The game was the final clash at home for the Nizams.
Sumeet Passi’s injury time goal puts a dull end to Hyderabad’s final home fixture as Jamshedpur FC forced a point from the hosts. Nestor Gordillo’s strike from outside the box put the hosts in the lead in the first half and they looked to see it out until Passi stepped in to put their celebrations on hold. Jamshedpur FC left it late to spoil Hyderabad FC’s hopes of ending their 13-match winless run.
Here are how the Indian players performed on Thursday night.
Laxmikant Kattimani (GK) – 6.5
The keeper had a quiet night until the final moments of the match when Passi’s header found the back of the nets. Kattimani put on a good performance and wasn’t really tested throughout the game.
Sahil Panwar – 5.0
Sahil had a very poor night and was miserable in defence. He committed a total of six fouls and is lucky to have not conceded a penalty. The defender was sloppy throughout the second half and couldn’t keep up with the pace of the game. His unnecessary foul conceded the free kick which Jamshedpur FC converted to grab the equalizer.
Adil Khan – 7.0
The India international was solid in defence and was vital in the team’s build up play as well. He had a chance at scoring the first goal for Hyderabad FC, but was denied by the post. His passing was top notch and the defender did well to contain the Jamshedpur FC attack for major part of the game.
Souvik Chakrabarti – 6.0
Souvik had an average outing and put in a good shift in the right flank. His movement and passing was good and was not troubled in defence. He was subbed off in the second half for Ajay Chhetri.
Nikhil Poojary – 6.0
Nikhil has been one of Hyderabad FC’s most promising players this season. He is solid in defence and his contribution in attack is excellent. However, he was hardly seen to be at his best today and barely had any effect in the second half of the game.
Liston Colaco – 7.0
Liston was one of Hyderabad’s finest performers on the field. His movements and attacking runs often troubled the Jamshedpur defenders. His combination with Marcelinho and Bobo worked well. Despite his fine performance with the ball, he often ran into the opposition defence and seemed to run out of options in the final third.
Mohammad Yasir – 4.5
Yasir came on for the injured Gordillo and remained in defence until the final whistle. He didn’t have much to do with the ball and couldn’t contribute much in defence.
Ajay Chhetri – 5.0
Ajay Chhetri came on to the field when Jamshedpur FC had a major share of possession and was brought on to strengthen the defence and hold the lead. He made a few tackles but wasn’t very effective with the ball.
Abhishek Halder – 5.0
The young midfielder looked to make full use of the final minutes given to him, his substitution sparked some momentum and pace in Hyderabad’s movement, but the youngster’s performance didn’t match up to his enthusiasm. He lost the ball in important situations and often looked to grab a goal on his own.
Rafique Ali (GK) – 6.5
Rafique was kept busy right from the start by Hyderabad FC and made some fine saves. His decision making was poor and the keeper was caught off guard many a times. Despite his brilliance between the sticks, his poor positioning might’ve costed Jamshedpur another goal.
Karan Amin – 6.0
The defender put in a strong performance and rarely made a mistake. He barely conceded any foul and made a few important tackles to see out the opposition attackers.
Joyner Lourenco – 7.5
Joyner had a brilliant night in defence and was a rock at the back for the Men of Steel. He completed the game with an astonishing passing accuracy 94%. His fine interceptions and blocks kept Jamshedpur FC in contention in the game as he managed to contain numerous attempts on goal.
Mobashir Rahman – 6.0
Mobashir had a decent outing and performed well in midfield and attack. He was kept quiet in the early minutes of the game and yet came back to help the defence. He was brought off for Isaac in the second half.
Sumeet Passi – 8.5
Passi did exceptionally well and worked his socks off in defence as well as attack. He was undoubtedly the best player on field among the Indian contingent. He looked help grab a goal and was also the first to rush back and defend the threat from the Hyderabad FC attackers. Despite playing in a position not familiar to him for most of the season, he displayed some fine qualities and his goal is a reward of his awareness on the pitch.
CK Vineeth – 5.0
The Indian attacker had a forgetful performance on Thursday night as he was hardly seen in the second half of the game. Vineeth did well in the first half and looked good trying to combine some passes and have a go at goal, however his second half performance was very poor for a player of his standards. He hardly made any runs into spaces and was comfortable being marked by the opposition defenders.
Amarjit Singh – 5.0
The youngster came on at the start of the second half and did well to convert balls from midfield to attack. He managed to get a few shots as Jamshedpur FC pushed to grab the equalizer and tried his best at stopping the Hyderabad FC attack.
Isaac Vanmalsawma – 5.0
Isaac came on for Mobashir and had just twenty minutes to play. He worked well in the midfield and tried but didn’t create any chances for the attackers.
Jitendra Singh – N/A
Came on too late and hardly had any impact on the game.