Jamshedpur FC and Punjab FC battle play out a gritty goalless draw

Jamshedpur, 22 October, 2023: Jamshedpur FC and Punjab FC played out a goalless draw at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 as the league debutants continue their search for their maiden win of the season.

Jamshedpur FC came across their first proper goal-scoring chance in the 25th minute, with Ricky Lallawmawma and Seiminlen Doungel interlinking in the left flank before squaring a pass off to Alen Stevanović outside the box on the middle. The 32-year-old winger pulled off a shot but couldn’t get enough power and the ball ended up being off target.

Punjab’s talismanic forward Luka Majcen was involved in an incident with Jamshedpur defender Pratik Chaudhari a few minutes later.

Majcen was again at the centre of all the action post the halftime break. He sprinted through the opposition’s defensive line but he was marked closely by Elson José Dias Júnior until the end. The centre back didn’t allow the striker any chance to shoot at goal and closely guarded him inside the box to thwart a formidable opportunity for the visitors to get a lead in the contest.

Jamshedpur responded with a brilliant move brought about by Rei Tachikawa, their star from the previous game. The player dropped deep, played a pass to Daniel Chima Chukwu inside a crowded 18-yard box. Daniel released a pass to Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) graduate Mohammed Sanan. The youngster unleashed a shot from close range but it was saved well by Ravi Kumar, who was well positioned to keep the scores level.

The Red Miners acquired a control over the proceedings gradually, and that reflected in the multiple rounds of attacks that they created courtesy of Tachikawa and Stevanovic. Tachikawa donned a free role in the frontline, shuffling across both flanks to send in lateral deliveries inside the box. However, the team lacked an imposing presence inside the box that could convert those chances.

Key Performer of the Match

Rei Tachikawa (Jamshedpur FC)

Tachikawa capped off the game after making three tackles and creating six goal-scoring opportunities. He made nine crosses and Jamshedpur could have arguably benefitted from him playing a more advanced role in the game tonight.

What’s next for both teams?

Jamshedpur FC will host NorthEast United FC for their next match on October 26, whereas Punjab FC will square off against Chennaiyin FC at the latter’s home ground for their upcoming fixture on October 29.

Brief Scores

Jamshedpur FC 0 – 0 Punjab FC

Stat Pack:

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