DELHI DYNAMOS kicked-off their pre-season preparations in Doha with a 1-0 win over Qatar Stars League side Muaither S.C at the Aspire Academy. A first half goal from forward Lallianzuala Chhangte handed the Indian Super League outfit their first win of the ongoing pre-season camp.
Head Coach Miguel Angel Portugal handed starts to just three foreigners in the starting lineup; Paulinho Dias, Matias Mirabaje and Edu Moya. Simranjeet Singh and Romeo Fernandes were handed their first starts.
A more settled Delhi Dynamos started the game in ascendancy and took the lead in as early as the 15th minute, when Chhangte finished off a well capped move from close range.
Dynamos looked the better of the two sides for majority of the first half, but Muaither had a chance to sneak a goal right before the half-time whistle; Albino’s smart save though kept the scores intact.
The away side continued to build on the pressure and had a chance to extend their lead, but Simranjeet’s effort from close range landed straight into the hands of the Muaither’s custodian.
Delhi though held on to their lead despite pressure in the dying minutes by the QSL side, to register a convincing 1-0 win.
Delhi Dynamos XI: Albino Gomes, Edu Moya, Pratik Chowdhary, Simranjeet, Matias Mirabaje, David Ngaihte, Chhangte, Sena Ralte, Romeo Fernandes, Seityasen Singh, Paulinho.
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