Delhi Dynamos couldn’t have hoped for a better start. They were in the lair of the champions who had put up a fairly good performance in front of a hostile Kolkata crowd against Atletico de Kolkata. Chennaiyin were also looking better than their opponents in the first 20 minutes of the game and it was Delhi’s Santana who was the busier of the two goalkeepers.
But Delhi, to their credit, kept at it, defending stoutly and pouncing onto the opposition half whenever they could and in the end, got the reward to show for it. ISL debutant Marcelinho converted from the spot to score on debut. Dudu scored for Chennaiyin just seconds later and it seemed they might repeat what they did in Kolkata, without conceding again fans would have hoped. But it was not to be and Marcelinho was the man who inflicted the maximum damage once again with a fantastic finish to put the visitors ahead. After that, Delhi dominated the game and when Badara Badji headed in a third for Delhi, it felt like something that was long time coming.
Delhi Dynamos will look to keep up this form when they travel to Kochi to face Kerala Blasters. Chennaiyin, will be hoping for a better performance in their next match against FC Goa.