Delhi Dynamos produced a stunning fightback to score two goals in the second half and get a point from their game against Mumbai City FC after drawing the match 3-3 in New Delhi on Tuesday. Mumbai took an early lead and later extend it to 2-0, both scored by Lavocz. The scoreline read 2-0 at half-time in Mumbai’s favour. In the second half, Delhi scored first to make it 1-2 but Nodre gave Mumbai the two-goal cushion again. Five minutes later, Delhi scored again to make it 2-3 and converted a penalty to make it 3-3. Delhi are still unbeaten in ISL.
FULL-TIME! DELHI 3-3 MUMBAI
A brilliant comeback from Delhi to score two goals in the second half and earn a point after the draw
90′ Five minutes of injury time added. Mumbai and Delhi are tied 3-3
85′ Mumbai get a chance to take the lead again but it hits the post. Five minutes remaining in regular time
PENALTY AND GOAL! Delhi awarded a penalty after Gadze brought down in the box.
Marcelo Leite Pereira converts it with a spot kick right of the keeper. Delhi and Mumbai tied 3-3
GOAL! Delhi 2-3 Mumbai
Delhi with a goal from Badara Badji. They are back in this game. One goal separates the teams now
GOAL! Delhi 1-3 Mumbai in the 70th minute
Sony Nodre with some superb skills with Britto and then into the net. Two-goal lead back with Mumbai
65′ Mumbai suffer an injury. Léo Costa is down on the field. Physios on the pitch to attend him. Otacilio Brito Alves comes on for him
Sehnaj Singh, who was booked for bringing down Malouda, which means he will miss the next match
60′ SAVE! How close was that for Mumbai to extend the lead! Three on two for them but Delhi manage to defend it. Corner for Mumbai
Yellow card for Shenaj! He brings down a Delhi player. Free-kick for the home team
55′ Gadze with an excellent run but loses the control of the ball in the box. Corner for Delhi
51′ GOAL! Delhi 1-2 Mumbai
Marcelinho runs into the box and at the last moment sends a cross and squares up Gadze who easily taps it into the net
49′ Delhi have a free-kick! But no problems for Mumbai defence. Nothing solid from Delhi in this half so far
46′ Players back on the field. Delhi will look to score the two goals to come level with Mumbai
45+2′ Half-time in New Delhi. Mumbai City FC lead Delhi Dynamos 2-0 with both goals scored by Vadocz
45′ Two minutes added time in the first half. Delhi trail Mumbai 2-0
43′ CLOSE! Delhi had another chance but no one there to take the cross inside the box
42′ A couple of counter attacks by Delhi after conceding the second goal but not great execution
GOAL! Delhi 0-2 Mumbai. Vadocz in 38th minute
Sony Nodre takes the free-kick but it hits the cross-bar. Rebound to Vadocz who heads it into the net
37′ A free-kick for Mumbai just outside the box. Dangerous for Delhi this. They already trail 1-0
33′ GOAL! Delhi Dynamos 0-1 Mumbai City FC. Goal by Vadocz
What a stunning ball from Costa inside the box to Vadocz who slides to put it past Delhi goalkeeper and into the net. Mumbai lead
28′ CLOSE! Great chance for Mumbai as a cross is at perfect height for Anwar Ali who heads it just over. Very close
27′ Another free-kick for Mumbai from the middle. Pushed out by Delhi defence! out ball for Mumbai
23′ A free-kick for Mumbai from the middle of the pitch but it not threatening. Easily defended
22′ Mumbai doing the running for the moment. Delhi have controlled the ball so far but success not there
19′ Corner for Mumbai! Defended well by Delhi and they get a goal kick
Superb from Delhi but no success! David Addy with a cross into the box which is defended! Malouda tries again but that is also saved
08′ Another chance for Delhi! David Addy tries a left-footed kick but it doesn’t have much threat. Straight to the keeper
03′ Florent Malouda tries the first kick for Delhi but Richard Gadze fails to make a proper connection. No threat to Mumbai from that strike
00′ Delhi and Mumbai kick-off their match in New Delhi. It will be a crucial match for both as Mumbai look to get back to winning ways while Delhi look to continue unbeaten run
Delhi vs Mumbai in New Delhi
Bracing up for their second home game, Delhi Dynamos will be eager to get back to winning ways when they lock horns with Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) football.
One of the two undefeated teams in the third edition of the ISL, Delhi Dynamos have posted a win and drawn two in their three matches so far. Dynamos are at fourth position, having notched up five points from three games.
On the other hand, Mumbai City FC are placed second in the table with seven points, having won two, drawn one and lost one in their four matches so far.
Mumbai had lost to Kerala Blasters FC 0-1 in their last outing and would be hoping to come out all guns blazing.
In the four matches against Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos FC have lost two in the first two editions, while winning and drawing one each.
Delhi had begun their campaign with an impressive 3-1 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC in Chennai before playing out a goal-less draw at Kochi against Kerala Blasters to collect four points from two matches. They then played out a thrilling 1-1 draw with NorthEast United FC.
Dynamos’ World Cup winning coach Gianluca Zambrotta will hope that his strikers do not squander the chances that come their way against Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Against NorthEast United, they created good scoring chances for Richard Gadze, but the Ghanaian was wasteful and failed to convert. Brazilian Marcelinho, who was the star against Chennaiyin, remains their best bet to produce a chance out of nothing with his pace and trickery.
Florent Malouda, the marquee player, has made two appearances so far but hasn’t been as influential as in the last season. Their midfield didn’t do enough to stop the counter-attacks initiated by the north-eastern franchise, and even the defence needs to tighten after a poor showing the other night.
Mumbai’s marquee signing Diego Forlan will miss his third game. The good news for Mumbai though is that midfielder Pronay Halder is back into contention for a start after serving his one-game suspension.
Mumbai will look forward to Haitian Sony Norde for a good outing.
“We played a very good game against NorthEast United, if you consider that they are one of the best teams in the league. We had a lot of opportunities and of course we have to learn how we can utilise these opportunities. At the moment, I don’t think we have to change our strategy,” Dynamos coach Zambrotta said during the pre-match media briefing.
The Italian World Cup winner, unlike his Mumbai counterpart, has retained the core of the squad for all three matches and he is unlikely to change that approach even if matches come thick and fast.
“For me, it’s important to have an identity,” said Zambrotta, whose team is unbeaten in the league so far.
Mumbai City FC arrived here without their captain and talisman Diego Forlan. The former Manchester United striker has still not recovered from an injury and, according to coach Alexandre Guimaraes, should be “fully fit” for the next home clash against FC Goa.
Costa Rican coach though will not bother much about absentees. He has done well without several key players, either through injuries, international duty, or the four players who are on duty with Bengaluru FC in the AFC Cup semi-finals.
“I think Delhi Dynamos are doing well in the league. They try to play attractive football. They have shown they are a tough team. I hope we can have a good game,” he said.
Mumbai City FC have a battle on their hand for the next five matches as four will be played away and Guimaraes knows nothing will be easy.
“There is a block of four games in which three are away, so we know the importance to win points away as well. We did that in Pune but did not get any points in Kerala. We hope we can have a better game and take points. The tournament is showing us that every game is going to be tough,” said Guimaraes.