A winless run for ATK Mohun Bagan continued as they had to settle for another stalemate at Chennaiyin FC. The two teams locked horns in a fierce contest which ended 1-1 at the Fatorda Stadium.
Coming out of the blocks strongly, the Mariners took the lead within 20 minutes. It was Liston Colaco who blasted the ball in a 1v1 to put his side ahead.
The Marina Machans replied with a magnificent equalizer. Just before the break, Vladimir Koman powered a low drive through a crowded ATKMB box to draw level.
ATK Mohun Bagan are now without a win in three matches. Meanwhile, Chennaiyin FC add to their unbeaten run, extending to 4 games at present.
ATK Mohun Bagan: Player Ratings
Coach: Antonio López Habas
Goalkeeper: A. Singh (6.5/10)
Defenders: A. Mehta (6/10), P. Kotal (7/10), Tiri (7.5/10), S. Bose (6/10)
Midfielders: M. Singh (5/10), D. Tangri (6/10), J. Kauko (5/10), L. Colaco (7.5/10)
Forwards: R. Krishna (7/10), H. Boumous (6/10)
Substitutes: M. Soosairaj (5/10)
Chennaiyin FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Božidar Bandović
Goalkeeper: V. Kaith (6.5/10)
Defenders: N. Das (8.5/10), S. Damjanovic (8/10), Ariel Borysiuk (6/10)
Midfielders: J. Lalrinzuala (7/10), E. Vanspaul (6/10), V. Koman (8.5/10), A. Thapa (8/10), R. Singh (7/10)
Forwards: L. Chhangte (6/10), L. Gikiewicz (5.5/10)
Substitutes: M. Murzaev (6/10), R. Ali (6/10)
Player of the Match
Anirudh Thapa was fittingly awarded Hero of the Match. Sporting the armband, he displayed a true captain’s performance and led from the front. He was deployed further up the field and had no problems showing his class.
Thapa crafted 2 chances, dinked in 2 crosses, made 2 tackles and 3 interceptions. The youngster recorded the 2nd-highest number of touches amongst his teammates and had a 73% passing rate.
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