Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the 2022 Durand Cup clash between Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC being played at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute updates of this high-voltage clash. Follow the details for the next match HERE. Thanks for tuning into this space and take very good care of yourselves.
Full Time! Bengaluru FC wins the match 2-1
Goals from Sunil Chhetri and Roy Krishna were enough to secure the first win for Bengaluru FC against Jamshedpur FC in the Group A match of Durand Cup 2022.
Jamshedpur is playing five of its players close to the box as it looks to cut the slender lead. Bengaluru FC, on the other hadn, is desperate to run down the clock
A set piece attempt by Bengaluru FC sees Parag deliver a cross from the right, but Namgyal fails to capitalise on it as the ball falls for Udanta. He is surrounded and he kicks it back to Gurpreet.
Chance! Kojam’s free kick is headed in by Rishi, but the ball just rubs off the goal post.
86’ Yellow Card! Parag gets into the book for a foul on Rishi
Rishi tries to get the ball into the box, but is fouled by Parag and the referee gives a yellow card for the BFC player.
84’ Substitution for Jamshedpur FC!
Advait gets on the pitch to replace Saphaba Singh as Jamshedpur tries to fins an equaliser in the last 10 minutes of the match.
Roy Krishna gets the ball in the final third, but there is no other BFC player around him as he loses the ball eventually. Faisal gets possession back from JFC and crosses for Krishna, but it is too high
Time for a water break! The referee stops play temporarily as the teams regroup before the final 15 minutes of the match.
Did you know?
Roy Krishna is the fourth highest goalscorer in the Indian Super League with 36 goals in 60 matches. He won the ISL Championship with ATK in 2019-20 and the Golden Boot in the 2020-21
Jamshedpur tries to play using a long ball approach, but Jovanovic stands as a pillar at the back and clears the ball from in front of the box.
Bengaluru FC is now playing its cards carefully with five men at the back now as Aryan Sonowal and Piyush Thakur push along both the flanks.
65’ Substitution for Bengaluru FC
Faisal Ali and Namgyal Bhutia replace Leon Augustine and Sunil Chhetri as Grayson tries to check the depth of the squad ahead of a busy season.
62’ GOAL! Jamshedpur pulls a goal back
Rishi, who entered the pitch for the Red Miners in the second half, guides the ball into the net from a free kick by Phijam Vikash.
58’ Red Card! Bengaluru FC reduced to 10-men
Hira Mondal, who was already on a yellow card, gets into another rash challenge and the referee shows him the red card. He is off and Bengaluru FC is down to 10 players
56’ GOAL! Roy Krishna scores his first goal for Bengaluru FC
Sunil Chhetri pairs up with Roy Krishna, delivers the ball with a beautiful backheel and Krishna puts the ball into the net to double the lead against Jamshedpur FC.
Chance! Udanta storms into the box with a run along the right and crosses for Sunil Chhetri who was waiting in front of the JFC keeer. Kojam Beyong, however, gets to the ball first and steals another opportunity for Bengaluru FC to score.
Bengaluru FC has eight players high up the pitch as Suresh gets to a cross from Roy Krishna on the left, but his header is too high, as the ball flies over the net.
Two Half-Time substitutions for Bengaluru FC!
Aleksandar Jovanovic and Roy Krishna replace Bruno Ramires and Alan Costa as Grayson looks for more attacking power to widen the lead.
Second Half Begins
After two minutes of stoppage time, the match stops following the referee’s whistle. Sunil Chhetri’s goal in the 23rd minute has been the difference in the match so far. Bengaluru remains ahead with the score 1-0 against Jamshedpur FC.
Chance! Udanta makes a run along the right flank and crosses for two white shirts approaching the box. But his cross is missed by Leon as BFC continues to attack.
42’ Yellow Card for Hira Mondal!
Hira Mandal tries to steal the ball from Piyush with a challenge from the back as the JFC player goes down, screaming in pain. After a brief treatment, both players are back on the pitch and the former East Bengal player gets into the book.
40’ Keisan gets a yellow card!
Keisan Angelo of JFC tries to get the ball back with a rash challenge and gets into the book for the challenge. First yellow card for Jamshedpur FC and the first booking of the game.
Vinil Poojary gets the ball in the midfield and tries to deliver a through ball for Piyush Thakur on the right. But he overhits it as the ball goes out for a BFC throw.
Nikhil Poojary goes for goal with a header from the set-piece, but it is saved by Gurpreet. The corner that follows does not pose any danger for the India international this time as Bengaluru remains ahead at the moment.
Corner Kick! Another corner kick by Prabir Das from the right, but this time JFC clears the ball and Jamshedpur goes on attack, with Piyush Thakur making a run along the right, but his cross is cleared for a JFC corner by Alan.
Kojam Beyong tries to stop Leon from a run along the left flank, but ends up fouling the Bengaluru FC player and the referee calls for a quick break. Time for both teams to regroup and evaluate their strategies.
23’ Goal! Chhetri puts Bengaluru FC in front
Bengaluru FC attacks from the set-piece this time. Prabir Das takes the corner and Sunil Chhetri meets it to give the Blues the early lead that it was looking for. JFC 0-1 BFC
Prabir and Danish pair up to create a chance along the right side of the midfield. The latter delivers an aerial ball for Sunil Chhetri, who fails to land the ball to his feet for a shot and Jamshedpur takes back possession.
Prabir Das takes the corner kick, which is cleared initially, but the ball is delivered back into the box. Sunil heads it to to Alan and Mohit comes to JFC’s rescue to punch the ball away.
Kojam Beyong tries to push up front for Jamshedpur FC, but the Indian Super League with Simon Grayson in its side is domintaing the game at the moment as BFC earns a corner kick on the other side.
