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ISL 2016: Delhi Dynamos 1-1 NorthEast United - 5 Talking Points

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NorthEast United will come away from the game ruing the missed chances.

Delhi Dynamos vs NorthEast United
A free-kick goes through the NorthEast wall (Images courtesy of ISL)

In a closely contested tie at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, Delhi Dynamos played a 1-1 goal against NorthEast United. Both the teams had a host of chances, but unfortunately for both could not convert many of their chance and hence had to settle for a tame draw.

With this, NorthEast retain their top spot while Delhi are in 3rd with 5 points from three games.

Here are the five talking points from the game.


#1 Mistakes in the first half by NorthEast United

Subrata Pal
Subrata Pal’s mistake led to Dynamos’ goal (Images courtesy of ISL)

The first half could have well been in favour of NorthEast United, but their two horrible mistakes cost them one goal while they failed to score one.

In the 26th minute, Nicholas Velez caught Delhi right back Konsham Singh off guard, and it was just him and Emiliano Alfaro in the box versus Delhi goalkeeper Santana. Velez very neatly passed the ball to Alfaro who had an open goal to shoot at. But to the horror of the NorthEast supporters present in the stadium, he failed to make a connection.

Next was Subrata Pal’s random adventure; Marcelo Leite Pereira took a beautiful free kick which the NEUFC goalkeeper tried palming the ball away, but left the goal line empty. Subrata missed, the ball fell to Kean Lewis, who made no mistake and put the ball in the back of the net.

NorthEast were the better team in the first half, but two mistakes put them on the back foot.

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