FC Pune City hold Delhi Dynamos in a close contest
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FC Pune City hold Delhi Dynamos in a close contest

New Delhi, Oct 4: Miguel Angel Portugal’s Pune City managed to earn a hard fought 1-1 draw at death against home side Delhi Dynamos in their Hero Indian Super League opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Wednesday.

Delhi seemed set for all three points after a wondrous long-range strike from Rana Gharami (44’) but second-half substitute Diego Carlos de Oliveiria found a last minute equalizer for Pune City. Though Delhi Dynamos conjured numerous chances to score but failed to get a good finish. There were plenty of goal chances for Pune City too, but the finishing touch was sorely missing.

Rana Gharami became the first Indian footballer to score the goal in ISL 2018-19 seasons. Coach Josep Gombau had Delhi Dynamos line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Andrija Kaluderovic leading the lines.

Former Pune City midfielder Marcos Tebar started in midfield with Bikramjit Singh while Nandhakumar and Lallianzuala Chhangte provided the width. (UNI)