Jamshedpur ends ISL season with 3-2 win over Bengaluru
Jamshedpur FC finished their Indian Super League (ISL) season with a 3-2 win over Bengaluru FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Thursday.
The result meant that Jamshedpur finished the ISL season in 6th spot with 27 points from 20 games. Bengaluru finished their season one place below on 7th with 22 points from 20 games.
Bengaluru started the game well but it was Jamshedpur who took the lead in the 16th minute. Aitor Monroy took a free kick from the right just outside the box. He served an inch-perfect cross at the far post for Stephen Eze. The tall defender headed the ball across and the ball ended up in the back on the net.
It got worse for Bengaluru as Seiminlen Doungel doubled the lead in the 34th minute. Farukh Choudhary got the ball in the hole outside the BFC penalty area. He played the ball square to his right to Seiminlen Doungel. Doungel took the ball in his stride and entered the box and went past Bengaluru left back Ajith Kumar like he wasn't even there. Doungel then fired the ball into the net from the right side of the box, from an acute angle.
It was 3-0 in the 41st minute as David Grande got his name on the scoresheet. Aitor Monroy was on free kick on the right side a little closer to the touchline on the right. He whipped the ball into the box. David Grande rose highest and headed the ball into the back of the net.
In the second half, Bengaluru made changes and it soon paid dividends.
substitute Francisco Gonzalez pulled a goal back for Bengaluru in the 62nd minute. Parag Srivas took a throw-in by the left touch line. He launched the throw across the six-yard area. The Jamshedpur defense don't deal with the ball inside their box. Francisco Gonzalez came around the far post to head the ball into the back of the net.
Sunil Chhetri scored his 100th goal for Bengaluru in the 71st minute. Suresh Wangjam did well to keep hold of the ball on the right flank. He then laid it on for the overlapping right back Harmanjot Khabra, who crossed it into the box. Sunil Chhetri stormed in from the left flank, leaving his marker for the dead. He gets to the ball before Stephen Eze to head it into the back of the net.
Jamshedpur held on to end their season with a victory.