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New Delhi, October 23: Goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro delivered a masterclass as Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC played out an engaging goalless stalemate in the Hero Indian Super League 2018 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.
Lallianzuala Chhangte of Delhi Dynamos FC during the match 16 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Chennaiyin FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India on the 23rd October 2018
Photo by: Arjun Singh /SPORTZPICS for ISL
Chennaiyin FC had the better chances but could not beat the Spanish goalkeeper who refused to concede with brilliant saves throughout the match. The visitors couldn’t get a breakthrough but the point earned lifts them from the bottom of the table. The teams are still searching for their first win of the season.
Rene Mihelic of Delhi Dynamos FC in action during match 16 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Chennaiyin FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India on the 23rd October 2018
Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for ISL
Andrea Orlandi could have opened the scoring for Chennaiyin FC as early as the second minute of the match. The midfielder rose the highest to head a corner kick from Isaac V but Dorronsoro got down low to pull off a stunning reflex save.
Raphael Augusto then looked to be in the mood to score as the trickster surged up the field from midfield before taking aim from 40 yards. His piledriver lacked enough force to trouble Dorronsoro.
Karanjit Singh Goalkeeper of Chennaiyin FC saves during match 16 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Chennaiyin FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India on the 23rd October 2018
Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for ISL
The Delhi goalkeeper was called into action again five minutes from half-time. A defence-splitting through-ball by Augusto released Carlos Salom behind the backline. The striker squared the ball to an unmarked Thoi Singh who took a touch before sending a powerful strike that was kept out.
Andrija Kaludjerovic of Delhi Dynamos FC and Raphael Augusto of Chennaiyin FC during the match 16 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Chennaiyin FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India on the 23rd October 2018
Photo by: Arjun Singh /SPORTZPICS for ISL
Delhi’s first shot of the game came at the stroke of half-time. Lallianzuala Chhangte beat his marker on the left flank, burst forward before crossing perfectly towards Andrija Kaludjerovic. The striker headed the ball first-time and forced goalkeeper Karanjit Singh to a save.
Francisco Dorronsoro Goalkeeper of Delhi Dynamos FC saves during match 16 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Chennaiyin FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India on the 23rd October 2018
Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for ISL
The visitors threatened again soon after the restart. Carlos Salom’s first-touch to receive Augusto’s through ball from midfield was wonderful but the same could not be said for the end product as the striker sent the ball wide.
 The hosts were struggling to find gaps at the other end. Kaludjerovic cut an isolated figure up front and crosses into the box were dealt well by the Chennaiyin backline.
Francisco Dorronsoro Goalkeeper of Delhi Dynamos FC during match 16 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Chennaiyin FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India on the 23rd October 2018
Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for ISL
The defending champions had a glorious chance to score a breakthrough goal in the 70th minute when a cleared corner kick turned into a counter-attack. Augusto released Isaac into space down the left flank. The winger surged forward and squared the ball to an unmarked Salom whose shot was brilliantly saved by the onrushing goalkeeper.
during the match 16 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Chennaiyin FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India on the 23rd October 2018
Photo by: Arjun Singh /SPORTZPICS for ISL
The Delhi custodian put on a fine show under the bar. The Spaniard flew out from his line to punch away a delightful cross from the left by Thoi as the Lions held on for a point.

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