The game was a rather dull affair for the domestic players.
ATK were held to a 2-2 draw by Hyderabad FC at the GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad on Saturday. The visitors took a controversial lead through Roy Krishna’s penalty, but Bobo equalized for the Nawabs.
The Brazilian forward scored again, but a mistake from Kamaljit Singh allowed Krishna to level and snatch a point for ATK.
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Here are the player ratings from the 2-2 draw between Hyderabad FC and ATK.
Kamaljit Singh- 5.0
The Hyderabad captain was brave with his goalkeeping work, making nine clearances himself. He didn’t really have many saves to make, but held onto whatever came his way to keep his side in the game. However, he then shot himself in the foot with a horrible clearance and being caught off his line, to allow ATK to snatch a point.
Ashish Rai- 6.5
Rai was extremely unlucky to see his clean clearance adjudged as a penalty. However, apart from that shocking moment, the youngster put in a spirited performance, making four blocks and two tackles to fend off the pressure. He also showed a willingness to burst forward, working hard to rally his side ahead.
Gurtej Singh- 7.0
Gurtej didn’t look daunted by Krishna’s presence, holding his nerve to sniff out trouble. The experienced centre-back made 12 clearances and two tackles, putting his body on the line to deflate chances.
Frustrated ATK’s attackers by popping up in the right positions and nullified them admirably. Unlucky to concede the last goal.
Nikhil Poojary- 6.0
Poojary didn’t seem comfortable against the buzzy Justin, getting outwitted and embarrassed on certain occasions. But, he gradually improved, making seven clearances and two tackles. His distribution was great with a 86% passing accuracy, while the make shift wing-back also made some encouraging forward runs.
Rohit Kumar- 6.5
Rohit was Hyderabad’s workhorse and moved around from midfield to defence efficiently. He closed down ATK’s attackers and covered for Pooary pretty well, working hard to make three tackles and two clearances. Helped nullify ATK’s threat from the middle with an industrious showing.
Adil Khan- 6.0
Adil played higher up than usual, trying to supplement his attackers. He cleverly played a quick free-kick leading to Bobo’s strike. Did well defensively too, always looking to put in tackles and successfully making three, to go with two interceptions to keep parity in midfield.
Mohammed Yasir- 6.0
Yasir put a couple of looping crosses into the box, but couldn’t create anything notable after coming on.
Robin Singh- N/A
Robin provided a bit of physical threat after coming on, bullying ATK’s defenders into submission on occasions.
Sahil Panwar- N/A
Brought on too late to make an impact.
Arindam Bhattacharya- 5.0
The ATK custodian was a bit shaky with his collection, but couldn’t have done anything to stop Bobo’s header. Should’ve done better to save the second goal, rounding off a disappointing night for Arindam.
Sumit Rathi- 5.0
The youngster made his first ISL start and looked unsure with his defensive work. Allowed Nestor to fling in the cross for Bobo’s header too easily and was later booked for a sloppy foul. Proved a scant attacking threat, proving why he shouldn’t have replaced Soosairaj.
Salam Ranjan Singh- 6.5
Salam Ranjan worked the hardest to cover a lot of ground defensively and frustrate the hosts with his efficient work. Mostly dealt with Bobo’s presence well, making 15 clearances and two blocks, but was outwitted by him on both occasions leading to his brace. A learning experience for the youngster.
Pritam Kotal- 6.0
Kotal played in a more natural right-back role and looked at ease in a more comfortable position. He retained his utmost concentration while defending, making eight clearances and a couple of tackles. Moved the ball forward with confidence and kept Nestor quiet as well.
Sehnaj Singh- 5.0
Sehnaj was diligent in midfield, winning possession with some solid tackles. But, he still didn’t press high up and was poor with his distribution, only averaging a 53% passing accuracy. Booked and substituted again, summing up another under-par showing.
Jobby Justin- 6.5
Justin received a start after his heroics at FC Goa and despite playing on the right-wing, he looked a menacing figure. Blazed forward with confidence, troubling Poojary and making some sublime runs.
Prabir Das- 6.0
Das was brought on too late, but provided some defensive sturdiness to absorb the pressure.
Michael Soosairaj- 6.0
Soosairaj instantly added a new dimension to ATK’s attack down the right, putting some menacing crosses into the area.
Balwant Singh- N/A
Balwant failed to help ATK attain a point, delivering another ineffective performance.