The hosts now have five successive wins at home and are ranked third on the table.

ATK Mohun Bagan went back to winning ways in the Indian Super League (ISL) with a gritty 2-1 win over FC Goa at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Wednesday. Dimitri Petratos and Hugo Boumous both got into the score sheet for the Mariners, while Anwar Ali scored for the Gaurs – with this win being the fifth successive home win for ATKMB and helping them move up to third place in the table.

Here are the player ratings from the game.

ATK Mohun Bagan (by Uttiyo Sarkar)

Vishal Kaith – 6.0

The ATK Mohun Bagan keeper was unfortunate to get nutmegged by Ali for his goal, but dealt with the rest of FC Goa’s set-piece threat pretty well.

Asish Rai – 7.5

Rai was an absolute work-horse on the right, making impressive overlapping runs and keeping Brandon Fernandes quiet. Made three tackles, five interceptions and three blocks.

Pritam Kotal – 5.5

The ATKMB captain overcommitted with his challenges too many times, causing frustration. Made more fouls (2) than clearances or tackles (0).

Brendan Hamill – 7.5

The ATK Mohun Bagan defender dominated things in his area and shut down FC Goa’s Vazquez. Commanded a sturdy defensive line and made six clearances as well as three interceptions.

Subhashish Bose – 5.5

Subhashish was troubled by the quick Redeem Tlang and failed to dominate his side. Succeeded in making just one tackle from five attempts and had little attacking threat.

Carl McHugh – 7.5

McHugh protected his backline impressively and was an ever-alert, bullying figure in midfield. He made six clearances, three interceptions and two blocks to slow down FC Goa’s movement and penetration through midfield.

Pronay Halder – 5.5

Too aggressive with his challenges and couldn’t really have an impact on the midfield battle.

Liston Colaco – 6.5

Liston troubled his former side, assisting the first goal with a throw-in! His movement was impressive and helped win some free kicks for his side. His finishing, still, needs improving.

Hugo Boumous – 7.5

Boumous was a thorn for the Gaurs, waltzing past defenders with ease and creating three big scoring chances. He scored the second with an easy & neat finish, capping off an efficient performance.

Ashique Kuruniyan – 6.0

A real hot and cold (mostly cold) performance from Ashique. While he won the ball and kick-started the move for the second goal, his final product was weary. Missed an awful open-goal sitter towards the end.

Dimitri Petratos – 8.5

The Australian forward proved his class when ATK Mohun Bagan needed him the most against FC Goa. Scored the first in the cheekiest of fashion, getting a shot past Dheeraj from an awkward angle. Then helped set up the second with a smart pass and his movement & shots troubled the Gaurs all game long.

Substitutes

Lenny Rodrigues – 6.0

Lenny gave a bit more defensive protection to his side after coming on and helped them see out a win.

Lalrinlian Hnamte – N/A

Only came on for the last few minutes.

FC Goa (By Riddhiman Sarkar)

Dheeraj Singh – 6

Rather dismal showing as his defence let him down in the ISL game. Had it not been for Kuruniyan’s miss he would’ve had a complete howler as Petratos sat him down like a duck in the buildup. 

Seriton Fernandes – 6.5

Could not get forward as Boumous’ free roaming drew him out of position more often than not, forcing him into five ground duels (out of which he won three). Got injured in the 55th minute and came off for Sanson Pereira with an 86% pass completion rate achieved on the night.

Mark Valiente- 6

Even an hour of nonstop action did not see him involved in any challenges as he made three clearances and was far away from all the action. Went off for Noah Sadaoui in the 62nd minute.

Anwar Ali – 7

Another marvelous showing from the pacy, composed centre-half as he scored from Edu Bedia’s delivery into the box. Solid on the cover otherwise as he also won two challenges

Aiban Dohling – 6.5

Switched to the right-hand side after Sanson came on for the injured Seriton, displaying his versatility but went into the book after losing six of his 11 ground duels.

Edu Bedia – 7

Set up Anwar Ali for FC Goa’s equaliser in the first half as he was influential in the middle of the park against ATK Mohun Bagan. Tried to be the dictator as he naturally is, with three key passes and four successful crosses but went into the book for a foul in the ISL game.

Glan Martins – 6.5

Stretched and strived to contest every ball as he helped Goa fend off Petratos, Liston and Boumous. Lost five of his eight ground duels but the Gaurs still felt his absence as the goal difference was only modest all thanks to some near misses and one horrifying miss from Ahique Kuruniyan.

Redeem Tlang- 6

Not as influential as last time out, amassing only 27 touches and generating one key pass in 62 minutes. Carlos Pena took him off after an unimpressive 3 failed crosses and put Ayush Dev Chhetri on in his stead.

Iker Guarrotxena – 6

Ferrando’s men excelled at upping the tempo and the Spaniard suffered as he was pocketed by McHugh magnificently. Though he completed 30 passes, he could not get into his favoured half-spaces to either get a shot on goal or tee someone up.

Brandon Fernandes- 6.5

Most involved among his teammates as he completed both of his take-ons and got a shot which was unfortunately off target. Tried to pull the strings by shifting across the forward line but Goa were not as seamless in transition as last time out. 

Alvaro Vazquez- 5

The Spaniard ghosted once again on a day when the Gaurs needed him the most to lead the line as he had no shots or dribbles attempted. Taken off for Fare Arnaout to inject more defensive solidity in the 73rd minute.

Substitutes

Fares Arnaout – 6.5

The Syrian powerhouse was once again a no-nonsense tackling machine after coming on as he won his only crunching tackle and made one interception.  

Ayush Dev Chhetri – 6

Allowed Goa to come out of their shell as he helped in the transitional phase of the game and prevented Juan Ferrando’s side from using the press to their advantage with 93% passing accuracy. Could not allow Bedia to be the advanced catalyst, however, as he lost possession thrice in the space of 28 minutes.   

Sanson Pereira – 6

Rather timid and invisible as he barely went forward and helped Goa advance as he could not handle the likes of Liston and Petratos. Won 66% of his ground duels and his only aerial duel but to no avail.   

Noah Sadaoui – 5.5

Only eight touches on the ball for Moroccan as Brandon, Guarrotxena and Edu Bedia could not feed him anything worthwhile. Positionally he was way off the mark and non-penetrative. 

Devendra Murgaokar – 5.5

Did not really make up for or step up in place of Glan Martins, getting on the ball only four times in the ISL game.

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