ISL 2020-21: Stephen Eze's strike hands Jamshedpur FC win over Bengaluru FC
First Published Dec 29, 2020, 5:55 AM IST
This was Jamshedpur FC's third win of the season in nine games, as along with four draws and two loses, it has risen to the third spot. Meanwhile, for Bengaluru FC, it suffered its second loss in eight games, while along with three wins and draws each, it has dropped to fourth.
Jamshedpur FC came up with a frustrating, yet delightful performance to tame former champion Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21, at the Fatorda Stadium in Bengaluru, on Monday. While Stephen Eze was the sole winner in the game, the win allowed the visitor to rise to the third spot, as the host dropped to fourth.
The opening half saw quite a few attacks, with as many as 11. Furthermore, it saw three promising chances for Bengaluru being denied, thanks to Jamshedpur's strong goalline vigilance by Rehenesh TP.
The second half saw four attacks within the 62nd minute, including twin saves for Jamshedpur, from Bengaluru goalkeeper, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Nonetheless, 16 minutes later, Eze's close-range strike to the top-right corner handed the visitor the lead.
The next few minutes saw a relentless approach from both sides, including seven attacks, while three saved chances, along with two for Bengaluru, made the match even thrilling at the closing stages. Nonetheless, Jamshedpur was conniving with its defence and tactics, as it stuck to its lead and walked away with the three points at the full-time whistle.
Bengaluru will now take on table-topper, Mumbai City FC, on Tuesday, while Jamshedpur faces off against ninth-placed Kerala Blasters on Sunday.