The Mariners won the title after a nervy penalty shootout.
ATK Mohun Bagan won the 2022-23 Indian Super League trophy, defeating Bengaluru FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa on Saturday. There was nothing to separate the sides after the end of the regulation and extra time. The score read 2-2 and penalty shootout was needed to decide the winner.
It was an extremely entertaining contest that saw plenty of crunching tackles and interesting duels. High-profile individuals left their mark on the game, both domestic and foreign. It was a huge occasion and both teams were relying on their players’ mentality to produce the result after the game got extended into extra time and then on to the penalties.
Here are the player ratings from the ISL 2022-23 final between ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC:
ATK Mohun Bagan (by Waseem Zaidi)
Vishal Kaith (GK) – 8.5
The custodian made a brilliant save from Javi Hernandez from a free-kick and denied Roy Krishna later in extra time. The custodian saved Bruno Ramires’ penalty and helped the Mariners win the title.
Asish Rai – 7.0
The full-back covered a lot of ground while contributing in both attack and defence. He had 82 touches on the ball and a 100% success rate in tackling. What a signing he has turned out to be!
Pritam Kotal – 6.5
The victorious captain made several key clearances and did not give Sunil Chhetri any room to influence the game. He made six clearances and two crucial interceptions in 120 minutes of pulsating drama.
Slavko Damjanovic – 7.5
The towering centre-back was the best defender for the Mariners. He kept a close watch on Roy Krishna and their duel was entertaining. He made four clearances and two blocks to deny ATKMB attackers a clear sight of goal.
Subhasish Bose – 6.0
The full-back made a key error during the game by tripping Roy Krishna and giving away a penalty in the first half. Apart from that moment, Bose made three clearances and kept BFC wingers in check until he had to leave the pitch for Kiyan Nassiri.
Carl McHugh – 6.5
Carl McHugh was in the thick of things, constantly battling for the ball and unsettling BFC players. He made seven tackles and also picked up a yellow card in the process. He had to make way for Fede Gallego when Juan Ferrando needed more attacking options on the pitch.
Glan Martins – 6.5
The midfielder played only the first half of the final. During his time on the pitch, Martins made 22 touches and completed 14 of his 16 passes. His presence and willingness to put in a tackle to cause BFC players into errors were noteworthy.
Hugo Boumous – 7.0
Hugo Boumous was at the heart of everything ATKMB did in the attacking third. He moved the ball well, and retained possession in pressure situations. He had 59 touches in the game but could not create a clear scoring chance for the team.
Ashique Kuruniyan – 7.0
The pacy winger brought a lot of energy from the left flank which caused plenty of problems for the Blues. He was central to ATKMB winning the penalty, that led to the opening goal. He also took a shot on goal but was off-target.
Manvir Singh – 6.5
The winger was disappointing, yet again, in finishing chances. He wasted a lovely opportunity to score with his head in the second half of extra time. However, Singh made amends later by converting his penalty during the shootout.
Dimitri Petratos – 9.5
Dimitri Petratos converted two penalties before extra time, taking his tally to 12 goals for the season. He came close to scoring with a late strike that caught Gurpreet Sandhu off-guard. The striker created six chances for his teammates as well. He also went on to convert a third penalty which was during the shootout and won the Man of the Match award.
Lalrinliana Hnamte – 5.5
The midfielder could have done better to deny Krishna from scoring with his head to give BFC the lead in the second half. He also got a yellow card during the game as the pressure got the better of the youngster.
Liston Colaco – 7.0
He made an immediate impact by pushing Gurpreet Singh Sandhu into making a diving save to stop his long-range strike. The winger converted his penalty in the shootout under pressure.
Brendan Hamill – 5.5
The defender entered the fray to reinforce the backline and thwart BFC’s aerial threats. He was subbed again in the second half of extra time.
Kiyan Nassiri – 7.0
The forward won the penalty for ATKMB’s second goal, thus receiving the assist. He took the third penalty in the shootout and found the net with poise.
Federico Gallego – 6.5
Federico Gallego took over playmaking duties from Boumous and moved the ball well in order to conjure up attacking moves. He had 34 touches in 37 minutes.
Sumit Rathi – 6.0
Made a rare appearance for ATKMB after replacing Hamill in the second half of extra time. He had six touches on the ball and too little time to make an impact.
Bengaluru FC (By Keshava Verma)
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu – 6
Gurpreet stood strong throughout the game, and stuck to his task everytime he was tested. Unfortunately he was beaten from the spot twice during the game, and failed to save a single penalty in the shootout.
Bruno Ramires – 6.5
Ramires had a brilliant night at the Fatorda, as he not only shone defensively for his team, but also provided the all important assist for Benagluru’s goal in the 77th minute of the game. But all of this took a wild turn for the Brazilian, as he missed from the spot in the penalty shootout.
Sandesh Jhingan – 7.5
Jhingan was incredible at the back for Bengaluru, and used all his experience to keep Petratos at bay for the majority of the game. The defender made a number of headed clearances, and averted any aerial danger.
Aleksandar Jovanovic – 6.5
Jovanovic was solid on the left flank of the pitch, and did well to not allow Manvir much space in the first half. The Aussie was unfortunately subbed off at half time, for tactical reasons.
Prabir Das – 6.5
Prabir had an average game tonight, as he was constantly exploited by Ashique in the first half, and didn’t look to be at his very best. But this didn’t stop the right back from making a big impact on the game, as he made a season-defining clearance for his team in the 92nd minute of the game.
Suresh Wangjam – 6.5
Suresh put in a tireless shift in the midfield, and contributed greatly to his team’s defense. The player was, however, not very impactful with his attacking play.
Javi Hernandez – 7
The Spaniard stepped up on the big occasion and put on a stellar performance. Javi created several opportunities for his team, and also posed a great amount of threat with his amazing set piece abilities.
Rohit Kumar – 6.5
Rohit didn’t have a pretty good game, as he had made no key passess throughout the night, and had zero interceptions and clearances. His play with the ball also wasn’t as was expected from the 26-year-old.
Roshan Singh – 6
Despite being one of the best youngsters this season, Roshan wasn’t fairly impressive tonight, and couldn’t do much damage to ATK. The player was also hugely absent from Bengaluru’s attacking play.
Roy Krishna – 8
Krishna was Bengaluru’s main man tonight, winning the penalty for his team, and also scoring Bengaluru’s second goal – which gave them the lead. Other than that, he also created a number of great chances, and was very sharp throughout. Krishna also scored in the shootout to keep them in contention.
Sivasakhti Narayanan – N/A
The youngster picked up a nasty knock in the 2nd minute of the game, and had to be subbed off.
Sunil Chhetri – 7.5
Sunil put in a full throttle performance for the Blues after coming on in the second minute of the game. The veteran striker scored from the spot at the brink of extra time, as well in the shootout, and impacted Bengaluru’s attack with his tremendous experience and elegant abilities.
Pablo Perez – 6
After coming on in the second half of the game, Pablo did well in the middle of the park, and had a decent game, before conceding a silly penalty in the 84th minute. This allowed ATK to equalise, and stretch the game to extra-time. He further added to his misery, by missing the decisive penalty in the shootout.
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Udanta Singh – 6
Udnata came on at the onset of extra time, but couldn’t make much of an impact as he only had eight touches of the ball, and played zero crosses.
Alan Costa – 6.5
Alan was on the pitch for only 18 minutes. He played two long balls and also won two aerial duels. The Brazilian also scored from the spot in the penalty shootout.
Parag Srivas – 6
Parag came on in the 108th minute of the game, and only had eight touches of the ball.
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