ISL: Bengaluru is satisfied with the third successive draw after the 0-0 result against Jamshedpur
JAMSHEDPUR: Bengaluru FC he had to settle for his third draw in so many games in the hero Indian Super League after being held to a 0-0 score by Jamshedpur FC on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Subrata Paul was the star of the show for the home team, making several impressive saves, while his opposite number Gurpreet Singh Sandhu He also had an important role to play, achieving some wonderful saves.
The result takes Jamshedpur to the top of the table with seven points in three starts. Bengaluru, meanwhile, rose to seventh with three points out of three.
The game had a quick start, with both teams trying to force the initiative from the beginning. Sunil Chhetri Paul forced into a hard save in the seventh minute, before seconds later, Sergio Castel seemed to have the heartbeat of Bangalore custodian Sandhu, but was thwarted by the upright.
Five minutes later, the visiting team wasted a great opportunity after Juanan defeated Jamshedpur's offside trap and found space and time for a free header after a set-piece move.
Paul, however, made sure the ball was out of the goal. Shortly after, Raphael Augusto lost an even simpler opportunity since he could not keep his head on the target and even make Paul work.
However, there was enough for the veteran custodian to do what he did to save a wonder and avoid the shameless attempt of Harmanjot Singh Khabra in the 20th minute.
The home team managed to create their own set of opportunities, but the lively first half finally finished goalless.
The hosts showed a little more urgency after the restart, but the first great opportunity of the second period reappeared in the Blues path. Five minutes later, Manuel Onwu was released to goal by a pass from the deep, but Paul was on hand once again to eliminate the danger.
His opposite number, Sandhu, also came into action shortly after, when the Indian international extended a leg to deflect Mobashir Rahman's shot from inside the box. The opportunity was stimulated in a phase of Jamshedpur's dominance, and Sandhu was at the center of things once more, as he avoided the spectacular aerial kick of Farukh Choudhary from the Piti cross.
With both goalkeepers looking almost invincible at night, it seemed like it would take a mistake or a moment of brilliance to break the deadlock. Substitute Ashique Kuruniyan tried his luck with one of his marauder patents around 75 minutes, but he found Paul on his way once again.