Dynamos take on feisty NorthEast

Dynamos take on feisty NorthEast

A sound thrashing of Chennaiyin FC having boosted their confidence, Delhi Dynamos would look to take forward the momentum when they clash with NorthEast United FC in their Hero Indian Super League fixture here on Wednesday. 

After two consecutive draws, Delhi notched up their first win of the tournament on October 25 by drubbing the Chennai side 4-1 through three spectacular goals and another from the penalty spot to the huge delight of home fans and coach Harm van Veldhoven.

The Dutch coach talked about his attacking brand of football and goals that would come by before the tournament but he was finding it difficult to answer questions after his side could get just two goals in the first two matches. Now that his players have tasted their first victory with four goals against a quality side like Chennaiyin, who have come after winning their first two matches, Veldhoven is expected to maintain the tempo on the morrow. 

NorthEast, however, would be a tough team to beat, having won two out of four matches (one match a draw and the other a loss) they have played so far and now at second spot in the league table with seven points. They have also come here on a high after defeating Mumbai City FC 2-0 in their first away match.

Delhi, on five points and fourth in league table, will have another reason to win tomorrow’s match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as after this they will be on the road for three games before returning home for their November 13 contest against FC Goa.
 Veldhoven is likely to stick to the starting lie-up that played against Chennaiyin FC but Brazilian Gustavo Dos Santos, who scored a goal just after coming onto the field in the 89th minute through a solo effort, could be given more playing time. 

The midfield trio of Hans Mulder, Bruno Herrero and Steven Dias did a commendable job by controlling the middle of the park for Alessandro Del Piero, Shylo Malswamtluanga and Mads Junker to look for goals. Former India international Dias found his touch in his first start in the tournament as he supplied the inch-perfect floater for Junker to score a spectacular goal through a diving header.

The Delhi side could also be looking for Del Piero to finally come to the party as the Italian legend is yet to stamp his class in the three matches. 

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