Hero ISL 2021-22 Round 9: Team of the Week

Round 9 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 witnessed a flurry of goals, enthralling draws and fightback to keep semi-finals hope alive.

It commenced with Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC playing out a 1-1 draw at the Tilak Maidan Stadium which was followed by NorthEast United FC’s revival against Mumbai City FC as Deshorn Brown smashed a hat-trick to equalise the scoreline to 3-3.

In match 43, Hyderabad FC thumped Odisha FC in a domineering 6-1 win while, in the next match, ATK Mohun Bagan registered a comprehensive 2-1 victory, beating FC Goa.

In the final clash of 2021, Bengaluru FC returned to winning ways, defeating Chennaiyin FC 2-4 despite conceding the early lead.

At the end of Round nine, here is the Hero ISL Team of the Week.

Formation: 3-4-3

Goalkeeper

Laxmikant Kattimani (Hyderabad FC) - 7.01

In a night that encountered a goal-fest, Kattimani did well to avert five shots targetted on the goal while conceding just one.

Defenders

Roshan Naorem (Bengaluru FC) - 7.18

The Blues’ defender earned himself the Hero of the Match award against Chennaiyin FC as he created two chances, made five tackles and cleared six times.

Alan Costa (Bengaluru FC) - 8.65

The experienced campaigner Costa arrived at Bengaluru FC’s aid with a goal, four interceptions and two blocks.

Ricky Lallawmawma (Jamshedpur FC) - 7.02

Lallawmawma made two tackles, clearances and blocks each to help his side keep the deadlock intact against Kerala Blasters FC.

Midfielders

Alberto Noguera (FC Goa) - 7.91

His accurate passing (82%) helped FC Goa strategise a counter-attack as the midfielder generated a couple of chances against ATK Mohun Bagan and attempted 11 tackles.

Edu Garcia (Hyderabad FC) - 8.11

Garcia played his part in the 6-1 win against Odisha FC with a goal while creating two chances with three important tackles.

Joao Victor (Hyderabad FC) - 8.22

Victor too got on the scoring sheet for Hyderabad against Odisha and created a couple of chances while making three clearances.

Mirlan Murzaev (Chennaiyin FC) - 8.49

Murzaev opened the scoring for Chennaiyin FC with an early fourth-minute goal against Bengaluru FC and also created three chances in the match.

Forwards

Deshorn Brown (NorthEast United FC) - 10

After sustaining an injury, Brown returned to the playing XI after missing most of NorthEast United FC’s first half. He made an immediate impact with a hat-trick against table-toppers Mumbai City FC to square things up in a 3-3 draw.

Igor Angulo (Mumbai City FC) - 8.85

Angulo continued to climb the most goals chart with a brace against NorthEast United FC.

Greg Stewart (Jamshedpur FC) - 8.74

Stewart scored a crucial goal against Kerala Blasters while creating six more goal-scoring opportunities, taking six corners and free-kicks each.

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