As it happened: Delhi Dynamos vs FC Pune City

The minute-by-minute updates from match five of ISL 2018-19 season, between Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City.

FC Pune City's Emiliano Alfaro (right) being challenged by Ralte during the Indian Super League 2017-18 season. (File photo)   -  Prashant Nakwe

Good evening, welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the Indian Super League match between Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City.

 

FT. Dynamos 1-1 Pune City. Dynamos will be ruing their poor finishing. This should have been three points in the bag.

90' +3' Mayhem in the Pune City box. Dynamos fluff more chances, ball hits Pune City's defender's hand before being cleared out of the box.

90' +1' Kaludjerovic comes off for Shubham Sarangi.

Dynamos' wasteful finishing might cost them precious two points here. Three minutes of added time.

88' GOAL for Pune City! Same old, same old? Diego Carlos shows some nice feet inside the box before firing the ball home with a low, left-footed strike. Where was the defence?

86' Electric from Chhangte! He bursts through with the ball and find himself one-on-one with Kaith but his finish is straight at him. Would have been some goal that!

83' Romeo curls one into the far post area from the right side and Zuiverloon's out-stretched foot can't steer the ball into the net.

78' Save from Dorronsoro! Adil Khan with a free reign from 18-yards out but the Spaniard makes a confident save.

77' Vishal beats Romeo to the ball and sweeps it out for a throw. A timely interception by the goalkeeper.

73' Delhi targeting the right side again this time with Romeo. His cutback is intercepted in time before Kaludjerovic can swing his right boot at it.

Nandhakumar is replaced by Romeo Fernandes. Double change for Pune City. Diego Carlos and Gurtej Singh come on for Jakob and Diaz.

67' Should have been 2-0... Nandhakumar released on the right side and he tees up Kaludjerovic how scuffs his shot off target.

62' Chhangte freed on the left but his cross finds Kaith's hands after a deflection from Matt Mills.

61' Pune City playing some good possession football in and around the Dynamos box now minus the final ball.

Delhi fans in fine voice tonight and in good numbers. A different scene from what was seen for most of last season.

55' If Nandhakumar can dribble through bodies, so can Dorronsoro. Dynamos goalkeeper shows his abilities with his feet outside his own box.

48' Dynamos have come out firing in the second half. Pune City struggling to get out of its own half. Mihelic goes for goal from a corner and nearly catches Vishal Kaith out, but his shot curves out for a goalkick.

HALF TIME Thanks to Rana Gharami's incredible goal, Delhi takes the lead going into the break. For all its attacking play, Pune has failed to convert its chances and now finds itself chasing the game.

45' Two minutes of time added.

44' GOAL! DELHI DYNAMOS gets the opening goal! RANA GHARAMI takes a shot from distance and the keeper was left rooted as the ball flies into the back of the net. Debut goal for Rana, who also becomes the first Indian goal scorer of this seaon. And a sure contender for the goal of the season award.

42' Another foray by Ashique from left, another wasted opportunity for Pune.

39' After a lot of attacking play, mostly by Pune, the game has calmed down a little in the closing minutes of the first half.

35' An early change for Delhi. Vinit Rai comes on for Bikramjit Singh, who is taken off the field on a stretcher. Looks like a groin injury for the midfielder.

31' Alfaro has scored home and away against Delhi Dynamos last season but he has been feeding off scraps this half. Pune needs to center its play around its talismanic Uruguayan.

29' A flat cross from the right by Mihelic is cleared by a diving Matt Mills. Delhi - mainly Zuiverloon - appeal for a handball and a penalty but the referee disagrees. Replay shows that the ball bounced off Mills' head, not his hands.

26' Drama on the sidelines. Pune wins a corner but Delhi's coach Josep Gombau picks up the ball and holds on to it. Slowing the game down as Pune has been on top so far, maybe?

23' Alfaro twists and turns his defender but his shot gets deflected out for a corner, which curls in straight at the keeper and Pune wins another corner. Delhi not too comfortable dealing with corners till now. Two more corners follow, before Delhi clears the ball.

21' Chhangte gets free down Delhi's left, gets into the box and his pass finds Nandhakumar Sekar, who cuts inside and shoots just over the bar. That was the best chance of the game so far.

19' A corner for Pune is well gathered by Francisco Dorronsoro and he sets his team on a quick counter-attack, but Pune defends well.

16' A rare attack from Delhi, but the cross is overhit and Pune deal it with ease. The home side has not had control of the game till now and that needs to change soon.

13' Ashique, who has had most of the ball till now, with a better cross than he put in two minutes ago. Alfaro attacks it but Delhi clear it, at the expense of a corner.

11' Ashique in acres of space, again, on the left but he overhits his cross. Delhi, at the moment, is happy to do defend its goal. Pune scored the most goals (9) from crosses last season, so it isn't surprising that Ashique is trying to put in crosses whenever he gets on the ball. Delhi, on the other hand, conceded the most goals from crosses last season.

9' Pune has had the upper hand in the opening minutes, with most of its play coming from Ashique on the left.

5' Ashique with another good run, with a nutmeg included this time, and he passes to Alfaro - who dummies with no one behind him. Two good chances for Pune in two minutes.

4' Ashique Kuruniyan with a good run on the left win but his cross, intended for Alfaro, is cleared away.

7.00 pm: The team news is in!

Delhi Dynamos — Francisco Dorronsoro (GK), Gianni Zuiverloon, Rana Gharami, Narayan Das, Pritam Kotal (C), Nandhakumar Sekar, Bikramjit Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Marcos Tebar, Rene Mihelic, Andrija Kaludjerovic

FC Pune City — Vishal Kaith (GK), Nim Dorjee Tamang, Matt Mills, Martin Diaz, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Adil Khan, Marko Stankovic, Jonathan Vila, Emiliano Alfaro (C), Ashique Kuruniyan, Jakob Vanlalhlimpuia