With the victory, North Eastern United FC climbed to the top of the table with 11 points
ISL 2018: Federico Gallego and Bartholom Ogbe spoiled the case for Delhi Dynamos, because in the last few minutes, with the help of North Eastern United FC, they registered a 2-0 win over hosts at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. With the victory, North East climbed to the top of the table with 11 points. Both sides made some changes in their initial line-up, Marcos Teber made the eleventh place for the domestic side, while Defender Gurvinder Singh and Juan Cruz Maasia made their debut for the visitors.
Delhi started the match on the attacker note from the very first minute. Gianni Michel Eugene played a dangerous ball into the box but North East goalkeeper Pawan Kumar collected it comfortably. The visitors got their first chance of the match with a counter-attack move as debutante Mascia darted towards the goal but failed to find a pass. After moments, the tournament’s leading goal scorer, Bartholom Ogbeche gave visitors the almost initial lead, but their chip hit the crossbar on the edge of the box. Northwest kept the pressure on the hosts as they were given another chance in the 20th minute of the
The North East attack was in the second half as Federico Gallego took a shot towards the goal, but the Delhi goalkeeper refused to find the net because it was very close to his body.
Schattorie’s side was all guns blazing in the last ten minutes and they finally managed to find a breakthrough in the 82nd minute of the match.
Federico Gallego beat the defender on the left, entered the box and drilled into the bottom left corner of the net as the stadium with 12,342 attendance erupted to the loudest cheer of the night. The visitors had a chance of increasing their lead a minute later, but it was flagged offside.
Gallego assisted the goal of winning the night match as Ogbeke, which was one-by-one, which had changed from the nearest limit with extra time.
NEUFC saw three changes in the second half with Lalthathanga Khawlhring replacing Gurwinder Singh and Keegan Pereira substituting Robert Lalthlaluana. Mascia, who created quite a few chances for the visitors, was replaced by Augustine Okrah after a nasty foul on the Italian. For Delhi, the young Vinit Rai replaced Gharami, Daniel came on to replace Nandhakumar while Romeo Fernandes substituted Gallego.
It has been a packed schedule for Delhi this month and they next play Jamshedpur FC on Sunday. NEUFC next face Mumbai City FC next Friday in Guwahati.