Delhi Dynamos beat Swedish side Skene in pre-season

Skene (Sweden), Sep 12 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Delhi Dynamos registered its first win of the pre-season by coming from behind in a 2-1 victory over Swedish football club Skene IF at the Vavarevallan here.

Dynamos on Sunday scored two second half goals from midfielders Kean Lewis and Marcelo Leite to shrug off a 35th strike from Oscar.

The match also saw the return of their Ghanaian superstar Richard Gadze and debut of Senegalese Baye Ibrahima Niasse.

Dynamos started off on a positive note and took the attack straight to the Swedish side. Samir Nabi came close to scoring in the seventh minute of the match with a vicious strike, which was blocked by an onrushing defender.

They were at it again, when Kean came close to scoring in the 13th minute with a brilliant solo effort. Kean picked up the ball in midfield and dribbled past couple of defenders to fire in a powerful shot, but it was acrobatically saved by the goalkeeper to avert an initial setback for the hosts.

In the 18th minute, they were once again denied by an excellent save by Skene custodian, when Arjun Tudu had a shot on target.

However, in the 35th minute of the match, Skene broke the deadlock much against the run of play with a superb strike from their striker Oscar. As had been the story for Gianluca Zambrotta-coached Dynamos during the entire pre-season, they fell behind once again and went into the break chasing the game.

The away side started off strongly after the change of ends and kept on pressing hard for the equaliser and but as luck would have it, their multiple attempts at finding the back of the net failed.

Their hard work eventually paid off and they scored the equaliser through Kean, who pounced on an easy pass from Amoes Do and hit a stinging shot to bury the ball at the back of the nets in the 70th minute.

With time running out both the teams were looking for the winning goal. But it was the visitors whose perseverance saw them go ahead in the match for the first time with their new foreign signing Leite curling in a wonderful free kick to beat the opposition goalkeeper all ends up and take the lead in the 80th minute.

With barely 10 minutes left for the final whistle, Dynamos sat back and their defenders put up a good show to protect their lead and record their first win during their ongoing pre-season.

–IANS

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