Before the half time, NorthEast head coach Cesar Farias and his Chennaiyin counterpart Marco Materazzi exchanged heated words from their respective touchlines.
Mumbai’s big hopes of turning a new leaf at their home venue after the first two away games came to naught when they were thrashed 2-0 by Chennayin FC.
The team from the eastern part of the country has lost all its three outings so far, losing 1-3 to Kerala Blasters and FC Goa and 0-1 to FC Pune City.
The defending champions were off to a dream start at their own backyard. Five minutes into the game they made their intentions quite clear
This was Dynamos’ second win in three outings, while the Pune suffered their first defeat at home at the Balewadi Stadium.
Pune will look to use their home conditions to best effect and hold on to their winning momentum against NorthEast United
Dynamos lost their first match of the tournament away against FC Goa 0-2 while Chennaiyin were beaten 2-3 at home by title holders Atletico de Kolkata.
Delhi began their campaign with a 0-2 loss against FC Goa on 4 October despite controlling the match in patches and having come close to scoring on a few times.
ATK took the lead early when Man-Of-The-Match Arata smartly side-volleyed a Javi Lara cross from the right flank in the 13th minute.
The lead was doubled when former India striker Mohammad Rafi headed one in the 68 minute.
ATK will hope to ride on that confidence to win again on Wednesday after a morale-boosting victory in the opening match.
The Tendulkar co-owned was impressive in the inaugural edition, reaching the final, later stopped by Atletico de Kolkata; Northeast will bank on its new Manager