Chhangte's brilliance topped Delhi over Bengaluru: The Talking Points

Ritvik Sahu  |  Delhi Dynamos  |  1 Year Ago

Bottom placed Delhi Dynamos hosted the second placed Bengaluru FC today at the Den to register their second win in this edition of the Hero Indian Super League. Going one up in the second half, Delhi pressed on the visitors from all positions to eventually end the match with the 2-o scoreline to break their losing streak. After today, both sides held on to their previous positions though Dynamos boss Angel Miguel Portugal admits that these three points and the stalwart performance will be the game changer for the club in the upcoming matches, and he’s confident that the club’s race for the Top-4 spot hasn’t yet ended. 


The match began with Delhi Dynamos playing some dominant football in Bengaluru’s half and it was Chhangte who put up the best of his performance over the wing, posing a lot of trouble for the Bengaluru defence. Delhi claimed second in the dying minutes through a Red Card moment in the penalty box by Harmanjot Khabra, which was later converted by Guyon. Bengaluru on the other hand took charge in the second half when they launched several attacks through Miku, Dimas Delgado and Edu Garcia. The first clearcut chance of the match came when Delgado’s defence splitting shot on Harmanjot Khabra’s run went wide.


Here are the Four Talking Points from the match:

Chhangte’s Brilliance kept Delhi in the match

One can easily say that the 5’6in short Manipuri with low centre of gravity was clearly the best player on the pitch. From brilliant runs into the opponent’s box to cutting a sharp assist, Chhangte’s hard work paid off in the 67’ minute when he netted in a one-on-one situation with the big Punjabi goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to mark his second goal for the season. He was later rewarded as the Player of the Match. 

Bengaluru were flat for a change

The visitors would certainly want to forget this night. While rest of the league came to Delhi and claimed points, Albert Roca’s Bengaluru FC gave away all-three to remain on the second position. The biggest setback for Roca as he mentioned in the Postmatch presentation is the unavailability of Udanta, for which he had to reshuffle the winger positions. 

The Pitch Invader?

Yes, you heard it right. It’s not common in India but the half time interval in the match saw a girl invading pitch, who was in-time dealt with the stewards and were taken away from the players who were on their way towards the dressing room. Poor girl!


But doesn’t the sound of it suggest a glamour hint, like in the Premier League?


Uche, better be off!!

If there’s any player who put off Dynamos’ boss tonight, it was the Nigerian international Kalu Uche. Sluggish run and pathetic finishing—verdicted by several Delhi Dynamos fans. The best moment of the match came when Chhangte’s brilliant skills served him with the defence opening assists but his shot in front of the goal went wide into the crowd. Its high time Portugal make changes in his front line to suit better. 

Can Delhi Dynamos make it to the Top-4?


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