Many domestic players from either sides failed to impress on the night.
Odisha FC secured an important 2-1 victory over Jamshedpur FC, thanks to two brilliant goals from Aridane Santana. Josep Gombau’s men deserved the victory and his Indian contingent were steadfast in achieving the points.
Antonio Iriondo had to employ eight domestic players owing to injuries to his crucial foreign figures. In spite of a dogged display, the Men of Steel came up short and returned empty-handed from the Kalinga Stadium.
Here are the Indian player ratings from Odisha FC Vs Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League 2019/20:
Gaurav Bora- 4.5
The former Chennai City player made his debut for the hosts and the nerves seemed to have gotten to him early in the game. He found it tough to keep up with the speedy wingers of JFC and gave the ball away cheaply on many occasions.
He was also booked in the process. However, as the game went on, his overall performance stabilized.
Watch: Odisha FC 2-1 Jamshedpur FC Highlights
Shubham Sarangi- 4.5
The local boy was cheered on every time he touched the ball, but was surprisingly careless with his passing and was also booked. However, his defensive display and effort to keep the attackers at bay were noteworthy.
Narayan Das- 3.5
Narayan Das had a night to forget, as he gave away a shocking penalty after a clumsy spell of defending, allowing the ball to bounce inside his own box. His composure on the ball was also lacking.
Nandhakumar Sekar- 6.5
Picking up on his consistent performances throughout this campaign, Nandhakumar was brilliant for Odisha on the left flank. It was his curling cross that found Santana, who volleyed the ball into the back of the net for the winning goal. Moreover, the winger was a threat all night and weaved past defenders at will.
Vinit Rai- 5.5
Vinit Rai had a lukewarm outing for his team. His passing was suspect and he was lucky to avoid a booking for wayward tackling. He was taken off before the 70th minute.
Daniel Lalhlimpuia- 6.0
The 22-year-old winger showed good composure when on the ball and looked sharp in his off-the-ball movement. He also attempted two shots on goal, out of which one was on target.
Bikramjit Singh- 5.5
A decent attempt from distance was the sole highlight of Bikramjit’s short spell on the field after he came off the bench for Vinit Rai.
Seiminmang Manchong- 5.0
The youngster was brought on at a moment when the hosts were looking to defend their lead. Therefore, Manchong did not have much to show apart from a string of misplaced passes.
Subrata Paul- 5.5
The veteran goalkeeper was unaided by his defenders on both occasions and he could not have done much to prevent the two goals. Apart from those two mistakes, Subrata Paul was quick to read any danger inside the box and safely dealt with any shooting attempts.
Narender Gahlot- 6.0
Narender Gahlot was astute in his defending and kept Daniel Lalhimpuia from exploiting the gap on his flank, making the attacker cut inside to find other players. He also played effectively as a centre-back late in the game, when Tiri was asked to play as a target man upfront.
Robin Gurung- 4.5
Robin Gurung had a problematic time, as he was faced with an inspired Nandhakumar, who was very difficult to contain. At the other end, Gurung’s crossing was wayward too.
Isaac Vanmalsawma- 5.5
Issac Vanmalsawma had a tough outing in the middle of the park, but the 23-year-old held his own. He was quick to recover the ball, but needs more composure to find his teammates with his passing.
Bikash Jairu- 5.0
Bikash Jairu played almost as a striker on several occasions, but lacked the positioning of an experienced striker to latch on to crosses from the wingers. A single shot off target was his only contribution.
Mobashir Rahman- 5.5
The midfielder was an ever-present figure in the middle of the park for the Men of Steel, but his passing and combination play need more finesse. His work-rate was commendable, as he made a total of seven tackles in the game.
Sumeet Passi- 6.0
Sumeet Passi got another opportunity to impress in the absence of the injured Sergio Castel. But, apart from winning the penalty and working hard to press the defence of the opposition, the attacker did not have much impact on the game.
Farukh Choudhary- 6.5
Farukh Choudhary was yet again the best player on the field for Jamshedpur. He was a constant threat on the right wing and caused several problems for the Odisha players, owing to his speed and ball-control.
The 23-year-old took three attempts on goal, but was isolated in terms of quality upfront.
C.K. Vineeth- 5.5
CK Vineeth came off the bench to bolster the attacking options, but apart from a decent cross and a late header back inside the box, the winger did not have much to offer.
Aniket Jadhav- 4.5
Aniket Jadhav had a terrible short spell on the field, as he misplaced simple passes, that killed off any chances of an equalizer.