The game experienced two red cards on Saturday night.

Bengaluru FC were handed their fourth loss of the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season as FC Goa beat them 2-1 on Saturday night. Ashique Kuruniyan scored his second own goal of the season in the 16th minute, resulting in the Gaurs taking the lead. This was followed by a spectacular free-kick by Cleiton Silva, to restore parity.

However, Devendra Murgaonkar put FC Goa ahead once again with a solid finish in the 70th minute, guiding his side to a much-needed win after their poor run so far. The game also experienced two red cards; one for Jorge Ortiz in the 55th minute for his reaction toward Suresh Wangjam’s foul and another for Suresh himself in the 84th minute.

Let’s find out how did the FC Goa and Bengaluru FC perform in the match.

FC Goa (by Sattyik Sarkar)

Dheeraj Singh (GK) – 6.5

Conceded a poor goal against Bengaluru FC on Saturday night. Made two saves in the game, along with 11 recoveries.

Mohamed Ali – 6.0

Defended well while he was on the pitch. Registered a 100% aerial duel accuracy (3). Ali was substituted in the 72nd minute.

Ivan Gonzalez – 7.5

Made the most tackles (4) in the game and displayed good defending discipline at the back. Blocked one goal-scoring attempt from Sivasakthi Narayanan in the final minutes of the match. Made some crucial clearances (9) and recoveries (5).

Aibanbha Dohling – 7.0

Looked steady most of the match. Didn’t commit many mistakes. Registered four interceptions and six recoveries.

Seriton Fernandes – 6.0

Was busy during the first half. Bengaluru FC attacked mostly from his side in the first 45 minutes.

Glan Martins – 6.5

Didn’t start the game well. But with progression, he started showing his colours. Did some good intercepting in the middle.

Edu Bedia – 7.5

Stayed firm at the centre of the park. Did some holding in the midfield. Took a free-kick which went straight to the keeper. Attempted again but the ball went wide.

Saviour Gama – 7.0

Had just one major contribution in attack, which ultimately led to FC Goa’s second goal of the night. Defensively shrugged off Parag Shrivas on one occasion.

Alberto Noguera – 7.5

Combined brilliantly with Ortiz as he did in the previous match. Laid his header in the path of Devendra, which resulted in the latter’s first goal this season.

Jorge Ortiz – 6.0

His hard-working efforts went in vain after being sent off in the second half. He was the most fouled player on the pitch on Saturday night (7). Registered a 76% passing accuracy and won seven duels.

Devendra Murgaonkar – 8.0

The 23-year-old was the best FC Goa player on the field on Saturday night. Scored the winner, created the other which went into the net after a touch from Ashique Kuruniyan.

Substitutes

Princeton Rebello – 5.0

Looked off colours after coming on. Made only four touches on the ball in 27 minutes.

Sanson Pereira – 5.0

Made a late clearance. Registered a 67% passing accuracy. Did not impact the proceedings much.

Nongdamba Naorem – 5.5

Made a few long balls. Registered five recoveries. Did not find his usual rhythm against the Blues.

Dylan Fox – 7.0

Was brought in late to add solidity in defence. Committed a foul on Prince Ibara just after coming on. Made a few important clearances and a brilliant block to prevent Sivasakthi from bringing Bengaluru FC back into the game.

Muhammed Nemil – 6.5

Came on late. Earned a free-kick while dribbling past a few Bengaluru FC players. Took an attempt at the goal very late in the evening but his shot sailed above the woodwork.

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Bengaluru FC (by Ujyant Ramesh)

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK) – 5.5

Made some fine saves early on in the first half. However, a moment of reluctance led to the first goal. Was also a bit sloppy in an instance of tracking back and had a mixed performance overall.

Naorem Roshan Singh – 6.0

Roshan almost got an assist early on in with a pass to Sunil Chhetri right after the Gaurs’ opener. Regardless, he was yet again involved in both attack and defence before eventually being replaced by Parag Shrivas at halftime.

Pratik Chaudhari – 5.5

The defender surged forward and had a shot on target in the 74th minute, only for it to land into Dheeraj Singh’s hands. Made a few decent clearances alongside Alan Costa but should’ve been better in the marking for both goals.

Alan Costa – 6.0

The Brazilian struggled to catch up with Goa’s attack with his pace. Should’ve done a lot more in covering Ivan Gonzalez for his header, which led to Devendra Murgaonkar’s winner in the 70th minute.

Ashique Kuruniyan – 5.5

Ashique made some decent clearances with his runs towards the far post. However, he scored an own goal off Gurpreet’s rebound.

Bruno Ramires – 6.0

Bruno tried his luck with a header in the 48th minute and was well-positioned for the same, but should’ve worked on his power. Also picked up a yellow for a challenge in the 67th minute.

Danish Farooq – 6.5

Danish won a few duels and had a presence in both attack and defence. Went into the wide areas, picked up balls, won duels and operated well throughout the game.

Jayesh Rane – 5.0

The 28-year-old had probably one of his most dull games for the Blues. Had only 10 touches in the 45 minutes that he played and didn’t offer much in the midfield.

Suresh Wangjam – 5.0

Picked up a yellow card just 10 minutes into the second half for his challenge on Jorge Ortiz. This soon turned into a red in the 84th minute for an unnecessary challenge on Edu Bedia. He also lost four duels and conceded three fouls.

Sunil Chhetri – 6.0

Missed a chance to equalize right after the opening goal. The Bengaluru FC skipper is still without a goal in the ongoing season and certainly hasn’t been at his best yet. 

Cleiton Silva – 7.5

Cleiton yet again was the most creative player in front of the goal. Scored a spectacular free-kick in the 45th minute.

Substitutes

Prince Ibara – 7.0

Instantly made his presence felt with some brilliant plays in the final third laying off the ball to Danish Farooq, whose shot was deflected for a corner. Apart from this, he pulled all the strings with some brilliant runs and passes into the final third.

Parag Shrivas – 6.5

The 24-year-old tried his luck early on with a well delivered free-kick to Prince Ibara, who headed it just above the crossbar. 

Sivasakthi Narayanan – 6.0

Sivasakthi made some good runs near the touchline and towards the far posts after coming on in the 82nd minute. Also had a brilliant attempt in the 86th minute but was denied by Ivan Gonzalez.

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