The defeat ended the Blues’ chances of finishing in the top four.
Bengaluru FC bowed out of the Indian Super League playoffs race with a 2-0 loss against ATK Mohun Bagan. With this, it’s the second season in a row that the Blues haven’t been able to do so. Liston Colaco and Manvir Singh scored for the Mariners in the 47th and 85th minutes respectively to seal a comfortable win.
The victory took ATK Mohun Bagan to one point shy of league leaders Hyderabad FC with two games remaining, while Bengaluru FC’s hopes ended with the loss. The Blues, who are on 26 points from 19 points, remain at sixth and will end their campaign in that spot irrespective of the result in their final game. Bagan also remained on third, but now need only one point from their remaining two matches to secure a spot in the playoffs. On that note, here are the player ratings for this game.
ATK Mohun Bagan (by Rajdeep Saha)
Amrinder Singh (GK) – 7.0
ATK Mohun Bagan’s goalkeeper did not have much to do except for some usual punches and collections against Bengaluru FC. He made one crucial save towards the end of the match and made two clearances as well.
Pritam Kota l- 6.5
The skipper was solid on the right flank and checked the likes of Sunil Chhetri. Kotal won all his duels and had a passing accuracy of 79%.
Sandesh Jhingan – 7.5
Jhingan was one of the best performers, with eight clearances and two interceptions. He also won all four of his aerial duels.
Tiri – 7.5
He partnered well with Jhingan at the back and produced a wonderful defensive display. Tiri made five clearances and four interceptions. He won two ground duels as well.
Ashutosh Mehta – 6.0
The defender was seen in an uncharacteristic position tonight where he couldn’t have much impact. He had a 94% passing accuracy and made two clearances.
Carl McHugh – 6.5
McHugh was defensively solid as he made two clearances and three interceptions. Moreover, he also had one key pass.
Joni Kauko – 6.5
Finnish midfielder Joni Kauko couldn’t make much of his performance tonight. Apart from the 85% passing accuracy, he had three successful ground duels.
Subhasish Bose – 7.0
Bose had a brilliant outing and got the better of Udanta Singh and Prince Ibara on the left flank.
Hugo Boumous – 5.5
The Frenchman couldn’t make it through the full 90 minutes, as he was seen walking off the pitch in discomfort. While playing, he completed most of his passes.
Manvir Singh- 7.0
Singh scored ATK Mohun Bagan’s second goal and cemented their position in the match. He had another chance to score prior to his goal, but fluffed his lines.
Liston Colaco – 7.5
The young winger was at his best as usual, as he scored the Mariners’ first goal in the match. Colaco had two shots on target and almost scored a second goal, but hit the woodwork. He also won four of his six ground duels.
Deepak Tangri – 6.0
The midfielder came on in place of Hugo Boumous in the first half. Tangri had average passing accuracy of 64% and didn’t have much contribution in defending.
Prabir Das – 6.5
In 20 minutes, Das made three tackles and won four of his five ground duels.
Lenny Rodrigues – N/A
The substitute won both his ground duels and made two tackles.
Kiyan Nassiri – N/A
The young forward came on quite late and couldn’t do much going forward.
Gursimrat Singh – N/A
Singh just made two clearances and had a successful aerial duel in the eight minutes he was on the field.
Bengaluru FC (by Ujyant Ramesh)
Lara Sharma – 5.0
Despite two good performances before this game, tonight was unfortunately his weakest. Out of the four shots faced, he conceded two. While the first one left him awestruck, the second could’ve been avoided with a better stretch. In short, not the ideal outing for the 22-year-old.
Roshan Singh – 5.5
Made a brilliant sliding clearance in the 57th minute to intercept Manvir Singh’s cross to Liston, that would’ve put the Mariners two goals ahead by that time.
Alan Costa – 6.0
Had a chance to score in the seventh minute from Ashique Kuruniyan’s cross, but headed the ball just inches wide. Defensively, he made some vital blocks, clearances as well as interceptions inside the box to neutralize multiple ATK Mohun Bagan threats.
Parag Shrivas – 6.0
Was shifted to the centre-back position in this game. Had a decent performance beside Alan Costa, with multiple interceptions, recoveries and a 100% accuracy in tackling and duels.
Ashique Kuruniyan – 6.5
Returned to the starting XI after injury. Was active on the flank with his crosses, runs and interceptions. Throttled upfront on the left and was involved in four crosses and long balls.
Udanta Singh – 5.5
In his 87 minutes played, he had an 73% passing accuracy and a 100% success rate with his dribbles, while also being involved in five duels. Apart from this, he had a chance in the 41st minute via Prince Ibara’s assist, but shot the ball high.
Bruno Ramires – 6.0
Once again, continued his efforts in attack like the last few games, swinging balls into the box as well as taking shots himself from long distances.
Ajay Chhetri – 6.0
Conceded the free-kick that led to Liston Colaco’s stunning opener. Apart from that however, he excelled in his passing once again, completing the most in the game (31), until his substitution in the 62nd minute.
Prince Ibara – 5.0
Apart from a heading attempt in the seventh minute from Ashique Kuruniyan’s cross, the Congolese forward wasn’t really involved in much action. He was also involved in six duels of which he won none.
Sunil Chhetri – 5.0
Had a chance to score in the first half via Cleiton Silva’s corner, but headed it off target. Similarly, had another in the 60th minute, but was blocked. In short, the skipper was unable to capitalize on his chances.
Cleiton Silva – 6.0
Was Bengaluru FC’s most creative player in attack with his runs into the box, crossing abilities and passes towards his attacking peers. He created the most number of chances in the game (2).
Leon Augustine – 5.5
Came on in place of Prince Ibara in the 62nd minute during Pezzaiuoli’s triple substitution. Just minutes after coming on, he almost assisted Cleiton, but the Brazilian’s shot from inside the box missed to the right.
Yaya Banana – 5.5
Replaced Parag Shrivas in the 62nd minute. In his 26 minutes played, he had a 96% passing accuracy from his 24 passes and yet again delivered multiple long balls (7).
Namgyal Bhutia – 5.0
Was the third substitution of the 62nd minute triple substitution, replacing Ashique Kuruniyan. Had just 19 touches and didn’t really do much.
Bidyashagar Singh – 5.0
Came on as a late substitution in the 86th minute. Had two shots but missed both of them.
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