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ISL Preview: Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa both eye win in final league fixture

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Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa come face to face in the last league fixture of the 2015 Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Considering the fact that the 2015 ISL semifinalists have already been decided, with both Delhi and Goa making the cut, this match does not hold much importance. However, both sides will be looking for a win so that they will be able to finish at the top of the ISL table.

The Dynamos, who were unable to qualify for the playoffs in 2014, finishing in 5th place, have done well this season, sealing a semifinal spot with a game in hand.

They were especially very impressive in the opening stages of the season, recording four wins from their first six fixtures. However, the Dynamos have been pretty inconsistent of late, registering a defeat, win and a draw in their last three fixtures.

Roberto Carlos’ side nearly suffered a defeat in their last fixture against Kerala Blasters, but a very late strike from Sehnaj helped them salvage a point.

Delhi, however, will be eager take their revenge against Goa, who beat them 2-0 on the very first day of the season.

While the Dynamos struggled to salvage a draw against Kerala Blasters, Goa were able to beat the same team 5-1, courtesy of a hat-trick from Brazilian striker Reinaldo.

Although Goa flamboyant this season recording some big margin wins, they have also suffered some heavy defeats against Chennaiyin FC (0-4) and Atletico de Kolkata (0-4).

Zico’s side have also lack in consistency, failing to keep a win streak of more than two games. However, they will be little confident against Delhi Dynamos as they were able to beat Carlos’ side 2-0 on the opening day of the season.

And FC Goa assistant manager Fernando Vannucci says that his side will again be looking for three points in Delhi.

“Our philosophy is to always look for a victory, so we’re going to be aiming for the three points,” Vannucci told ISL’s official website adding that Goa will be looking to field their best team on Sunday despite this not being a very important fixture.

“We’ll figure out our team against Delhi but our thinking is that we’ll play with the best players. The league is very short so we have to use the best players we can use and make sure there are no injuries ahead of the semi-final,” he added.

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