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ISL 2017: 5 midfielders who impressed in round 1

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The round 1 of Indian Super League season 4 is over with Bengaluru FC leading the pack. Although, the first two matches ended in nil-nil draws the other three brought some action for the fans.

A number of players impressed in the first 5 games including both Indian and overseas players. Many of them were midfielders who both were eyeing the goal and protecting the defense as well. Here are the top 5 midfielders who impressed in the round 1.

Mandar Rao Desai (FC Goa)

Mandar Rao Desai. (Photo: ISL)
Mandar Rao Desai. (Photo: ISL)

Mandar Rao Desai became the first Indian footballer to score a goal in the ongoing ISL season 4. He converted Manuel Lanzarote's assist against Chennaiyin FC to put FC Goa into lead.

He also provided an assist in the game and showed why he is one of the best Indian midfielders in the ISL. He also had a brilliant shot on target in the latter stages of second half but it was saved by Karanjt Singh. He did not have many touches on the ball during the game but was influential in keeping pressure on the Chennaiyin contingent throughout the match.

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