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Indian Player Ratings: Narayan Das the star as Delhi Dynamos hold FC Goa in stalemate

Written by: Ajay A K

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The game saw multiple chances being missed by both sets of players. 

At the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, it was supreme grit and resilience in full display as Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa played out a goalless draw. The visitors dictated the tempo of the game with possession and chances, but The Lions held on with intent to frustrate The Gaurs. Edu Bedia and Brandon Fernandes had two great opportunities to break the deadlock, but the Delhi shot-stopper Francisco Dorronsoro pulled off crucial saves.

 
 
 
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Here is a look at the ratings of the Indian players who took part in the game.

Delhi Dynamos FC

Narayan Das- 7.0

The full-back, facing his former team managed to prevent Brandon and Jackichand from causing major problems for Delhi. He was pulling several major defensive stops.

However, his contributions in attack were meagre at best. But, Das came good in clutch situations, defending with purpose as the game neared its closing stages. His efforts was one major reason why Delhi managed to fend off the dangerous Goan attack.

Rana Gharami- 6.5

Was defensively solid and kept Brandon Fernandes subdued for a major part of the game. As the match went on, Rana improved in stature and solidity, preventing several crucial attacks. He made seven clearances and two crucial interceptions during the course of the match.

Bikramjit Singh- 5.5 

The defensive midfielder failed to hve a major impact. His lack of creativity posed serious problems as he failed to grasp opportunities. Had to be substituted due to injury concerns. Bikramjit had a woeful night in terms of passing, only managing a 38% passing accuracy.

Lallianzuala Chhangte- 6.5

The youngster was a constant threat and troubled Seriton Fernandes and Mortada Fall for the major part of the first half. He constantly threatened the Gaurs' defence and at certain times looked like the only Delhi player who could have had a say in the game. His quick feet enabled him to pick the ball several times from the Goan defenders.

Nandhakumar Sekhar- 5.5

The winger was ineffective offensively in the first half, failing to influence the Delhi attack.  His crossing was off the mark on several occasions and whenever he broke free, Sekhar failed to utilize the space he was given. A forgettable performance for the youngster.

Daniel Lalhlimupuia- 5.5

Had a good chance during the opening exchanges of the game, but failed to convert it. The young striker was a lonesome figure upfront for the majority of the game and was unable to form a link with the Delhi midfield. Substituted before the start of the second half.

Substitutes

Vinit Rai- 5.5

Made a few forays to help the home side in attack, but was largely pegged back due to his defensive duties.

Shubham Sarangi- NA

Was put in to increase the energy in attack. Sloppily lost the ball several times.


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FC Goa

Naveen Kumar- 6.5

The former Kerala Blasters shot-stopper looked shaky at the start of the game, especially on the ball. As the match went on, the keeper found his footing and made a lot of confident stops. His passing in pressure situations was a delight. Despite not making any saves, Naveen produced a commendable performance.

Seriton Fernandes- 5.0 The full-back went down early in the game with an apparent injury, but recovered to play the whole match. During the match, Chhangte got the better of him several times with pace and trickery. Seriton was outrun and he looked visibly worn out by the latter stages of the encounter.

Mandar Rao Desai- 6.0

The Goa captain put in a solid defensive shift for his side. Despite his forays, he wasn’t able to create opportunities. He was constantly keeping tabs on Nandhakumar, preventing the Delhi winger from doing any damage. However, he was caught out on a few occasions, allowing the winger to break free.

Lenny Rodrigues- 6.5

The midfielder was sloppy at times losing the ball lazily. He created a glorious chance for Ferran Corominas in the second half, but the attacker failed to utilize the opportunity. He was defensively imposing and continued it even when he was switched to centre-back. The midfielder finished with a passing accuracy of 85%.

Jackichand Singh- 6.5

The Indian international’s pace and skill caused several problems for the Delhi Dynamos. He floated in good crosses, but failed to find any targets inside the box. He also tracked back regularly to prevent any Delhi forays through the flanks.

In the second half, he created a beautiful opportunity for the away side, with his floated cross finding Brandon but, Dorronsoro in the Delhi goal pulled off a great stop.

Brandon Fernandes- 6.5

The Goan lad was very active in the first half. The duel between him and Rana Gharami was entertaining to watch. He had two good opportunities to open the scoring, with a long-range effort flying just above the crossbar, while the second chance was saved by Dorronsoro at the near post.

Substitutes

Manvir Singh NA – Came late and failed to do anything of note.

Published: Tue Feb 05, 2019 05:51 PM IST

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