammad Mohd Faudzi, Lee Tuck, Kamal Azizi Zabri, Bruno Suzuki Castanheira, Syafik Bin Ismail (Amirul Syazwan Bin Nor Azmi-80th), Hairiey Hakim Bin Mamat, Sanjar Shaakmedov (Md Hafizal Alias-84th), Ilham Amirullah Bin Razali, Rahmat Bin Makasuf (Engku Muhammad Nur Shakir-76th), Dechi Marcel N’Guessan and Serhii Adrieiev.
Chennai City FC: Nauzet Santana, Roberto Eslava, Charles Anandraj Lourdusamy, Sri Ram Bhupathi, Mashoor Shereef Thangalakath, Ranjeet Singh Pandre, Katsumi Yusa, Pedro Manzi, Ajith Kumat Kamaraj, Pradison Dasan (Shem Marton 60th) and Adolfo Miranda Araujo.
Referee: Ashantha Priyadharshana Dias (Sri Lanka)