Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of this evening's Jamshedpur FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bringing you pre-match buildup and updates from the match.
That's all for today. We will meet you tomorrow when SC East Bengal takes on FC Goa at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. Thanks for tuning in. Goodnight and take care.
Post Match comments!!
Jamshedpur FC defeats ATK Mohun Bagan by the finest of margins as the match finished 2-1 in favour of the Men of Steel.
JFC started the second half with a 1-0 lead courtesy of Len Doungel's goal but the game looked finished when Alexandre Lima came off the bench to make it 2-0 in the 85th-minute.
However, in a dramatic ending, ATK Mohun Bagan pulled one back courtesy of a controversial goal by Pritam Kotal. The replay showed that Kotal was offside but the assistant referee kept his flag down.
It was all ATKMB in the closing minutes of the match but Owen Coyle's team dished out some resolute defending to hold on to its 2-1 lead.
The win means Jamshedpur FC is still unbeaten in the league and it climbs to the second spot with eight points from four matches. Today's defeat pushed the Mariners out of the top four and they now sit at fifth with six points from four matches.
Full-Time (Jamshedpur FC 2-1 ATK Mohun Bagan)!!
90+4' JFC Subs- Jordan Murray and Narender Gahlot replace Nerijus Valskis and Pronay Haldar.
90+3' Pronay Haldar seems to have injured himself. He is carried off the field on a stretcher.
90+1' Shot- Kauko hits a shot on the volley that was inches away from rattling the net. That was close.
Six additional minutes!!
89' The goal has been awarded to Pritam Kotal.
89' JFC players demanding that was offside and the replay suggests that it was.
89' GOOAAALLLLL!!! ATK MOHUN BAGAN PULLS ONE BACK!! It is a clumsy goal . A cross comes in from the left, Rehenesh attempts to punch away but the ball ricochets off Ashutosh and creeps inside the goal after taking a touch from Pritam.
86' BOOKING- JFC keeper Rehenesh sees yellow.
85' GOOAAAALLLLLL!!! ALEX LIMA SCORES SECONDS AFTER COMING ON!! What an impact the sub has had. Second after coming in, he has placed a shot in the bottom-right corner to double JFC's lead.
84' JFC Sub- Alexandre Lima comes in for Stewart.
84' BOOKING- JFC's Greg Stewart sees yellow.
80' SAVE- David Williams with a well-taken shot but Rehenesh does well to save it. It was straight at him.
75' BOOKINGS- Pronay gets booked for his challenge and Boumous is shown yellow for shoving Pronay on the ground.
74' A tussle has broken out between both the teams. Boumous is not happy with Pronay's challenge and pushes him to the ground. It has got ugly.
73' A dangerous counter-attack by ATKMB- Boumous does well to keep control. He was clear on goal but Pronay takes him out from behind.
72' ATK Sub- Liston Colaco replaces Manvir.
71' Boumous with a dangerous in-swinger from a corner. Rehenesh comes out for it but completely misses it. Fortunately, nobody get a touch as the ball goes out for a goalkick.
68' Block- Jitu dispatches a thunderous shot after the ball is flicked to him for a JFC corner but Ashutosh putting his body on the line to block the shot.
66' It is end-to-end stuff as the game is a bit stretched now.
65' Prabir Das with one of his trademark low crosses from the right flank trying to find Krishna at the near-post. JFC clears the ball before Krishna could get a touch.
63' Amrinder does well to punch the corner away. It was a nice in-swinger but the ATKMB keeper read it well.
63' Subhasish with an impeccable tackle to stop Boris Singh from getting away and having a sight of goal. The ball goes out for a corner.
61'ATKMB Subs- David Williams and Prabir Das replace McHugh and Rathi.
61' JFC players under the cosh right now as ATKMB is coming at them from all sides. The defence has done a great job till now.
60' Ashutosh does well to square the ball with the outside of his foot. Krishna was waiting to pounce but the cross is intercepted.
58' Jamshedpur's backline has done a good job in maintaining their defencive shape. ATKMB forwards have not been allowed to get behind them much till now.
