ISL 2020-21 highlights: Hyderabad, Jamshedpur play out 1-1 draw

Jamshedpur FC held Hyderabad FC to a 1-1 draw in a 2020-21 Indian Super League outing at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Goa, on Wednesday.

Jamshedpur FC players celebrate Stephen Eze's equaliser against Hyderabad FC on Wednesday.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

This is Sportstar's blog/highlights of the 2020-21 ISL match between Hyderabad FC and Jamshedpur FC in Goa.

However, Manolo Marquez's red card was the talking point as his Hyderabad side played out a 1-1 draw against JFC in match 14 of ISL 2020-21 at the Tilak Maidan in Goa.

It was Jamshedpur FC which dominated the last 15 minutes of the outing and Owen Coyle's team could have bagged full three points if it had been a bit lucky towards the end.

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Hyderabad FC could have won the game tonight before Jamshedpur FC's disallowed goal. But the several missed chances of HFC proved way too costly at the finish line.

Jamshedpur FC's Laldinliana Renthlei wins the winning pass of the match award, while Hyderabad FC star Mohammed Yasir takes home the player of the game honours.

HFC player Liston Colaco: I'm really happy to be involved in every match. The coach (Manolo Marquez) is giving me a lot of freedom and support. It makes me confident and improves my game. I'm disappointed that we weren't able to get the victory. But we are ready to move on and have some time to rest. We could have scored the winner but that's in the past. We have to focus on Mohun Bagan.

JFC manager Owen Coyle: I thought we played really well in the second half. We deserved the equaliser. It's extremely upsetting to see a fair goal being disallowed. The linesman thought it was a handball. We have players and coaching staff from abroad in the ISL. The league's quality is improving. Last year, they had foreign referees. Now they don't. Something has to be done to improve refereeing decisions on the field.

We will bring you the post match quotes from both the camps next.....

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS:

AND IT'S FULL-TIME!

90+4' RED CARD! Hyderabad head coach Manolo Marquez receives a red card from the referee for walking into the field. He's arguing with the fourth official. Owen Coyle sympathises with his counterpart, who has to make the long walk back.

90+1' Four minutes of stoppage time to be added on at the end of the second half! Hyderabad is going forward in numbers to find the winning goal right now.

90' CHANCE FOR EQUALISER! A glorious opportunity for JFC here to seal the winner. Hartley jumps the highest during a cross but his shot goes over the crossbar.

87' YELLOW CARD! Jamshedpur FC skipper and centre-back Peter Hartley is booked by the referee for a terrible tackle on a Hyderabad FC player.

85' GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!!! STEPHEN EZE FINDS THE EQUALISER!!! JAMSHEDPUR 1 - 1 HYDERABAD! Valskis receives a pass from behind and charges inside the box. He sends in an excellent cross but Chinglensana Singh heads it away. The ball falls to William Lalnunfela who lays it off for Stephen Eze and the Nigerian blasts it past HFC keeper Kattimani.

82' INJURY! Aridane Santana is down. This should be extremely worrying for Hyderabad FC. It is already short on foreigners. SUBSTITUTION! Abhishek Halder comes in for Santana who is being stretchered off.

79' CROSS! Laldinliana Renthlei takes the ball forward from the right wing and sends in a cross inside the box. His JFC teammate Stephen Eze heads it but it's off target.

76' It's time for the final cooling break of the match!

74' CHANGE! Hyderabad head coach Manolo Marquez brings back Hitesh Sharma as he sends in experienced defender Adil Khan into the middle.

71' OFFSIDE!!! GOAL DISALLOWED! Jamshedpur FC players can't believe it. The ball found the back of the net. But the referee disallows it as his linesman raises his flag for offside. It was a free-kick from Aitor Monroy and HFC keeper Kattimani tried to punch it away. But he directed it towards Santana who looked to have scored an own goal. Replays show that Hartley was well onside. It should have been 1-1!

69' Aniket Jadhav tried to receive a long ball from a Jamshedpur FC teammate from the other half. But Nikhil Poojary does well to intercept and kick it out of play.

66' SUBSTITUTION! Hyderabad FC manager Manolo Marquez makes his first change of the game. Asish Rai makes way for Nikhil Poojary in the middle.

63' YELLOW CARD! JFC's Aniket Jadhav goes into the referee's book for a very poor challenge in midfleld. HFC wins a free-kick.

61' JFC CHANCE! Aniket Jadhav receives the ball inside the box from the left wing but he takes too much time before releasing his shot. Hitesh Sharma does well to block it. Wasted opportunity!

58' DOUBLE CHANGE! JFC head coach Owen Coyle brings in Isaac Vanmalsawma and William Lalnunfela for Jackichand Singh and Alexandre Lima.

55' VERY VERY CLOSE! It should have been 2-0 for Hyderabad as Narzary makes a mess of a glorious chance. Liston Colaco did all the hard work here as he dribbled past a sliding tackle and it was three HFC players against one Jamshedpur defender. Colaco had players on both sides.

52' FREE-KICK FOR HFC! Joao Victor will take it. He drills his shot and the ball gets deflected off Stephen Eze. JFC shot-stopper Pawan Kumar reacts well and collects it by diving to his left.

50' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!! ARIDANE SANTANA SCORES!!!! HYDERABAD 1 - 0 JAMSHEDPUR!! This was a keeper's mistake. Pawan Kumar pushed Halicharan Narzary's shot straight towards Santana who found the back of the net. Hartley played him onside here.

48' JFC ATTACK! Renthlei with a wonderful run forward. He executes an one-two pass with Alexandre Lima and tries to go for a cross but the Hyderabad defence clears it away.

46' SUBSTITUTION! Aniket Jadhav replaces Amarjit Singh for Jamshedpur FC in the middle. Head coach Owen Coyle introduces some fresh legs.

THE SECOND HALF IS UNDERWAY!

Both teams started the game well and Jamshedpur FC took over from the 15th minute. Despite the slight dominance, Hyderabad FC looked solid at the back.

However, the last 10 minutes of the first-half completely belonged to HFC, with Liston Colaco, Halicharan Narzary and Aridane Santana working well in tandem upfront.

Narzary should have put his side ahead, having got the best chance of the match. But the scores stay level and both outfits have a lot to so in the final 45 minutes. Stay tuned!

AND IT'S HALF-TIME!

45+2' CLOSE! HFC star Liston Colaco has been on fire tonight. He did well to get past a few Jamshedpur players. But a last-ditch tackle from Hartley saves the day for JFC.

45' YELLOW CARD! Jamshedpur defender Stephen Eze is the first player to be booked tonight. He takes out HFC forward Santana with a silly tackle. Two minutes of stoppage time to be added on at the end of the first half.

41' WHAT A CHANCE! Halicharan Narzary comes up with brilliant solo run for Hyderabad FC, dribbles past Renthlei, gets into box and takes a shot. The ball hits the post and goes out. He should have looked to pass the ball to either Aridane Santana or Liston Colaco in the middle because his angle wasn't the best.

38' SHOT! Asish Rai with another good move on the right flank. He finds Mohammed Yasir just outside the box. The HFC midfielder lets one fly from long and misses the target.

36' SLIDING TACKLE! This was a JFC attack and HFC looked to be in trouble. However, Liston Colaco executed a perfect sliding tackle to retrieve the ball and win a foul.

33' CROSS! Hyderabad duo Liston Colaco and Asish Rai exchange a few one-two passes and get to the edge of the box. Colaco comes up with a cross. Jamshedpur keeper Pawan gets to the ball first but he spills it and takes it back immediately.

30' It's time for the drinks break now!

27' SET-PIECE FOR HYDERABAD! Mohammed Yasir sets himself up to take a corner. His delivery is close to the post and JFC custodian Pawan Kumar tries to punch it away. His skipper Hartley assists him with the clearance by heading the ball away.

24' CORNER FOR JAMSHEDPUR! Jackichand will take it. He sends in a decent cross to the near post but the Hyderabad defence averts the danger with ease.

23' CLOSE! JFC's Laldinliana Renthlei receives the ball on the right wing and dribbles past HFC's Akash Mishra. He then sends it towards Jackichand Singh at the edge of the box who hits it first time and keeper Laxmikant Kattimani tips it over.

19' Jamshedpur is slightly ahead of Hyderabad when it comes to possession tonight. Owen Coyle's side has also completed more passes and touches in this game with a better success per cent.

16' CHANCE FOR HFC! Liston Colaco squares the ball off for Asish Rai who in turn sends a cross to the far post. Halicharan Narzary collects the ball and has a shot on target but JFC goalkeeper Pawan Kumar punches it out to safety.

12' ANOTHER SET-PIECE FOR HYDERABAD! JFC defender Stephen Eze makes the mistake with his sliding tackle here. Aridane Santana and Liston Colaco get ready to take the kick and its the latter who comes up with a shot which tests Jamshedpur keeper Pawan Kumar.

10' FREE-KICK FOR HFC! Valskis gets into a tussle with a Hyderabad defender in midfield and the Jamshedpur FC striker concedes a set-piece. He's looking a bit rusty tonight.

7' THROW-IN FOR JFC! This looked dangerous as Valskis got into the penalty box. However, Chinglensana Singh cleared it away from danger. The set-piece is easily dealt with by Hyderabad.

5' CROSS! Quick passing from Hyderabad FC here. Mohammad Yasir to Halicharan Narzary to Akash Mishra on the left wing. The full-back sends in a cross into the box but Liston Colaco isn't able to reach the ball in the middle.

2' CHANCE! Jamshedpur FC striker Nerijus Valskis gets hold of the ball on the right flank and passes it to Jackichand Singh, who attempts to get past his marker but is dispossessed.

7:30 PM: AND THE MATCH BEGINS!

The captains Aridane Santana (HFC) and Peter Hartley (JFC) get ready for the toss.

7:10 PM: Can Nerijus Valskis guide Jamshedpur FC to its first win of ISL 2020-21?

The JFC striker is tied with FC Goa's Igor Angulo and Mumbai City FC's Adam Le Fondre as the leading goal scorer of ISL-7.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

 

6:50 PM: The Hyderabad FC players are out for their pre-match training drills.

