Hello and Welcome to the highlights of the Indian Super League (ISL) match between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi. This was Shivansh Gupta bringing you the live action.
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Mumbai continues its impressive away-game form while Jamshedpur suffers its first home loss. Mumbai is now tied with Jamshedpur at 13 points, but one place below the team fifth, just on goal difference. Now, the top six teams are just separated by three points. Tomorrow, Chennaiyin FC will play Kerala Blasters FC!
THE LONGS WHISTLEEEE FROM THE REFEREE BRINGS DOWN THE CURTAINS ON THIS GAME AND THAT'S THAT!
Machado has been named the man of the match. Good in possession, in passing and led the midfield. Of course, scored the opening goal.
We are into the last minute of the match.
Jamshedpur hasn't been beaten at home this season. But it is two minutes away from conceding that record.
90+2' Diego survives a sendin off! He is pulled up for high boot against Gahlot while attempting to set himself clear. Referee calls it a foul but Diego carries on and shoot the ball away. That was unnecessary and perilous!
SIX MINUTES HAVE BEEN ADDED ON TO THE SECOND HALF!
88' YELLOW CARD! Make that six! Diego Carlos is the latest entry into the referee's book.
86' YELLOW CARD! Fifth booking of the night and of the half. Monroy has been booked.
84' CHAOS, CHAOS! It's all happening in Jamshedput. Decent ball from the left flank into the box and an acrobatic effort from Farukh sees the ball go right up! Farukh goes for the header, one on one vs Amrinder and is fouled for bringing the opposition keeper down!
82' Shot from distance! Aniket Jadhav takes a crack at goal from a distance away from goal in the left, but the ball clips the shin of Sourav Das and dies down considerably before being caught by keeper Amrinder.
79' YELLOW CARD FOR GAHLOT! AFTER PASSI, PITI, BORGES, we have a fourth booking of the night! He pulls the jersey of Diego Carlos from the back and brings him down with brute force. Can't do that!
78' SUBSTITUTION FOR MUMBAI! Sourav Das- IN | Paulo Machado- OUT
78' STRETCHERED OFF! Machado rolls his ankle and once again, a very bad sight to see!
73' CLOSEEE!! Free-kick from the right flank is hit inside the box and Tiri meets it with his heads towards another forward, who looks to supply it to Farukh but Sougou does well to get to the ball first and clear it away.
72' SUBSTITUTION FOR JAMSHEDPUR! Mobashir Rahman- IN | CK Vineeth- OUT
71' SLOPPY, SLOPPY FINISHING FROM JFC! First, CK Vineeth chests the ball down to the foot of Farukh right outside the box, who miscues his shot. Then, Vineeth tries to pull off an overhead kick and ends up missing it. The ball falls to Isaac, who doesn't even hit the target.
The intensity has really dropped from the home side since the departure of Piti.
67' SPILLED BUT SAFE! The through ball to Sougou from the edge of the box is met first by Subrata, who charges off his line. He fumbles the ball but gets up on time to pass it his defender and fend off the danger.
62' WHAT A SAVVEEEE!! Oh, boy! What a chance squandered by Vineeth. What a lay-up from Vineeth. Farukh Choudhary did so well to chest the ball off a chip pass from Isaac on the turn to Vineeth inside the box. CK had so much space and he ends up hitting it straight with his curler.
60' YELLOW CARD FOR PASSI! Horrendous tackle on Raynier.
58' SUBSTITUTION FOR JAMSHEDPUR! Aniket Jadhav- IN | Piti - OUT
58' YELLOW CARD FOR PITI! He comes back on but the blow is troubling him. But he doesn't go off without some drama. Seems to be giving a mouthful on his way out and the ref books him.
56' GOOOOALLLLLLLL!!! ABSOLUTE SCREAMER FROM RAYNIER!! Machado goes left, then right in the centre of the field before playing the ball forward to Sougou, who's present at the edge of the box. The strikes passes it back to Raynier first time who takes a first time crack at goal. Raynier rifles the ball into the top left corner, swirls it away from the keeper!
Good to see Piti is on his feet!
52' BOSE WITH A DANGEROUS Sliding tackle on Piti and the Jamshedpur player is down. Will he be the second player to go off today? The boot of Subhasish bose rams into the right shin of Piti. Ouch.
51' SAVED! Paulo Machado delivers the free kick into the box. Mato Grgic angles the header from the edge of the box but isn;t able to give it direction and hits it straight to the keeper.
49' YELLOW CARD! Borges is shown a yellow card after he brings down Piti! His fourth booking of the season and he will miss our next match against Hyderabad!
48' WHAT HAPPENED THERE? The free-kick from the left flank is whipped in with a lot of venom. The ball misses everyone and hits Amrinder Singh on the chest and flies out. The keeper is surprised as he didn't expect the ball to get to him in the first place. Should have caught that, but no ahr, done.
46' NO ONE PRESENT! CK Vineeth's low cross from the left flank is cleared away by Raynier Fernandes as Farukh Choudhary fails to make the run into the box on time.
Half-time substitution for MCFC: Raynier Fernandes- IN | Bipin Singh- OUT
The players are back out and Jamshedpur gets the match underway again!
Wow, how about that for an opening half of an ISL game. Brilliant end-to-end stuff from both sides.
The referee blows the whistle after Narender Gahlot heads away a dangerous cross from the edge of the box and that's the end of an electrifying first half!
45+3' TOO HEAVY! Larbi takes the ball from Farukh in the right centre field and plays a first time through ball to Sougou, but it's too strong as the striker was not going to get there on time.
45+2' A BIT SELFISH MAYBE? Farukh Choudhary knicks the ball off Grgic and plays it to Vineeth, who should crossed the ball in really. But he decides to take the ball closer to goal himself, cuts in and ends up losing the ball.
FIVE MINUTES HAVE BEEN ADDED ON TO THE FIRST HALF
45' SUBSTITUTION FOR MUMBAI! Diego Carlos- IN | Amine Chermiti- OUT
41' INJURY! Chermiti and Passi get into a brutal challenge and both players are down just after Machado takes a corner from the right post. Replay shows Passi's collision with Chermiti has hurt the latter more. He is still down and other players have surrounded Chermiti. Let's hope it's not too serious and he will be replaced. Chermiti is now being stretchered off here and it's never a pleasant sight.
39' WAYWARD FROM VINEETH! He is interested for the third time just outside the box. He taps the ball to his right and takes a crack at goal from the edge of the box. But the connection is missing and the ball flies into the stands.
37' GOOOALLLLLL!!!! JAMSHEDPUR HAS DRAWN BACK LEVEL THROUGH TIRI! Lovely ball from the right post this time, from Piti. He whips it in to the far post, but with perfect amount on curl on it. Tiri towers over Rowllin Borges to head it into the back of the net.
36' CLEARED! Piti leaves Subhasish clueless with his dummy. Shows he is going left, but drops his shoulder and goes right. He plays a cross from the edge of the box from the outer foot, but Sarthak leaves his spot to clear the ball away for corner.
34' BIPIN BRINGS DOWN PITI, YET AGAIN! But JFC take it quickly, trying to catch Mumbai off guard. But the cross from the right flank is poor and it is cleared away at the far post.
32' AGONIZINGLY WIDEEEE FROM FARUKH!! How about that for a pass from Tiri! The through ball has perfect pace and weight on it. Farukh is onside and he only has Pratik to beat. But the left-footed effort is just wide of the left post! Terrific run!
28' BOOOOMMMMM AND IT'S JUST OVER! That shot was absolutely hammered from Piti. The move starts with Isaac stealing the ball away from Machado and threading it quickly to CK Vineeth in the left flank. Vineeth cuts in early and takes a crack at goal. The shot is blocked and falls to Piti right outside the box, whose first time shot whizzes just over the cross bar.
