ISL 2020-21 highlights, JFC vs HFC: Jamshedpur FC, Hyderabad FC play out goalless draw

ISL, HFC vs JFC: Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC played out a goalless draw at the Tilak Maidan.

Eze heads the ball against the post while facing Hyderabad FC.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

This is Sportstar's of the ISL 2020-21 LIVE blog of encounter between Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC on Sunday.

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Podcast: From coaching changes and how they are impacting the side to a certain rant from one of the biggest names in the league, the last week in ISL action has been dramatic to the say the very least. Shyam Vasudevan and Aashin Prasad are joined by The Hindu's N Sudarshan to discuss the best and worst of the week of ISL action gone by. Listen in to The Full Time Show:

Hyderabad remains fourth and Jamshedpur moved up to seventh on the table. ISL 2020: Points Table

HFC full-back Akash Mishra is down on his back and is receiving some medical attention.

FULL-TIME. Jamshedpur ends its run of three successive defeats. It's back-to-back draws for Hyderabad. Hyderabad had the better chances in the first half through Chianese but Rehnesh stood strong. The second half was ridded with errors and fouls as neither team looked like getting the three points.

90'+4' Freekick for Hyderabad as Hitesh swings it into the box. Eze with a superb headed facing goalside to take it away from goal but he ends up colliding against his 'keeper Rehenesh.

90'+2' CHANCE! Farukh nearly got the winnner on his return to JFC. He is through on goal from the left but he ends up lifting the ball into the sidenetting as Kattimani raced off his line.

Four minutes of added time

90' Monroy with a corner but there is a foul against Santana by Eze.

89' At the other end, Liston has a chance for a volley but he fails to make the connection.

88' Farukh does well on the left to get in a cross into the box where Valskis heads it on to the ground and towards goal but Kattimani is there to make the save!

84' Second half has been riddled with poor passing and fouls which has stopped the flow of the game.

82' HFC SUB: Chianese - OUT, Sandaza - IN

81' Mishra with a superb run from just outside his own box and Rehenesh comes out to get a sliding tackle it but misses. However, Mishra's touch was too heavy and the ball runs behind for a goal-kick before the left-back can get a shot on goal.

78' Freekick after the restart and the ball is set up nicely for Santana, whose volley is sliced wide.

76' Drinks break taken.

76' Santana pushes the ball past Joyner but he is pulled back by the fullback by a tug of his shirt. He gets a yellow card for that.

73' Hyderabad will breathe easy. Monroy's inswinging corner bounced in the six-yard area but it was Sana there who cleared it out. Replay shows there was a handball by Sana as the ball bobbled up.

72' Ricky wins a corner after Asish cuts out his cross behind.

69' JFC SUBS: Doungel, Narendar - OUT Aniket, Joyner - IN

67' HFC SUBS: Yasir, Roland - OUT, Liston, Sahil - IN

64' Now Coyle is worked up after Asish fouls Farukh near the touchline. The referee comes over to have a word with the JFC head coach.

61' Things getting a little heated in the midde and on the touchline. Yasir complains that an elbow was used against him by Hartley and Monolo Marquez is infuriated by Hartley's action. The referee has a word with Hartely.

58' Foul by Asish on Farukh. Freekick into the box and a good punch by Kattimani with plenty of bodies in the mix.

54' Chianese with a superb run down the right abefore cutting into the box. He went past Hartley twice in that move.

53' Liston is warming up on the sidelines. ime for a change for Hyderabad?

50' Hartley gets booked for a deliberate handball as Yasir looked to lob the ball over him. This is Hartley's fourth yellow of the season and he will now be suspended for the next JFC game.

49' Good build up play from Jamshedpur through the middle but it comes to nothing as the final pass is missing.

46' Hyderabad get the second half underway.

HALF-TIME.

45'+3' Alberg plays the ball over the top for Yasir, who lays it off for Asish. The full-back's cross is too high for even Santana to get his head on to.

45'+1' Valskis strays offside looking to run onto a lobbed ball over the Hyderabad defence.

Three minutes of added time.

43' Foul called against Hartley outside Hyderabad's box as he goes in for a challenge with Asish.

42' Monroy with an inswinging corner and Kattimani misses with his punch. Eze climbs up to get the header in but ends up rattling the post!

40' Farukh puts in a good low cross into the box but Odei does well to cut the ball behind for a corner.

39' Farukh's fierce hit just fizzes past the far post goal! Lima did well to draw in Hyderabad defenders with his run before laying the ball to Farukh just outside the box.

37' Freekick for Hyderabad from just outside the box. Yasir can't keep his shot on target though.

34' The corner is headed away from goal by Narendar. Rehenesh goes down after a coming together with Chianese.

33' Chianese in the centre of every Hyderabad attack. Halicharan lobs the ball into the path of Chianese, whose shot is blocked by Eze.

30' Water break taken.

28' Good interchange between Valskis and Doungel with the latter looking to play the ball into space for the striker to run on to. Odei reaches the ball first and cuts out rhe pass with a sliding tackle.

26' Farukh goes down injured after a Halicharan shot struck the side of his body.

24' From the freekick, the ball falls to Hartley on the edge of the box, and his vollyed effort is blocked by Sena.

23' Yellow card for Hitesh after he goes in lunging into a tackle and makes a foul.

21' Break for Hyderabad. Halicharan played down the left by Chianese and the winger goes for a left-footed shot at goal which Rehenesh gets a fingertip save onto the post and out!

