Delhi Dynamos emerged victorious after a 1-0 victory over NorthEast United at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Guwahati on Wednesday evening.
But with just three wins this season from 14 matches, the Lions are placed at the bottom of the league standings, even so, coach Miguel Angel Portugal believes his side will not take the forthcoming fixtures lightly.
‘’We have a simple team. I have worked very much for our idea and philosophy of football. I am very glad about the performance and win. We have played well and lost in other matches because we have a problem with dead balls.
‘’The win was important because we want to leave the last position. We are always aiming for a win. The next four matches will be like a final for us; it will motivate the players to play to win,’’ he commented.
It was a dull match between two struggling teams for the whole 90 minutes with a late strike from Kalu Uche making the difference, with the only shot on target by the Dynamos in the 90 plus four minutes of added time.
NorthEast dominated proceedings and looked the much better team, creating plenty of chances that went begging.
Uche secured all 3 points after being fed by David Ngaithe from a cross inside the box. Making no mistake whatsoever, the 35-year-old Nigerian headed the ball home.
The other Matchday 15 games ended in a 1-0 defeat for Goa by Chennaiyin and a 1-1 draw for Bengaluru and Pune City.
During Thursday’s match Chennaiyin FC clinched a victory through an own-goal from Indian international Narayan Das at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Meanwhile Friday’s match was a game of two halves for Bengaluru and Pune City at Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
The visitors took the lead in the first half through Sarthak Golui in the 22nd minute, while Mike equalised for the homeside in the 75th minute.