January 24, 2021

Bengaluru FC 0-1 Jamshedpur FC: report, ratings and reaction as Owen Coyle's side get away with another steel victory

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Bengaluru FC 0-1 Jamshedpur FC: Review, Ratings and Reaction when Owen Coyle's side gets away...

Bengaluru FC 0-1 Jamshedpur FC: Review, Ratings and Reaction when Owen Coyle's side gets away with another steely victory – Originally published on Sportslens.com

The first Indian Super League clash On the 9th match day Bengaluru FC, who finished last in the table, played against the sixth-placed Jamshedpur FC. Both teams lost their previous clashes and lost six unbeaten runs, so they wanted to be strong again. Carles Cuadrat had one point in particular to prove, as he needed to display tactical adaptability in order to tackle the loss of Ashique Kuruniyan.

A very interesting clash was about to follow, and here's what we made of it:

Report [19659005] Just three minutes into the game, Kristian Opseth scored a free kick from a promising position. His attempt cleared the wall and was there, but Rehenesh was his equal.

Bengaluru FC almost scored again in the 10th minute when Suresh Singh found Wangjam Sunil Chhetri in the middle but the Indian captain was deflected. Effort went out for a corner. He was also at the end of Dimas Delgado's delivery, but he sent his free header over the bar.

Jamshedpur FC's first notable chance came in the 17th minute when Aniket Jadhav hit the ball against Nerijus Valskis in the penalty area, but against the Lithuanian striker made his first attempt.

The Blues had a great chance to score in the 33rd minute when Suresh Wangjam ran through on the right and only the goalkeeper could be beaten. He decided to play it to Cleiton Silva but his pass was just a little short and the Brazilian striker's efforts were stifled by Rehenesh. Two minutes later, Wangjam brilliantly cut the ball across the box for Sunil Chhetri, whose shot went wide.

Jamshedpur's next big chance came in the 44th minute when Jackichand Singh threw himself at the far post at Laldinliana Renthlei's cross, but Gurpreet Singh Sandhu got a hand and hit the bar.

The second half The start was pretty slow and it was the Men of Steel who had the first big chance in the 62nd minute when a free kick in the Bengaluru FC box puzzled. Nerijus Valskis shot from close range was saved by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Stephen Eze's follow-up went up.

Jamshedpur FC took the well-deserved lead in the 79th minute when Aniket Jadhav scored a cross from the right of a set piece in the second phase. Stephen Eze attacked it with a header and the ball crossed the line before Pratik Chaudhari acrobatically cleared it.

Four minutes later, Mobashir let Rahman fly from a distance, but his shot narrowly missed the lower corner.

In the 85th minute at the other end, Rahul Bheke drove a header towards the goal, but his shot was parried by Rehenesh. Deshorn Brown walked in shortly thereafter, but Peter Hartley did enough to deter him and his efforts went straight into Rehenesh's arms.

Bengaluru couldn't really score any more after that, so Jamshedpur FC went away with a 1-0 win.


Main discussion point

Further questions asked

After this disappointing loss to ATK Mohun Bagan, FC Bengaluru had a number of questions to answer.

The main question revolved around the absence of Ashique Kuruniyan, who seriously disrupted the blues' playing on the left flank. Rahul Bheke, a center-back with his right foot, was reinstated there and again he didn't exactly impress. The 30-year-old Indian international made no headway at all and his defense wasn't the best either, as Jamshedpur focused their attacks on the right side and the opener was also from his area.

In Attack Carles Cuadrat's men created a number of good chances, but they couldn't take any of them, partly because of their tendency to cover things up in extremely promising situations. They continued to miss opportunities after conceding a rather disappointing goal and never really looked like they deserved a point at all.


This was a very poor performance and a loss for Bengaluru FC who did not answer any questions but, on the contrary, made them much bigger.

Player ratings

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (6), Harmanjot Khabra (6), Pratik Chaudhari (5.5), Juanan (6), Rahul Bheke (5.5), Suresh Wangjam ( 7 * ), Erik Paartalu (5.5), Dimas Delgado (5.5), Cleiton Silva (5.5), Kristian Opseth (5.5), Sunil Chhetri (5.5) [19659003] Subs: Fran González (5) Deshorn Brown (5), Leon Augustine (5.5), Ajith Kumar (N / A), Edmund Lalrindika (N / A)

JAMSHEDPUR FC [19659022] Main talking point

A thoroughly deserved victory

After Jamshedpur FC hadn't won any of their first three games, things really changed.

This unfortunate defeat last time against FC Goa was just a slip-up. when Owen Coyle's side came back for their good tonight. They were disciplined in the first half as Bengaluru FC appeared to be the better side and although their defense was injured a couple of times, Rehenesh TP held their own and kept the goal.

The Men of Steel bounced back in the second period when they started creating better opportunities and keeping things tight in the background. As an exception, they didn't concede in the last 15 minutes, but took the lead with a half-happy but well-deserved goal (and one where the officials didn't make any mistakes in relation to the goal line). They held on to it, too, and with no added-time drama they owned three big points.

Owen Coyle appears to be repeating Chennaiyin FC's tricks from last season with Jamshedpur FC, who have another big win under their belts before a brief break. While this is not an ointment to relieve the pain of that Goa defeat, it certainly prepares you very well for the New Year.

Player ratings

Rehenesh TP ( 8.5 * ), Laldinliana Renthlei (7), Stephen Eze (8.5), Peter Hartley ( 7.5), Ricky Lallawmawma (5.5), Mobashir Rahman (6.5), Aitor Monroy (7), Alex Lima (7), Aniket Jadhav (7), Nerijus Valskis (5.5), Jackichand Singh ( 5.5)

Subs: ] Isaac Vanmalsawma (5), Joyner Lourenco (5), Amarjit Singh (N / A), Jitendra Singh (N / A)

Rehenesh TP

The Jamshedpur FC goalkeeper may have been criticized after seeing red against Odisha FC (and much more last season) but he's been absolutely brilliant ever since.

Tonight he was just outstanding as he defeated FC Bengaluru several times to keep his team on the same level. He started the game by skillfully saving a free kick before making a major stop in a two-on-one scenario against Suresh Wangjam and Cleiton Silva. He made a couple of important stops in the second half and got away with a well-deserved goal.

The Indian shot stopper scored 5 saves in the game, 4 of which were fired from the penalty area. To top it off, he won a few dogfights to win crosses and did brilliantly to keep his team competing.

A match winner advertisement in front of the gate.

What this means:

FC Bengaluru falls one place to 4th place, while FC Jamshedpur flies to the last place on the podium. Stephen Eze's third goal of the season (and the second in two games) earned his side the points, while Harmanjot Khabra was disappointed with his 100th appearance at Bengaluru FC.

Bengaluru FC's next clash is after an eight-day hiatus as they will face Mumbai City during Jamshedpur FC will face Kerala Blasters on January 10th.

Statistics courtesy of Sofascore.com

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