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ISL 2016: Chennaiyin FC 1-3 Delhi Dynamos FC - Five Talking Points


Delhi Dynamos outplayed the defending champions Chennaiyin FC 3-1 at their home and look like a well-oiled side.

Delhi Dynamos Badara Badji
Badara Badji wheels away after scoring late on (Images courtesy of ISL)

Delhi Dynamos defeated defending champions Chennaiyin FC 3-1 at their home. The Lions showed a display of commanding and disciplined football, keeping the ball at their feet and creating chances at will.

Helped by some shambolic defending from Chennaiyin FC, the Gianluca Zambrotta-side made a strong start to their ISL 2016 journey and look a formidable side already.

Marcelinho, the Brazilian left-winger, scored two goals for the visiting team. He scored the first with a penalty and added the second with a brilliant finish from a Richard Gadze pass. Dudu Omagbeni made it 1-1 with a calm finish, which Antonio Doblas should’ve saved.

In the end, Kean Lewis made a superb curling cross which was nodded in by the tall and lanky Badara Badji, who had come on on for Richard Gadze.

Here, we take a look at the five talking points of the game.

#1 Kean Lewis has carried his form to ISL 2016

Kean Lewis
Kean Lewis tormented Chennaiyin’s Wadoo (Images courtesy of ISL)

Kean Lewis was welcomed to the ISL by Delhi Dynamos on the back of an impressive I-League 2016. The Mohun Bagan winger impressed everyone with his silky touches and mazy runs throughout the game.

Keeping Mehrajuddin Wadoo, an attacking full-back who loves to bomb ahead to attack in check is no mean feat, but Kean was able to do exactly that. Having created two brilliant goal-scoring opportunities for the visiting team in the first half, the winger kept possession well and provided a brilliant curling cross for Badji for the third goal.

Lewis had a brilliant I-League with Mohun Bagan and his almost telepathic bonding with his attacking team-mates would have pleased Gianluca Zambrotta, the Delhi Dynamos coach.

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