The Gaurs put up a commendable team performance against the visitors.
Ferran Corominas opened the tally for the hosts in the seventh minute when he calmly converted a penalty from the spot, while Jackichand Singh and Edu Bedia scored each in the first 15 minutes of the second session to put their side on the driver seat. Miguel Palanca also came off the bench to score a brace for the Gaurs.
In the following, we will take a look over how the Indian players from both sides performed in the game.
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Mohammad Nawaz- 5.0
The young custodian had a walk in the park in the first half as Goa’s defence was fantastic with not allowing opponents to break through the last line. However, he was tested twice in the second half where he came with neat clearances to keep the first clean sheet of the season.
Chinglesana Singh- 6.5
The defender who replaced Ali Mohammad in the starting XI from the last season, was excellent on the pitch clearing every danger coming on his way to keep his side safe. With two clearances, two tackles at the right time, a block and 84% passing accuracy he was the best Indian defender in the match.
Mandar Rao Dessai- 5.0
Mandar displayed an average performance in the first half as he was often lost in the pitch, however, the second half started with a swift attack from the left flank where he made a darting run on the wing and created an opportunity. He also made some superb tackles on the flank to restrict the Islanders from scoring.
Jackichand Singh- 7.0
The winger was influential on the flank as he made numerous runs on the wing and also linked with Edu Bedia on a number of occasions to raid on the opponents. He was the best Indian player present on the field with a goal, two shots on target and also contributing in the defence with one clearance and three important tackles.
Seriton Fernandes- 6.0
Though he did not create some extraordinary performance in the first 45 minutes, the defender was instrumental in the doubling up the lead for the hosts in the early second half with a perfect cross. The right-back also made two clearances and two important blocks as he kept the danger at bay.
Lenny Rodrigues- 6.5
The former Bengaluru FC midfielder was calm on the field and justified his responsibilities with some great passes as well as helping his side in the defence. He was seen in action during entire 90 minutes with some short passes, interceptions and also helping in building the attacks for his side.
Mumbai City FC
Amrinder Singh- 5.5
The goalkeeper failed to inspire his team. He made one good stop but failed to produce any saves of remarkable quality as the Goan attack ran riot in the Mumbai City box. He was substituted after FC Goa’s third goal due to an injury.
Milan Singh – 5.5
The midfielder was ineffective in the middle of the park, contributing very little to the Mumbai City offence. He was overrun by the opposition midfield often and saw very little of the ball.
Sehnaj Singh- 6.0
He was not able to dictate the play. The former Delhi Dynamos midfielder could not impose his presence against the likes of Edu Bedia and Boumous. He made a few good defensive stops though.
Subhashish Bose- 4.5
A very forgettable game for the defender. Subhashish was very shaky from the start and gave a lot of needless fouls in the first half. He made a horrendous error when he was robbed of the ball late in the second half, resulting in FC Goa’s fourth goal.
Souvik Chakrabarti- 4.5
The right-back got into trouble early in the first half when he made a needless foul to give away a penalty from which the first goal was scored. He was continuously outrun by Jackichand Singh and allowed him a free run into the box for the second goal. He was an invisible figure in the attack as well.
Shouvik Ghosh- 5.5
Shouvik failed to contribute in both attack and defence. He saw very little of the ball as most attacks were concentrated on the other side. A rather disappointing outing for the left-back.