ISL 2020-21 highlights, JFC vs ATKMB: Valskis goals give Jamshedpur 2-1 win over ATK Mohun Bagan

ISL 2020, ATKMB vs JFC Updates: Nerijus Valskis' brace gave Jamshedpur FC a 2-1 win against ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan.

Updated : Dec 07, 2020 22:17 IST

Jamshedpur FC players celebrate their win over ATK Mohun Bagan in the ISL.
Jamshedpur FC players celebrate their win over ATK Mohun Bagan in the ISL.

Jamshedpur FC players celebrate their win over ATK Mohun Bagan in the ISL.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's blog of the Jamshedpur FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan match.

That's all the coverage for today's game. Tomorrow is the clash between the unbeaten sides - Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United FC ( PREVIEW ). We will be back with live coverage for that. Until then, it's good night.


Jamshedpur is up to seventh on the table and is off fourth place only on goal difference. ISL 2020-21 points table


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Owen Coyle, "We put so much into the game. I thought the goal was offisde. We could have manged the game a little bit better. We could have had more points prior to this game. We have played more games in a shorter duration and we have had a tougher schedule than others. This team [ATK Mohun Bagan] is champions for a reason and so for us to get the win is fantastic. [on schedule] It's easier after the win. we have had some huge decisions against us and same today, But Changed the shape a little bit out of respect for atkmb. To exploit spaces behind and worked really well. I think with William and Nerka to occupy the back three. For 3v2 position and it worked really well. We were good with the ball today. I deployed Monroy on set plays today.  [On Mobashir, William and Rehenesh] The thing I enjoyed was the improvement of young Indian players. On another day, William would have scored his chance. The more they work with the them they will get better. Krishna was a yard offside and it could have punished us. It's a tough job being a referee but those are the decisions you need to get right. There are moments the boys need a calm head with the passes."

Edu Garcia, "It's not a result we wanted but we knew they are a strong team with tall players. Two goals from two set pieces, we need to improve. Much better [on his injury], I would like more time to recover but this season is strange for everybody. I hope I can be better and fitter next game. We have know what we have to do and know our football. How we can punish the opponents. Sometimes the players don't play well and the opposition play well. We do it every game. Sometimes success, sometimes no.

Antonio Habas says, "We are conceding chances in first half in all matches and we had to react. That happened today too. This is not the idea. Opponents play long balls after long balls and defenders had to be alert. Today, first time we concede goals from corners. Big work for us all. [On dropping Manvir from starting XI] We had to give opportunities for Glan. Manvir is a good player but we need to control the minutes of the players. 8 days, 3 matches then again next 8 days, 3 matches. So rotation was the reason."

The post match comments from both the coaches coming up...

FULL TIME! What an end to the game! Jamshedpur records its first win of the season and a first defeat for Antonio Habas' ATK Mohun Bagan. Valskis' fourth and fifth goals of the season was proof of Jamshedpur's defence but ATKMB can never be counted out. TP Rahenesh was superb in goal and was only beaten by Krishna, who started in an offside position. 15 shots on target tonight; 9 for JFC, 6 for ATKMB. Phew.

90' +5' A long ball headed into the JFC box is cleared away by Ricky. Manvir had another chance froma long throw in into the box at the near post. Manvir then gets on to the loose ball and he turns and fires a shot which narrowly misses the far post!

Coyle is screaming for his team to push up!

90' +3' A cross into the box for Aniket is pushed away by Arindam.

Jamshedpur is hanging on here for the lead. Surely not a Diego Mauricio scenario again for it?

90' +1' JFC SUB: William OFF, Aniket Jadhav ON

Four minutes of added time. Habas is not happy with the decision from fourth official.

89' Manvir in the thick of ATKMB's fightback. ATKMB players are lining to shoot from outside the box. Ball drops to Manvir's foot, who cuts in and unleashes a powerfl shot which is saved well by Rehenesh's fingertips!

89' Williams dribbles into the box but sees his shot blocked.

85' What a chance for ATKMB on the break! Manvir with a superb run down the left and he hangs up a cross for Prabir, whose header is cleared on the line by Hartley. Superb from Hartley to get his boot in ahead of Krishna who was waiting to turn it into the net with a header.

83' JFC works the ball into the ATKMB box which is cleared away by Jhingan.

82' JFC SUB: Jackichand OFF, Isaac ON

ATK Mohun Bagan's Roy Krishna scored a goal against Jamshedpur FC in the ISL.

80' GOAL! JFC 2-1 ATKMB! Krishna pulls one back for Mohun Bagan! A long ball is flicked down by Manvir into Krishna's feet, who rounds up Rehenesh, to smash the ball into the net. But replay shows Krishna is offside when Manvir got the touch.

80' Krishna cuts inside from the right, dribbles past Ricky before having his shot deflected behind for a corner by Hartley.