Hyderabad FC players before the start of game 14 of the 2020-21 Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

 

6:30 PM: The team line-ups are out!

HFC XI: Kattimani, Asish, Onaindia, Chinglensana, Akash, Hitesh, Victor, Yasir, Narzary, Colaco, Santana.

COACH: Manolo Marquez.

JFC XI: Pawan, Renthlei, Eze, Hartley, Lallawmawma, Mobashir, Monroy, Amarjit, Jackichand, Lima, Valskis.

COACH: Owen Coyle.

6:15 PM: Hyderabad FC is in its second ISL season, while Jamshedpur FC is in its fourth season of the tournament. Jamshedpur has a success rate of 30.35 per cent in the league stage with 17 wins from 56 matches. Hyderabad, meanwhile, has a success rate of 15 per cent with 3 wins from 20 matches. Here are the players to watch out for and head-to-head record ahead of today's fixture. (FULL STORY

6:00 PM: Jamshedpur started with a 1-2 defeat to Chennaiyin FC before blowing a 2-0 lead to draw the game 2-2 against Odisha FC. Hyderabad remains unbeaten after a 1-0 win over Odisha FC and a goalless draw against Bengaluru FC. Here's how the two teams could line-up. (READ MORE)

5:45 PM: How did the teams fare in Gameweek 1 of ISL-7? Shyam Vasudevan and Aashin Prasad review the first round of fixtures on the 'Full Time Show'

 

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The Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) will mark the return of major league competition in India after the nationwide lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak was first imposed in March.

The seventh edition of the ISL 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 SC East Bengal's inclusion, this season will feature 115 games, up from 95 last season.

MATCH PREVIEW:

Fresh from holding top gun Bengaluru FC (BFC) to a frustrating 0-0 draw, Hyderabad FC will next look to tame Jamshedpur FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Wednesday.

Hyderabad, which didn’t keep a clean sheet all season last time, now has two in two, including one in the opening round win over Odisha FC. The centre-back pairing of Odei Onaindia and Chinglensana Singh, which was outstanding against the Sunil Chhetri-powered BFC, seems primed to handle Nerijus Valskis, the golden-boot winner from the previous edition, and scorer of all three goals for Jamshedpur this campaign.

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It is, however, the offensive side of the game that Hyderabad coach Manolo Marquez will be worried by. In two matches thus far, his wards have scored a solitary goal, a penalty from Aridane Santana.

Hyderabad may have created chances and taken over 30 shots in the first two matches, but injuries to forward Joel Chianese (ankle) and midfield creator Lluis Sastre (hamstring) in the match against BFC will severely hamper the team. On match eve, Marquez confirmed the dreaded news that the duo would be sidelined for some time.

It might seem the right opportunity for the Owen Coyle-coached Jamshedpur to exploit. But after having lost the opener to Chennaiyin FC 2-1 and then blowing a two-goal lead against Odisha to draw 2-2, Jamshedpur’s defence will be under scrutiny.

“We were outstanding in the first half against Odisha and we set the standards that we want to continue in the games to come,” Coyle said ahead of the clash against Hyderabad. “The disappointment was dropping two points in a game we should have won.”

“We showed that we can score. We want to get the balance right to make sure that we don't concede soft goals like we did. When we do that and bring it all together, we are going to stand tall,” added the man who led Chennaiyin FC to the final last season.

- THE SQUADS -

HYDERABAD FC: Subrata Paul, Laxmikant Kattimani, Manas Dubey, Lalbiakhlua Jongte, Chinglensana Singh, Odei Onaindia, Dimple Bhagat, Nikhil Prabhu, Sahil Panwar, Akash Mishra, Kynsailang Khongsit, Asish Rai, Adil Khan, Halicharan Narzary, Joao Victor, Laldanmawia Ralte, Lluis Sastre, Hitesh Sharma, Abhishek Halder, Sahil Tavora, Mark Zothanpuia, Mohamed Yasir, Nikhil Poojary, Souvik Chakrabarti, Sweden Fernandes, Aridane Santana, Fran Sandaza, Joel Chianese, Liston Colaco, Ishan Dey, Lalawmpuia, Rohit Danu

JAMSHEDPUR FC: TP Rehenesh, Pawan Kumar, Niraj Kumar, Raj Mahato, Vishal Yadav, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Narender Gehlot, Joyner Lourenco, Laldinliana Renthlei, Karan Amin, Manash Protim Gogoi, Sandip Mandi, Ricky Lallawmawma, Subhash Barua, Aitor Monroy, Alex Lima, Jackichand Singh, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Issac Vanmalsawma, Amarjit Singh, Mobashir Rahman, Jitendra Singh, Manisana Singh, Harsha Parui, Billu Teli, Gorachand Mardi, Gaurab, Bhupender Singh, Nerijus Valskis, David Grande, Aniket Jadhav, Sapam Kennedy Singh, William LalnunfelaWales), Balwant Singh, C. K. Vineeth, Anthony Pilkington (Ireland), Girik Khosla, Harmanpreet Singh.

ISL 2020 will be televised live at 7.30 pm IST on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV.