Hero ISL 2020-21 Gameweek 19: Team of the Week
Gameweek 19 of Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2020-21 witnessed some important results as the league table begins to take shape. SC East Bengal’s draw against Hyderabad FC meant that ATK Mohun Bagan qualified for the semi-finals. NorthEast United FC’s win over Odisha FC moved them to third on the league table. Meanwhile, FC Goa scored yet another late goal to secure a sixth straight draw, the Mariners registered an important win over Jamshedpur FC to go top of the standings and Mumbai City FC lost a six-goal thriller against Bengaluru FC. Here, we look at an XI of the best players from the last gameweek.
Arindam Bhattacharja made two saves, two punches and three clearances to keep a clean sheet in ATK Mohun Bagan’s 1-0 win over Jamshedpur. One of the shot-stopper’s saves was from close range to deny Nerijus Valskis and it allowed Roy Krishna to grab a late winner for the Mariners.
India international Pritam Kotal created one chance in ATK Mohun Bagan’s win over Jamshedpur. The defender helped his side to a clean sheet with two clearances, two blocks, two successful tackles and two successful interceptions.
Parag Srivas put in a heroic shift at the back for the Blues as Bengaluru condemned Mumbai City to their third loss of the season. He was solid in defence and made three successful tackles, three successful interceptions, three clearances and seven blocks.
Akash Mishra had a solid passing accuracy of 85% during Hyderabad’s 1-1 draw against SC East Bengal. Defensively, the youngster made four blocks, two successful tackles and two successful interceptions as well as a clearance.
The Uruguayan playmaker created five chances for NorthEast United and assisted two of the three goals scored in their 3-1 win against Odisha. He hit the target thrice as well and helped his defence with three successful tackles and a block.
Bradden Inman scored his first Hero ISL goal in Odisha’s 3-1 loss against NorthEast United. The Aussie midfielder created five other chances for his team and had a decent passing accuracy of 74%.
Cy Goddard was Mumbai City’s most creative player during their defeat against Bengaluru. He was constantly involved in the action, providing both the assists for the Islanders’ goals and created as many as nine chances.
Cleiton Silva scored both his goals in the first half to put Bengaluru in a strong position. He had a passing accuracy of 75% and created a chance for his teammates besides also contributing defensively with a successful tackle, a successful interception and a clearance.
Luis Machado scored NorthEast United’s first and third goals in their 3-1 win over Odisha. The Portuguese winger also created one chance for the Highlanders, and managed three shots on target, scoring with two of them.
Adam le Fondre
Adam le Fondre got Mumbai City FC back in the game twice against Bengaluru by scoring a brace in the second half. The Englishman caused plenty of problems for the Blues and registered six shots against them, three of which were on target.
Appearing in his 200th match for Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri produced a Hero of the Match performance for the Blues. The legendary Indian striker played a role in the build-up for his side’s opener and then bagged a second half brace to secure maximum points for Bengaluru.