78' The action resumes.

Water break taken.

74' Krishna runs on to a ball down the channel by Tiri. He squares it for Sahil, whose shot from distance is collected easily by Rehenesh.

72' ATKMB SUB: McHugh OFF, Sahil ON

No David Williams for ATKMB to bring on..

70' McHugh with a knock down from a freekick for Tiri, whose shot flies away off the far post.

68' Foul against Monroy by Manvir.

Habas slouched down on his seat with his arm on his chin...

Valskis celebrates his second goal for Jamshedpur FC goal against ATK Mohun Bagan in the ISL.

66' GOAL! It's Valskis again! 2-0 up! Corner from Monroy is flicked into the six yard area for Valskis to run onto and smash it into the roof the net. No ATKMB player is on the line or in that space.

65' Valskis curls it around the wall and Arindam sticks out his arm to save it.

64' Valskis is tripped by Tiri after the striker gets to the ball first. An opportunity to double the lead from 25 yards out.

61' JFC SUB: Lima OFF, Jitendra ON

60' ATKMB SUB: Martins OFF, Manvir ON

60' Prabir heads a long ball by Dinliana behind for a JFC corner. Hartley's header is cleared away from the box.

Lima brought down Inman on the edge of ATKMB box to stop him for running for a counter attack but the referee doesn't call for a foul. That could have been the second foul for Lima..

56' Good work from Dinliana on the right side before winning a handball against Jhingan. He made a 40 yard run down the flank.

54' Ricky anticipates the through ball from Garcia and puts it behind for an ATKMB corner. Back-to-back corners and JFC clear the ball out of its box with a thump from Monroy.

51' Long range effort from Martins which is deflected and was heading towards goal and TP Rehenesh with an outstretched save to stop that from going in.

Good response from ATKMB this half.

50' SAVE! A chance down the right side now with Prabir's low cross is directed towards goal by Krishna but TP Rahenesh sticks out his hand to stop the shot from close range!

49' Superb turn from Subhasish to get into space and cross for Krishna, who can't get the desired touch on the leap to direct it into goal.

48' His back on the pitch after some medical attention.

47' Tiri has gone down clutching his knee. Eze seems to have caught his knee while playing the ball into the box from the right side.

46' Foul by Krishna on Hartley. Shove from the back by the ATKMB striker.

46' ATKMB kick off the second period. Can it come back from behind to get something from this game?


HALF-TIME. That's the last action of an eventful first half. Jamshedpur well and truly on top here and has the goal to show for its dominance. Seven shots on target to ATKMB's 1. ATKMB will need to come up with a plan B, which it hasn't had to do so far this season, to chase this game.

45'+3' Jackichand's outside of the boot cross from the left is hit first time by Mobashir on target but Arindam is behind it to collect it.

45'+1' McHugh and Lima clash into each other with the former coming off worst from it. Lima is booked for the foul.

Three minutes of added time.

44' ATKMB with a good spel of passing play with Jhingan running forward and feeding Inman. The Aussie runs down the left and looks to curl it into the top corner but its way off target.

William is back on the pitch and has a strapping on his head.

40' William is sandwiched between Tiri and Jhingan. He gets up before he holds his head and ends up hitting the floor. There seems to be an elbow to his face by Tiri. Medical staff is out on the pitch now.

Jamshedpur has had six shots on target to ATKMB's 1 in the first 40 minutes...

36' Pritam with a kick from behind on William. Poor from Pritam to concede another set piece with the aerial threat of JFC. Monroy's freekick is punched away on the line by Arindam.

32' SAVE! Another header by Valskis while turning away from goal and Arindam palms it behind another corner. Poor giveaway of the ball inside its own half by ATKMB which nearly cost it another goal. Valskis has got the better of Jhingan for both his headers here.

Valskis celebrates his goal for Jamshedpur FC goal against ATK Mohun Bagan in the ISL.

Water break taken

30' GOAL! JFC1 1-0 ATKMB! VALSKIS! Bullet header! Monroy's outswinging header is met by a leaping Valskis to power it past Arindam! This is the first goal ATKMB has conceded this season in its fourth outing. Four goals for Valskis in the colours of Jamshedpur.

29' Back-to-back corner for Jamshedpur. Hartley's header is blocked on the line by Kotal before its cleared for another corner by Tiri.

27' Prabir with a run down the right for ATKMB and his low cross is collected by Rehenesh.

25' Dinliana pushes the ball in front and picks out Valskis, who delays his run well in a packed box. His shot at goal is blocked superbly by Tiri.

Plenty of fouls, stop-starts, ball played out play. Jamshedpur is looking to match up to the physical battle.  ATKMB players complaining that Valskis elbowed Tiri in the face while challenging for the ball.

