That was a superbly entertaining match.
Lazy defending, superb goals, scruffy clearances, ridiculous refereeing - this match had it all. Mumbai will be kicking themselves for letting Delhi back in but they will rightfully point out that two of the Delhi goals were as a result of some shoddy refereeing.
To Delhi's immense credit, they came out fighting, and arguably the draw was just reward for their adventure. Mumbai's goals were brilliant, though, and with Sonny Norde on the pitch and Matias Defederico on form Mumbai's attack is slick and dangerous-looking
Both Guimaraes and Zambrotta will take their share of positives from the match, but the negatives will concern them to no end
It was fun covering this tonight, thank you for reading!
For Sportskeeda, this is Anirudh Menon signing out
95' Mumbai attempt one final attack, but Rupert's ball is overhit
94' Marcelino's ball joins Defederico's in the Jamuna
93' DEFEDERICO GOES DOWN IN THE BOX. Mr. Santosh Kumar asks the Argentine to get up and shows him a YELLOW card. Could have been a penalty, that - if the Delhi one was a penalty, so was this
92' Defederico hits the ball into the Jamuna from 30 odd yards
91' Kima swings in a decent looking ball. It's cleared with contempt
SUBSTITUTION - Addy OFF , Lalchawnkima ON
FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON!!!
89' Sena Ralte tries to create something down the left. He gets crowded out though
88' Guimaraes is probably rueing subbing off Norde now.
87' Addy almost falls over himself as he attempts a clearance. But he recovers to clear before Defederico can get to him
86' Rupert gets dragged down at the edge of the box, but Marcelinho's ball in from the freekick is rubbish
85' DEFEDERICO!!!! WHAT A SHOT. THE ARGENTINE PICKS THE HOLE IN THE DELHI DEFENCE AND WHACKS A SHOT STRAIGHT THROUGH IT. IT PINGS OFF THE POST!!!!
84' Defederico does well to work some space on the edge of the box, but his shot is tame....
83' Marcelino has been YELLOW carded for some indiscretion or the other. I can't keep up with the madness of this game!!
Whatever you say about the penalty call, that spot-kick was superb. It arrowed into the right corner!!!
The commentator has gone nuts here - "SIX GOALS IN ONE GAME? I LOVE FOOTBALL" he screams. Thank God he didn't add a Hashtag Lets Football.
HOW WAS THAT A PENALTY? Gerson is bullied off the ball by Gadze. The striker then sees Valpato coming off his line and falls at his feet like he's a deity or something.
78' Mumbai are knocking on the door again Malouda floats a teasing ball in that Badji is challenging for. Valpato does well to come out and claim.
77' SUBSTITUTION - Norde OFF, Gerson ON.
The striker times his run to perfection, and he rolls the ball under Valpato. Goian gets back in time but can only clear it right into the net!! DELHI ARE BACK IN THIS
72' Anwar Ali goes down holding his groin. This is bad for Mumbai - they can't afford to lose any more players
70' Halder is fouled by Badji. Delhi have released all the pressure they were building up by falling asleep at the back! Can't see a way back for Delhi here - it's been too one-dimensional from the capital club
That was a Playstation goal from Mumbai. Norde runs at Khongjee before laying it off to Cafu. The Brazilian returns it first time by jinking it right into Norde's path as he continues his run into the box. The Haitian's finish is exemplary as he simply stabs it into the corner
68' MASS CONFUSION THERE!!!! Badji runs on to a searching long ball, but Valpato reaches there first. The goalkeeper though runs out of penalty area and has to drop the ball to the ground. Mumbai scramble clear.
67' CAFUUUUU!!!! The substitute's first touch is almost a goal, as he flashes a snapshot just high
66' SUBSTITUTION for Delhi - Memo OFF, Badji ON
That's a striker coming on for a defensive midfielder. Zambrotta has ripped out that kitchen sink hasn't he?
65' SUBSTITUTION - Costa OFF, Cafu ON
That is concerning for Mumbai. Costa had finally come good for them, but he has limped off - hopefully it's nothing serious
64' Leo Costa takes on the shot - from nigh on forty yards. The Air Traffic Controllers in the GMR-run Delhi Airport are more troubled by that than the goalkeeper.
63' It's Delhi's turn to concede silly fouls now. Two in quick succession break up whatever momentum they were building up and lets Mumbai regroup
62' Milan tries to play in Richard Gadze, but the striker is caught offside.
61' Delhi are upping the tempo here, and Mumbai need to take a breath. They are in the lead, but won't be if they don't keep their tempers in check.
59' OH LEO COSTA!! THAT IS A MISS!!!! Sonny Norde skins Khongjee down the left before passing it to an unmarked Costa in the box. The Brazilian fluffs his lines and his shot is easily blocked away.
57' Vadocz is initially tackled by Milan - fairly - but the Hungarian doesn't agree with me, or the ref. He looks around, the red mist descending, and eyeing Malouda on the ball, shoves the Frenchman unceremoniously to the floor. Lucky not get booked there
55' This is getting feisty. Sehnaj Singh steps across Malouda and wins the ball, it looked like a good tackle but Mr. Kumar feels that is a YELLOW for the Mumbai midfielder. Poor call. It doesn't help Mumbai's frayed tempers
54' GADZE!!!!! WHAT THE... He does supremely well to surge through the middle of the park, but he loses his head and runs out of ideas. The move ends when he meekly passes the ball out.
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