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ISL 2017, Match 31: FC Goa vs FC Pune City, Player Ratings

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783   //    23 Dec 2017, 21:57 IST

A high octane fixture came to an end at the Fatorda Stadium as Ranko Popovic's side clinched a crucial away victory. FC Pune City beat FC Goa 2-0 with second-half goals from Emiliano Alfaro and Jonatan Lucca.

Incidentally, this was the first time that FC Goa have failed to score a goal in a match in ISL 2017.

FC Pune City

Alfaro missed a few chances, but broke the deadlock. (Photo: ISL)
Alfaro missed a few chances but broke the deadlock. (Photo: ISL)

Vishal Kaith: 8.5/10

The Pune goalie made some crucial saves denying Brandon Fernandes and Lanzarote in the first half. A top performance from him helped Pune keep a clean sheet.

Sarthak Golui: 7.5/10

A solid shift from the defender; he put in crucial blocks and created the third highest number of chances (3).

Rafa: 6.5/10

An ordinary game for the centre back, Rafa wasn't as good as fellow defenders but did his job. A key interception denying Lanzarote in the first half was his only major contribution in what was a relatively quiet game for the number 4.

Gurtej Singh: 7.5/10

The centre-back had an above average game. Singh made 9 recoveries in the whole game, the second highest amongst all the player. He also made 2 crucial interceptions which helped Pune City to a memorable away win.

L Fanai: 7/10

The defender had an average game. He wasn't very influential for the winning team but made 3 successful tackles during the course of the game.

A Kuruniyan: 6/10

A relatively poor game for the number 22. Ashique Kuruniyan did not create the chances he was expected to create. His passing percentage too was fairly low as compared to other players. He was substituted in the last 10 minutes.

Adil Khan: 9/10 (MOTM)

The midfielder put in a man of the match performance. Khan made 4 tackles in the game, 3 of which were successful. He was rock solid defensively and offensively, making 3 aerial duels, highest amongst all players.

Marcos Tebar: 8/10

The midfielder had a solid game, the number 6 had the highest passing percentage in the game. He made 44 successful passes out of 50 and bossed the midfield. Tebar had the highest pass percentage amongst all players.

Diego 7/10

The number 20 had a relatively quiet game as compared to fellow midfielders Tebar and Khan. Diego mainly played a supporting role to Adil Khan and did not create plenty of chances himself. However, he was defensively solid whenever called upon.

Emiliano Alfaro: 9/10

Alfaro broke the deadlock in 71st minute putting FC Pune City ahead by one goal. Alfaro missed an easy sitter in the first half but compensated in the second half; he also assisted Jonatan Lucca's goal which sealed the game.

Marcelinho: 8/10

The number 10 helped his team get the first goal; Marcelinho assisted the first goal scored by Alfaro and created plenty of chances in the first half too. He created 5 chances in the game, the highest amongst all the player.

Substitutes:

Jonatan Lucca: 8/10

Lucca was brought on for Diego in the 71st minute and marked himself on the scoresheet 13 minutes later. Instant impact off the bench, Lucca's goal sealed the win for Ranko Popovic's men.

Rohit Kumar: N/A

Jewel Raja: N/A

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