Oh, and goodnight!
What an absolutely exhilarating match of football. Exciting to the last kick, it had ugly fouls, defender mistakes, beautiful dribbling, subtle touches, exquisite passes and 7 awesome goals - you really can't ask for more.
The game really could have had ten or more goals; Pune's attacking play was exhilirating, Delhi's never-say-never spirit, even more so! Let me go get my breath back now.
Arguably the most entertaining match in ISL history this!
Delhi remain on top, Pune move up to FOURTH!
It's been an absolute pleasure bringing this to you - thank you for reading!
Anirudh Menon signing out.
96' No he can't.
95' The last minute of added time and Pellissari has a freekick in a dangerous position. Can Delhi do the impossible?
Malouda smacked it at goal, and Bete could only parry it back. Sawntea runs in and smacks it home.
Pradhan this time squares it to Lucca (Habas' spanish cuss words doing their magic) who in turn calmly squares it to Lenny. The Indian makes no istake as he finds the bottom corner with a finish of exquisite precision.
91' OOOOOOO AUDACIOUS FROM SANJU PRADHAN! He tries to chip Porei from the far right corner of the Delhi third. Habas explodes on the touchline - Lucca was up in support, and Sanju might have been better served to square it to him
90' SIX MINUTES OF ADDED TIME. I can sense the love emanating from the home crowd for the referee.
89' SUBSTITUTION - ANIBAL OFF, (another yellow for him for time wasting), Sanju Pradhan ON
88' OI OI OI! MALOUDA TURNS ON A DIME AND SMACKS A RISING SHOT HIGH AND WIDE OF THE GOAL!!! YOU WOULD HAVE EXPECTED BETTER FROM THE FRENCHMAN!
87' Rocha sends in a curling ball that Malouda chests instead of heading it! That was a chance, right there
86' Porei channels his inner Manuel Neuer and runs out to head the ball away from an onrushing Lenny. This is madcap entertainment right here.
85' Oberman sends in a superb cross that misses Anibal by inches!! Another Rocha mistake almost let the Spanish-Mexican in!
84' After all that, the corner comes to nothing. Of course it did
83' N'Doye got a yellow for delaying tactics. The ref forces Oberman to go off the pitch for some reason. He's the same New Zealand ref that got Zico's goat if you remember!
82' SUBSTITUTION - The excellent N'Doye OFF, Oberman ON
81' WHAT A SAVE POREI!!! LENNY RODRIGUES ABSOLUTELY BLASTS IT AT GOAL AND THE GOALIE HAD TO BE AT HIS VERY BEST TO KEEP IT OUT!
80' Malouda runs through the Pune defence, just that he forgets to bring the ball along. THIS IS PROPERLY END TO END
79' WOOOOOOF! LUCCA HAS A CRACK THAT DIPS VIOLENTLY AND SHUDDERS OFF THE CROSSBAR! AFTER POREI GETS A FINGERTIP TO IT! This is a superbly entertaining match
What a delightful goal this. Malouda's flick behind his leg is just the cherry on top the cake - the move involved almost all of Delhi's outfield players and some beautiful passing.
78' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALL!!! MALOUDAAAAAA!!! DELHI ARE BACK IN IT!
77' MALOUDA HAS A SNAPSHOT FROM ALL OF EIGHT YARDS OUT, BUT BETE DOES EVER SO WELL TO STOP IT.
76' Pelissari cuts in and smacks it at goal, but Bete saves
75' Lucca is bundled to the ground by his compatriot Memo, and the offender has no complaints when the ref blows for a foul
73' SUBSTITUTION - Lyngdoh OFF, Lenny Rodrigues ON
72' N'Doye is almost off on his scooter again as he keeps in a long goal kick with a silky touch. Souvik does superbly to clear.
71' Marcelinho sends in a superb corner, but Bete does even better to claim it inches from Pelissari's forehead.
69' SUBSTITUTIONS - Tebar OUT, Pelissari IN; Kim Kima OUT, Sawntea ON as Delhi look to press forward
68' Boy can Marcelinho play football. The Brazilian teases and torments a bunch of Pune players before sliding in Lewis. The Indian does his bit, but his cross is cut out. It's back at the feet of Marcelinho, and this time he leaves Sissokko on the ground with a swish of his hip. Magical. Lewis can only win a corner, though
67' OOOOOO LEWIS GOES ON A RAMPAGE AND SLIDES THE BALL INTO MARCELINHO. THE CANNY BRAZILIAN FEINTS AND LEAVES EDUARDO ON THE FLOOR. BUT HIS FINISH GOES JUUUUUST WIDE OF THE FAR POST!
66' Lewis runs inside with the ball glued to his boots before unleashing a vicious shot at goal. It's straight at Bete though, and the Armenian does well to keep ahold of it.
63' YELLOW For Ravanan for a rash tackle on Lewis.
Porei throws it out to Rocha who mis-controls horribly and hands it over to Anibal Zurdo. The lanky striker takes a couple of touches and curls it into the corner from 25 yards! Porei just stands there shouting at Rocha! Why didn't he attempt a save!
The ball is sent in by Lucca, and the ball pinballs around inside the box before it falls to Momo Sissokko who larrumps it home from about 8 yards. No keeper on Earth was saving that.
60' YELLOW For Anas! Finally
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