ISL 2021-22, Highlights ATKMB vs JFC: Ritwik goal guides the Men of Steel to maiden League Winners Shield title; ATKMB 0-1 JFC

ISL 2021-22, ATKMB vs JFC: Get the Indian super league highlights between ATK Mohun Bagan vs Jamshedpur FC from the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.

Jamshedpur FC won its first League Winners Shield in its history.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the  ATK Mohun Bagan vs Jamshedpur FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash being played at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bringing you the pre-match buildup minute-by-minute updates from the final fixture of the League stage.

That is all for today. Thanks for tuning in. It is a short break for now. We will be back with for the ISL semifinals. Till then, goodbye and take care.

Read match report: ISL 2022: Jamshedpur FC beats ATK Mohun Bagan to win League Winners Shield

Updated stats table: ISL 2021-22 Stats: Rehenesh goes joint-top in race for Golden Glove after winning League Winners' Shield

Updated points table: ISL 2021-22 Points Table: Jamshedpur FC wins League Winners's Shield for the first time

Post-match comments!

ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando: "We have a semifinal in five days. We need to forget about today, have a shower and tomorrow is a new day. It was not the best performance. For us, today was a final. We prepared but did not have success, especially in the second half. But we have semifinals to prepare for."

Jamshedpur FC's Greg Stewart: "It is a great night for everyone connected with the club. We weren't great in the first half, to be honest but we always knew we could do it. The characters shown by the team has been phenomenal."

Jamshedpur FC goalscorer Ritwik Das: "I would like to thank the chairman, the supporters. There is no doubt that our teamwork has been fantastic. We do it together and we do it as a team. There is no doubt that we were the better team. I always felt we would be in the top four. Then we had some changes. Daniel Chima came in, Murray got fit. We have won seven in a row, which shows how good we have been. We are going to celebrate tonight but from tomorrow, the focus is on Kerala."

Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle: "I would like to thank the chairman, the supporters. There is no doubt that our teamwork has been fantastic. We do it together and we do it as a team. There is no doubt that we were the better team. I always felt we would be in the top four. Then we had some changes. Daniel Chima came in, Murray got fit. We have won seven in a row, which shows how good we have been. We are going to celebrate tonight but from tomorrow, the focus is on Kerala."

FULL TIME! (ATK MOHUN BAGAN 0-1 JAMSHEDPUR FC)

90+5' Close- Liston sets up Kauko for a shot on the volley. Kauko obliges but he misses the target by inches. This seems like Jamshedpur's day.

90+3' ATK Mohun Bagan moments away from a second heartbreak in consecutive seasons. Last season, it was Mumbai City FC, which beat it to the Shield and this time, it is Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur FC.

90+1' Len Doungel cuts back to Murray from the left flank. Murray shoots but his shot is blocked.

Seven added minutes!

87' The Mariners haven't stopped attacking which is commendable but they would need more than a miracle to come back into this match now. Owen Coyle's men edging towards the Shield.

85' ATKMB Sub- IN: Kiyan Nassiri OUT: Subhasish Bose.

85' Liston's shot takes a deflection and reaches Rehenesh, who sends it out for a corner.

81' JFC Subs- IN: Alexandre Lima and Sandip Mandi OUT: Greg Stewart and Len Doungel.

78' Tiri slips a good ball to Ashutosh on the left flank. Ashutosh crosses inside the box but he cannot find a Green and Maroon shirt as Hartley clears the ball to safety.

Match resumes!

Drinks break!

75' Stewart's cross from the left is met by Len, but he could not direct his header towards goal. The ball is cleared to safety by JFC.

72' Shot- Kauko takes a shot on the bounce from an ambitious distance, but cannot keep his effort on target.

68' ATK Mohun Bagan dominating the ball with 60% possession right now. That won't matter if it doesn't culminate into anything.

65' The equation is simple: ATKMB has to score a minimum of three goals in 25 minutes without conceding to win the shield. Anything less and Jamshedpur FC will lift its maiden League Winners Shield.

62' ATKMB Subs- IN: Ashutosh Mehta and Prabir Das OUT: Lenny Rodrigues and Pritam Kotal.

57' GOOOALL!! JAMSHEDPUR SCORES!! ITS RITWIK!! What a finish by Ritwik to put his team ahead. Stewart's shot ricocheted off a ATKMB player and ends up with Ritwik. He looks up, finds the space and beats Amrinder with a low shot in the bottom left-corner.

54' Krishna does well to create some space for himself and shoot at goal from the left. However, the shot gets a block on its way to Rehenesh, who collects the ball without fuss.

53' ATKMB Sub- IN: David Williams OUT: Carl McHugh.

