The home side Aizawl FC found themselves at the receiving end of the carnage when men from Delhi pumped 5 goals against one.
Right from the opening whistle, Delhi FC set the tone for the game with an enthusiastic start. The torrent of rain didn’t affect the intent of the Delhi FC. Gaurav Rawat, a Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools product, demonstrating exceptional prowess, broke the deadlock in the 14th minute, sparking waves of excitement throughout the stadium. Rawat’s relentless efforts did not cease there; the boy from Uttarakhand swiftly doubled the lead in the 23rd minute with an impressive second goal.
As the halftime whistle blew, the score stood at a commendable 2-0 in favor of Delhi FC. However, Aizawl, renowned for their fighting spirit, refused to concede defeat and swiftly found the back of the net shortly after the second half began.
Undeterred, the determination to secure the win emanated from the Delhi FC players. In the 61st minute, Aroldinho, fueled by sheer willpower, skillfully maneuvered the ball past the opposition defenders to restore the two-goal advantage, bringing the scoreline to 3-1 in favor of Delhi FC.
Delhi FC continued their relentless attacks, exerting unwavering dominance on the pitch. Brazilian striker Barboza seized the opportunity in the 76th minute, adding another goal and escalating the scoreline to an impressive 4-1. Just when fans believed the performance couldn’t get any better, the Egyptian defender, Alaaeldin Nassr, secured his first-ever goal for Delhi FC at the 85th minute, resulting in Aizawl’s biggest home defeat in history. Nassr’s late goal served as the icing on the cake, sealing the 5-star performance and solidifying Delhi FC’s triumphant return to winning ways.
The match served as a relief for the Delhi FC as they bottled their chances to defeat Mohammedan SC despite having 2 men numerical advantage in the last match. With this remarkable win, Delhi FC currently sits at the fourth position in the I-league table and they will face Shillong Lajong in their match.
This match came as a shocker for Aizawl FC. The fans of the team from Mizoram are left in disbelief as their team had registered two away wins in the past 2 encounters. The Mizo side will host Namdhari FC in the next match after 3 days.