ISL 2017, Match 17: Delhi Dynamos FC vs Jamshedpur FC, 5 Talking Points
Jamshedpur FC scored their first goal in the ISL on Wednesday and in doing so, they registered their first victory in four matches and handed Delhi Dynamos their third loss on the trot.
The visitors pulled off a masterclass as they enticed Delhi into their half, who had absolutely no answers to the fort that Jamshedpur had built.
Here are the major talking points from tonight's tactical encounter.
#1 Dogfight ensues at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
After three rounds of matches, Delhi and Jamshedpur entered this one on equal points (three). Yet, their style of play couldn't be any more different. Debutants Jamshedpur had neither scored nor conceded a single goal. Delhi scored four and let in eight.
This clash of styles was evident on the pitch tonight. This was not a pretty match, far from it. Both sides slugged it out and could rarely play together a string of passes. Jamshedpur's rigidity and Delhi's urgency made for an extremely interrupted match. This was a dog-fight and neither side was willing to give in.
Every time Delhi attempted to make in-roads, Jamshedpur had two rows of men waiting to merely clear the ball. Passes were met with stern tackles and before players from either side could make decent runs, they were thwarted and outnumbered.