50' Liston with a wonderful turn to get past Len's first challenge but is ultimately brought down by the Jamshedpur player in the middle of the park.

48' Save- It is a good freekick by Stewart as he keeps his effort on target. Amrinder watches the ball all the way and makes a save at the end.

47' Fast start to the second half as JFC wins a freekick after Pritam Kotal brings down Len Doungel in a dangerous area. Greg Stewart will be eying this one.

We are back for the second-half!

It has been an action-packed half at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda. Chaotic and physical at times, both ATK Mohun Bagan and Jamshedpur have not shied away from displaying an attacking brand of football.

As things stand, Jamshedpur FC will win its maiden League Winners Shield. ATK Mohun Bagan needs to win by a margin of two or more goals to lift the shield.

Stay tuned! Live second-half action coming up after a short break.

Half-time ! (ATK Mohun Bagan 0-0 Jamshedpur FC)

45+3' Shot- Tiri with a venomous shot from distance. It does not miss the target by much. A great effort by the defender.

45+1' Krishna attempts a cross inside the box from the right fklank, but is blocked well by Hartley.

Three added minutes!

45' Stewart's cross inside the ATKMB box from a JFC freekick is punched away confidently by Amrinder Singh.

44' Subhasish's delivery inside the box from an ATKMB freekick is cleared well by Eli Sabia.

41' Chance- Pritam Kotal loses the ball and Ritwik is through on goal. He makes a run down the left, but instead of going for the shot, he tries to square it for Chukwu. The Nigerian had delayed his run so he could not read the pass. A big miss for Jamshedpur.

40' Stat- ATKMB is the top scoring team this season from through balls (9).

39' Booking- JFC's Greg Stewart becomes the latest player to get booked.

38' Stewart gets the better of McHugh and Tiri and makes a run inside the ATKMB box. Just before he is about to get his cross in, the ball is intercepted and the attack ends.

36' Ritiwk shows his skill by getting the better of his marker with a 360-turn at the edge of the ATKMB box. His following shot however, is blocked. A lovely bit of skill by the youngster.

34' Stewart plays a great cross-field pass to Len, who tries to penetrate the ATKMB box. However, the JFC player cannot keep the ball under his control and loses possession.

Match resumes!

Drinks break!

27' Manvir is played a through ball on the right flank but the weight of the pass is too much for the winger. The ball goes out for a Jamshedpur goalkick.

24' Liston tries to use his pace to get past Eli Sabia but the latter uses his experience to get a touch and send the ball out for a corner.

23' JFC Sub- IN: Len Doungel OUT: Boris Singh.

23' Block- Stewart twists and turns and tries to get a shot on target but his shot is blocked well by Carl McHugh.

19' Save! Chukwu heads on target off an aerial ball as Amrinder makes a last minute save to deny Jamshedpur the opener 

17' Chance! Colaco makes a run into the box, passes to Kauko, whose shot is blocked by Hartley with his head. What a block by Peter!

14' Shot! ATKMB attacks on the counter and goes for goal with a long-ranger shot, which whizzes past the goal to keep the scores locked at 0-0

13' Yellow Card! Chukwu goes for the ball from Jhingan and misses it to bring down the Indian defender and JFC has its second yellow card tonight

12' Roy Krishna chases the ball in the JFC half as Hartley clears it away and Ritwik gets it, passes to Greg and eventually the ball goes out for a throw in for Jamshedpur

9' Foul! Pronay fouls Manvir and Lenny gets into the scuffle, pushing Pronay down and Pronay gets a yellow card for the rash challenge.

8' Colaco takes the free kick which hits the wall and McHugh goes for goal on the rebound as Rehenesh catches it smoothly

6' Foul! Roy Krishna plays a nice one-two with Kauko and tries to barge into the penalty box, but is fouled in front of it for a free kick

5' Rehenesh clears the ball from a forward passing progression by ATKMB, which ends in a futile fashion in fornt of the JFC keeper

3' Foul! Subhasish fouls Chukwu and JFC gets a free kick in the midfield. Sabia takes the free kick, which is targeted for Chukwu, but he is marked well by the Mariners to clear the ball away

1' JFC tries to head the ball in the opposition half, as Jhingan clears the ball away and the throw in brings possession back to ATKMB

Kick-off!

7:30 pm: And we are underway!

7:15 pm: What are the coaches saying?

Juan Ferrando on Jamshedpur FC’s strong points: “I think everybody really knows. They have two centre-backs with experience, including Peter Hartley. And they have Greg Stewart, whom I think is maybe the biggest recruit of this season because his performance was very good in all the games and he is a very good player. Their signing in January, Daniel Chima Chukwu, the number nine, he is a smart player.

