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Simao nets equaliser

Action during NUFC’s match against Delhi Dynamos, in New Delhi, on Tuesday 

Calcutta/New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos played out a 1-1 draw with NorthEast United FC in a seventh round Indian Super League (ISL) fixture, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, on Tuesday. Richard Gadze (37th minute) opened the scoring before Simao Sabrosa's (72th minute) free-kick made it all square.

British boxing star Amir Khan was the star attraction of the match that started around 35 minutes late due to poor light.

The hosts made two changes to the side that came out victorious against Atletico de Kolkata as marquee signing and head coach Roberto Carlos made his first start in the ISL. Sehnaj Singh filled the void left by the suspended Sovik Chakrabarti. Club captain Chicao failed to make it into the matchday squad due to an injury.

Cesar Farias made as many as five changes with Nicolas Velez and Simao Sabrosa benched while Diomansy Kamara and Francis Dadzie deployed upfront.

It was the away side that took control of the proceedings as Sanju Pradhan cut in from the left to fire a shot from the edge of the box, but the midfielder saw his effort miss the target by a whisker. Dynamos could hardly adjust to the pace of the game in the initial minutes as their sloppy passes and poor control saw NorthEast dominate the proceedings.

Minutes later, Seityasen Singh easily cut past his marker Sehnaj to whip in the cross for Dadzie, but the Ghanaian saw his header just miss the top corner. Farias's side continued to pile on the pressure and it was through a corner that they came the closest to scoring, but Kamara's header came off the crossbar.

The first booking of the game came in the 23rd minute when Robin Singh brought down Cedric Hengbart.


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