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ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Delhi players might be dissapointed with the result, having taken a lead in the first half and creating multiple chances for themselves to increase that lead but failing to capitalise on them

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Delhi Dynamos vs Pune FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)
Delhi Dynamos vs Pune FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)

Full-time report: A late Diego Carlos goal secured City FC a point after Daredevils went a goal up, courtesy a stunning strike by Rana Gharami in the first half. 

The first half was evenly poised with both teams having phases in which they dominated. All of that changed minutes before the half-time when Gharami had a look-up at the goal and powered his kick, making the ball rise, dip and end up in the back of the net with the goalkeeper unmoved. Apart from that, the game didn't produce many goalscoring chances with both the teams prefering to build from the back, but unable to jump the final hurdle. 

started the second half positively and carved many chances. Most of those chances came from the flanks, especially with the fullbacks exploiting the spaces left behind by the defence. A very familiar pattern emerged that the viewers would recognise from FC Barcelona games that the width of the pitch was exploited to drive the full-backs up and provide a cut-back for an onrushing player. However, they didn't find the goal, mostly because of the deft defence by the players.

The attacks didn't stop though. Delhi kept pushing forward, asking questions from the defence, trying to find that second goal to seal the win. One of those moments saw Delhi's Chhangte skip past 3-4 players to find himself in one-on-one situation with the keeper but his shot was straight at the keeper's hand and out for corner.

Minutes later, Pune's Diego Carlos made a penetrating run into the Delhi box, did a little give-and-go and blasted the ball sweetly with his left foot and into the far end to score the equaliser.

Both the goals came out of nowhere with stunning individual skills, although they did have some fine moments. The first half was a much calm affair with both the teams trying to build from the back.

The draw is a fine result for Pune whose coach Miguel Portugal left Delhi Dynamos last season. The men from the national capital might be dissapointed though, having taking a lead in the first half and creating multiple chances for themselves to increase their lead. But it's a fine start for them nonetheless and for what the game showed, they do have the quality in their squad. For now, they will have to contend with a draw and share spoils with men from Pune.

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 90 -- Three minutes of additional time

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 87 (GOAL!!)-- Pune score out of nothing as Diego Carlos makes a penetrating run into the Delhi box, does a little give-and-go and blasts the ball sweetly with his left foot into the far end to score the equaliser. Great goal!

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 84 -- Narayan is brandished a yellow card

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 84 -- Terrific run by Delhi's Chhangte who skips past 3-4 players and finds himself in one-on-one situation with the keeper but his shot is straight at the keeper's hand and out for corner. What a goal it would have been.

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 82 -- Delhi get a free-kick from a tricky spot down the right wing. The free-kick is delivered to the far post where Zuiverloon dives, trying to get a foot at the delivery but it's a little too far for him

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 78 -- Dorronsoro makes a fantastic save to deny Pune the equaliser as he blocks a smashing shot from 18 yards out

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 77 (SUBSTITUTION) -- Pune's Khan is out for Kumar  

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 74 -- Delhi's medical team is out on the field for Rana who seems to be struggling to continue. But he does.. eventually

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 72 -- Great opportunity for Delhi to double their lead. It's an atack similar to the last one with a run down the right wing and a cut back that's saved only because of a timely cleareance by Pune

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 68 -- (SUBSTITUTION) Gurtej Singh in for Diaz. Vanlalhlimpuia is replaced by Carlos

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Minute 66 (SUBSTITUTION) Sekar out ferenandes in for Delhi

First Published: Wed, October 03 2018. 18:11 IST

ISL 2018-19: Late Carlos goal gives FC Pune City draw against Delhi Dynamos

Delhi players might be dissapointed with the result, having taken a lead in the first half and creating multiple chances for themselves to increase that lead but failing to capitalise on them

Full-time report: A late Diego Carlos goal secured City FC a point after Daredevils went a goal up, courtesy a stunning strike by Rana Gharami in the first half. 

The first half was evenly poised with both teams having phases in which they dominated. All of that changed minutes before the half-time when Gharami had a look-up at the goal and powered his kick, making the ball rise, dip and end up in the back of the net with the goalkeeper unmoved. Apart from that, the game didn't produce many goalscoring chances with both the teams prefering to build from the back, but unable to jump the final hurdle. 

started the second half positively and carved many chances. Most of those chances came from the flanks, especially with the fullbacks exploiting the spaces left behind by the defence. A very familiar pattern emerged that the viewers would recognise from FC Barcelona games that the width of the pitch was exploited to drive the full-backs up and provide a cut-back for an onrushing player. However, they didn't find the goal, mostly because of the deft defence by the players.

The attacks didn't stop though. Delhi kept pushing forward, asking questions from the defence, trying to find that second goal to seal the win. One of those moments saw Delhi's Chhangte skip past 3-4 players to find himself in one-on-one situation with the keeper but his shot was straight at the keeper's hand and out for corner.

Minutes later, Pune's Diego Carlos made a penetrating run into the Delhi box, did a little give-and-go and blasted the ball sweetly with his left foot and into the far end to score the equaliser.

Both the goals came out of nowhere with stunning individual skills, although they did have some fine moments. The first half was a much calm affair with both the teams trying to build from the back.

The draw is a fine result for Pune whose coach Miguel Portugal left Delhi Dynamos last season. The men from the national capital might be dissapointed though, having taking a lead in the first half and creating multiple chances for themselves to increase their lead. But it's a fine start for them nonetheless and for what the game showed, they do have the quality in their squad. For now, they will have to contend with a draw and share spoils with men from Pune.

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