Then Alex Lima, he is a good midfielder and then they have good wingers like Len (Doungel) They are working hard. There are a lot of (strong) points and in this case, with Pronay (Halder), I think there's a balance in the team.”

Owen Coyle on the performance of the Indian players: “I am very much delighted with all my players regardless of them being foreign players or domestic ones because it’s not about individual players but it’s a result of collective effort. Of course, in this season the number of foreigners was reduced to 4 which gave another Indian player an opportunity to be on the pitch, which has been great for us because all our players have been doing really well. I have said this before as well that the players don’t even need to be on the pitch to contribute to the team because they bring such quality to the club and these players are as important as the ones who are on the field.”

7:00 pm: STATS!

  • The Mariners have played 27 matches at the venue, having won 17 out of them, drawn six and have lost four times. On the other hand, the Men of Steel have won just three out of their nine matches played at the venue so far.
  • Greg Stewart has already made a statement in the ongoing season with 20 goal contributions (10 goals + 10 assists). Ferran Corominas is the player with the highest goal contributions (23) in a single season. The Jamshedpur FC player has an opportunity to match the record or create a new one in the upcoming game.

6:34 pm: Starting lineups are out!

ATK Mohun Bagan: Amrinder(GK); Subhasish, Sandesh, Tiri, Pritam; McHugh, Lenny, Kauko; Manvir, Liston, Krishna.

Subs: Shaikh(GK); Rathi, Gill, Ashutosh, Ravi, Prabir; Tangril Williams, Kiyan.

Coach: Juan Ferrando.

Jamshedpur FC: TP Rehenesh(GK); Ricky, Sabia, Hartley, Laldinliana; Boris, Ritwik, Pronay, Jitendra; Stewart, Chukwu.

Subs: Pawan(GK); Laldinpuia, Narender, Sandip, Anas; Doungel, Lima; Murray, Pandita.

Coach: Owen Coyle.

6:15 pm: When both teams met earlier in the season!

 

6:00 pm: Here is our predicted xi for tonight’s match!

ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Joni Kauko, Carl McHugh, Lenny Rodrigues, Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna, Liston Colaco.

Jamshedpur FC Predicted XI: TP Rehenesh (GK), Ricky Lallawmawma, Eli Sabia, Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley, Greg Stewart, Boris Singh, Pronay Halder, Ritwik Das, Ishan Pandita, Daniel Chukwu.

5:45 pm: Head-to-head record!

Having shared the field thrice, Jamshedpur FC has got the better of ATK Mohun twice, with the latter winning one of the encounters in the last season.

MATCH PREVIEW

Jamshedpur FC will be hoping to make its first play-off qualification memorable by securing the league winner’s Shield when it meets last year’s runner-up ATK Mohun Bagan in the league title-deciding match of ISL-8 at Fatorda on Monday. The fact that the concluding match of the league has effectively become a final before the play-offs would be giving the planners of the tournament a lot of satisfaction.

The requirements prior to the ‘decider’ majorly favours Jamshedpur FC, which is the current table topper with 40 points from 19 matches and needs only a point to secure the Shield and a berth in the AFC Champions League.

ATKMB, currently on 37 from 19, has a comparatively uphill task to accomplish as it needs to win by a clear two-goal margin in order to nudge Jamshedpur out from the top of the table.

The last time the two sides met, Jamshedpur edged past ATKMB by a 2-1 result. ATKMB had missed the Shield last season when it lost the League’s top position to Mumbai City FC on statistics after finishing tied on 40 points. The Kolkata giant will be hoping for better luck this time.

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On the assessment of form, Jamshedpur is also ahead having won six matches on the trot and matched the tournament record after having done so. If it manages to beat ATKMB, it will be setting a new mark. JFC also has the chance to break the previous high of point accumulation (40 points) if it manages to remain unbeaten in the last match.

For ATKMB, which has remained unbeaten in 15 matches, it has the chance to create a new ISL record of becoming the first team to remain undefeated in 16 games.

“The bottom line is that there are going to be two very good teams going toe-to-toe on the pitch. We know that if we’re at our very best then we can produce a positive result and we will approach the game with the intention of winning because that’s how we play,” JFC head coach Owen Coyle set the tone for the upcoming contest.

“I hope we have success. To do that it is necessary to control the game minute by minute. It is difficult but, to be honest, it is a great opportunity because we are in the last game with one opportunity to get the trophy (the Shield),” said the ATKMB coach Juan Ferrando.

Where can you watch the match?

The ATK Mohun Bagan vs Jamshedpur FC match will start at 7:30pm and will be telecast live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.