27' BLAZED AWAY! Gurung is fed the ball right outside the box from the right flank and he runs in. His last touch is too heavy and he tries to play the ball back in with a slide but it is blocked. Ball falls to Borges, whose clearance is poor and Isaac charges in and takes a shot from 25 yards. The ball flies over the bar.
26' THROW-IN! for JFC after Grgic heads the long ball from the back out of bounds.
23' FREE-KICK TO JFC ANYWAY! Piti's cross, once again, is too deep into the far corner and there was no way Memo Moura was going to score from the slow, looping ball. Goal kick.
22' THE TEMPERS ARE FLARING HERE AND it looks like Piti is causing Mumbai all sorts of problems here! Bipin Singh charges from behind and tries to contain Piti, but the latter is brought down and Mumbai is not happy. The players feel he is coming down far too easily. Referee calms everyone down and awards the free-kick.
21' CORNER FOR JAMSHEDPUR after Bipin Singh blocks a cross from Robin Gurung! Piti puts it deep from the right post and the ball is steered away by the Mumbai defence.
20' BAD CHALLENGE! Larbi survives a booking here! Very eager to win the ball, he ends up stepping on Monroy's ankle and brings him down with a harsh challenge.
15' GOOOOALLLLLL AND THAT'S AN ABSOLUTE SCREAMER FROM PAULO MACHADO!! He rifles the ball from the set piece right into the top of the near post. Subrata dives, tries to punch it away, but the ball was just too quick and cutting in quickly and ends up punching it inside goal. First goal of the season for Machado! There was pin drop silence in the stadium. There were two other players, Gahlot and Passi, at the near post who also failed to do any bit of rescue work.
14' FREE-KICK FOR MUMBAI! Bipin Singh looks for a cross deep from the left flank but the defender sticks his hand out and concedes a free-kick!
12' NO ONE IN THE BOX! Farukh does well to dispossess Subhasish and he burts forward. Plays it CK Vineeth, who was looking for a cross but had to play it back due to absence of Jamshedpur outfits inside the box.
11' FREE-KICK FOR JAMSHEDPUR and that's a really poor one! Aitor Monroy delivers the ball directly past the goal line.
10' FOUL! Machado charges in from the back to Piti and his push is a tad too hard as the latter is floored.
10' POOR CORNER! Mohamed Larbi's corner from left post curls over the bar for a JFC goalkick.
9' Sougou crosses it once again from the right wing to Bipin Singh on the far post, but the header from the Mumbai players ricochets off the Mumbai defender for a corner.
6' DOUBLE SAVE FROM AMRINDER! Piti starts the move with a sumptuous long ball form the back to free Farukh in the right flank, who crosses it flat to the box. But keeper of Mumbai, Amrinder intercept the path of the ball and punches it away. Then Robin Gurung lobs it back to Vineeth in the far post, whose shot is directed straight to Amrinder.
3' BIIIPPIN, ALMOST THERE! Lovely cross, out of nowhere from in the right flank from Sougou and Bipin Singh, inside the box, tries a first time volley right across the face of goal, but he mistimes it completely. Subrata Paul, Jamshedpur keeper, with the clean up act .
2' OFF TARGET! Piti's effort from distance is miscued as he drags the ball wide for a Mumbai goal kick.
2' Not enough of it! Isaac Vanmalsawma comes through in the central area and frees CK Vineeth in the left flank. He cuts back and tries to play the ball to Farukh Choudhary who was waiting just outside the box. But the ball, is intercepted!
KICK-OFF! MUMBAI GETS US UNDERWAY!
Both the teams have made their way out and lined up for the national anthem.
The host have drawn its last three games and Mumbai, on the other hand, returns to the pitch on the back of an exciting 3-2 win against Bengaluru.
CURRENT POSITION IN THE POINTS TABLE:
Jamshedpur FC- FOURTH- Played-8, Won-3, Drawn-4, Lost-1, Points-13
- A win today for the host will take it to the top spot, tied with Bengaluru FC with 16 points.
