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Read Bengaluru FC’s Post-Match Press Conference: Carles Cuadrat: We shouldn’t play with the pressure of victory
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FULLTIME:It ends goalless between both the sides as both set of players lacked in finishing, but Subrata Paul who literally earned Jamshedpur a point with his stunning saves was adjudged the man of the match.
90+ 4′ PEEP PEEEEP PEEP!! Its fulltime at the JRD Tata Sports Complex as Bengaluru FC failed to find their first win of the season. Jamshedpur FC on the other hand move to the top of the table with this point.
90+ 2′ The hosts are looking to hit BFC on the counter as a great ball was delivered from the left flank and Castel almost got the better of Juanan with the referee penalising the forward for a foul.
90′ Four minutes added on to the regulation time as it allows both sides to find the winning goal of the game.
88′ SUBSTITUTION for BFC Augusto looks to be in some pain and Cuadrat decides to takes him off and Kean Lewis takes his place.
86′ The hosts are slowing the tempo of the game and it looks like they will settle for a point or else we are in for a late drama.
83′ SUBSTITUTION for Jamshedpur FC as Piti comes off and is replaced by Noe Acosta. It seems a like for like change.
80′ SUBSTITUTION for Bengaluru FC Suresh Wangjam replaces Manuel Onwu.
78′ CHANCE for Bengaluru as Augusto again drills in a cross from the right side as Onwu failed to get his connection right from close range.
77′ SUBSTITUTION for Jamshedpur FC Sumeet Passi replaces young Mobashir Rahman
75′ Subrata Paul looks unbeatable tonight as he stands tall again with Ashique running clear on goal and takes the shot but Paul again comes to Jamshedpur’s rescue.
73′ Corner for BFC as Augusto steps up and delivers a short corner. A cross is drilled in from the left flank and it pinballed in the box with Juanan Bheke and others having a go at Paul. But Bheke was judged offside.
70′ Augusto’s freekick comes to nothing as Piti reacts the quickest of all players and comes up with a great block.
68′ Freekick for BFC just outside the box as Augusto and Dimas are standing near the ball.
65′ Aitor Monroy dribbles past the horde of Bengaluru defenders and drills in a half hearted cross which comes to nothing.
62′ It is end to end stuff again just like the first half. Both sides have struggled to find the finishing touch and both goalkeepers have been immense on the night.
59′ Jamshedpur FC are piling up the pressure now with Castel running behind the BFC defence and holding up play and earning odd fouls and even laying it off for the on rushing wingers.
57′ WHAT A SAVE!! A brilliant corner from Piti, and Farukh pounced on it with a stunning bicycle kick. However big Gurpreet was once again there to deny the youngster from a worldclass goal
55′ Another setpiece and again danger for Bengaluru FC. Tiri heads on goal but Harmanjot Khabra puts his body on the line and it is eventually cleared by the Bengaluru FC defence.
53′ Freekick in a dangerous area for Jamshedpur as Piti steps up and delivers a great ball in the box. However Gurpreet Singh comes up with a great save to deny the hosts.
50’CHANCE Manuel Onwu almost takes the lead for Bengaluru as the forward was one on one with the goalkeeper but his touch let him down but the final shot was kept out by the Spiderman, Subrata Paul.
48′ Jamshedpur once again starts the proceedings with more intent in search of the opening goal of the match.
46′ We are underway for the second half of this exciting fixture at the Furnace. SUBSTITUTION Isaac comes in for Aniket Jadhav.
HALFTIME We go into halftime with all to play for in the second half as both sides despite having numerous chances have failed to take the lead. Carles Cuadrat have lost Albert Serran which looks like a bad injury and Ashique Kuruniyan has done well since coming on. But Aniket Jadhav and Raphael Augusto have impressed the most in the first half from both the sides.
44′ CHANCE!! Augusto’s shot from long range was parried by Subrata Paul but Manuel Onwu failed to tuck it in on the rebound.
41′ YELLOW for Tiri as the Spaniard trips Udanta Singh on his tracks and receives the first booking of the night.
39′ Both sides have had handful of chances in the first half to take the lead but finishing have not been the best from both set of players.
37′ Corner for Jamshedpur as Piti steps up and delivers a poor ball as they again look to build from the back.
35‘ Augusto dances through the midfield and pulls a shot from long range but easily dealt with by Subrata Paul.
32′ Jamshedpur are looking to slow the tempo and builup from the back as the visitors are still looking to press them and create openings.
