The 21-year-old hat-trick hero is the son of SCEB legend Jamshed Nassiri.
Kiyan Nassiri scored a fabulous second half hat-trick, as ATK Mohun Bagan came back from a goal down to beat arch-rivals SC East Bengal in the Kolkata Derby on Saturday. The 3-1 victory takes the Mariners back into the top four, while Mario Rivera’s men stay glued at the bottom. The final result notwithstanding, SC East Bengal were leading at one point, after Darren Sidoel slotted one into the ATK Mohun Bagan net from a corner.
SC East Bengal held on to the lead for much of the second half. But then, 21-year-old Kiyan Nassiri – the son of East Bengal legend Jamshed Nassiri – came on and swung the game. He first pounced on a defensive error to slam home the equalizer in the 64th minute, before scoring another in the 93rd minute. Nassiri completed a five-star performance by getting his hat-trick minutes before the end, finishing a derby performance for the ages.
Courtesy the victory, ATK Mohun Bagan jumped four places to fourth and have 19 points from 11 games, while SC East Bengal having played three more games, have only nine points.
Here are the Player Ratings of both teams from the Kolkata Derby.
ATK Mohun Bagan (By Uttiyo Sarkar)
Amrinder Singh – 7.5
Made some great reflex saves to deny SC East Bengal from open chances, denying Marcelo and Hnamte with exceptional reactions. Probably his best performance since joining ATKMB and this could give Amrinder the confidence boost he needs.
Prabir Das – 7.0
Hustled up and down the right wing to help create chances, but was unable to see any of his six crosses converted. Defensively quite solid and produced a lively performance against his rivals.
Tiri – 6.0
Nearly gifted a goal to Marcelo with a botched clearance in the first half, but recovered well to keep SC East Bengal from penetrating through the middle.
Pritam Kotal – 6.0
Not as assertive as usual and couldn’t command a sturdy defensive line to stop his rivals from scoring. Missed a golden chance to score late in the first half.
Subhasish Bose – 7.0
Probably ATK Mohun Bagan’s most robust defender, popping up in key areas to win back the ball and making clutch clearances. Made three tackles, two clearances and also setup a few chances in a solid outing.
Deepak Tangri – 5.5
Tangri’s passing was really efficient and he even created some chances, but slacked off for SC East Bengal’s goal, as Sidoel’s effort deflected off him into the net.
Carl McHugh – 5.5
The Irishman was unable to dominate the midfield battle and couldn’t stop the visitors’ persistent swift breaks. Not as proactive as usual and too simple with his passing.
Hugo Boumous – 6.5
Boumous used his movement and physicality to trouble the opposition players and moved the ball into the dangerous areas swiftly. But, lacked the ruthlessness in the final third, getting shut down whenever in key areas.
Manvir Singh – 6.0
As usual, Manvir worked really hard on the right wing, but again looked like a lost figure. Did play a part in the build-up to Nassiri’s third, getting the ball in the box before losing it and allowing the youngster to score.
Liston Colaco – 7.5
Tormented the SC East Bengal defenders with his slick movement, bursting into some great situations. Rattled the post, earned the penalty for his side, created quite a few formidable chances and had a late shot cleared off the line. Unlucky not to get a goal contribution.
David Williams – 5.5
Williams was forced to come deep to create chances and did that relatively well. But, then blasted a potential match-winning penalty into the stands. Ended up making up by getting the key header that hit the bar and setup Nassiri’s second.
Kiyan Nassiri – 10
The youngster produced the best super-sub performance of the season. He latched onto the ball and produced a smart finish for his debut ISL goal.
Then was in the right place at the right time to blast home a strong volley for the match-winner. Nassiri then pounced on another big opportunity to complete his hat-trick, with a clever left-footed finish. The son of East Bengal legend Jamshed Nassiri broke the hearts of fans, who adore the name ‘Nassiri’ and made millions of new fans with his amazing performance.
SC East Bengal (by Rajdeep Saha)
Arindam Bhattacharya – 5.5
The goalkeeper couldn’t hold his own against the might of the Mariners. He made one save and three clearances.
Ankit Mukherjee – N/A
The defender was forced off the pitch after only 10 minutes due to an injury.
Adil Khan – 6.5
Had two tackles and eight clearances throughout the game. Adil was solid for the most part of the game, but couldn’t maintain the same level towards the end, when ATK Mohun Bagan snatched two goals.
Franjo Prce – 7.0
The defender had six clearances, three shots and also made two out of three successful aerial duels.
Hira Mondal – 7.5
Another solid outing for the left-back, despite the scoreline. He made three tackles and as many interceptions.
Naorem Mahesh Singh – 6.5
The winger had a 76% passing accuracy and made two key passes, which almost resulted in a couple of goals for the Red and Gold.
Darren Sidoel – 7.0
The midfielder was defensively average and had two interceptions under his belt. His best moment on the field was when he gave SC East Bengal the lead from Perosevic’s corner.
Sourav Das – 6.0
Apart from the 82% passing accuracy, he had four clearances and two blocked shots.
Wahengbam Angousana – 6.0
He had an 81% passing accuracy and made two interceptions. Angousana also made a key pass during his game-time.
Antonio Perosevic – 7.0
He was a bright spot on the field and had two shots on target. He completed three out of four dribbles.
Marcelo Ribeiro – 6.0
The Brazilian had a solid outing on his first start in the Indian Super League. While he did miss a huge chance, Marcelo was pivotal in always posing problems for the defenders.
Lalrinliana Hnamte – 5.5
The substitute had an incredible chance to improve SCEB’s tally, but his shot was straight at the goalkeeper.
Mohammed Rafique – 5.5
He couldn’t make much of a difference in his 20 minute-cameo on the pitch.
Amarjit Singh – 6.5
The youngster entered after Ankit Mukherjee’s early injury. Singh made six clearances and three tackles, but was culpable in giving away the penalty.
Subha Ghosh – N/A
The sub came on quite late to make any difference.
Thongkosiem Haokip – N/A
It was the same for Semboi who came on in the 90th minute.
For more football updates, follow Khel Now on Twitter, Instagram and join our community on Telegram.
Leave a Reply