Hero ISL 2021-22 Round 16: Team of the Week
Round 16 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) witnessed gruelling fightbacks, solid striking and thrilling individual performances.
It all started with Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan sharing points after a goalless second-half restricted the two sides to 1-1. Then, Kerala Blasters FC registered a comprehensive 2-1 win against NorthEast United FC.
Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC conceded a goal in the first minute but the Blues found the resolve to come back and take the game 3-1.
In the last two matches of the round, Mumbai City FC recorded their first win in 7 matches, defeating Chennaiyin FC 1-0 and Odisha FC beat SC East Bengal 2-1 to clinch three important points.
At the end of Round 16, here is the Hero ISL Team of the Week.
Mohamad Nawaz (Mumbai City FC) - 7
The only keeper to maintain a clean sheet this round, Nawaz found solid footing and made important clearances against Chennaiyin FC.
Subhashish Bose (ATK Mohun Bagan) - 7.55
Bose attempted seven tackles, two interceptions and blocks each while also creating a chance in the mega clash versus Mumbai City FC.
Nishu Kumar (Kerala Blasters FC) - 7.52
The defender made four clearances, three interceptions and five crosses against the Highlanders.
Mandar Rao Dessai (Mumbai City FC) - 7.54
Dessai played a crucial role in keeping a clean sheet against Chennaiyin FC with four tackles, two clearances and two interceptions.
Tiri (ATK Mohun Bagan) - 7.44
Tiri earned the Hero of the Match award for his wonderful performance against the Islanders that included five clearances, six interceptions, three blocks and created a chance.
Javi Hernandez (Odisha FC) - 9.93
The highest-rated player of the round, Hernandez was in sublime touch against SC East Bengal with an all-round performance including a goal, an assist, and four chances while keeping a passing accuracy of 81%.
Bruno Silva (Bengaluru FC) - 7.59
Silva provided the Blues with an assist, made six tackles, and two successful interceptions to help them win three points.
Hugo Boumous (ATK Mohun Bagan) - 8.02
Boumous arrived in form against Mumbai City FC, to create five chances, provide an assist and make seven tackles.
Cleiton Silva (Bengaluru FC) - 9.34
Silva’s brace helped the Blues bounce back in the match against Jamshedpur FC despite trailing behind at the start.
Jonathas Cristian (Odisha FC) - 8.93
Cristian played a key role in Odisha’s win over SC East Bengal as he scored the opening goal and helped take the lead with an assist.
Alvaro Vazquez - 7.95
The striker scored a wonder goal against NorthEast United FC, finding the back of the net from a 59-meter mark.
Mumbai City FC 1-1 ATK Mohun Bagan
Kerala Blasters FC 2-1 NorthEast United FC
Bengaluru FC 3-1 Jamshedpur FC
Chennaiyin FC 0-1 Mumbai City FC