Indian Premier Futsal League 2017: Ronaldinho Bags Brace in Delhi Win vs. Kerala

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2017

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Ronaldinho continued his fine play for Delhi Dragons in the 2017 Indian Premier Futsal League on Thursday, scoring twice in a 6-4 win over Kerala Cobras.

Ryan Giggs also got on the scoresheet, but his Mumbai Warriors couldn't get past Telugu Tigers, losing 5-3.

For full scores, standings and the schedule, visit the Premier Futsal's official website.

         

Recap

Delhi continued their fine run in the first match of the evening, a 6-4 win over Kerala that gave Dragons their third win in four tries.

Star forward Ronaldinho contributed two goals to the win, and per the event's official Twitter account, he has scored in all of Delhi's contests:

Ismail Hamdaoui and Henrique Catarino broke open the match in the second period, giving their team a two-goal advantage Kerala would never bridge. Ton Phi, Michel Salgado and Daniel Ibanes gave Cobras some faint hope, but Ronaldinho's second strike put the final score on the board.

In the second match of the night, Telugu took a quick two-goal lead through Anupam Vishwakarma and Peerapat Kaewwilai, but Rico Zulkarnain pulled one back for Mumbai with a fantastic goal.

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The third period was a close affair, and Giggs went close to tying things up, but Mauro Canal restored the two-goal advantage for Telugu, instead.

A late rally from Mumbai saw Giggs net an equaliser, but Peerapat and Anupam both found the target again to hand Telugu three points. 

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