ISL 2017/18, Match 78: FC Goa vs Delhi Dynamos FC, Player Ratings
Match 78 of the Indian Super League saw the first game of this week as FC Goa hosted Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, also known as the Fatorda Stadium in Goa.
The two sides lay in the lower half of the ISL standings with FC Goa in the sixth position with 20 points from their fourteen matches. Delhi Dynamos FC, on the other hand, were in the bottom spot with 11 points from the same number of matches as their opponents FC Goa still had a chance of a playoff spot having played less number of matches than their fellow contenders.
FC Goa's chances took a hit as the two sides played out a 1-1 stalemate at the Fatorda Stadium. Hugo Boumous scored for the Gaurs early in the second half when his shot deflected into the Delhi goal. Delhi equalized through Kalu Uche in the final ten minutes.
On that note, let's take a look at how the players performed during the match.
Naveen Kumar (5.5/10) - The Goan keeper had a quiet first half of the match as Goa did most of the attacking with Delhi sitting back in defence. He was beaten in the second half by Uche with a close-range effort.
Seriton Fernandes (6/10) - The young defender played as the right-back and was highly active on the flank with his overlapping runs. Seriton was stable in the defence as well dealing with the dynamic Lallianzuala Chhangte on his side.
Sergio Juste (5.5/10) - The Spanish defender was the main man in the defence for the home side as he made clearances from the back. He was up against Delhi captain Kalu Uche and had a tough day in the office dealing with the goalscorer.
Mohammed Ali (5.5/10) - The young Indian defender who has been a revelation for FC Goa this season played a good partner in the central defence to Juste. He was good with the blocks and showed good aerial presence as well.
Narayan Das (5.5/10) - The Indian international left-back made a lot of runs in attack and was an option always for Jahouh with his movement.
Ahmed Jahouh (6.5/10) - The pass-master for FC Goa, Jahouh was critical in the central midfield as he kept the ball rolling with his superb ball distribution skills. He looked for the runs from the attackers up ahead and even broke up Delhi plays with his tackling ability.
Edu Bedia (6.5/10) - The Spaniard was his usual industrious shift in the midfield as he moved around creating spaces and assisting Jahouh with his passing ability. He was strong in his tackles as well and got booked by the referee which will see him miss the next match for the Gaurs.
Mandar Rao Desai (5/10) - The local crowd favourite was active on the wings changing from the right to left in the second half and was threatening with his runs.
Hugo Boumous (7/10) - The Frenchman came into the lineup in place of the suspended playmaker Manuel Lanzarote. He came through for the Gaurs as he broke the deadlock early in the second half with a long-range deflected goal.
Brandon Fernandes (5.5/10) - The hometown boy did well making good runs for the midfielders around the Delhi box and kept looking for good balls for Coro ahead of him. He was replaced late in the second half as Manvir Singh was put on by Sergio Lobera.
Ferran Corominas (6.5/10) - Coro was the target man in attack for the home side as he kept threatening the Delhi defence with his attacking runs into the box. He had a lot of efforts on the goal but was unable to get his name on the scoresheet tonight.
Mark Sifneos (4/10) - The former Kerala Blasters attacker came on in the final ten minutes of the match as the home side looked for the winner.
Manvir Singh (3.5/10) - The young Indian forward was brought on by Lobera towards the end of the match as they increased the attacking intent for the match-winning goal.