BFC : Nishu Kumar (45'), Sunil Chetri (87')
BFC : Gaurav Mukhi(81'), Sergoi Cidoncha (90+3')

MAN of the Match : Nishu Kumar - BENGALURU FC
Club Award : Bengaluru FC - Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player : Y. Raju - Jamshedpur FC
Winning pass of the match : Harmanjot Khabra
Emerging player : Gourav Mukhi - BENGALURU FC

BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC

BFC : Gurpreet, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar, Khabra, Erik Paartalu, Udanta Singh, Xisco Hernandez, Sunil Chhetri, Miku.
JFC : Subhasish, Y.Raju, Raju Gaikwad, Tiri, Bikash Jairu, Mario Arques, Memo, Jerry Mawhmingthanga, Tim Cahill, Michael Soosairaj, Sergio Cidoncha.



BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC

ISL MEDIA RELEASE: Late goals in Hero ISL Match 9 before the first season break, kept the audience on edge of theior seats as it set up an unforgettable night of football at the Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday, with Jamshedpur FC holding Bengaluru FC to a 2-2 draw. Nishu Kumar's stunning volley at the stroke of half-time put the hosts ahead. Youngster Gourav Mukhi made history when he came on for Jamshedpur FC as substitute and scored on his debut to equalize. Sunil Chhetri's header in the 88th minute was cancelled out by Sergio Cidoncha's effort in added time (90+4).

Tim Cahill and Michael Soosairaj got their much-awaited debuts in the Hero ISL as Jamshedpur FC head coach Cesar Ferrando named an attacking side to take on last season's finalists. Carles Cuadrat's Blues were unchanged from their 1-0 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC. Ferrando's side started the game on the front foot but the first real threat came from the home side 12 minutes into the match. Udanta Singh's blistering pace allowed him to race past winger-turned-left-back Bikash Jairu into space on the right flank. The winger's cross, however, failed to reach Sunil Chhetri and was cleared by Tiri at the centre of the box.

Cahill looked to get in on the act by teasing a through-ball into space for Jerry Mawhmingthanga. The right-sided winger had time to pick out Soosairaj's run into the box but the youngster's cross was struck with too much force. The Men of Steel piled up the pressure as the first-half progressed but their final delivery into the box lacked clarity. Mario Arques struck a dangerous free-kick at Gurpreet Singh's goal but it sailed inches over the bar and had the goalkeeper's eyes on its trajectory all the way through.

The midfield battle was proving to be difficult to win for both teams. The forwards were kept under watch and the ball was often played into the wide areas for crosses into the box. Sunil Chhetri's clever free-kick from the right flank was aimed at Xisco Fernandez who was waiting at the edge of the box. The Spanish midfielder's sweet volley flew inches past the post and was an alarm signal for what was to come.

Two minutes later, another free-kick, earned by Miku and taken by Xisco, was headed clear initially by Tiri. The ball fell to Nishu Kumar outside the box who unleashed a stunning strike into the top left corner of the net, leaving Subhasish Chowdhury helpless and stunned. Miku was proving to be a difficult for the Jamshedpur defence. He ran in behind the defence and squared a good through-ball across the face of goal, inviting Chhetri who failed to make a connection.

Ferrando replaced defender Gaikwad with Mobashir Rahman and the midfielder almost pulled off another long-range goal. A brilliant strike from outside the box was kept out of the top right corner of the net by the outstretched hands of Gurpreet Singh. With 19 minutes left on the clock, 16-year-old forward Gourav Mukhi replaced Jerry to become the youngest ever player to make his debut in ISL. Ten minutes into his debut, the youngster produced a moment of brilliance to bring Jamshedpur back into the game.

Mukhi outmuscled Serran as he raced into the box to receive Maria Arques' chip and slotted the ball past Gurpreet Singh for the equaliser.
Just as the Blues faithful thought they were done for the day, Harmanjot Khabra's long ball into the box from the right flank was headed into the net by Sunil Chhetri to put the hosts back into the lead in the 88th minute.

However, Jamshedpur FC showed gumption as they pulled one back right at the death. Arques’s cross into the box saw Cidoncha place his effort into the far post to ensure that they pick a crucial point away from home. A hard fought draw earned today kept Jamshedpur FC unbeaten run here at the Kanteerava Stadium.

JFC : Mario Arques 28', Pablo Morgado 90+5'.
MAN of the Match : Jerry Mawhmingthanga - Jamshedpur FC
Club Award : Jamshedpur FC - Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player : Lucian Goian - Mumbai City FC
Winning pass of the match : Carlos Calvo
Emerging player : Jerry Mawhmingthanga - Jamshedpur FC
MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC

MCFC : Amrinder, Souvik, Lucian Goian, Marko Klisura, Subhasish, Sanju, Paulo Machado, Md. Rafique, Bipin Singh, Rafael Bastos, Modou Sougou.
JFC : Subhasish, Bikash Jairu, Jose Luis, Raju Gaikwad, Yumnam Raju, Mario Arques, Emerson Gomes, Carlos Calvo, Sergio Cidoncha, Jerry Mawhmingthanga, Sumeet Passi.

ISL PRESS RELEASE: Jamshedpur FC lived up to their early pre-season promise with a methodical 2-0 victory over Mumbai City FC in their Hero Indian Super League opener at the Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday. In a fiercely-contested affair, Mario Arques’ 28th-minute header and Pablo Morgado's second in the fifth minute of added time proved to be the difference.

It were the visitors who started the match in a much more confident manner and a move involving Jerry Mawihmingthanga almost paid off in the 10th minute. The Jamshedpur winger played a one-two with Memo before crossing the ball across the box. Sergio Cidoncha’s attempted bicycle kick failed to come off before Carlos Calvo’s shot was deflected out for a corner. The resulting set-piece saw Calvo find himself in a great position to score once again but the Spaniard blasted his effort over the bar. Mumbai were finding it difficult to make any real forays into the Jamshedpur box and the visitors deservedly took the lead in the 28th minute through a Mario Arques’ header.

The Spanish midfielder’s attempted shot from 25 yards out initially found its way to Calvo on the left-flank. Calvo crossed the ball back across the face of goal and Arques, who had made a brilliant run, cushioned in a perfect header from a tight angle. Cesar Ferrando’s men almost doubled their lead immediately after the restart through a Calvo corner. An unmarked Tiri rose well to meet the excellently taken corner but his header was cleared off the line by Lucian Goian.

Mumbai should have levelled matters minutes later following a midfield scramble which ultimately saw Sanju Pradhan thread a brilliant through ball between Jamshedpur’s two central defenders to release Rafael Bastos on goal. With just goalkeeper Subhasish Roy to beat, the Brazilian somehow failed to get a proper connection on the ball and the meek attempt was easily dealt with by the Jamshedpur custodian.

Subhasish though, was required to be at his very best around the hour mark after Goian’s punted ball forward was flicked on to the path of Modou Sougou. The Senegalese striker’s perfect header seemed destined to nestle into goal before Subhasish pulled off an excellent dive to tip the ball over for a corner.
Mumbai thought they had got their equalizer in the 77th minute after Rafique’s header from a cross from the left-flank beat Subhasish. Much to the dismay of the home fans and the coach, the goal was ruled out for offside. Another ‘goal’ in the 85th minute was again flagged for offside.

There was a goal, finally, but at the other end. In added time when Mumbai pressed more men forward, a quick break saw Sergio Cidoncha release debutant Pablo Morgado Blanco down the right flank and the substitute sealed all three points for his side with a thumping finish which beat Amrinder Singh from a tight angle.