12’ Chance for Bengaluru!
Udanta goes for goal this time, but the shot is saved by Mohit, but he gets the ball back, passes to Danish, who crosses to Sunil, but Sandip finally clears the ball away from danger. That was the first real chance for the Blues.
Vikash gets the ball back in control for Jamshedpur and Piyush tries to carry the ball along the left wing. Eventually, he loses after a miss as BFC gets a goal kick
Bengaluru FC continues a similar approach as it has throughout in the match so far -- presa high and attack. Udanta Singh goes for attack and the aerial ball that follows is cleared by JFC.
Danish Farooq tries another run into thebox, but Jamshedpur is laying back at the moment.
Prabir Das makes a run along the left wing, cuts to his right, but the final shot ends wide off target.
Bengaluru FC starts in white from left to right, while Jamshedpur starts in its home kit of red-and-blue from the other side.
We are very excited to be here. I know that it is one of the most important tournaments in India and Asia also. We are fully motivated and the boys will do their best on the pitch.
— JFC coach Carlos Santamarina before the match
10 Minutes to go for kick-off!
Leon Augustine, who found the net in the Blues’ opening encounter of the 2021 Durand Cup against Kerala Blasters, is set to start down the flank at the KBK today.
Did you know?
Jamshedpur FC’s reserve team coach Carlos Santamarina was the Academy coach of the team previously. The Spaniard has been the manager of Atletico Madrid’s youth team and the youth coach of UD Sanse previously.
Wishing Jamshedpur FC; All the best for the Durand Cup. Jam ke Khelo Jamshedpur
— Eli Sabia, Jamshedpur first team defender
Starting Line-ups out:
Jamshedpur FC: Mohit (GK), Sandip (C), Piyush, Kojam, Saphaba, Aryan, Keisan, Vikas, Vinil, Lenin, Lalruatmawia
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet (GK), Alan Costa, Parag Shrivas, Prabir Das, Hira Mondal, Bruno, Suresh, Danish, Udanta, Leon and Sunil Chhetri (C)
If you are in Kolkatam or Guwahati or Imphal, come and watch. Live football is the best. If you cannot, you can switch on the tele, on the OTT platforms. First time in along time, all of us are playing the Durand Cup.
— Sunil Chhetri ahead of Bengaluru FC’s first match
Bengaluru FC Head Coach Simon Grayson will take charge of his side for the first time as it takes on Jamshedpur FC in its opening encounter of the 2022 Durand Cup, at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan, in Kolkata, on Wednesday. The Blues are making their third appearance at the Durand Cup, having previously bowed out of the tournament at the quarterfinal (2014) and semifinal (2021) stages.
“We’re really excited to take part in a competition that has a rich history and tradition associated with it. This is a part of our pre-season preparation, ahead of the Indian Super League, but we want to give a good account of ourselves.
Playing the Durand Cup means our season will take place over a longer period this year, and we will have to make sure that we strike a right balance to maintain the fitness of all our players through the campaign,” said Grayson, ahead of the encounter.
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Bengaluru’s squad for the Durand Cup includes new signings Prabir Das, Roy Krishna, Sandesh Jhingan, Javi Hernandez, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Hira Mondal, Amrit Gope and Faisal Ali, who are also part of the group of players that arrived in Kolkata on Sunday.
“We have some exciting new players and a group of really good youngsters who have come through the Academy as well. We want them to play together for as many minutes as possible, so that they can gel well and get to understand each other in a competitive environment,” added Grayson.
Jamshedpur FC, led by Youth Team coach Carlos Santamarina, is set to field a team comprising youngsters, including India U20 goalkeeper Mohit Singh Dhami, who most recently won the U20 SAFF Championship, in Bhubaneswar.
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“We’re aware that Jamshedpur FC and some other teams have registered a development squad for this tournament. We did the same last year and our youngsters did exceptionally well. We want to approach this tournament with our first team as it gives us an opportunity to be ready for what is going to be a tough season,” Grayson added.
Jamshedpur FC Squad
Goalkeepers: Arman Tamang, Mohit Singh Dhami, Vishal Yadav
Defenders: Rishi, Kojam Beyong, Piush Thakuri, Aryan Sonowal, Saphaba Singh Telem, Sandip Mandi, Raj Mukhi, Ankit Toppo, Gopal Hembrom
Midfielders: Sorokhaibam Nongpoknganba Meitei, Keisam Angelo Singh, Robin Das, Nayan Tamang, Phijam Vikash Singh, Kamlesh Singh Bist, Advait Sumbly, Anand Kumar, Deepak Hansda
Attackers: Nikhil Barla, Hijam Lenin Singh, Lalruatmawia, Tapan Haldar, Vilin Pujari
Bengaluru FC Squad
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lara Sharma, Amrit Gope
Defenders: Alan Costa, Namgyal Bhutia, Parag Shrivas, Wungngayam Muirang, Prabir Das, Hira Mondal, Sandesh Jhingan, Aleksandar Jovanovic
Midfielders: Bruno Ramires, Jayesh Rane, Suresh Wangjam, Danish Farooq, Rohit Kumar, Biswa Darjee, Javi Hernandez
Strikers: Sunil Chhetri (C), Prince Ibara, Udanta Singh, Sivasakthi Narayanan, Leon Augustine, Roy Krishna, Faisal Al
When and where to watch Jamshedpur FC vs Bengaluru FC
JFC vs BFC is scheduled for a 2:30 pm Kick-off at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan, in Kolkata and will be telecast on the Sports18 network, with live streaming available on VOOT Select and Jio TV.