ISL 2019: Subrata Paul's heroics keep Bengaluru quiet in Jamshedpur - Talking points

Subrata Paul's vital saves kept Jamshedpur in the game as the Antonio Iriondo-led side stormed to the top of the points table after it drew with Bengaluru.

Jamshedpur FC held Bengaluru FC to a goalless draw as Subrata Paul starred for the Men of Steel. Bengaluru registered its third straight draw with the result on Sunday and is now seventh on the points table. Jamshedpur, which has four points more than Bengaluru, is at the top of the league standings.

Here are the major talking points from the match:

Sensational Subrata stars in goal

Goalkeeper Subrata Paul excelled between the sticks for Jamshedpur and played a vital role in the team's result. Subrata, who also kept a clean slate for the Tata-owned franchise, faced 14 shots, nine of which were on target.

Through his reflexes, Subrata made vital blocks and saves to keep the Bengaluru attack quiet. Subrata denied Manuel Ownu a chance at goal - his first of the season -, and also stopped Ashique Kuruniyan from scoring in the second hand with a strong one-handed block.

Piti keeps Jamshedpur attack flowing

Piti was once again involved in keeping the Jamshedpur attack alive, which was often suppressed by the mighty Bengaluru.

The Spaniard contributed in the midfield from his through passes and was impressive from free-kicks. From the set pieces, Piti set up Mobashir Rahman in front of the goal on one occasion, and he also supplied the cross to Farukh Choudhary when the striker pulled off an overhead kick.

Onwu, Chhetri yet to score for Bengaluru

Bengaluru's new signing Manuel Onwu has not yet impressed with his finishing. The 31-year-old had his first shot of the season only on Sunday -- his third game of the season. Roped in from the third division of the Spanish league, Onwu was signed as a replacement for the prolific Miku, who struck 20 goals in his spell at Bengaluru. Onwu has big shoes to fill and so far, he looks far from doing so.

As for Sunil Chhetri, the Indian national team captain too has failed to step up for the Blues. While Chhetri did not see much of the ball on Sunday, he created only one chance and had just a shot on target.

Bengaluru, a side which has been known for its attacking and entertaining football, has scored only one goal so far. Onwu and Chhetri will have to pull up their socks to bring the Blues back into their usual style.

Serran injury scare for Cuadrat

Albert Serran was taken off before the half-hour mark as the player went down in pain. Serran, who started his first game on Sunday replacing Ashique on the left of defence, had to cut his game short in the 26th minute.

Serran had missed the first match of the season as he was recovering from a previous injury. The niggle against Jamshedpur could worsen things for him and Carles Cuadrat.

Meanwhile, Raphael Augusto too was seen in discomfort towards the end of the match. Bengaluru is yet to announce any updates on their injuries.

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