It was a exhilarating second half between the two sides with three goals scored.
ATK played out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Mumbai City FC at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Saturday, remaining on top of the Indian Super League table. After Michael Soosairaj had given the hosts the lead, Pratik Chaudhari equalized for the Islanders, before substitute Serge Kevyn scored a dramatic goal in added-time. But, Roy Krishna came up with a sweet last-gasp finish to earn his side a point.
WATCH: Match Highlights: ATK 2-2 Mumbai City FC
Here are the player ratings for the game :
Arindam Bhattacharya- 5.5
Fumbled an easy collection early on and seemed uneasy thereafter. He totally misjudged Pratik’s header, allowing it to roll past him too easily. Couldn’t do much about Kevyn’s strike, but was under-par on the day.
Prabir Das- 5.0
Prabir was having quite a few problems dealing with Diego Carlos. The Brazilian glided past him too many times, while also putting in many crosses. Things didn’t improve with Serge Kevyn’s introduction, as the substitute sprinted past him to expose his vulnerabilities. Did make nine clearances to thwart danger, but was not good enough going forward.
Pritam Kotal- 6.5
Kotal tried his best to help Prabir. Helped avert penetrative passes with three solid blocks and as many interceptions. He brought composure to the backline with diligent work, but having to cover for Prabir hurt him occasionally. Floated in a brilliant long ball, destabilizing Mumbai’s defence and earning Krishna’s late equalizer.
Anas Edathodika- 6.5
Anas put in a solid shift on Modou Sougou. Kept the dangerous Senegalese quiet throughout, making some crucial challenges. He retained a hard-working defensive attitude, making nine clearances, five attempted tackles and four blocks in an explosive performance. Did earn a yellow card for a reckless challenge, but was quite solid otherwise.
Michael Soosairaj- 7.0
Soosairaj carried the ball forward with vigour, having a swagger about him. Finally got his first ATK goal, superbly moving past Sauvik to score with great finesse. Defensively, he made some crucial clearances.
Sehnaj Singh- 5.5
Playing against his former side, Sehnaj tried his best to keep a solid shape to ATK. While out-manoeuvred at times, he made some strong challenges (five clearances). But, he ran out of energy later on, allowing Mumbai to bypass his side too easily. Still not convincing enough to win a regular spot.
Balwant Singh- 5.5
Balwant made a rare appearance, but didn’t really do himself any good with another ineffective performance.
Mumbai City FC
Amrinder Singh- 5.0
Amrinder wasn’t helped by his defenders and couldn’t do anything about Soosairaj’s superb strike. But, he didn’t look confident in goal, making some unnecessary errors to force pressure on his side. He also let Krishna’s powerful attempt go past him too easily.
Sauvik Chakrabarti- 4.5
Sauvik had a difficult time dealing with Soosairaj’s trickery, allowing him to glide past on too many occasions. Most importantly, he completely lost track of the ATK wing-back leading to his strike against Mumbai City. While his contribution was decent, with seven clearances and four tackles, he also completely lost Krishna, handing him the equalizer in the last moments.
Pratik Chaudhari- 7.0
Pratik had some difficulties keeping track of ATK’s dangerous striking duo. But, his defensive work was pretty good, making a staggering 14 clearances. Botched a header early in the second half. But, otherwise his aerial work was solid, as he crucially scored the equalizer with a delicate header from Larbi’s corner.
Sarthak Golui- 6.5
Golui continued his good form in central defence, making multiple crucial challenges to keep his side afloat. Blocked Javi Hernandez’s goal-bound shot superbly in the first half and picked up after that, making 14 clearances and three blocks to avert danger. Distributed the ball pretty sweetly with an 82% passing accuracy.
Subhasish Bose- 5.5
Bose seemed overeager to make an impact and ended up making a few mistakes because of that. He was lucky not to get sent off before the half hour mark, after his high boot struck Edu Garcia in the face. He couldn’t do much to stop ATK’s attacks and was quite disappointing.
Rowllin Borges- 6.0
Rowllin was caved in by ATK’s midfield, but retained his tenacious nature, being a hard-working engine for the Islanders. He made two crucial interceptions, driving his side forward well on swift counter-attacks.
Bipin Singh- 6.5
Playing against his former side, Bipin made a big impact playing the beautiful pass for Serge Kevyn’s late goal. Looked menacing throughout his short cameo.
Raynier Fernandes- N/A
Fernandes came late into the game, but was unable to do much.