ISL: Delhi Dynamos vs Atletico De Kolkata - Preview
Atletico De Kolkata will be chasing the elusive 20-point mark, thought to be the minimum number of points needed to get into the Indian Super League (ISL) play offs, when they face a resurgent Delhi Dynamos FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.
New Delhi: Atletico De Kolkata will be chasing the elusive 20-point mark, thought to be the minimum number of points needed to get into the Indian Super League (ISL) play offs, when they face a resurgent Delhi Dynamos FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday.
Delhi would not be a cake walk for the visitors, more so after a scintillating display in their last match where they routed Mumbai City FC 4-1.
With Danish striker Mads Junker and Dutch midfielder Hans Mulder returning to form, the Atletico defenders would have to be on their toes.
The Kolkata team will again look to rely on counter attacks, a tactic that has been central to their performance so far.
Atletico, however, seem to have lost their rhythm in the last two matches creating only a few goal scoring opportunities.
While Italian legend and marquee player for Delhi Alessandro Del Piero has looked out of sorts in the ISL his counterpart Spaniard Luis Garcia has been a revelation for the away side.
Atletico who drew against FC Pune City 1-1 in the last encounter will strive for the full three points this time around and an added boost will be the return of midfielder Ofentse Nato to the team.
There will be a constant threat from Brazilian Dos Santos too who has four goals in the tournament so far and has been one the stars of the Dynamos.
Atlectico defenders -- Arnab Mondal, Josemi and Nallapan Mohanraj -- would have their task cut out Tuesday, coming up against such a formidable attack.
After 11 matches each, Atletico are placed second in the table with 17 points, while the Dynamos are at fifth place with 13 points.