56' Stewart whips a ball in from the right flank. Valskis was the intended target but the ball does not reach him.
53' A nice one-two by Krishna and Boumous sends the latter away on a nice run. He plays a measured pass to Manvir on the right but the Indian's touch is too heavy as he gets dispossessed inside JFC's box.
51' Kauko delivers a good ball inside the box from a freekick. McHugh got a touch but is adjudged offside when the ball was played to him.
49' Boris Singh tries a curler from the right side of the box but he has totally miscued that. The effort is miles off target.
48' Greg Stewart goes for goal himself- he beat the ball but the ball does not dip enough as it goes out of play for a goalkick.
46' Foul- Valskis bundled off the ball by McHugh and JFC has a freekick. It is in a dangerous position
We are back for the second half!!
Jamshedpur FC's goalscorer Doungel had to leave the field with an injury, but he left after giving a crucial first goal for the Red Miners. ATK Mohun Bagan, in spite of Roy Krishna's rsuns, has not been able to see him or Boumous on the scoresheet so far.
Half Time (Jamshedpur FC 1-0 ATK Mohun Bagan)
45+2' Rehenesh kicks the ball long, but ATK Mohun Bagan takes back possession, with McHugh trying to build an attack, and then returning to back passes
45' Chance! Liston Colaco crosses from the right for Roy Krishna, but Hartley intercepts in the final moment, while Krishna pushes him down, who goes down in pain. Yellow Card for Krishna!
44' Injury Substitution! The goalscorer is injured out with Boris Singh replacing him as he is helped out of the field
42' SAVE! Roy Krishna makes a run into the box and his shot is just saved with a goal-line clearance by Eli Sabia keeps the score at 1-0 for JFC
41' Doungel has an injury at the moment with he on the ground. Coyle has been requesting the match to stop and finally the referee stops play
38' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Jamshedpur makes a run on the right, with Doungel taking a brilliant first touch and hitting it into the net
Jamshedpur FC 1-0 ATK Mohun Bagan
37' Shot! ATKMB, having defended well close to the box is forced to take a shot from afar. Manvir takes it this time, but the ball flies miles away from the target
34' Shot! Jamshedpur marches forward in open play, passes it to Greg, who takes a shot and Amrinder manages to punch it out. It falls for Valskis, but he slips
33' As the match begins after the drinks break, Boumous is dispossessed and Jamshedpur's long throw that follows is contained well by the keeper.
29' Carl McHugh walking gingerly but looks okay to continue. Sigh of relief for Habas and ATKMB.
28' Pronay Haldar with a hard and reckless challenge on Carl McHugh. He will require medical attention for that.
26' SHOT- Komal Thatal with a first time shot from the edge of the penalty box but Amrinder saw it all the way as he catches the ball.
25' Its nothing serious. Valskis is up and will be okay to continue.
24' Worrying signs for JFC as Valskis is on the ground as he receives medical attention. He got injured trying to win a header.
23' ATKMB trying to find an opening to penetrate JFC's defence but the Men of Steel displaying some nice pressing to keep the Mariners at bay.
19' Laldinliana sends in a good cross from the right flank but it does find any JFC player. ATKMN clears the ball.
17' ATKMB pressing well but JFC players have been calm with the ball on their feet.
15' Stewart delivers a wonderful ball inside the box, which finds Eli Sabia's head. The Brazilian gets a header away. It has power but not on target.
13' Shot- Krishna gets the ball back and gets his shot away under pressure. The ball hits the side-netting.
12' A dangerous counter-attack by ATKMB started by Krishna. It ends with Manvir whipping the ball inside the box. Kauko goes for the header but misses the ball.
11' Ricky floats a measured ball inside the box with Valskis being the intended target. ATKMB deals with the threat as the ball goes out for a corner.
8' ATKMB looking dangerous from the right flank- Manvir and Kauko proving difficult to deal with by Thatal.
5' Doungel and Valskis coming in each other's way after a wonderful cross was delivered from the left flank. Both players went for the header.
4' Boumous with a nice delivery from the freekick almost finding Krishna but Rehenesh punches it away. However, the assistant referee raises the flag.
