Today Delhi Dynamos would look to continue in same vein and consolidate their position when they lock horns with Kerala Blasters in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match. The Dynamos are placed third in the eight-team table, while Kerala Blasters are struggling in sixth position after playing seven matches, the same as their next opponents. Italian World Cup winner Gianluca Zambrotta’s side currently has 10 points with two wins, four draws and a loss.
Delhi Dynamos finally secured full points from their away match against FC Goa, and their morale will be certainly high as they seek a win at their own backyard.
On the other hand, Kerala Blasters will have something to worry about as the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned side is coming off a drab, goalless draw against defending champions Chennaiyin FC. Brazilian Marcelinho and Richard Gadze scored in Dynamos’ 2-0 win over FC Goa, in the process exacting avenge for their semifinal exit last season, but the key player for the home side again will be marquee signing and midfield marshall Florent Malouda.
Kerala on the offensive straightaway in the first 5minute. Belfort collected the ball from a corner that was defended by Delhi Dynamos. He dribbled past two defendors to make it clear on goal but his shot was blocked off by a defender who caught up with him just in time.
Rocha sends a peach off a diagonal from deep in his half out to Kean Lewis on the left wing, but the Delhi winger can’t make much of a promising situation.
A good chance came for DELHI DYNAMOS in 30 min , when Milan sends in a throw-in from the right to Gadze, and he lays the ball off superbly to Marcelinho in the box. The Brazilian has the space and time to score, but the first-time shot with his left foot, hammering the ball narrowly wide of the top corner, with Nandy well-beaten.
HALF-TIME! Delhi Dynamos 0-0 Kerala Blasters
The best chance for Kerala came a few minutes before half time when Kervens Belfort lopped a ball into the box. The ball seemed to be a harmless one until Didier Kadio directed it towards goal with a thunderous diving header. Doblas was caught unawares and made a dive that would have been a ta bit too late. He was saved by the shot not being on target.
GOAL! Delhi Dynamos 1-0 Kerala Blasters (Kean Lewis 44′)
DELHI DYNAMOS came up with a good attack in the field. The Blasters keeper takes a heavy touch and Gadze pounces, and then holds the ball up well, laying the ball off to Kean Lewis. The winger takes a couple of touches in the box, before curling a finish past Nandy to give Delhi the lead and send the home crowd wild! Delhi Dynamos 1-0 Kerala Blasters.
GOAL! Delhi Dynamos 2-0 Kerala Blasters (Marcelinho 60′)
A superb team goal again from Delhi. Gadze lays the ball off to Malouda, who runs into the box, checks back and crosses to Marcelinho at the far post with his right foot. The Brazilian has a very narrow angle to score from and precisely loops the ball with his head over Nandy into the opposite corner. Delhi have score two goals in five minutes now and that certainly it is one of the sweetest headers you get to see in the sport. Delhi Dynamos 2-0 Kerala Blasters.
DELHI DYNAMOS (2-0) KERALA BLASTERS
58% Ball possession 42%
9 shots 5
7 fouls 13
5 corners 5
The final whistle is blown by the refree. Delhi Dynamos record comfortable victory over Kerala Blasters, go top of the table. DELHI DYNAMOS secured 1st position with 13 points in the table whereas Kerala blasters at sixth position with points in the table.