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. In the same vein, we will also name a player whose performance wasn’t up to the mark on the given day.
|TOP: ODAFA OKOLIE|
The Sporting Clube de Goa skipper stepped up his performance when it really mattered with two second-half penalty spot conversions. He also was the supplier in chief for Nicholas Fernandes' first half goal which levelled the game in Sporting's favour. The Nigerian worked tremendously hard throughout the game and was key in setting the attack up with his constant presence in midfield. Mateus Costa agreed in the post-match press conference that similar performances from Odafa can propel Sporting to greater performances.
|FLOP: ANWAR ALI|
Mumbai FC uncharacteristically gave away two penalties in the second half which resulted in them losing all three points from a winning position. Anwar Ali's high boot on Glan Martins resulted in the equalizing penalty which turned the tide in the home side's favour. Ali got his positioning wrong for Sporting's first goal as well, which was a crucial moment in the game.