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ISL 2017/18, Match 82: FC Pune City vs FC Goa, Player Ratings

Gaurav Kadam
ANALYST
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873   //    25 Feb 2018, 20:06 IST

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Coro was the Hero of the Match with two goals to his credit

An early evening kickoff saw the FC Pune City side host FC Goa at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune in the Match No. 82 of the Hero Indian Super League.

FC Pune City is vying to fix their spot in the ISL playoffs as they lie in the second spot in the standings behind leaders Bengaluru FC with 29 points from their 16 matches. FC Goa, on the other hand, is in the seventh spot after losing their initial form in the league. FC Goa has 21 points from their fifteen matches in the season.

FC Goa kept their playoffs hopes intact winning when it counted the most as they put on a formidable second-half showing to win 4-0 at the Balewadi Stadium. Coro scored two to maintain the lead at the top of scorer's standings with Hugo Boumous and Manuel Lanzarote adding the other goals. Marcelinho was sent off in the second half for a second bookable offence adding further to Pune's misery.

FC Pune City

Vishal Kaith (4/10) - The India U-23 keeper had a decent first half producing a lot of saves between the sticks for the game but conceded a penalty goal. He had a poor second period as Goa put three past him adding to his misery even further.

Rafael Lopez (5/10) - The Spaniard defender had a harrowing game in the defence as the Gaurs went on a tear in the second half of the match scoring three goals.

Sarthak Golui (4/10) - The right-back of the Pune side was troubled by the dynamic Goa attack on his flank as he struggled tonight. His misery was further increased as he conceded a penalty in the second half of the match with a handball offence.

Sahil Panwar (4.5/10) - The Pune defender had a tough time on the flank dealing with the attacking threat of Boumous along with Coro on his flank.

Adil Khan (5/10) - The versatile Adil Khan played as a central defender today for the home side but conceded a penalty when he brought down Hugo Boumous inside the box.

Jewel Raja (4.5/10) - The Indian played alongside Tebar in the midfield but struggled against the Goan attack. He was replaced at the start of the second half by Isaac Vanmalsawma.

Marko Stankovic (5/10) - The midfielder played just behind the strikers and did well with his attacking instincts and runs into the box.

Marcos Tebar (4.5/10) - The midfielder played as a defensive cover for the home side but was ineffective for the most part of the match and was substituted early on in the second half of the match when Lucca replaced him.

Ashique Kuruniyan (5.5/10) - The youngster made his return to the starting lineup for the FC Pune City side and kept the defenders on their toes with his pace on the right flank.

Diego Carlos (5.5/10) - The Brazilian played on the left wing for the home side and did well with his runs on the flank and movement into the box.

Marcelo Pereira (6/10) - The skipper of the Pune team was the major attacking influence as he kept threatening the Goa goal with his movement but was unsuccessful in his numerous attempts. He was sent off in the 80th minute when he was booked for the second time for a rash foul on Pronay Halder.

Substitutes:

Jonathan Lucca (4.5/10) - The midfielder replaced Marcos Tebar at the start of the second half as Popovic tweaked things after the second goal by FC Goa.

Isaac Vanmalsawma (4.5/10) - The youngster came on early in the second half when he replaced Jewel Raja in the midfield.

Lolo Ortiz (4/10) - The midfielder replaced Stankovic in the midfield as Pune resorted to damage control in the second half.

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