#2 Pune boasts the most attacking line-up
Marcelinho, FC Pune City’s captain was suspended on Wednesday. Iain Hume was also not available due to injury, Without this two potent strikers, Emiliano Alfaro was the only option available for Pune coach Miguel Angel Portugal. He put Alfaro as the lone striker and Ashique and Jakob Vanlalhumuia on two wings.
After first 15 minutes, the strategy backfired. Pritam and Narayan were able to resist the threat posed by Pune wingers and Alfaro was stranded alone. Delhi players bossed on the midfield. So neither Jonathan Vila nor Adil Khan could provide a pass to Alfaro.
The situation changed once Diego Carlos took the pitch. The Brazilian with his raw pace made it uncomfortable for Delhi defenders and ultimately put his name on the score sheet.
Marcelino will be available from the next match and once Hume recovers from his injury, it will impossible to resist Pune from scoring goals.Published 04 Oct 2018, 07:47 IST