Bengaluru FC and FC Goa faced off at the Bambolim Stadium on Sunday. A win for both teams would see them jump ahead of the opposition by 3 points. However, both teams failed to make good on this opportunity and spurned the chance to jump ahead.
The match ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Both teams had their moments in the game and equally deserved to take the game. Meanwhile, Sunil Chettri finally scored his first goal of the season, something that was a long time coming. Bengaluru have a game in hand having played 12 matches. On the other side, Goa have played 13 and have an inferior goal difference.
Bengaluru FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Marco Pezzaiuoli
Goalkeeper: G. Singh Sadhu (6.5/10)
Defenders: A. Kuruniyan (7.5/10), Muirang (7.5/10), P. Chaudhari (6.5/10), N. R. Singh (7.5/10)
Midfielders: B. Edgar (7.5/10), I. Basafa (6/10), P. Ibara (8.5/10), D. Farooq Bhat (8/10), S. Chhetri (6.5/10)
Forwards: C. Silva (8/10)
Substitutes: S. Singh (6.5/10), P. Shrivas (6.5/10), R. Kumar (6/10), K.U. Singh (N/A), D. Lyngdoh (N/A)
FC Goa: Player Ratings
Coach: Derrick Pereira
Goalkeeper: D. Singh (7/10)
Defenders: A. Ali (7/10), D. Fox (8.5/10), A. Dohling (7/10)
Midfielders: E. Bedia (7/10), G. Martins (6.5/10), A. Jesuraj (6/10), S. Gama (6/10), A. Noguera (6.5/10)
Forwards: J. Ortiz (8/10), D. Murgaonkar (6/10)
Substitutes: P. Rebello (6.5/10), S. Pereira (6/10), L. D’Cunha (6/10), B. Fernandes (N/A)
Player of the Match
A solid defensive display from Dylan Fox and his first goal in the Indian Super League saw him become the Hero of the Match. He won 3 duels and made 1 clearance to come to the aid of his goalkeeper.
A solid outing for the Australian center back.
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