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FC Goa embarrases Delhi Dynamos 5-1 in a freezing Delhi evening...

Rajat Dhamija  |  Indian Super League  |  1 Year Ago

Third home game, same result. Delhi Dynamos’ defensive predicament isn’t coming to an end. In a stone cold Delhi evening, the lustrous Goan side made it count to go two goals up in the first interval of the match. While Delhi fought their way up for the equaliser, the Lions grooved into the loop and conceded 3 more. 

 

 

Here are the four talking points of the match:

 

Poor Albino, worse Sukhdev

The sub-goalie of the Lions has failed to make it count. On for the injured Albino Gomes, the Maharashtra born youngster Sukhdev Patil conceded five times today, three of which have been the copybook errors. Coach Angel refused to make a comment about the mistakes but his silence was enough to tell the haunt he’s in after dealing with Goa, somehow!

 

Happy of the two

Goa’s Spanish coach was the man with the final smirk today. Having bagged 17 goals in the first five fixture into the tournament, Sergio Lobera pat the shoulders of his team with a promise of giving absolute clean sheet in the matches to come. To date, this was the worst defeat Delhi Dynamos has faced since inception. Remember the record that they broke?

 

Refereeing in question

In the post match press conference, the Assistant Coach Shakti Chauhan blasted at the standard of refereeing in the ISL. The disaster unfurled when Dynamos came down to 10-men after the Italian defender Cichero got his straight second yellow in the second half. Both clubs looked miffed with the refereeing but the one who paid the price was the home team who conceded thrice thereafter. Cichero was by far the best player for the struggling Delhi side, saving 31 important crosses, 12 clean tackles in the first five matches. 





Five netted, all Spaniards

FC Goa has done the simplest of tasks when it came to team selection— Spanish coach, Spanish players. This Spanish cheat code has somehow proved liberating for the head coach Lobera after his side thumped the Lions with four different players, All Spanish - Ferran Corominas, Manuel Lanzarote, Adrian Colunga and Manuel Arana.  This was something, nay?








 

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