Delhi Dynamos vs FC Pune City, ISL 2018 Highlights: Rana Gharami, a prominent name in the West Bengal football circuit, is the toast of the night despite the fact that his team conceded in the final minutes of the match. He took the shot from a distance well over 30 yards and ended up finding the top right corner, leaving the goalkeeper utterly rooted to his spot. Delhi’s tendency to concede in the final minutes of a match raised its ugly head once again though. They went to sleep when Diego Carlos simply ran through the defence inside the box and netted the equalised in the 8th minute.
Delhi Dynamos vs FC Pune City, ISL 2018 Highlights:
FULL TIME! Delhi Dynamos 1-1 FC Pune City
Full time, over and out, No three points for Delhi Dynamos. They will be gutted by that because they were leading for most of the match. Conceding late goals had been a problem for them last season and, from what we have seen in this match, it remains the case.
GOAL! Delhi Dynamos 1-1 FC Pune City (Digeo Carlos 88 mins)
The Delhi defence goes to sleep and Carlos simply walks towards goal. Just as they did a number of times last season, the Dynamos concede in the closing minutes.
Channgthe with a run down right, he slips past two defenders and is into the box! His shot is saved by the Pune keeper. Alfaro had body checked one of the defenders in the build-up so there is a very good case for a foul there.
Jonathan Villa Alfaro with a strike from the centre of a box. A perfectly timed volley and Dorronso with a big, big save to keep Delhi ahead. Cracker of a save that.
Once again, Kotal makes space down the right and passes it in, this time it is cleared by an FC Pune City defender.
Delhi Dynamos missed a golden chance to increase their lead. Pritam Kotal made space down the right and cut back for Kaludjerovic but the latter ends up losingn his balance and the shot goes well wide.
End to end action is normally good for a football match. Not the case here though. Pune first squander a goalscoring chance with a shot from a ridiculous angle and distance, Delhi break and the attack is broken down when Chhangthe seemingly tries to pass through a defender.
No more additions to the number of shots between the two sides. In fact, the ball has hardly left the midfield area. The broadcasters are trying to keep the viewers at home entertained by showing that goal time and again. But they somewhat shoot themselves on the foot when they air a few men executing some awful synchronised dance moves for one of the league's sponsors.
HALF TIME! Delhi 1-0 Pune
That little moment of brilliance is the final noteworthy act of these first 45 minutes. What an absolute belter that was. That was required really - It was just one of three shots that we have seen in this half. All of them have been taken by the Dynamos. Pune had more possession of the ball in the beginning of the match but had since tapered off.
GOAL! Delhi Dynamos 1-0 FC Pune City (Rana Gharami 44 mins)
Something out of absolutely nothing. Gharami takes a wild shot in the dark over 35 yards away from goal and it leaves the 'keeper rooted to the spot. This match needed something special to break it out of the slumber it was in and that certainly fits the bill.
Bikramjit Singh is down on the floor. His legs were already heavily bandaged and it doesn't look like he can continue any more. He is replaced by Vinit Rai.
FC Pune City have had seven corners so far while Delhi have had three. None of them have truly troubled the goalkeeper. The importance of set pieces was established in the World Cup this year but these two sides seem to have missed that bus.
Chhangthe manages to get away from his marker and cuts inside to play it square to Andrija Kaludjerovic. But the striker mistimes his shot and it comes to Nandhakumar Sekar on the right. He cuts inside and tries to curl it into the far corner, the ball floats high above the bar.
It has mostly been all about FC Pune City up until now. Ashique Kuruniyan has been the driving force for them but Delhi get their first crack with young Channgthe trying to feed it inside. It ends being cleared by DD.
Delhi Dynamos kick off proceedings at the JLN Stadium. Pune got the early chance when Kotal squared the ball into the box. Alfaro, however, was slow to get to it.
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Delhi Dynamos: Dorronsoro; Zuiverloon, Gharami, Das, Kotal, Sekar, Singh, Lallianzuala, Tebar, Mihelic, Kaludjerovic
FC Pune City: Kaith; Mills, Martin, Nim Dorjee, Jonathan, Chhuantea, Marko, Adil, Jakob, Ashique, Alfaro