Super Cup Indian Player Ratings: Brandon Fernandes the difference as Goa seal semifinal spot
Written by: Atrayo Bhattacharya
The fixture saw seven goals being scored in an entertaining display by the two sides.
FC Goa edged past Jamshedpur in a thrilling 3-4 encounter, as Lobera's men seal a semifinal date with Chennai City FC in the Super Cup.
It was a header from Edu Bedia which opening the scoring for FC Goa as an own goal from Morgado doubled their lead at the break.
It was more of the same in the second half as Seriton increased the lead further on the 64th minute. However, there was a fightback from Cesar Ferrando's men as goals from Morgado and Cidoncha kept them in the game. Calvo scored another from the penalty spot which led to Bedia's dismissal but it was a bit too late for the Steelers to turn it around.
Mohammad Nawaz- 5.5
A total mixed outing for Nawaz, as the FC Goa custodian was brilliant on some instances and complacent on others. He came up with some top saves throughout the game. However, he needs to be more alert as his casualness in distribution allowed Jamshedpur to pull two goals back late in the second half.
Seriton Fernandes- 6.5
Seriton is getting more and more consistent and it is a good sign for Lobera. However, his defensive attributes still need a lot of work as he often gets out of position. It was a memorable day for the fullback as he scored his first goal for the Gaurs in two years.
Saviour Gama- 7.0
The 21-year old has shown his talent and maturity and how calm he is under pressure and here again, he proved his credential. He completely dominated the left flank and did not allow Jerry or Mobashir to get past him. Neat with his passing and great with his overlapping runs, he is definitely a new talent to look forward to.
Lenny Rodrigues- 6.5
A beastly performance in midfield from Lenny as he used his physical stature and energy to good effect and did not allow the Jamshedpur midfielders to dictate terms in the middle of the park. He supplemented Edu Bedia and Zaid Krouch very well and also did a commendable job cushioning the backline.
Jackichand Singh- 6.5
Jackichand Singh has grown in stature under Sergio Lobera, as he showed his credentials again on the night. Jackichand was tireless on the right flank as he helped out Seriton in defence as well. One area he would like to improve on is his finishing, as the India international squandered two clear chances from close range.
Bandon Fernandes- 7.5
Brandon Fernandes has been sensational for the Gaurs this season and today was no different from the local boy. He was livewire on the pitch and a nightmare for the Jamshedpur defence. Missed a one on one goal early on but then turned orchestrator for the next two goals. It will really hard for the new national team coach to keep him out of the side.
Manvir Singh- 5.5
Was substituted in for Jackichand on the 75th minute as Lobera wanted to be more direct with his approach as manvir looked to play off Corominas. The plan did work as Manvir's physicality was creating a lot of problems for the Jamshedpur defence. However the forward could not come up with any end product.
Liston Colaco- N/A
Replaced Corominas on the 86th minute and it was more of a time wasting change late on in the game.
Princeton Rebello- N/A
Replaced Krouch at the dying minutes of the match to make his debut for the club.
Rafique Ali Sardar- 4.5
The young inexperienced goalkeeper saved himself from the blemishes in the first half after he misjudged an easy lobbing ball, which almost went in.
Apart from saving a shot from Coro, he hardly got into the game. He could have done a lot more in Seriton's goal as it went between his legs and looked very nervous throughout the game.
Karan Amin- 4.0
A tough day at the office for the defender, as he brought down Brandon recklessly from which FC Goa took the lead. Amin was also the man at fault to leave Edu Bedia unmarked at the box as the Spanish midfielder came up with a thumping header. Amin was always under pressure as he was unable to cope up with Brandon's speed and trickery.
Pratik Chaudhari- 5.0
Disappointing night for the Jamshedpur FC defence as a whole and Pratik was no different from the rest. He failed to contain Coro and gave away cheap free kicks in crucial positions and also struggled to keep pace with Brandon on numerous occasions.
Bikash Jairu- 5.5
Despite being marginally better than the other defenders, Jairu had a pretty average game against Goa's attacking firepower. Both Jackichand and Seriton kept him very busy as he failed to get ahead of the pitch and help his attackers. The Steelers definitely missed his pinpoint crosses.
Jerry Mawihmingthanga- 4.5
The 22-year old winger from Manipur had a day to forget, as he failed to make any impact in the game for his side. Jerry tried to outwit Saviour Gama on numerous occasions and lost possession on most of the time. His passing was also all over the place and hence he got subbed off at the start of the second half.
Farukh Choudhary- 6.0
Despite a tough first half with his side trailing, Farukh was one player who kept on trying and was tireless with his efforts. However, he failed to create any chances for his teammates and was replaced by Sumit Passi late in the second half.
Mobashir Rehman- 5.0
One of the youth prospects from the academy replaced Jerry at the start of the second half, as he was struggling in the first half. However, with Mobashir Ferrando wanted things to change. But it was not the case as the youngster hardly had any impact in the game, as he failed to get past Saviour Gama.
Robin Gurung- 6.0
The experienced defender replaced the struggling Karan Amin on the 46th minute of the match. He did put in a lot more shift in attack as he whipped in some crosses from the right flank and had a considerable amount of impact on Jamshedpur's attacking play. Ferrando definitely missed a trick by not starting him ahead on Amin.
Sumeet Passi- 5.0
Came in for Farukh on the 76th minute and did lay a few passes in the attacking buildup but failed to create any major impact in attack for which he was sent in.
Published: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:06 AM IST