Delhi Dynamos fought back from a goal down to heap more misery on FC Goa with a comfortable 5-1 victory in Hero Indian Super League clash at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, on Sunday. Marcelino scored a hat-trick for the home side as they ran rout over Delhi in the second half.
Brazilian striker Marcelinho Pereira scored a magnificent hat-trick with goals in the 38th, 48th and 56th minute while Richard Gadze scored the other two goals to help Delhi Dynamos inch closer to a place in the semifinals. Delhi
Delhi, however, are not yet guaranteed a semi-final spot as yet as three other teams (Kerala Blasters, Atletico de Kolkata and NorthEast United) can all overtake their points tally if results go their way. Delhi requires two points from their last two matches to stand a chance of qualification to playoffs.
In the first half, the teams were tied 1-1 after Fulganco Cardozo gave Goa the lead in the 31st minute but Marcelinho equalized seven minutes later. Delhi’s domination in the second session, however, stunned FC Goa as they conceded four goals in nine minutes.
After a cagey start where Delhi Dynamos were the better team, FC Goa surged ahead just after half an hour’s play through Fulganco. A neat through pass from Reinaldo Oliveira saw Julio Cesar draw out defender Anas Edathodika and goalkeeper
Delhi equalized within seven minutes from a
In the second session, there was a complete transformation as Delhi scored four goals in nine minutes. Marcelinho started Delhi’s goal run in the 48th minute scoring from nowhere. He got a ball about 25 yards out, cut past
Richard Gadze scored his first of the night in the 51st minute after Marcelinho turned provider and the Brazilian himself completed his hat-trick in the 56th minute. Marcos Tebar played a nice diagonal ball from Delhi’s own half which saw Marcelinho take Goa defender Debabrata Roy for a ride on the right, cutting him inside and then leaving him rooted to the ground before he hammered the ball inside the goal.
The defeat left FC Goa rooted to the bottom with 11 points from 13 matches and they will be hugely embarrassed after suffering their biggest defeat in the history of ISL.