Jamshedpur FC bowed out of the Indian Super League season with a huge win, downing league topper Bengaluru FC 5-1 in their final league fixture here at the JRD Tata Sports Complex stadium on Wednesday.
The host gained from a series of successful attacks in the second half where it scored four in a span of seven minutes to complete its biggest win of the season.
Bengaluru FC went ahead in the first quarter of action through a goal from Thongkosiem Haokip and then saw a Xisco Hernandez Marcos penalty saved.
Jamshedpur made the turnaround during injury time in first half when Augustine Fernandes found the equaliser. Michael Soosairaj gave Jamshedpur the lead in the 54th minute before Pablo Morgado scored twice in two minutes and Carlos Calvo completed the scoring process in the 61st minute.
Bengaluru was reduced to 10 men in the 68th minute when its defender Gursimrat Singh Gill was sent off after collecting his second booking.
Bengaluru, which left its core team back home in preparation for the playoffs, fielded four ‘B’ team players as coach Carles Cuadrat made eight changes in the side. Despite the loss last year's runner-up finishes on top of the league for the second successive season, with 34 points from 18 matches.
Jamshedpur finishes fifth with 27 points to end another season of disappointment. It has, however, ensures qualification to the main draw of the Super Cup, which comes up later next month.
- IND vs AUS Live Score Updates, 3rd T20: India 101/3 (12); Hundred comes up for India! Suryakumar dismissed by Hardie
- FIFA U-17 World Cup: France enters final after beating Mali 2-1
- IND A vs ENG A T20Is: Future prospects in focus as India A women face England A
- Complete focus is on next year’s Paris Paralympics: Shooter Avani Lekhara
- FIFA U-17 World Cup: Germany qualifies for final after beating Argentina in penalty-shootout