The Nizams defeated the Islanders to record their maiden win in ISL 2021-22 on Saturday night.

Hyderabad FC bounced back from the disheartening defeat to Chennaiyin FC, with a robust 3-1 win over defending champions Mumbai City FC on Sunday. Joao Victor, Bartholomew Ogbeche and Rohit Danu scored for the Nizams after Ahmed Jahouh had put the Islanders ahead in the sixth minute. The victory at the Fatorda Stadium was also Hyderabad FC’s first win over Mumbai City FC in five ISL meetings.

Jahouh scored from a tight angle to put Mumbai City FC at the front, who started the season with a 3-0 win over FC Goa. However, Hyderabad FC levelled the scored another six minutes later when Joao Victor scored from the spot after Joel Chianese was brought down. Bartholomew Ogbeche then gave Hyderabad FC the lead eight minutes after the restart before Rohit Danu sealed the game with a late finish, leaving Mumbai City to their first loss this season.

Let’s find out how the players performed on Saturday night.

Hyderabad FC (by Yash Pratap Singh)

Laxmikant Kattimani (GK) – 6.5

Conceded a goal, but pulled off a few important saves to help his team get the three points.

Ashish Rai – 7.0

He made over-lapping runs and sent in dangerous crosses inside the box and was also sound defensively. Rai was not dribbled past even once in the match.

Chinglensana Singh – 7.0

Sana put in some brave challenges against a mighty Mumbai City FC side. He was sloppy with his passes, but solid while defending and won most of his duels.

Juanan – 6.5

The Spaniard made many sprints forward and was also sound defensively with important clearances (3). His chemistry with Sana at the heart of the defence is improving with every game. Despite joining only in the summer, Juanan has looked at home at Hyderabad FC.

Akash Mishra – 7.0

Akash was a livewire on the left side of the pitch with his impressive runs forward and kept moving the ball frequently without any fail.

Aniket Jadhav – 6.5

Assisted the goal that put Hyderabad in the lead. Jadhav combined well with Ashish and had a busy day on the right flank. He looked dangerous with his fast runs and created two goalscoring chances.

Hitesh Sharma
Hitesh Sharma in action during Mumbai City vs Hyderabad FC match (Courtesy: ISL Media)

Hitesh Sharma – 7.5

He won free-kicks in key positions for his side and pulled the strings in the middle of the park alongside Joao Victor. Despite his short stature, Hitesh won 100% of his aerial duels and six of the nine ground duels he contested. Cut the opposition passing channel with his positioning with ease.

Joao Victor – 9.0

The skipper scored an important equaliser from the spot to bring his team back on level terms. Like against Chennaiyin, Victor controlled the midfield for Hyderabad and dictated the play. Most of the Nizams’ attacks went through him on the night.

Yasir Mohammad – 7.0

The youngster was handed the set-piece duty for the clash and he troubled the Mumbai City FC defence with his quality dead ball deliveries and dribbling skills. Returned with a 100% dribbles completed.

Joel Chianese – 7.5

The Australian won the penalty for his side which got them the equaliser. Although Chianese failed to attempt a shot, his overall gameplay alongside Ogbeche was excellent. He also won some important fouls to break the opposition’s play.

Bartholomew Ogbeche – 8.0

The Nigerian striker had a goal ruled out due to his foul on Mourtada Fall, but found the net with his only shot on target. He also came back to help out teammates during set-pieces. and used his stature well to win long balls.

Watch: Mumbai City FC vs Hyderabad FC match highlights

Substitutes

Javier Siverio – 6.5

The young Spaniard came on to replace Bartholomew Ogbeche. He completed all his attempted passes and boasted an impressive 100% passing accuracy.

Rohit Danu – 7.5

The 19-year-old came off the bench and scored the third goal for Hyderabad FC to seal the deal against the defending champions. He was also strong on the ball and won a number of his ground duels.

Edu Garcia – 6.5

Edu Garcia replaced Joel Chianese in the closing stages of the game. He completed majority of his passes and also won fouls that killed Mumbai’s momentum.

Souvik Chakrabarti – 6.0

Souvik came off the bench in place of Hitesh Sharma. He played 14 minutes and recorded a 100% passing accuracy.

Mumbai City FC (by Riddhiman Sarkar)

Mohammad Nawaz (GK) – 6.0

Dived the right way but couldn’t do anything about either Joao Victor’s spot-kick or Ogbeche’s strike. Composed in distribution and reliable otherwise.

Mourtada Fall – 6.5

Had to step in far too many times to deal with his teammates’ mistakes. Got his header saved by Kattimani at the brink of half-time but failed to stretch enough to deny Ogbeches from scoring.

Mourtada Fall
Mourtada Fall tackles Bartholomew Ogbeche during Mumbai City FC vs Hyderabad FC match (Courtesy: ISL Media)

Rahul Bheke – 5.5

Far too many lapses of concentration from the India international, with some leading to unnecessary fouls. The most glaring mistake came when he allowed Rohit Danu to ghost into space behind him as he watched a shot find its way into the top corner for Hyderabad’s third goal. Tried to showcase his set-piece threat, but two of his attempts were off target and his best attempt was cleared by Joao Victor. 

Amey Ranawade – 6.0

Slow and non-threatening performance, but patrolled the right flank with caution and joined the attack when needed. Left on the ground while vying for the ball in the box, during the build-up to Hyderabad’s final goal of the night. 

Mohamad Rakip – 6.0

Clever play in and out of possession in the first half, but lost his footing in the second, losing possession on 19 occasions. 

Ahmed Jahouh – 7.0

Left every Hyderabad FC player in the box chasing his shadows as he surged forward and blasted a composed finish into the top corner of the far post.  Busy outing in the middle of the park with his composed passing (completing 38 out of 54 passes) and sweeping tackles but got penalised with a yellow. 

Apuia Ralte – 6.0

Left to pick up the scraps in midfield, but was unable to find his feet as Hyderabad players frequently swarmed upon him. Won only six of his 13 ground duels. Came off in the 87th minute for Vikram Pratap Singh. 

Raynier Fernandes – 6.5

Exhibited good ball control in tight spaces and had one tame shot on target. 

Bipin Singh – 5.0

Made a vital mistake in the box leading to Hyderabad’s penalty. Wayward deliveries in the build-up and failed to make an impact in the final third as only one out of his three crosses were accurate.  

Cassinho – 5.5

Almost absent in attack. Despite an 81% passing accuracy, most of it was indecisive. Added to that, non-productive dribbling with only one attempt didn’t help his case. Replaced by Ygor Catatau in the hour mark.

Igor Angulo – 6.0

Showed quality awareness to link up with his teammates, showing glimpses of brilliance but managed zero shots on goal. Went missing without supply and support from midfield and wings. 

Vikram Pratap Singh – 6.0

Did not have much time to make an impact in the match. 

Rowllin Borges – 5.5

Reluctant in defence and slower than the game’s tempo. Missed a golden chance inside the box to get Mumbai back on level terms. 

Ygor Catatau – 6

Tried to help Mumbai’s attack, but was often left isolated due to fruitless horizontal passing in the midfield and defence. Managed a mere six touches on the ball.

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