The Red and Gold brigade dropped two valuable points at home which has further dented their title hopes...Welcome to Goal's new I-League feature: Top and Flop. For every game, a candidate will be put forward, as chosen by Goal, who deserves recognition for achieving something special. It won't necessarily be the best player in the league - but whoever we nominate will have done something amazing. In the same vein, we will also name a player whose performance wasn’t up to the mark on the given day and eventually came to hurt his side.
|TOP: RYUJI SUEOKA
After being left out of the first team by Armando Colaco, the Japanese midfielder came on in the second half and just when the team was in dire need of a goal, he scored two in three minutes to lead a remarkable comeback. He was the best player on the pitch as his introduction saw East Bengal launch meaningful attacks.
|FLOP: EBI SUKORE
The midfielder of the Mumbai side was largely anonymous in the tie and lost the ball under slight pressure. He even failed to use his physical presence and lost out the midfield battles to Harmanjot Khabra and Cavin Lobo.
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