This was NorthEast’s third victory on the highway and the perfect begin they’ve had in any of their campaigns.
NorthEast United spurned a golden probability to take an early lead 5 minutes into the match. A pacy surge ahead by the hosts was led by Ogbeche who performed a one-two with Redeem Tlang earlier than unleashing a dipping effort from the sting of the field. The goalkeeper stood no probability of retaining it out however fortunately for him, the hassle hit the crossbar.
The guests had been attacking in numbers with Tlang’s exploits on the best flank pinning each Nandhakumar Sekar and Narayan Das into their very own half.
Lallianzuala Chhangte’s tempo was put to the check when an overhit backpass positioned Robert Lalthlamuana in a spot of hassle within the customer’s half. The defender managed to get to the ball earlier than the Mizo-born winger and averted a defensive disaster towards the run of play.
Delhi Dynamos might have shocked the guests with a lead when Pritam Kotal rose highest to get a corner-kick supply however the ball sailed over the bar.
NorthEast United had a pair extra probabilities earlier than the break. Rowllin Borges acquired Tlang’s cross into the field, managed it with a pleasant contact and launched a shot that was blocked by Rana Gharami.
The ensuing corner-kick was aimed for Juan Mascia within the centre who flicked it to the close to submit the place Mateo Grgic’s header destined for the online was brilliantly saved out by Dorronsoro.
Gombau responded to the guests’ onslaught by including Vinit Rai into Delhi’s midfield because the hosts had been struggling to maintain the ball.
NorthEast’s first probability after the break noticed Gallego’s highly effective shot take a deflection off a sliding Gianni Zuiverloon and went straight into the palms of goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro.
At the opposite finish, Zuiverloon stood over a free-kick outdoors the field on the left and swung it in the direction of the far submit for Andrija Kaludjerovic who could not maintain his shot heading in the right direction, a lot to the dismay of the massive crowd within the stands.
The hosts had their probability within the 78th minute when an extended ball by Marti Crespi fell completely for Kaludjerovic on the fringe of the field. The striker performed a one-two with Marcos Tebar whose well-weighted through-ball had Kaludjerovic try a finesse shot which was blocked and deflected huge by a sliding Mato Grgic.
NorthEast United lastly bought their objective via a second of brilliance from Gallego. The Uruguayan midfielder picked up the ball from the left flank, skipped previous his marker, surged into the field earlier than sending a shocking end into the underside proper nook.
Romeo Fernandes’ poor move again to Pritam Kotal was intercepted by Gallego who charged down the left flank and squared the ball to Ogbeche. The Nigerian ahead despatched the ball into the online to finish NorthEast United’s masterclass.