A dominant display from the defending champions saw off the Men of Steel.

In the absence of Carles Cuadrat on the touchline, reigning ISL champions Bengaluru FC picked up their second straight win of 2020 by dispatching Antonio Iriondo’s Jamshedpur FC side 2-0. Goals from Erik Paartalu and Sunil Chhetri were enough for the home team to see out the win in front of a passionate West Block.

Here are the Indian player ratings from the match:

Bengaluru FC

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu- 7.0

The Indian national team shot-stopper had a quiet match for most of the night and looked extremely confident from set-pieces as well. Made an unbelievable save in the second half.

Rahul Bheke- 7.0

The full-back defended supremely well and didn’t allow the talented Jamshedpur wingers any space to run into. Made some good surges forward, but didn’t create much.

Nishu Kumar- 7.5

The youngster worked his absolute socks off on the night and made sure that the Jamshedpur forwards didn’t have any joy down his end. Tried to have an attacking impact as well.

Harmanjot Khabra- 7.5

The versatile Indian was unquestionably the Blues’ hardest worker against Jamshedpur, as he seemed to be everywhere on the pitch in the first half. Ran around tirelessly for his team’s cause.

Sunil Chhetri- 7.0

Made a couple of loose passes and wasn’t able to catch up with the speed of play in the first half. Turned things around in the second with a brilliant goal to seal the points.

Ashique Kuruniyan- 7.5

Although the youngster was substituted, he certainly had his impact on the game. Made some excellent runs into space and played the striker’ role well in the second half as well.

Substitutions

Udanta Singh- 6.5

Opened the game up late on with his forward movement and wreaked havoc upon the tiring Jamshedpur defence. Was presented with a sitter late on, but shot narrowly wide.

Semboi Haokip- N/A

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Suresh Singh Wangjam- N/A

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Jamshedpur FC

Subrata Paul- 6.0

The Indian was a spectator for much of the night, as the fixture was mostly played out in midfield. Couldn’t have done too much about either of the Bengaluru goals.

Narendra Gahlot- 6.5

The youngster had an extremely busy evening, as most of the Jamshedpur attacks were being initiated down his side. Got overrun by Sunil Chhetri in the second half.

Jitendra Singh- 6.0

Worked hard at the back, but wasn’t able to deal with the constant Bengaluru pressure over the 90 minutes. Could’ve done a better job defending set-pieces as well.

Farukh Choudhary- 5.0

The usually lively attacker was a shadow of his usual self and barely laid an arm on the Bengaluru defence. He was invisible for most of the tie and couldn’t impact it in any way.

Gourav Mukhi- 6.0

The youngster worked hard in attack during the first half, but then went on to make some questionable decisions in the second. He was subbed off late on as well.

Amarjit Singh- 7.0

The midfielder was the Men of Steel’s best player on the night and he worked hard trying to bring the attackers into the game. Linked the play up well in the middle of the park.

Substitutions

Bikash Jairu – 6

He was brought on in the second half as the away side pushed for a winner. Didn’t make any impact whatsoever.

Aniket Jadhav – 5

Didn’t do anything of note in the twenty-odd minutes he was on the pitch.