ISL 2017, Match 5: FC Pune City vs Delhi Dynamos FC, Player Ratings
It was a rather quiet start to ISL 2017, between FC Pune City and the Delhi Dynamos, at the Balewadi Stadium, on Wednesday. Delhi Dynamos had a good amount of possession in the first half, but both the teams failed to convert the chances they got. The second half was a high-scoring affair, with 5 goals being scored.
Marcelinho was one of the players to watch out for, but the Brazilian was tightly marked by the Delhi defence. It was the young Lallianzuala Chhangte, who stole the show on the night.
Here, we at Sportskeeda rate the players from the game.
FC Pune City
Kamaljit Singh - 6/10: Kamaljit made some good saves but was helpless in all three Delhi goals. The Indian keeper collected the crosses well, and punched the ball away in set pieces.
Gurtej Singh - 6/10: Gurtej was successful in keeping Guyon quiet for most of the game. He performed his defensive duties well on the right side.
Rafael López Gómez - 5.5/10: Rafel was energetic throughout the game but failed to neutralise the Delhi attack. However, his weakness in positioning and tracking back exposed the defense most of the time.
Sarthak Golui - 6/10: The young Indian was good individually, and had put in some pretty good tackles in the game. He helped his team get the ball forward, and assisted Alfaro for their first goal.
Lalchhuanmawia Fanai - 5/10: Fanai had a poor game, as he failed to stop the Delhi attack. Outrun by Chhangte on most occasions, he failed to keep up with his pace and exposed the left side most of the time. The left-back had a game to forget.
Marcos Tébar - 6.5/10: Tebar had a good first half, winning the ball and getting some good chances to score. He scored the second goal for Pune in the dying moments of the game. The defensive midfielder could have done better in controlling the midfield.
Jonatan Lucca - 6/10: Lucca got some good chances in the first half, only to be denied by Delhi keeper Albino. Substituted in the second half, Lucca was frustrated not to convert the chances he got. Could have done better at holding possession and converting the chances he got.
Rohit Kumar - 5.5/10: The Indian midfielder barely made any impact on the game, and was substituted in the second half. He failed to control the ball keep possession.
Jewel Raja Shaikh - N/A: The Indian midfielder suffered a groin injury during the pre-match training and had to be substituted just after the kickoff.
Marcelinho 6/10: Marked for most of the game by the Delhi defence Marcelinho couldn't make much impact on the game. Created some good chances in the first half but was quiet for most of the second half. The Brazilian could not bring his form from last season, as the Delhi defence marked him tight with hard tackles.
Emiliano Alfaro 6.5/10: The Uruguayan was set up well by Marchelinho, but missed the chance with Albino in the goal. He scored the only goal in the game, Alfaro could have done better at converting the chances he got.
Baljit Sahni - 6.5/10
Diego Carlos - 5/10
Kean Lewis - 5/10