Florent Malouda scored his first ever goal in the Indian Super League and carried Delhi Dynamos to a fluent 4-1 win over Chennaiyin FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, on Wednesday. The former Chelsea player scored another one while assisting the other two to take Delhi a point clear of Mumbai.
The former Chelsea midfielder and Delhi Dynamos captain
The 1-4 defeat will be among Marco Materazzi’s most embarrassing in the ISL and follows the 1-3 defeat in the opener against the same opposition at home. Delhi incidentally is coached by Gianluca Zambrotta who was Materazzi’s teammate when Italy won the World Cup in 2006.
The loss left Chennaiyin FC with plenty of work to do for the remaining matches, coming as it did after three successive draws. The defending champions are placed fifth with 10 points from eight matches.
Malouda made it 2-0 in the 25th minute after combining well with
Chennaiyin FC fought their way back into the game through their captain Bernard Mendy who scored a wonderful goal. He picked up a ball from Raphael Augusto, made a fine run escaping many Delhi players and then smashed it past the Delhi goalkeeper.
In the second session, Malouda continued dominating play and created Delhi’s third goal of the night. He did well to hold
There was still one more goal left to be scored and it was Malouda who had his second of the night. Marcelinho's corner kick was headed towards Malouda by Badara Badji and the Frenchman made no mistake to turn it home.