ISL 2016: Chennaiyin FC 1-3 Delhi Dynamos FC - Player Ratings
Delhi Dynamos comfortably beat Chennaiyin FC thanks to goals from Marcelinho and Badji.
The defending champions Chennaiyin FC were humbled at home by the Delhi Dynamos as Gianluca Zambrotta put one over his good mate Marco Materazzi. Chennaiyin were second best in all departments and they have work to do if the title is to be defended.
A brace from Marcelinho set Delhi on their way before Badara Badji sealed the three points.
Here's how each player fared.
Duwayne Kerr: 4/10
The big Jamaican had a torrid first half as his passing was caught out, and he made the mistake which led to the penalty as well. A very uncertain performance from the goalkeeper.
Mehrajuddin Wadoo: 5/10
Wadoo was kept occupied by Kean Lewis all night, as the young Delhi winger showed his quality. The Indian couldn't go forward at all because of Lewis’ constant menace, and couldn't keep tabs on him either.
Bernard Mendy: 5/10
A bad game for Chennaiyin's stalwart, Mendy did not lead the backline and was caught out as well. He has had one or two of these games every season. The only positive that Marco Materazzi can take is that Mendy has got one of these games out of the way.
John Arne Riise: 4.5/10
The former Liverpool man was given a torrid time by Delhi's attackers, who exploited his lack of pace spectacularly. Materazzi will surely look for more from his marquee signing.
Nallappan Mohanraj: 5.5/10
The Chennai boy had a good first 30 minutes, but after that, Marcelinho got into his own and penned him back after he had created a couple of early chances.
Raphael Augusto: 5/10
A very underwhelming from the Brazilian who did so well for Chennaiyin last year. He was subbed off for Succi in the 71st minute.
Hans Mulder: 6/10
The Dutchman battled hard with very little reward. He worked hard, but his quality on the ball let him down.
Baljit Sahni: 5.5/10
Like Mulder, Sahni worked his socks off, but when he got on the ball, he just didn't do anywhere near what he is capable of.
Jayesh Rane: 5/10
After his goal in the opening game, his confidence would have been high, but he was brought back down to earth. He started brightly, but as the game wore on, he seemed to try too hard and lost his way.
Jeje Lalpekhlua: 4.5/10
Had an early shot, but that was pretty much it for Jeje. He found it very hard to get involved meaningfully as Delhi defended very well.
Dudu Omagbemi: 6.5/10
Chennaiyin's best player on the night. Took his goal well and troubled the Delhi defenders but eventually ran out of steam.
Jerry Lalrinzuala: 5.5/10
After the disappointment of conceding the penalty in the opening game, the youngster bounced back well, making a couple of crucial interventions. Got brushed aside by Badji for Delhi's third goal.
Siam Hanghal: 5/10
Brought on to shore up the midfield, but Delhi kept the ball really well.
Davide Succi: 5/10
He ran around, but that was pretty much it. Barely got the ball at his feet.