Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Indian Super League match between East Bengal FC and Jamshedpur FC from the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
Jamshedpur FC fight back to clinch a 2-1 win against East Bengal.
If the result stays the same, JFC will reach nine points but there won’t be a positional change in the points table for the Red Miners.
Six minutes added at the end of the second-half!!
Germanpreet connects well with his shot from the edge of the EB box but Suvam makes the save. There was a chance for the rebound to end up inside the net. However, Suvam recovered well to prevent Pandita from getting to the ball.
GOOOALLLL!! JAMSHEDPUR FC TAKES THE LEAD!! IT IS RITWIK DAS!! East Bengal has squandered points from a winning position yet again. A brilliant cross from the right flank by Germanpreet finds Ritwik Das who took a good position in the middle of the box. Suvam leapt for the ball but missed it completely as Das connected with the ball and guidedit inside the net.
East Bengal with another chance to counter but sloppy passing breaks down the move and JFC has the ball again.
East Bengal subs: IN- Semboi, O’Doherty OUT- Suhair, Lima
Ishan Pandita, despite being under pressure, gets his shot away from inside the EB box. He misses the target but not by much as he hits the side-netting.
Crivellaro connects well with his shot from the freekick. It was on target but Ivan Gonzalez heads the ball away before the ball could reach the goal.
Booking: EB’s Alex Lima is the latest player to see a yellow card.
Aniket’s driving cross finds Suhair who cannot control the ball. The ball almost falls to Cleiton but Yadav does well to come out and collect.
Crivellaro finds Pandita with a measured through ball on the left. Pandita’s first touch is heavy which allows Suvam Sen to come out and collect the ball.
Booking: EB’s Cleiton is shown a yellow card- his third of the season.
East Bengal sub: IN- Aniket OUT- Naorem Mahesh
Sarthak finds Cleiton with a superb through ball which sent the latter clear on goal. Yadav comes off his line but Cleiton takes the ball past him. He shoots from a tight angle but his shot lacked the pace to find the net. The ball is cleared before it could go over the line.
Booking: JFC’s Pratik is shown the first yellow of the night after a heavy challenge on Cleiton. This is Pratik’s fourth yellow card of the season, which means he will miss the next match.
Crivellaro weaves his way through the East Bengal defence. He shows good feet to get the better of his marker. In the end, he delays his shot too much and his eventual shot is blocked.
Lima’s shot from inside the JFC box takes a deflection and goes towards the far-post. Cleiton made the run but Ricky does well to get to the ball and send it out for a corner.
GOOOALLL!! JAMSHEDPUR FC EQUALISES!! SAWYER SCORES!! Poor defending from East Bengal again as it failed to clear the ball inside the box. Pandita’s shot is blocked but the ball falls to Sawyer, whose touch is enough to roll the ball over the goalline.
East Bengal sub: IN- Jerry OUT- Ankit. It is an enforced change for the Red and Gold Brigade.
Ankit Mukherjee cannot continue as he picked up a knock. He is carried off the pitch on a stretcher.
Jamshedpur subs: IN- Pandita, Sawyer, German OUT- Boris, Chukwu, Dinpuia.
Crivellaro with another good chance as he makes his way inside the EB box. He takes the ball past a diving Suvam but cannot wrap his foot around the ball. The ball goes out for a goal kick. Chukwu and Crivellaro are showing some good linkup play at the moment.
Crivellaro’s freekick hits the wall and goes out for a corner. Crivellaro takes the corner but it is too deep and the ball goes out for a goalkick. Sabia tried to head the ball but could not reach it.
Kyriacou does well to deliver a nice floating cross from the right flank. Cleiton was the intended target but Yadav does well to catch the ball before the Brazilian got to it.
Cleiton and Mahesh try to play a one-two in front of the JFC box but the former ends up losing the ball after a misdirected pass.
East Bengal looking for its second home win of the season. Its first win came in its last home game against Bengaluru FC after Cleiton Silva scored a brilliant late winner from a freekick.
East Bengal starts the second-half with a 1-0 lead.
East Bengal leads Jamshedpur FC by a scoreline of 1-0 courtesy of a goal by Cleiton Silva.
One minute added at the end of the first-half!!
Chukwu uses all his strength to try and keep the ball near the EB box but he is eventually dispossessed as JFC’s attack breaks down.
Suhair does well under pressure to whip a cross inside the box but the ball goes straight to Yadav who collects the ball.