Mumbai City FC- FIFTH- Played-8, Won-2, Drawn-4, Lost-2, Points- 10
- Victory today for Mumbai will keep it afloat at fifth, tied with JFC at 13 points and only behind on goal difference.
Jamshedpur- CK Vineeth has been included in the starting line-up
Mumbai City- Islanders are unchanged
STARTING XIs for the night:
Jamshedpur FC (4-3-3): Subrata Paul (GK), Tiri (C), Narender Gahlot, Robin Gurung, Piti, Aitor Monroy, Memo Moura, Isaac Vanmalsawma, CK Vineeth, Farukh Choudhary, Sumeet Passi.
Mumbai City FC (4-3-3): Amrinder Singh (GK/C), Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Bipin Singh, Mohamed Larbi, Rowllin Borges, Paulo Machado, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou.
With just one win in its last six matches, Jamshedpur FC will be desperate to pick up three points when it hosts Mumbai City FC in an Indian Super League ( ISL) clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Thursday.
Antonio Iriondo’s side started the season well, registering two back-to-back wins. 26-year-old Spanish striker Sergio Castel and midfielder Francisco Luna (Piti) starred for the home side early with vital and equally impressive contributions from the Indian contingent. However, their form has dipped in recent weeks and the last three matches ended in draws, something Iriondo will be concerned about.
“We have tried all the strikers in the squad in the last matches. Some of them are in the starting XI or some of them have come off from the bench, but all of them have played matches. You have to think more than just scoring goals when you make the squad. You not only talk about the offensive part of the game, but you also talk about the defense,” said Iriondo.
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The team suffered a huge setback when Castel and Piti were ruled out of action. Piti returned to action in the team’s 2-2 draw against Kerala Blasters in Kochi last week, but Castel continues to be sidelined. Moreover, midfielder Noe Acosta will also miss a few games after being injured.
Jamshedpur has conceded late goals from winning positions twice in the last three games, against Kerala Blasters (2-2) and NorthEast United (1-1). Mumbai City, which has scored six goals in the last 15 minutes of games this season, will look to capitalise on Jamshedpur’s inability to close out games.
“I think it (conceding late) is more about pressure. In the last minutes, you try to maintain the scoreline, if your team is winning. Then sometimes the team is struggling to keep up with the pressure. But it happens and we are not worried,” said Iriondo.
“It is happening not only to us but is a regular occurrence in the league. We have to learn to handle the pressure - not only us but all the teams. Experienced players come in handy during these situations.”
Jorge Costa and his squad will be high on morale on their way to Jamshedpur. After three back-to-back draws, Mumbai picked up its second win against defending champion Bengaluru FC on Sunday and it was a solid display at both ends. It fought till the end and a late injury-time winner from Rowllin Borges handed it all three points.
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“Of course, we feel more confident. Not because we beat Bengaluru but we need the three points to be in the top four. It is very good to see that the team is performing well but the most important thing is to pick up three points. We are a step closer to the top four. We did it in the previous game and we are here to do it tomorrow,” said Costa.
Costa’s team has managed to be a force to be reckoned with from wide areas with Diego Carlos starting to find his feet on the flanks. Last season’s star Modou Sougou is yet to find form but new signing Amine Chermiti has hit the ground running in front of goal and is a dangerous presence inside the box.
The Islanders’ defence will be a matter of concern for Costa. It has conceded 15 goals from its last six games this season after starting off with two clean sheets. Mato Grgic and company need to step its game up, and quickly.
Mumbai City has developed a reputation as a great away side this season, garnering nine out of its 10 points on the road -- the best away record in ISL this season. However, Jamshedpur has never lost at home this season and also has never lost to Mumbai. After eight matches, only three points separate these two teams. Fourth-placed Jamshedpur will need a strong display across the field to keep out the Islanders, who are fresh off a pulsating win.
Jamshedpur FC vs Mumbai City FC will be telecast on the Star Sports network and can also be streamed live on Hotstar. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM IST.