Delhi FC clinch second division title and promotion to I-League | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi FC secured a historic promotion to the I-League after defeating Ambernath United Atlanta FC with a convincing 3-1 victory within the remaining of the second division on Friday.
Enjoying of their debut season within the second division, Mumbai-based Atlanta FC solely required a draw on the Minerva Academy Floor in Chandigarh to say the title. Nonetheless, Delhi FC had different plans as they delivered an distinctive efficiency.
Delhi FC’s Bali Gagandeep scored two objectives, whereas Vanlalhriatzuala added a surprising strike to seal the victory and the promotion for his workforce. The capital facet had beforehand come near promotion within the I-League Qualifiers Last Spherical in 2021 however fell quick, ending in third place.

The breakthrough for Delhi FC got here within the thirty fourth minute when captain Balwant Singh arrange Fahad Temuri on the left wing, who then offered a exact cross for Bali Gagandeep to calmly slot the ball into the online.
Atlanta FC responded strongly within the second half and equalised within the forty eighth minute with an identical workforce aim. Nonetheless, Delhi FC shortly regained their lead as Gagandeep rose highest to move in a nook from Bhupinder Singh.
Regardless of Atlanta FC’s makes an attempt to seek out an equaliser and spoil the hosts’ celebration, they struggled to create vital probabilities within the remaining third. With simply two minutes remaining, Vanlalhriatzuala sealed Delhi FC’s victory with a unprecedented long-range strike that curled completely into the highest nook, securing their prime spot within the desk.

In one other match, FC Bengaluru United defeated United SC 1-0 in a contest that had no affect on the ultimate standings. Irfan Yadwad scored the one aim of the match, taking his tally for the season to 13 objectives, making him the highest scorer within the league.
Atlanta FC and FC Bengaluru United completed in third and fourth place, respectively, with six factors every, whereas United SC ended on the backside of the desk with three factors.
Delhi FC’s exceptional achievement of their debut second division season showcases their potential and units the stage for an thrilling journey within the I-League.

(With inputs from PTI)

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