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Delhi take on Mumbai in search of top spot in ISL


Delhi Dynamos FC

New Delhi: Placed comfortably at the second spot at the halfway stage, a confident Delhi Dynamos would look to continue with their impressive form when they take on Mumbai City FC in their eighth round Indian Super League football match here tomorrow. With four wins, one draw and two losses from seven matches, Delhi are on same points — 13 — with FC Pune City but are on second spot on account of lesser goal difference. On the other hand, Mumbai are on sixth spot with 10 points from seven games.

A win tomorrow for Roberto Carlos-coached Delhi side will take them to the top of the league table and also nearer to a semifinal spot in the eight-team league. Unlike the last season when Delhi finished at fifth, they are a well-balanced and impressive unit this time with three away wins out of five they have played so far.

Delhi, who have not lost in the two matches they have played at home this season, were beaten by Mumbai in the first leg and Carlos’ boys would want to make it even-stevens tomorrow.

Delhi defence have been rock-solid with former Liverpool legend John Arne Riise marshalling the back-four nicely along with Anas Edathodika and the home side have conceded just six goals — the best among the eight teams — in seven games. However, Delhi’s lack of goals in the tournament has been a cause of concern though Brazilian World Cup winner coach Carlos sought to downplay it. Delhi have scored just six goals, the worst among the eight teams.

“For now I’m not that worried because we are at the top of the table. And the goals will come at the right moment,” Carlos said.