Delhi inch closer to pre-quarterfinals; MP score

Delhi now lead Cluster V with six points from two matches and require a draw against Madhya Pradesh on July 25 to seal a last 16 berth.In another match of the same cluster, Madhya Pradesh defeated Arunachal Pradesh 3-1 at Howrah Stadium to score their first win. In a Cluster VI match, Chhattisgarh rode on a Wasim Raza strike in the 31st minute to beat Sikkim at Mohun Bagan ground here.

Both Delhi and UP had wins against their respective opponents in their first matches and they began on a watchful note and the first half remained goalless.

Tuishim Mashangva gave Delhi the lead in the 60th minute while Bhuvan Joshi converted a penalty in the 78th minute to shatter Uttar Pradesh’s hopes.Javed Manihar struck twice in the 82nd and 90th minutes while Neelesh Pilai scored the first goal in the 61st minute to help Madhya Pradesh record their first win.Rallo Raj Kumar reduced the margin for Arunachal Pradesh with a goal in the 85th-minute of the match.

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