INDIAN FOOTBALL

FC Goa 2-1 Bengaluru FC: Player Ratings, Player of the Match

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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

Formation: 3-4-1-2

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

Formation: 4-3-3

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)

The win takes FC Goa up into 8th while a 4th loss for Bengaluru FC sees them stay down in 10th

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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