ISL 2018-19: Delhi Dynamos 0-0 FC Goa - 5 Talking Points & Tactical Analysis
The first half of the game saw high intensity and a physically oriented encounter between the two sides, but neither were able to grab the fixture by the scruff of its neck. As a result, there was only one shot on target in the first 45 minutes.
The Gaurs took the attack to the opposition in the second period of the game and created a pool of chances, most of them being semi-realistic, however. The hosts did well to grab on to the draw and continue their rich vein of form that has salvaged their pride.
On that note, let's take a look at the major talking points from the hard-fought game between Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa.
#1 Goa start positive but lack a final pass
For about half an hour or so, the visitors established a firm grip on the pace of the game. They tried and tested almost every Delhi defender and midfielder and more so, kept each of them on their toes.
There was a major sense of urgency from the Gaurs, which probably wore out as the minutes went on because of the lack of an opening goal. As early as in the 3rd minute, they notched a fine attack casting Brandon Fernandes and Mandar, which resulted in a corner.
Six minutes later saw the biggest chance of the first half, when the ever-so-composed and balanced Ferran Corominas wriggled past a couple of challenges in midfield and threaded a pass to Hugo Boumous, but the latter fluffed his lines by launching his effort to the side-netting.
In the 14th minute, both wingers combined to baffle the Delhi defence. A blistering dribble from Jackichand Singh found Brandon Fernandes, who took a stride in and lashed his shot just above the crossbar.
All in all, it was one-way traffic in the first half an hour, much to the disgust of the home supporters.