Goa rout hapless Dynamos

Goa rout hapless Dynamos

FC Goa crushed Delhi Dynamos 5-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday and climbed to the top of Indian Super League table.  

Goa now have four wins from five matches. In contrast, Dynamos occupy the penultimate place in the table with four defeats from five matches.  

Dynamos, however, had begun brightly. They created chances, especially during the close of the first half, but invariably failed to finish them. Goa fought back during the stoppage time, scoring twice in two minutes.  

Ferran Corominas (45+1), the leading goal scorer of the tournament, broke the deadlock when he swiftly tapped the ball into the net following a clearance error by Dynamos goalkeeper Sukhdev Patil. Manuel Lanzarote shot a long free-kick into the box but Patil fumbled and Corominas timed it to perfection.    

Dynamos had barely recovered when the combination of Corominas and Lanzarote stuck again. Central midfielder Vinit Rai was dispossessed and Corominas reached for the ball. He slid the pass to Lanzarote (45+3) who shot a left-footed scorcher, leaving Patil stranded on the ground.  

At half time, Dynamos left the field shaken and 0-2 behind Goa. It was time to regroup, and Dynamos returned with purpose on field. Five minutes into the second half, Goa suffered a setback when Corominas fell down injured and had to be substituted by Adrián Colunga. Dynamos, with focused passing, made relentless raids at the Goan half. Their efforts paid off in the 62nd minute when they pulled one back through their captain Kaku Uche. Jeroen Lumu played a perfectly timed through-ball for Romeo Fernandes inside the box. Fernandes in turn sent an accurate cross for Uche to tap in.  

However, Dynamos were let down by their defender Gabriel Cichero after he tripped Colunga to be handed his second yellow card of the game. Shortly after Uche sent down Lanzarote in an attempt to get to the ball and had to be substituted.

Worst for Dynamos, Pritam Kotal (84th), in an attempt to clear a cross, shot the ball into his own net. It opened the floodgate with Colunga (85th) and Manuel Arana (88th) joining the party to make it a yet another forgettable outing for Dynamos.

 

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