21' Pin ball inside of ATKMB box from a JFC freekick. Eze seems to be the focal point for every delivery into the ATKMB box. Offside called and ATKMB regroup.

18' Inman released on the left and he lifts the ball for Garcia. But Eze clears the ball out of his own box after Garcia looked to bring it down to take a shot.

15' Set piece routine from ATKMB and the ball is played behind for a corner by Eze's interception. From the corner, Garcia's long range stings the gloves of Rehenesh.

14' JFC left back Ricky is booked for a foul.

13' What a chance for Jamshedpur! Williams is through on goal from Hartley's long ball after Jhingan plays him onside but the midfielder dangles too long on the ball allowing Jhingan to make a recovery run. William sets up Mobashir on the edge of the box but his shot is easily saved by Arindam.

10' Monroy plays in another freekick from the right and it's cleared out of the box by an ATKMB defender.

8' Hartley with a crucial header to cut out Bose's long ball from meeting Krishna, who was lurking behind him.

5' Dinliana wins a corner after Bose deflects it behind. Hartley's header from the corner is deflected behind for another corner on the other side. Offside called against JFC after it tried to play a short corner routine.

4' Edu Garcia's through ball between Jamshedpur's left centreback and full-back is too strong and Rehenesh runs out to collect it.

2' Freekick outside the ATKMb box from Moneoy but Arindam comes out to catch it comfortably.

1' Jamshedpur kicks off from left to right. Monroy fouled by Bose with a high boot.


7.27 pm: Both teams are out in the middle. ATKMB in its away white kits.


Glan Martins (right centre), formerly of Sporting Goa and Churchill Brothers, will make his first career ISL start. The 26-year-old played 14 times in the I-League last season for Churchill. -ISL/Sportzpics

6.50 pm: Just one change for Jamshedpur. Amarjit Kiyam goes out and will be replaced in the XI by William Lalnunfela, who is making his first start.

6.41 pm: Three changes for ATKMB. OUT - Manvir, Javi Hernandez, Jayesh Rane. IN - Brad Inman, Glan Martins, Edu Garcia. First starts of the season for Inman and Martins. Garcia will play just behind Roy Krishna. Talk about strength in depth at the disposal for Antonio Habas.

6.30 pm: Line-ups are out

Jamshedpur FC  XI (4-2-3-1)

T.P. Rehenesh; Laldinliana Renthlei, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Mohammad Mobashir; Jackichand Singh, Alex Lima, William Lalnunfela; Nerijus Valskis

ATK Mohun Bagan XI (3-5-2)

Arindam Bhattacharja; Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan; Prabir Das, Glan Martins, Carl McHugh, Bradden Inman, Subasish Bose; Roy Krishna, Edu Garcia

Team news coming up at 6.30 pm

6.15 pm: Here are the predicted XIs for tonight's clash.

Jamshedpur FC predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

T.P. Rehenesh; Laldinliana Renthlei, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Amarjit Kiyam; Jackichand Singh, Alex Lima, Aniket Jadhav; Nerijus Valskis

ATK Mohun Bagan predicted XI (3-5-2)

Arindam Bhattacharja; Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan; Prabir Das, Javier Hernandez, Carl McHugh, Jayesh Rane, Subasish Bose; Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh

We have got you covered for your fantasy JFC-ATKMB XI. Captaincy pick: Roy Krishna


Arindam Bhattacharja (ATKMB); Prabir Das ((ATKMB), Pritam Kotal (ATKMB), Stephen Eze (JFC), Sandesh Jhingan (ATKMB); Jayesh Rane (ATKMB), Javier Hernandez (ATKMB), Carl McHugh (ATKMB), Jackichand Singh (JFC); Nerijus Valskis (JFC), Roy Krishna (ATKMB).

6.05 pm: What are the contests to look forward in this match? How did erstwhile ATK fare against Jamshedpur in their past meetings? Here's a comprehensive video on the match-ups and records.

5.55 pm: The task of beating ATK Mohun Bagan, let alone putting a goal past it, remains to be the biggest challenge since the start of this ISL season. Can Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur FC be the first to pull it off and register its first win this season? Read Shyam Vasudevan's match preview to know more about this contest. PREVIEW


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 Lalnunfela

ATK MOHUN BAGAN FC:  Arindam Bhattacharja, Dheeraj Singh, Arsh Shaikh, Aryan Niraj Lamba, Avilash Paul, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Prabir Das, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Sumit Rathi, Boris Singh Thangjam, Edu Garcia, Javier Hernandez, Carl McHugh, Glan Martins, Michael Soosairaj, Jayesh Rane, Pronay Halder, Bradden Inman, Michael Regin, Sahil Sheikh, Ningombam Engson Singh, Md. Fardin Ali Molla, Roy Krishna, David Williams, Manvir Singh

ISL 2020-21 points table

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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.

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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.

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