3' BOOKING- JFC's Eli Sabia sees an early yellow for his challenge on Krishna.
2' A lively start by ATK Mohun Bagan. A long ball finds Krishna who tries to squeeze a ball inside the JFC box but Hartley intercepts his pass.
7:30 PM- And we are underway!! (Roy Krishna has won the flip of the coin and ATKMB will be kicking things off in this half).
7:15 PM- What are the coaches saying?
Owen Coyle on ATK Mohun Bagan (Jamshedpur FC Coach): " ATKMB are a team that’s at the top end of the league every year. It’s a wonderful team with a fantastic coach and great players. They are dangerous opponents and more so with the fire and motivation of trying to get back to winning again. We know we are in for a tough game and we have to make sure we are ready for that challenge."
Antonio Habas on Jamshedpur FC (ATK Mohun Bagan Coach): "Jamshedpur have a quality midfield with several foreign players and Indian players. They are a difficult team and a competitive one, with a solid attack and defense."
7:00 PM- STAT: ATK Mohun Bagan is third on the top goalscorers list behind Mumbai City FC and Odisha FC. The Mariners have scored eight goals in the campaign so far. Jamshedpur FC is fifth on the list with five. It is two goals behind fourth-placed Bengaluru FC.
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6:40 PM- JFC skipper Peter Hartley starts tonight's match against the Mariners as Nerijus Vlaksis and Greg Stewart will look to lead the attacking line of the Red Miners. Good news for ATKMB as defender Tiri is back on the bench and might play a part in today's game. ATKMB's Liston Colaco is on the bench as well.
6:30 PM- Official lineups are out!!
Jamshedpur FC Playing XI: TP Rehenesh (GK), Ricky Lallawmawma, Eli Sabia (C), Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley, Jitendra Singh, Seiminlen Doungel, Pronay Halder, Komal Thatal, Nerijus Valskis, Greg Stewart
Subs: Pawan (GK), Laldinpuia, Narender, Anas, Boris, Lima, Ritwik, Murray, Pandita
Coach: Owen Coyle
ATK Mohun Bagan Playing XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Sumit Rathi, Ashutosh Mehta, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Joni Kauko, Carl McHugh, Lenny Rodrigues, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna (C).
Subs: Avilash (GK), Tiri, Prabir, Abhishek, Prabir, Abhishek, Bidyananda, Soosai, Williams, Colaco, Kiyan
Coach: Antonio Habas
6:18 PM- Here is what happened when the two teams met last time!!
6:00 PM- Here is how we think the two teams will lineup today!!
Jamshedpur Predicted XI (4-3-3): Rehenesh TP; Renthlei, Gahlot, Hartley, Lallawmawma; Jitendra Singh, Alex Lima, Komal Thatal; Greg Stewart, Nerijus Valskis, Doungel
ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI (4-3-3): Amrinder Singh; Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tamgri, Pritam Kotal; Manvir Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Liston Colaco Hugo Boumous, Roy Krishna, Joni Kauko
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Match Preview: ISL 2021: Jamshedpur takes on wounded ATK Mohun Bagan
The ATKMB side is still licking its wounds after suffering one of its worst defeats when it went down 1-5 against the reigning champion Mumbai City FC in its last outing. Jamshedpur head coach Owen Coyle would be trying to utilise the opportunity to see his team regaining the winning touch.
Jamshedpur had dropped two points when it squandered its lead to be held 1-1 by Hyderabad FC in the previous outing. Coyle’s team created a lot of chances but its attack failed to capitalise them and had to settle for a draw eventually. Jamshedpur is currently placed fifth in the table, a rung behind ATKMB, and this will be a big reason for them to seek a win.
“We have never qualified to the play-offs so we have to work bit-by-bit to get better. We have to concentrate on what we are doing and we are doing well. We have to keep that going,” said Coyle before the match.
For the ATKMB coach Antonio Lopez Habas, the best way to recover is to forget the result of the previous match.
“We have to continue with our philosophy, step by step in every match. We cannot take one match’s result into the next match because in this league you play the next match in three days. So, we have to bounce back,” Habas said.
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