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Indian Player Ratings: Michael Soosairaj sparkles with trickery in Jamshedpur's win over Bengaluru

Written by: Shivam Tiwari

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Custodian Subrata Paul saved a penalty and conceded a goal.

Bengaluru FC ended their league stage campaign with a 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League. Bengaluru fielded a young side, with the game technically of no value and qualifications already secured.

Watch: Jamshedpur 5-1 Bengaluru, Goals and Highlights

The youngsters started well, scoring once through Semboi Haokip and winning a penalty in the first 35 minutes. Then started the one-way traffic of Jamshedpur attacks, resulting in a Pablo Morgado brace and goals from Michael Soosairaj, Augustin Fernandes and Carlos Calvo. Below are the ratings of the Indian players involved in the game:

Jamshedpur FC

Subrata Paul - 6.0

Watch: The former India international saved a penalty

The ex-Indian national team goalkeeper was once again under scrutiny of critics after he allowed a goal. Although, he did overcome his poor start, saving the penalty of Xisco Hernandez. Subrata wasn't tested much once the onslaught began. He had just one save throughout the game.

Karan Anim - 6.0

Karan was lucky to not have to face the likes of Sunil Chhetri on his flank, given how dull his performance was. The right-back had no contribution to show when his team went forward in attack and his overlapping runs were wasteful at times. The full-back ended with no crosses from the game.

Dhanachandra Singh - 7.0

Dhanachandra Singh had another good game, as the left-back bid adieu to a wonderful season where he was easily one of the best full backs. He had an awe-inspiring 102 touches throughout the match and put four crosses into the opposition box.

Augustin Fernandes - 7.0

If we overlook the fact that the defensive blunder from Augustin led to the icebreaker of the game, his performance proved to be a big positive for the Men of Steel, possibly the best way to end the season.

Augustin didn't waste much time to make up for his blunder, scoring the equaliser in between some chaotic play. The centre-back was also a formidable force at the back.

Jerry Mawhmingthanga - 7.0

A rare start for Jerry on the right wing this season, but the youngster was up to the mark with his offensive play. He created a clear goalscoring chance, which his teammate Dhanachandra couldn't put to bed. But, forward Morgado didn't waste the second opportunity provided by Jerry as his well-weighted cross was received by the Spanish frontman and put into the back of the net.

Michael Soosairaj - 8.0

Watch: Other than scoring, Soosairaj attempted a few efforts on goal too

Soosairaj had gone quiet for a long time after a good run of form. The much-appreciated youngster did not waste the opportunity of playing against the B side of Bengaluru, doing everything perfectly throughout the game. Of course, those stepovers for his goal brought the Jamshedpur fans to their feet. It was one of his best performances of the season.

Substitutions

Rafique Ali - NA

Didn't play enough to get rated.

Mobashir Rahman - NA

Didn't play enough to get rated.

Swarup Das - NA

Didn't play enough to get rated.


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Bengaluru FC

Soram Poirei - 4.0

Soram Poirei was absolute shambolic, dropping balls that he shouldn't have. But, the fact that he had a young, inexperienced defence in front of him should also not be overlooked.

Sairut Kima - 5.0

Sairut Kima was beaten by the trickery of Soosairaj for his fourth goal of the season. The defender was part of a disorganized defence and fell way short of the quality of their opponents. Sairut was dragged out of position while chasing the ball, leaving a big hole for his defensive partners to fill. He had seven clearances in the game.

Gursimrat Singh - 4.5

For the second consecutive game in a row, Bengaluru finished the match with ten men on the pitch. This time, it was due to Gursimrat Singh's poor aerial challenge on Morgado. Except for the sending off, Gursimrat had a mixed game, often having to cover for his right-back Kean Lewis. He had just 14 passes.

Rino Anto - 5.5

When you play with an inexperienced side, as a senior you have to take the responsibility of leading the young men. Rino was supposed to help his young defensive colleagues, but was always getting caught in his own mess, letting Jerry and Co. make a mockery of the Bengaluru back four. Rino had 61% passing accuracy and nine clearances in the game.

Kean Lewis - 5.5

Kean Lewis had just 21 passes and two goals scored from his side. Former Chennai City winger Soosairaj left him out of the game, often cutting in from the left. Offensively too, Lewis was a failure, contributing very little,.

Ajay Chhetri - 5.0

Ajay was completely out of the picture, getting owned by the likes of Memo and Mario Arques throughout the game. Played as a destroyer to shield the Bengaluru defence, the youngster could offer very little help to his teammates. He had an 85% passing accuracy, although he made only 20 passes throughout his 65 minutes on the pitch.

Boithang Haokip - 6.0

Played as an offensive player, Boithang cut a sorry figure throughout the game, having to do the chasing of the ball. The winger was forced to track back and help his defensive players throughout his stay on the pitch.

Edmund Lalrindika - 6.5

Edmund Lalrindika was the lone spark in a rather depressing offensive lineup of Carles Cuadrat. The former Indian Arrows youngster tried all he could, even winning a penalty against the experienced Tiri. Edmund though, was always left falling short of his opponents physically, getting pushed down when with the ball.

Semboi Haokip - 6.5

Semboi was offered an opportunity due to a blunderous attempt to pass the ball back to his keeper by Augustin. The forward didn't waste the chance, putting the ball into the back of the net.

Substitutions

Harmanjot Khabra - NA

Didn't play enough to get rated.

Myron Mendes - NA

Didn't play enough to get rated.

Parag Satis Srivas - 5.0

Parag replaced Ajay Chhetri, but was anonymous on the pitch for most of the game. He had just ten touches of the ball.

Published: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:13 PM IST

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