29′ Serran’s injury looks bad and it also increases the worries for Carles Cuadrat with Erik Paartalu also out injured from this fixture.
26‘ SUBSTITUTION Ashique Kuruniyan replaces injured Albert Serran as Rahul Bheke will now partner Juanan at the heart of defence with Ashique slotting in on the left back position.
23′ Both sides are looking to take the attack to their oppositions but Jamshedpur have looked shaky at the back.
19′ CHANCE Bengaluru almost take the lead with a great corner delivered by Dimas, as the ball was brought down and Khabra ‘s shot from point blanc range was saved by Paul with aplomb.
15′ The early attacking instinct from the hosts have fizzled out now as Bengaluru FC are now taking charge and have come close to taking the lead early on with few openings.
12′ Corner for Bengaluru but Subrata Paul fists it away but Bengaluru FC recovers possession and drills a cross into the box with Juanan heading it straight to Paul.
10′ It is end to end stuff at the Furnace as the spectators cannot afford to take their eyes off the game.
7′ CHANCE! Sunil Chhetri finds himself in space and takes a shot from outside the box, dealt with Subrata Paul. However the hosts almost caught them on the counter with Sergio Castel’s shot was denied by the goalpost.
6′ Farukh Chaudhury have posed a huge threat with his pace as the youngster is finding spaces and gettting behind the Bengaluru defence.
3′ The hosts have started the game brightly as they have taken the attack to the opposition right from the start.
1′ KICKOFF!! We are underway at the JRD Tata Sports complex, as Jamshedpur FC takes on Bengaluru FC in a super Sunday fixture.
7:25 PM: The players are out of the tunnel and the national anthem will play in a few moments.
7:20 PM: It is a sellout at the Furnace today as the crowd will be hoping that the Men of Steel can make it a hattrick of home wins this season.
7:15 PM: Bengaluru FC have managed to find the back of the net only once in their first two fixtures and also they have conceded only once in the same time that also from the penalty spot. So Cuadrat’s men will be looking to be more clinical in the final third.
7:12 PM: The main players for Jamshedpur FC have been Piti and Sergio Castel as the latter has found the back of the net consistently so far. Indian players like Farukh Choudhary, Mobashir Rahman and Aniket Jadhav have also chipped in with valuable contributions
6:50 PM: Carles Cuadrat have also made a few changes to the starting lineup. Ashique Kuruniyan who handed FC Goa a late penalty starts from the bench as Albert Serran returns to the starting eleven to partner Juanan in defence. Manuel Onwu once again leads the lines for Bengaluru FC
6:45 PM: The hosts have made a few changes to their squad that won 3-1 against Hyderabad FC, as Bikash Jairu returns after serving suspension and last match’s goalscorer Aniket Jadhav also starts.
6:35 PM: The Men of Steel have started their campaign brilliantly with two wins out of two games and will hope to make it three in a row. while Bengaluru FC have started slowly with only two draws from their first two fixtures. Carles Cuadrat’s men will be hoping to turn their fate around at the Furnace.
Jamshedpur FC: Subrata Paul (GK), Tiri (C), Robin Gurung, Aitor Monroy, Piti, Mobashir Rahman, Bikash Jairu, Memo Moura, Aniket Jadhav, Farukh Choudhary, Sergio Castel.
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Dimas Delgado, Raphael Augusto, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri (C), Manuel Onwu.
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Antonio Iriondo revealed that he is not taking Bengaluru FC lightly
“The match against Bengaluru FC is very intense, because they are the defending champions. It’s true that they only have two points from the two games and we won our first games. But, we would be undermining them by taking them lightly. They are a very good side with very good players. This will be a good test for us and we will try to win the game.”
“In these kinds of games, the most important thing is the mindset, Rather, we’d focus on our team than opponent’s team because there are some areas we’d like to improve on. We would like to overcome our weaknesses from our last two games and do well in the next game,” Antonio Iriondo added.
Carles Cuadrat pointed out the things which are improving in ISL
“The Indian Super League has been excellent in many regards – promoting of young players, bringing in top managers from around the world, and even the quality of football are all improving. Like this, the calendar is something that is improving and we have no problem with,” he said.
“One thing that isn’t improving is the referees. The standards of everything else are going up, but not the standards of the referee. We’ve seen some incredible situations that are clear refereeing mistakes already this season, that cannot be seen in professional top football,” the Blues head coach opined.