Sumeet Passi’s own goal proved to be the decider.

East Bengal faced their sixth consecutive defeat in Kolkata Derby, with their latest coming in Durand Cup 2022. The Red & Golds were beaten 1-0 by ATK Mohun Bagan courtesy an unfortunate own goal by Sumeet Passi during first-half stoppage time. The defeat also leaves Stephen Constantine’s side winless after three matches in the tournament. ATK Mohun Bagan, on the other, registered their first win after two winless games.

Both teams started the game on a positive note sharing equal possession but struggling to threaten each other. However, as the game progressed, ATK Mohun Bagan found momentum and were able to expose East Bengal’s defence.

However, their finishing touch in the box was lacking. The pressure though was though an indication for ATK Mohun Bagan that a goal was coming. And it arrived when Passi parried the ball into his own net after a scramble in the box.

With East Bengal unable to find an equaliser despite a few spectacular chances, Juan Ferrando’s side took control and earned their first win. Here are the player ratings from the game.

East Bengal player ratings

Kamaljit Singh – 5

The defenders were sturdy throughout the match, so he didn’t have to do much. However, he was unlucky when his own player turned the ball into his own net.

Charalambos Kyriacou – 7

The right-back made some terrific tackles and was a force on the right side. With an on-time clearance on the far post, he also prevented Mohun Bagan from scoring another goal.

Lalchungnunga – 6

Was brilliant at the back and read the game well to avoid any threats. At the back, his defensive stability served as an extra defensive hand.

Ivan Gonzalez – 7

Gonzalez was a pillar of the Bengal defence, making timely tackles and mitigating the threat with his ball reading.

Pritam Singh – 6

His off-the-ball moments were phenomenal, and he played a crucial role in moving the ball forward with his impressive vision.

Wahengbam Angousana – 5

Angousana was also ineffective, as evidenced by the ATK Mohun Bagan’s defence. When his team conceded a goal, the midfielder should have stepped up.

Souvik Chakrabarti – 5

Souvik had a mediocre evening, unable to produce anything in the middle of the park for his teammates and failing to break down ATK Mohun Bagan’s defence.

Alex Lima – 5

The midfielder failed to control the game from the centre of the field. Lima was not up to par and was unable to change the tempo of the game.

Jerry Lalrinzuala – 6

The 24-year-old formed a solid defensive partnership with Chungninga and performed admirably overall.

Sumeet Passi – 4

Summit Passi had a disaster day. His own goal was enough to give ATK Mohun Bagan the three points they desperately needed.

Eliandro – 5

The striker was unable to mark his authority going forward and was an indecisive figure throughout the game.

Substitutes

Cleiton Silva – 5 

Silva was introduced in the hope that he would score, but the 35-year-old did not manage to influence the game with his characteristics.

Aniket Jadhav – 4

Jadhav also struggled to contribute his acumen because he was inferior to ATK Mohun Bagan’s defence.

Himanshu Jangra-  3

The 18-year-old was too slow and incompetent to break down ATK Mohun Bagan’s defence, as he was bullied and lost possession half of the time.

Amarjit Singh – 4

His introduction had no effect on the game because Amarjit was another inept player with little time on the ball.

Mobashir Rahman – 4

The attacking midfielder was kept quiet by his opponents and was unable to control the game with his qualities.

ATK Mohun Bagan player ratings

Vishal Kaith – 6

Great ball reading and quick action to avert any danger. Vishal’s punches and ball collection were both calm and composed.

Asish Rai – 7

Asish was unbreakable at the back, and his cohesion with his teammates allowed the team to play error-free football.

Pritam Kotal – 7

The 28-year-passing old’s ability has resulted in free-flowing football inside their own half, and his dispossession of opponents with precise tackles should be commended.

Florentin Pogba – 7

Pogba displayed his European football experience at the heart of ATK Mohun Bagan’s defence in the intense Kolkata Derby, and he also worked well with his defensive partner Joni Kauko.

Subhasish Bose – 6

His chemistry with Pogba resulted in ATKMB keeping a clean sheet in the match, and he was an exception defending alongside him.

Deepak Tangri – 5

Deepak Tangri acted as an extra defender when East Bengal were counter-attacking, as he was available to break up the counter-attack if the team lost possession going forward.

Carl McHugh – 5

The 29-year-old was poised and composed throughout the game, playing with aplomb and not losing confidence even in the dying minutes of the game, when East Bengal was attacking in full force.

Joni Kauko – 6

Kauko made an outstanding appearance in the match, controlling the pace of his team’s play and picking his teammates from long passes.

Hugo Boumous – 7

Boumous was a dangerous forward who created numerous great chances for his teammates. If the cutting-edge was present, Boumous would have received an assist.

Ashique Kuruniyan – 4

The 25-year-old was adequate, and his impact was minimal. His presence was not felt, and he wasted time dribbling during the counter-attack.

Liston Colaco – 8

Liston, the player whose corner prompted the goal, monopolised East Bengal’s defence with his marauding runs and crosses in the box.

Substitutes

Manvir Singh – 5

Came as a substitute but did not look promising, as most of the time he was dispossessed. 

Fardin Ali Molla – Nil

Kiyan Nassiri –  Nil

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