Delhi Dynamos vs NorthEast United FC
Delhi Dynamos' Hans Mulder tries to head the ball past NorthEast goalkeeper ReheneshISL's official website

The 16th fixture of the Indian Super League played between the Delhi Dynamos and NorthEast United ended in a goalless draw as neither side could find the net despite creating a lot of chances at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

The game started with NorthEast in the attack as the home side Dynamos were restricted to their own defensive third.

However, it was the Dynamos who created the first real chance of the game in the 13th minute when Alessandro Del Piero, after receiving a pass from Dias, fired a good effort that was only inches wide of the post.

The Delhi Dynamos again threatened from a quick break following a freekick in the 17th minute but Mads Junker, who had the goalkeeper at his mercy, somehow sliced his effort wide.

Moments later, Del Piero received another chance following a quick break, but his curling effort was again just wide of the target.

At the other end, Durga Boro picked out James Keene with a brilliant long ball in the 22nd, but the former Portsmouth striker's effort was saved by Kristof Van Hout. However, even if Keene had scored the goal, it would not have not counted as the linesman had already raised the flag for offside.

Just after the half hour mark, Hans Mulder, after receiving a good pass from Del Piero, got a good chance to put the Dynamos ahead but NorthEast goalkeeper Rehenesh did brilliantly as he came off his line and swept the ball from the Dutchman's feet.

In the closing stages of the first half, Dynamos were awarded a freekick in a very good position following Boro's challenge on Del Piero. The Italian stepped up and fired the freekick which Rehenesh saved comfortably enough to deny the 39-year-old forward.

Nine minutes into the second half, the Dynamos came closest to breaking the deadlock as Junker's close-range backheeled effort, from a Del Piero assist, thundered against the side post.

Five minutes after the hour mark, NorthEast United appealed for a penalty after Wim Raymaekers brought down Robin Gurung in the box. However, the referee waved away the protests as he signalled for play to continue. Later replays showed that the referee had made the right decision as Gurung had gone down too easily.

Gustavo Marmentini, who came in as a substitute for Del Piero, got a chance to put his side ahead in the 68th minute, but his effort, following a good run into the box, was well wide of the target.

Four minutes later, at the other end, a brilliant move from NorthEast resulted in the ball finding Felipe Castro. The Brazilian laid the ball for Leo Bertos, but the New Zealand midfielder was not able to hit the target as his effort flew over the crossbar.

With five minutes remaining, the Dynamos got a nice opportunity to grab the winner through Mulder, but Rehenesh again came to NorthEast United's rescue as he parried away the Dutchman's well struck effort.

Mulder tested Rehenesh with a final shot in the second minute of added time, but the NorthEast United goalkeeper again rose to the occasion as he produced another good save to keep the scores goalless.

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