Dynamos play party spoiler for Goa in ISL
New delhi: FC Goa dropped points at home in their vital match against Delhi Dynamos FC after their 1-1 draw in what was deemed as a must-win encounter for the Gaurs to keep their Hero Indian Super League play-off chances alive.
Hugo Boumous' goal was cancelled out by Kalu Uche as Goa failed to hold onto their lead after they squandered multiple chances in front of goal. The entertaining side is still sixth and five points behind the playoff places with a match in hand over the top four. This is the first draw between the two sides -- and they've now scored a combined 35 goals in 10 matches against each other.
When Boumous collected the ball near the half-line, no one expected him to go all the way. But he kept going past defenders before finding a yard to shoot -- Gabriel Cichero was in the way, but only to wickedly deflect it into the net.
And just when it looked like Goa would make sure of collecting full points, Delhi created two quick chances late in the game. The first one was missed by Lallianzuala Chhangte but his next one, an assist to Kalu Uche was a beauty. His run down the left flank and then the measured cross found Uche at the right place to get his first touch past the wrong-footed FC Goa goalkeeper Naveen.
The two players were involved in a solid tussle throughout the match, with Boumous coming in for Manuel Lanzarote. The first battle between the two was won by Cichero in the first half, when he made an incredible tackle to stop the Moroccan who was through on goal after a delightful ball from Feran Corominas.