Crivellaro with a dangerous shot from inside the EB box. The shot was on target but the ball takes a deflection and goes out for a JFC corner. Ivan Gonzalez with an important block.
Cleiton tries a lob from quite a distance as he saw JFC keeper Yadav off his line. However, his effort is not on target. A good effort nonetheless.
Yadav’s poor kick sees him give the ball away to Mobashir. The JFC defence was under pressure for a moment but Mobashir’s attempted ball to Cleiton is intercepted.
Ritwik Das shows an exquisite touch to make his way inside the EB box. He shoots at Suvam’s near-post but the East Bengal keeper makes the save. Eventually, the whistle is blown for offside.
Mobashir’s ball inside the box from a freekick is cleared to safety by Crivellaro.
Crivellaro delivers a good cross inside the EB box from a freekick. Chukwu shows good improvisation to try and backheel the ball inside the net. The JFC pressure ends as Boris commits a foul.
Pronay with a meaty challenge on Suhair who goes down. East Bengal players want a foul but it was an excellent challenge by the JFC player who got the ball with his tackle.
A good attack from East Bengal. Lima makes a great run and finds Cleiton. Cleiton spreads the ball to Mahesh on the left, who makes his way inside the JFC box and squares the ball to Silva. However, Cleiton is crowded out before he can get his shot away.
East Bengal’s defence is caught napping as Ritkwik makes his way inside the box. Ritwik did enjoy some luck but did well to set up Boris for the shot. Boris takes a first-time shot but hits the side-netting.
Cleiton dispatches a venomous shot from distance from an East Bengal freekick. He clears the wall as the low shot raced towards goal. However, the effort is straight at Yadav who collects the ball confidently.
It seemed for a while that Chukwu would not be able to continue after he went to the ground. However, he seems okay for the moment.
Chukwu looking to grab an immediate equaliser for Jamshedpur as he takes his shot from distance. The shot had power but lacked direction.
GOOOALL!! EAST BENGAL SCORES!!! CLEITON SILVA FINDS THE NET!! Naorem cuts in from the left side of the box and shoots at goal. Yadav makes the save but cannot hold on to the ball. The rebound falls to Silva who taps the ball inside the net. Replay showed that he might be in an offside position but the assistant referee’s flag stayed down.
Boris sends a cross inside the box from the right. Chukwu jumped to attack the ball but could not get a proper connection.
Ricky delivers a low cross into the box from the left but it is easily collected by Suvam. There was no JFC player to attack the cross.
Cleiton finds his studs caught in the turf and takes a nasty fall. However, there is no reason for worry as he is okay to continue.
Crivellaro takes the first corner of the match but he cannot beat the first-post. The ball is cleared and reaches Boris at the edge of the box. He tries to shoot on the volley but botches his effort.
Neither team has been able to dominate proceedings in the opening minutes of the first-half.
East Bengal and Jamshedpur FC kick-off match 72 of the Indian Super League at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
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East Bengal FC will be looking to repeat its winning form at home when it takes on League Shield winner Jamshedpur FC, at the Salt Lake Stadium on Friday.
East Bengal won its first home match after a prolonged wait as it beat Bengaluru FC in its last outing at the venue. This will be giving the Torch Bearers confidence as it prepares to take on the Red Miners, which is lying a spot below it in the 10th position in the current standings.
The last time these two sides met earlier this season, East Bengal grabbed three points beating Jamshedpur 3-1 at the latter’s home in the first phase of the league. East Bengal (12 points from 12 matches) will be trying to keep its play-off stage hopes alive with a favourable result, especially after losing 3-1 against Odisha FC in its previous outing.
“There are no easy games. We managed to get three points in Jamshedpur, and we won our last home game too. We will try to win the first home game of the new year as well,” East Bengal head coach Constantine said.
Jamshedpur FC (six from 13), which could manage just two draws while losing the rest in its last 10 appearances, will have its task cut out as it tries to win its first away game.
“Our realistic goal is to finish as high as we can. We just have to focus on ourselves with our new additions and just keep plugging away until we get as high on the table as we can,” said the Jamshedpur coach Aidy Boothroyd.
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In the last five matches, East Bengal has won 2 compared to Jamshedpur’s one. Two matches have ended in a draw.
This season when both teams faced each other the last time, East Bengal won the last match at Jamshedpur 3-1. VP Suhair scored one, while Cleiton Silva grabbed a brace for East Bengal. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored the only goal for Jamshedpur.
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