21' Yasir runs on to the pass down the right side of JFC defence and he checks his run and measures his pass to find Santana but Rehenesh comes out flying to push it away from his path.

17' Mobashir dispossessed by Mishra with a sliding tackle to concede a throw in. Narendar with a long thow into the box which Kattimani nearly punches into the path of a Jamshedpur forward inside the box.

13' Yet again! Eze squares his pass unaware that Chianese was behind him and the Aussie picks up the ball but his one-two with Santana allows Eze to mop yet again.

12' Eze nearly caught out at the back on the ball by Chianese but he makes amends to clear out the ball.

9' SAVE! Santana slips in a through ball behind Jamshedpur's defence for Chianese, but his shot is saved by Rehenesh! Eze had pushed up from the backline which created space for Chianese to run into.

7' Doungel knocks the ball past Mishra and swings in a cross into the six yard area where Farukh fails to connect on the slide.

4' Doungel wins a corner off Mishra on the right side. The left-back cuts out the cross.

2' Chianese takes the ball in midfield and runs past Monroy but he ends up overhitting the ball past Eze and Rehenesh comes out to collect it.

1' Jamshedpur gets the match underway.

FIRST HALF

4.54 pm: Both teams make their way out to the middle.

Hitesh Sharma is making his 10th start of the season for Hyderabad FC. His energy and passing range from midfield has made him a vital asset to Hyderabad's system. - ISL/Sportzpics

 

4.20 pm: Two changes for Hyderabad. OUT- Sastre, Liston. IN - Chianese, Alberg.

Three months on from signing for Mumbai City FC, Farukh Choudhary has re-signed for Jamshedpur. Makes his first start for the Red Miners. - ISL/Sportzpics

4.15 pm: Having signed for the club just a few days back, Farukh Choudhary and Seiminlen Doungel go straight into the starting XI of Jamshedpur FC. The duo will partner Valskis in attack. Four changes for Jamshedpur since the 1-2 defeat to NEUFC. OUT: Jackichand, Amarjit, Aniket, Grande. IN: Doungel, Farukh, Lima, Mobashir

4 pm: The team news is in.

Jamshedpur FC XI (4-3-3)

T. P. Rehenesh; Narender Gahlot, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Mohammad Mobashir, Alexandre Lima; Seiminlen Doungel, Nerijus Valskis, Farukh Choudhary

Hyderabad FC XI (4-2-3-1)

Laxmikant Kattimani; Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra; Hitesh Sharma, Roland Alberg; Halicharan Narzary, Mohammed Yasir, Joel Chianese; Aridane Santana.

3.45 pm: Here's how the two teams could line-up:

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

T. P. Rehenesh; Narender Gahlot, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Mohammad Mobashir; Aniket Jadhav, David Grande, William Lalnunfela; Nerijus Valskis.

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

Laxmikant Kattimani; Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra; Lluis Sastre, Roland Alberg; Mohammed Yasir, Halicharan Narzary, Liston Colaco; Aridane Santana.

Podcast: From coaching changes and how they are impacting the side to a certain rant from one of the biggest names in the league, the last week in ISL action has been dramatic to the say the very least. Shyam Vasudevan and Aashin Prasad are joined by The Hindu's N Sudarshan to discuss the best and worst of the week of ISL action gone by. Listen in to The Full Time Show:

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MATCH PREVIEW:

Smarting from three successive defeats, Jamshedpur FC will be desperate to turn things around when it faces Hyderabad FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 fixture at Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday.

The business end of the tournament beckons and after 12 games, Jamshedpur finds itself in a precarious position.

Three defeats on the spin have seen it drop to eighth on the table and it will look to break the streak of losses as it sets its eyes on qualifying for its first-ever playoffs.

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In Owen Coyle, Jamshedpur has a coach who knows what it takes to get there. The Englishman masterminded Chennaiyin's fairy tale run last season after taking charge midway, guiding it from the bottom of the table to the final.

And despite dropping points in recent games, Coyle believes Jamshedpur is in a better position this time to make the top four compared to the position he found himself with the two-time ISL winner last season.

"We have eight games to go to fight for those playoff spots," said Coyle.

"And if anybody knows the challenge of doing that, it's myself, since I was down there at the bottom last year (with Chennaiyin) before we set out on a tremendous run.

"Jamshedpur are in a better position than I was with Chennaiyin last year. So we are more than capable of making up the deficit to get there. What we have to do is get back to our very best."

Jamshedpur has bolstered its squad in the transfer window with the additions of forwards Seiminlen Doungel (loan) and Farukh Choudhary, both of whom could feature on Sunday.

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Hyderabad, on the other hand, have been in good form, unbeaten in their previous four games. And one area they will be looking to capitalise on is Jamshedpur's stuttering defense that has conceded eight goals in their last three games. Earlier, Coyle's side had just conceded nine goals in as many matches.

But Hyderabad is up against a side it has never managed to beat in its three meetings so far, allowing Jamshedpur to be optimistic about its chances as well.

Hyderabad coach Manuel Marquez is expecting a difficult game for both sides.

"We play against a team that will want to win after three consecutive teams," he said.

"They want to try and arrive in the top four which is the reason they signed two new players. It's a strong team led by a coach with a lot of experience." With just four points separating both teams at the moment, there could be another close encounter on the cards.

ISL 2020-21 will be televised live at 5 pm IST on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV.