The GMC Athletic saw 2 reds shown as FC Goa defeated Bengaluru FC 2-1 on Saturday. This was Bengaluru’s were 4th loss of their Indian Super League (ISL) campaign.
Adding a 2nd own goal to his tally, Ashique Kuruniyan netted in the 16th minute, putting the Gaurs in front. At the stroke of half-time, a breath-taking Cleiton Silva the own goal and drew level.
However, Goa’s Devendra Murgaonkar (70′) put his side ahead with a sublime finish, escorting his team to an important victory.
The tie also witnessed 2 red cards – Jorge Ortiz (55′) saw red for his reaction from a Wangjam foul and later Suresh (84′) himself.
FC Goa: Player Ratings
Coach: Juan Ferrando
Goalkeepers: D. S. Moirangthem (6.5/10)
Defenders: M. Ali (6.5/10), I. Gonzalez (7/10), A. Dohling (7/10)
Midfielders: S. Fernandes (6/10), G. Martins (6/10), E. Bedia (7/10), S. Gama (7/10)
Forwards: A. Noguera (7.5/10), J. Ortiz (6.5/10), D. Murgaonkar (8.5/10)
Substitutes: P. Rebello (5.5/10), S. Pereira (5.5/10), N. Naorem (6/10), D. Fox (7/10), Md. Nemil (6.5/10)
Bengaluru FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Marco Pezzaiuoli
Goalkeeper: G. S. Sadhu (6/10)
Defenders: A. Kuruniyan (5.5/10), Alan (6/10), P. Chaudhari (6/10), N. R. Singh (6.5/10)
Midfielders: J. Rane (5.5/10), B. Edgar (6.5/10), S. S. Wangjam (5.5/10)
Forwards: S. Chhetri (6/10), C. Silva (7.5/10), D. Farooq (6.5/10)
Substitutes: P. Ibara (7/10), P. Shrivas (6/10), S. Narayanan (6/10)
Player of the Match
Standing out from crowd, Devendra Murgaonkar grabbed the Hero of the Match award quite deservedly. Post-match Murgaonkar: “I am feeling very nice. I scored my first goal of the season. I am very proud of the fighting spirit of the team. We have won two consecutive matches and we want to continue this.“
On a cool Saturday night, the 23-year-old was FC Goa’s finest player on the pitch. He bagged the winner in the 70th minute. Devendra was also involved in the first goal, a sublime touch that led to Kuruniyan putting it into his own net.
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