Match 39 of the Indian Super League was held at the Athletic Stadium Bambolim where Hyderabad FC took on SC East Bengal. The match ended in a 1-1 stalemate. SC East Bengal drew to stretch their winless streak to 8 games.
They are the only franchise that has failed to register a single win this season. Meanwhile, Hyderabad FC have picked up where they left off from last season. They are currently in 2nd in the table with a healthy goal difference of +6.
Amir Dervisic scored from a free-kick to give SC East Bengal a shocking lead in the match. However, Bartholomew Ogbeche continued his rich vein of form to equalize and bring Hyderabad FC back into it. East Bengal defended for their lives and earned a deserved point.
HYDERABAD FC: PLAYER RATINGS
Coach: Manolo Márquez
Goalkeeper: L. Kattimani (5.5/10)
Defenders: Nikhil Poojari (7.5/10), Chinglensana Singh (7/10), J. Victor (7.5/10), A. Mishra (8/10)
Midfielders: H. Sharma (6.5/10), Rohit Danu (6/10), Edu Garcia (7/10), Joel Chianese (8.5/10), Aniket Jadhav (7.5/10)
Forwards: B. Ogbeche (9/10)
Substitutes: Sahil Tavora (7.5/10), J. Siverio (6.5/10), D’Silva(6/10), Juanan (6/10), A. Rabeeh (N/A)
SC EAST BENGAL: PLAYER RATINGS
Coach: Manolo Díaz
Goalkeeper: A. Bhattacharya (6.5/10)
Defenders: H. Mondal (7/10), R. Gaikwad (6.5/10), T. Mrcela (6.5/10), J. Lourenco (6.5/10)
Midfielders: S. Das (6/10), Hnamte (8/10), A. Singh (6.5/10), M. Rafique (7/10), A. Dervisevic (7/10)
Forwards: D. C. Chukwu (6.5/10)
Substitutes: W. Luwang (6/10), N. Singh (6.5/10), B. Singh (6/10), Haokip (6/10), D. Gomes (6.5/10)
PLAYER OF THE MATCH :
Lalrinliana Hnmate was a constant threat throughout the game. He was lively and put in a good shift for his struggling side. He was at the heart of almost every attack from SC East Bengal. His display helped him grab the Hero of the Match award. Having made 5 recoveries, he ran his lungs out for his team. A well-deserved award for the Indian youngster.
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