INDIAN FOOTBALL

Hyderabad FC 1-0 Bengaluru FC: Player Ratings, Player of the Match

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Thanks to an early goal, Hyderabad FC edged past Bengaluru FC 1-0 to claim their first win over the Blues in the Indian Super League.

After getting themselves ahead, Manolo Marquez’s side stood their ground valiantly. The result, a vital 3 points. At the other end, Marco Pezzaiuoli will have reasons for concern. His side have now fallen to a 3rd defeat in the initial 5 games of the season.

However, the GMC Athletic witnessed some impressive displays from players from either team. The Nizams boasted a number of players dispatching a prominent combined defensive front. Meanwhile, the Blues looked very underwhelming, to say the least.

Hyderabad FC: Player Ratings

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Coach: Manolo Marquez

Goalkeeper: L. Kattimani (7/10)

Defenders: A. Rai (7.5/10), Chinglensana (6/10), Juanan (8/10), A. Mishra (7.5/10)

Midfielders: S. Chakraborti (8/10), J. Victor (7/10)

Forwards: N. Poojari (6.5/10), B. Ogbeche (8/10), R. Danu (6/10), J. Siverio (6.5/10)

Substitutes: J. Chianese (6/10), A. Jadhav (5.5/10)

Bengaluru FC: Player Ratings

Formation: 4-3-3

Coach: Marco Pezzaiuoli

Goalkeeper: G. Singh Sadhu (5.5/10)

Defenders: A. Kuruniyan (5.5/10), Alan (6.5/10), P. Chaudhari (6/10), N. R. Singh (6/10)

Midfielders: J. Rane (6/10), B. Edgar (6/10), S. S. Wangjam (5/10)

Forwards: S. Chhetri (5.5/10), C. Silva (6.5/10), E. Lalrindika (5/10)

Substitutions: P. Shrivas (5/10), D. Farooq (5/10), S. Narayanan (4.5/10)

The win takes Hyderabad FC into 3rd place while Bengaluru FC face another loss, sinking lower into 9th

Player of the Match

Picked to make the starting XI, Souvik Chakrabarti justified the decision and putting up a brilliant display. Post-match Chakrabarti: “This is a complete team effort and we all played really well. We are happy with the three points and are looking forward to the next game. As a team, we are progressing game after game. We have 2-3 days rest now ahead of the next match and these three points will give us more energy to go ahead. This win will give us more motivation going into the next game”.

Fielded slightly out of his normal position, Chakrabarti had no issues settling in. He combined well with captain Joao Victor to trouble the Blues’ backline again and again. Working tirelessly, he covered most of the pitch with his runs.

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