The football lovers witnessed a high- scoring match between Delhi Dynamos and Mumbai City FC which ended in the 3-3 draw in Indian Super League, here at New Delhi, on Tuesday.
Two consistent attacks by Hungarian midfielder, Krisztian Vadocz in the 33rd and 38th minute gave two goals lead to Mumbai City FC and Sony Norde’s strike in the 69th minute gave the team three goals lead over the host team.
However, players of Delhi Dynamos staged a remarkable comeback in the game as Richard Gadze in the 51st minute shot the ball directly into the goalpost, and then back to back goals by substitute Badra Badji and Marcelhino in 76th and 82nd minute respectively totally turned the face of game southwards for Mumbai City FC.
This game was the highest scoring match of the current season in which 6 goals were shot in a single match. Mumbai FC also displayed excellent game despite missing few key players in the team but their coach Alexandre Borges Guimaraes was seen dissatisfied as his players missed the two advantages.
Now, Mumbai City FC is maintaining its second position with two wins, two draws and a defeat after playing five matches in the tournament, while Delhi Dynamos has moved to the second position due to better goal difference than Atletico de Kolkata in the points table.
Dynamos have not lost even a single match till now and played three draws and recorded a win in the tournament. This was the third successive draw after the team commenced their campaign by registering a win in its opening match.
Initially, both teams were playing attacking game but the first breakthrough came from the Mumbai’s side. Vadocz in the 33rd minute fired a shot directly into the bottom right corner after being fed by playmaker Leonardo Da Costa. Within few minutes, Vadocz holed again the ball in the goal post which was somehow drifted by Dynamos goalkeeper Roberto Volpato away from the goalpost. The visiting team till the break had reached the comfortable position by taking two-goals lead and was giving a serious chill to the host team.
Three fiery attacks by the visitors had changed the match equations completely and shifted the pressure on Delhi Dynamos and their coach Gianluca Zambrotta, who looked totally disappointed by his team’s performance during the first half of the match.
But Delhi Dynamos returned with a full power attack in the second half of the match and Gadze totally holed the ball right inside the goalpost without committing any mistake in the 51st minute. And Delhi’s game did not stop here, as the team launched the slew of repeated attacks against the opponents and Badji and Malouda turned the attacks into the goal in the 76th and 82nd minute of the game.
This time both the teams had made some basic changes in their team as Mumbai ousted David Lalrinmuana, Boithang Haokip and Cardozo and in came Sony Norde, for his first appearance, Pronay Halder and Sena Ralte. Similarly, Dynamos rested its goalkeeper Toni Doblas and Lalchhawnkima, Ruben Rocha and also hold midfielder Marcos Tebar and were former Aizawl goalkeeper Soram Poirei, David Addy and Ibrahima Niasse got the place in the team.