Jamshedpur FC picked up a crucial win over former champions Bengaluru FC at the Fatorda Stadium in their 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) encounter on Monday.
Bengaluru took just three minutes to register their first shot on target. Kristian Opseth’s free-kick nearly curled into the bottom corner, only to be kept out by a diving TP Rehenesh.
BFC continued to be on ascendancy but kept missing chances.
JFC had their first real chance in the 17th minute when Aniket Jadhav drilled in a low cross for an unmarked Nerijus Valskis, only for the Lithuanian to blaze it over the bar. Jamshedpur had another chance when Alexandre Lima kept an Aitor Monroy corner alive and squared the ball to Eze. However, Eze’s shot on goal was cleared by Dimas Delgado.
It was quite an intense first half.
Both teams looked desperate to break the deadlock in the 2nd half.
Jamshedpur were denied at the hour mark by two vital blocks. First Peter Hartley saw his weak shot was saved by Gurpreet. The rebound fell into Eze”s path and his goal-bound shot was blocked by Bheke.
JFC finally broke the deadlock through Eze, who scored his third goal of the season. Lima played a weighted pass to Aniket on the right and the latter floated a cross in the box. Eze got past his marker and dived low to score past Gurpreet.
With this win, Jamshedpur FC leapfrogged four positions in the points table to grab the third place. They have 13 points from 9 matches in their bag. Bengaluru FC, on the other hand, slid one spot and now occupy the fourth place with 12 points from 8 matches.