New Delhi: An impressive show against table toppers Atletico de Kolkata boosting their morale, Delhi Dynamos take on another high-flying team Channaiyin FC in what promises to be a high-voltage clash in the Hero Indian Super League, here on saturday.
Dynamos began their ISL campaign with a goalless draw against Pune City FC and then held leaders Atletico de Kolkata 1-1 at the Salt Lake Stadium and they would be surely looking for their first win tomorrow.
The Delhi team showed in Kolkata the potential that they can go a long distance in the tournament by breaking the winning streak of ATK, the most talked about side so far in the league, but they will have to maintain that show against Chennaiyin if they want a positive result tomorrow.
Chennaiyin FC, coached by World Cup winning Italian Marco Materazzi, are at second spot in the points table and have also been an unbeaten side in the tournament. They have beaten FC Goa and Kerala Blasters by identical 2-1 margin and they have one of the best rosters in terms of player quality.
For Delhi Dynamos, much will depend on Alessandrao Del Peiro's performance and the 39-year-old Italian legend, who was enjoying every of the adulation showered on him, has not yet shown what he is capable of. Although Del Piero has shown flashes of his brilliance in the two matches he played so far.
Certainly, Del Piero was better in the match against Kolkata than that against Pune and the Dynamos home fans who turned up in large numbers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium against Pune would be hoping for an inspiring show from the Juventus legend.
Dynamos defence led by Belgian Wim Raymaekers will have to be on their toes against the likes of former Brazil international Elano Blumer, who has started the tournament on a bright note with two goals from two matches.