Two times ISL Champions, Chennaiyin FC failed to advance from group stages of AFC Cup. Chennaiyin FC crippled against Nepal’s Marshyangdi Club to win the last game but couldn’t advance to knockouts of AFC Cup due to Minerva Punjab failing to win against Bangladesh side Dhaka Abahani.
Chennaiyin FC after taking a 2-0 lead conceded 2 goals in the span of just 8 minutes. Afeez Olawale Oladipo of
Chennaiyin FC needed to win the game on the terms that Minerva Punjab also wins the game or drew the game against Dhaka Abahani and then only Chennaiyin could advance to next round but Minerva Punjab lost and therefore Dhaka Abahani finished the group as table toppers with 13 points and Chennaiyin with 11 points.
Since 2012, this is
Manang Marshyangdi (NEP) 2-3 Chennaiyin FC (IND)
Minerava Punjab (IND) 0-1 Dhaka Abahani (BAN)