ATK Mohun Bagan FC passed the test of FC Goa after coming out on top with a 2-1 victory. The encounter was sure to be a thrilling one, as Juan Ferrando returned to face his former club. The Spaniard switched from FC Goa to the Mariners mid-season. This was only his 2nd match as ATKMB boss.
He has had a brilliant start to his new adventure. Ferrando has now won both games for his new franchise. They are back amongst the top 4 and only trail the top by 2 points. Meanwhile, Goa crashed to another defeat, their first in 5 matches. They continue to languish in the bottom half of the table and are 8th with 8 points.
ATK Mohun Bagan: Player Ratings
Coach: Juan Ferrando
Goalkeeper: A. Singh (6/10)
Defenders: P. Kotal (7/10), S. Bose (6.5/10), A. Mehta (7/10), Tiri (7.5/10)
Midfielders: L. Colaco (9/10), Tangri (7.5/10), M. Singh (7/10), H. Boumous (8.5/10), C. McHugh (7.5/10)
Forwards: R. Krishna (7.5/10)
Substitutes: D. Williams (6/10), J. Kauko (6.5/10), L. Rodrigues (N/A), P. Das (7/10)
FC Goa: Player Ratings
Coach: Derrick Periera
Goalkeeper: D. S. Moirangthem (4.5/10)
Defenders: A. Dohling (6.5/10), I. Gonzalez (7/10), Md. Ali (6.5/10), D. Fox (6.5/10)
Midfielders: P. Rebello (7/10), S. Gama (6/10), P. Rebello (6.5/10), S. Fernandes (6.5/10), A. Noguera (8/10)
Forwards: D. Murgaonkar (5.5/10), Airam Cabrera (6/10)
Substitutes: N. Naorem (6.5/10), S. Pereira (6/10), Makan Chote (6/10)
Player of the Match :
Liston Colaco was sizzling down the left flank and was too hot to handle for FC Goa. He was a constant threat to the Goan defense and was at the heart of every attack.
He also began proceedings after a well-taken goal and was named Hero of the Match. This was his 5th goal of the season. His prolific display in front of goal has earned him a nailed-on place in the starting XI.
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