This is Sportstar's ISL match blog of the encounter between Chennaiyin FC and Jamshedpur FC at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Wednesday.
That's all we have for the night. We will be back tomorrow for Odisha FC vs Kerala Blasters. [ PREVIEW ]
MATCH REPORT |
Owen Coyle "I said to the boys to keep pressing. I hope Valskis is okay for ATK. They gave everything in terms of effort and quality. We have done well with not having full comlpliment of foreigners for most of season. We deserved the win over he course of the game. Yesterday, we found out about Valskis' injury. Things dont fall into place but we have fought all season. Just like last season with CFC when we arrived into playoff in the last game. This group of players will give everything to achive the playoffs. Ideally I would like to play last season's stule but not possible with personnel. Chhangte and CFC are dangerous on counter. So we played a different way. Those teams are outstanding teams [BFC, ATKMB, MUMBAI] but we will try to win them. Who knows what can happen."
Csaba Laszlo "We have to go out and play football. We have 3 games to go and with this game playoff may not be possible. But as sportsmen we need to try and win those games. Today, the better team lost. On days like these it's very painful. I dont understand's Thoi's decision to pass and then we are punished with an own goal. I feel sorry for the boys. I put all the offensive players to score and win the game. Unfortunately we lost. [On helping players with finishing] In the moment, we pressed opponent and we were betetr team. I don't know hat he saw in the middle and I will tell him to continue and shoot in the next game. I am not negative with my players. We have suffered offensively but have created chances. We had one or two especially Thoi had the best chance but he switched off. I don't know why. It's painful and now we have keep our heads up. [Thapa not playing] He was not fit. If he was 100% fit he will be on the pitch. He told me in the last training session and he wasn't sure and said he was 60-70%. Its painful for me with Rafa out for season and Thapa's injuries, we can risk but player felt he couldn't give his 100%."
Post match comments to follow..
FULL-TIME. A big, big win for Jamshedpur! It moves into sixth on the table and is just 2 points off a fourth place. Chennaiyin had an opportunity to nick a win just 20 seconds before Jamshedpur's winner. Thoi squandered a great opening and JFC went the other end and scored through Grande, who has stepped in the absence of Valskis. ISL 2020: Points Table
90'+4' JFC SUBS: Grande, Eze OFF; Joyner, Mobahsir ON
90'+3' Sipovic and Hartley are squaring up against each other. The dup are pulled apart by teammates. Sipovic wins a free-kick and Eze is going off the field with a limp foot. JFC down to 10 men now.
FIVE MINUTES OF ADDED TIME.
90' GOAAL! DAVID GRANDE SCORES!!! JFC goes up the other end and the ball is chased won by Grande inside the box on the right. Grande turns and cuts onto his left and takes a left-footed shot, which is defletced off Sipovic before nestling into the net. *The goal has been credited as an Enes Sipovic own goal*
89' Thoi is played through on goal but he chooses to play it across for Chhangte but its behind Chhangte. He probably should have gone for a shot himself.
87' Crucial header at the other end by Eze to deny Sipovic a header on goal after a cross from Edwin.
84' Eze comes close to scoring with a header as the ball misses the corner of the goal by a whisker.
82' Memo's effort from the corner is deflected behind for another corner.
81' Farukh with a flick over a defender's head and pushes past another but Reagan is on cover to clear it out.
77' Chhangte with a swinging freekick into the box and Rehnesh does well to push it away being under pressure from Sylvestr.
75' Water break taken.
75' CFC SUBS: Isma, Rahim OFF; Thoi, Sylvestr ON
75' Memo cuts across the ball with a thundering effort from the freekick but he can't get it on target from a narrow angle.
73' Isma with a bustling run down the middle before Hartley sticks out a leg to bring him down outside JFC's box. Hartley goes into the book.
70' JFC SUB: Lima OFF, Fitzgerald
67' Memo shoves down Grande from behind and concedes a freekick on the left side. Memo gets booked.
65' CFC SUB: Lanzarote OFF, Edwin ON. Lanzarote gets booked for not taking the nearest exit.
64' Eze is down on the ground now and is getting his right knee strapped up on the sideline.
63' Lima tracks back to help out Narender to double up against Chhangte, who had made a run down the left into a crossing position.
59' Narender with a through ball into the box and Chennaiyin players are caught unaware and so is Hartley, who fails to control it while being in a goal-scoring position.
58' Farukh plays the ball between two Chennaiyin players and looks to run into the box but Reagan barges him down to the ground.
57' JFC SUB: Dinliana OFF, Narender ON
56' Dinliana Renthlei is down injured. Looks like he may not be able to continue.
53' Grande puts the ball over the goal after a fick on header is along the path of the JFC attacker.
50' Chhangte is played down the left into the box by Lanzarote but Rentheli gets across to dispossess the attacker.
49' Lima with a volley from outside the box but he ends up slicing it over the goal.
46' Chennaiyin gets the second half underway.
46'+2' Lanzarote overhits his cross behind for a goal kick.
45'+1' Lanzarate goes for goal from a corner but Rehenesh is on hand to push it behind for another corner.
Two minutes of added time.
45' Rahim cuts inside Hartley to go through on goal but Eze gets back to to make a last-dtch tackle inside the box.
45' Jamshedpur has regained some control by pushing Chennaiyin on the ball as it looks to play out from the back.
41' Fanai concedes a corner down the left side.
36' Rare Jamshedpur attack. Kaith's throw from the back is cut out and Grande gets the loose ball and takes a shot at goal, which fizzes just wide of the far post.
35' Chennaiyin is on the front foot here and has taken shot after shots without much luck. Jamshedpur is pinned to its own half.
32' Water break taken.
31' Freekick from the right for Chennaiyin near the byline and Lanzarote goes for goal but Rehenesh pushes it over the bar.
30' Chhangte with another run into Jamshedpur's box and squares it into the middle where Rahim's shot is blocked!
28' Chhangte goes one-on-one with Eze and the defender forced him wide. Lanzarote swings in a cross into the centre but its just over the onrushing Isma.
27' Good play from Chennaiyin from left to right before Memo blasts his shot from distance over the bar.
23' After some early domination from CFC in this game, Jamshedpur FC has managed to stitch together good attacking moves in the last few minutes.
20' OFFSIDE! Seiminlen Doungel does well to get past a Chennaiyin FC player on the right flank. He sends in a cross into the box. Goalkeeper Vishal Kaith drops it while trying to collect it. But luckily for him, William Lalnunfela was in an offside position.
17' Lima receives the ball and makes a darting run into the box before he goes down asking for a penalty. Referee says no.
13' Chhangte picks up the ball in the middle and makes a mazy run to the edge of the box before Hartley clears the ball away for a throw in.
11' A long ball down the left to find Lanzarote inside the box but Renthlei gets a touch to put it behind for a corner.
8' Fanai with an outstretched leg on Lima while challenging for the ball and the referee awards a free-kick on the right side of Chennaiyin's box. Monroy's outswinigng free-kick is cleared away from the box.
4' SAVE! Memo with a diagonal switch to the left for Chhangte, who cuts in from the left to take a shot from outside the box and Rehenesh makes a superb save with a diving one-handed effort to tip it away.
1' We are underway in Bambolim. Jamshedpur kicks off from left to right. Lima does well to make room to get away a shot from a narrow angle from outside the box and Kaith dives across to collect the deflected effort. Jamshedpur has passed the first test against Chennaiyin by not conceding inside the first 52 seconds.
7.25 PM: Both teams make their way out to the middle.
6:50 PM: Two alterations for Chennaiyin FC tonight! Lalchhuanmawia Fanai and Germanpreet Singh have been brought on to replace Jerry Lalrinzuala and Anirudh Thapa in Csaba Laszlo's lineup.
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC has made four changes! Ricky Lallawmawma, William Lalnunfela, Aitor Monroy and David Grande have replaced Narender Gahlot, Mohammad Mobashir, Nicholas Fitzgerald and Nerijus Valskis in Owen Coyle's playing XI.
6:30 PM: The team lineups are out!
CFC XI: Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Enes Sipovic, Eli Sabia, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manuel Lanzarote, Memo Moura, Germanpreet Singh, Rahim Ali, Esmael Goncalves.
COACH: Csaba Laszlo.
JFC XI: TP Rehenesh, Ricky Lallawmawma, Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Aitor Monroy, Alexandre Lima, Seiminlen Doungel, David Grande, William Lalnunfela, Farukh Choudhary.
COACH: Owen Coyle.
6 PM: Here's how the two teams could line-up on the night.
Chennaiyin FC predicted XI (4-4-2)
Vishal Kaith; Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai; Manuel Lanzarote, Anirudh Thapa, Memo Moura, Lallianzuala Chhangte; Esmael Goncalves, Rahim Ali
Jamshedpur FC predicted XI (4-3-3)
T.P. Rehenesh; Laldinliana Rentheli, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Ricky Lallawmawma; Alex Lima, Aitor Monroy, Mobashir Rahman; Seiminlen Doungel, Nerijus Valskis, Farukh Choudhary
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The seventh edition of the Indian Super League got underway inside a bio-bubble in Goa on November 20.
The tournament, spanning over four months, will see 11 teams play each other in a league and playoff format across three venues. Following the inclusion of SC East Bengal, this season will feature 115 games, up from 95 last season.
A desperate Chennaiyin FC will seek a turnaround when it faces Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League match in Goa on Wednesday.
Its last game, a goalless draw against Bengaluru, was the ninth time Chennaiyin had failed to score this season - the most by any team. Now, it finds itself in desperate need of results to reach the playoffs for the second straight time. Chennaiyin is six points off the top four.
And Chennaiyin coach Csaba Laszlo has urged his team to keep fighting till the end. "We still hope and we don't give up our target of being in the top four. The possibility is there. And tomorrow's game will not only be important for Jamshedpur but the other teams as well," he said.
Chennaiyin's struggle in front of the goal has continued to cost it points despite the two-time winner creating plenty of chances. It has now not scored from open play for five games straight.
"We know we are capable of winning games, but we need to use our chances better. Even in the offensive part, we need more consistency. To miss so many chances after creating them isn't normal. But we trust our players, and we keep going and try to play our football," Laszlo said.
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur is a spot above its opponent with just a point separating them. "They're a tough team," said JFC coach Owen Coyle.
"They've certainly created a lot of chances, but they haven't been as clinical as what they could be, but we know they are very tough opponents." "We can look to the next game as a cup final because we have to get points from that to keep on trying to reduce the deficit. The teams that are already there have the advantage.
"And that's the only way for us to get there. We have to try and win games to reach that spot if it becomes available."
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