Jamshedpur’s superb performance paid off during their latest ISL match against Chennaiyin at the Tilak Maidan, with the Indian football club winning with a 4-1 gap. With their win, Jamshedpur finally makes it to the semi-finals, a feat that they have never been able to pull off in ISL history. Jamshedpur now stands on the second rank in the Indian Super League with 31 points, taking over ATK Mohun Bagan’s place from last week and inching closer to Hyderabad’s top spot.
The goalscorers of the game include Boris Singh, Daniel Chima Chukwu, and Ritwik Das for Jamshedpur, and one score from an own goal courtesy of Deepak Devrani. The consolation shot was dealt by Chennaiyin’s Nerijus Valskis.
Jamshedpur’s Win Boosts Them Up Second in the ISL
Chances of Chennaiyin winning still lingered in the first few minutes of the first half, where both teams seemed to keep up with one another. Things changed quickly, though, when Ritwick Das struck with a lead with the help of Greg Stewart’s corner kick. Peter Hartley was the first to try and open the game with Stewart’s cross, but with his shot blocked, the opportunity came for Das to secure the ball in Chennaiyin’s net.
Ten minutes later, Greg Stewart once again helped secure the second goal by breezing past Chennaiyin’s defences to send the ball to Boris Singh, who sent the ball into the back of the net.
Next was Daniel Chukwu with a left-footed shot, marking his fourth goal in the past five games he’s played this season. The chance came from a misfire from Chennaiyin’s goalkeeper Debjit, where Eli Sabia took the ball and had Chukwu secure it for the team. Chukwu had another chance for a fifth goal for his record this season with Stewart’s help, but his strike was blocked squarely by Debjit.
There was no hope even at the start of the second half, where Devrani, upon Stewart’s strike, ended up making an own goal. Chennaiyin managed to score one for the team, with Ariel Borysiuk and Valskis closing in on the box. Vlaskis secured the goal for them despite TP Rehenesh’s intervention, but even with that shot, the game was already lost for Chennaiyin.
Jamshedpur will face off with NorthEast United on 25 February 2022 for their next match, while Chennaiyin will play against the Kerala Blasters on the 26th. With this loss, the semi-finals are no longer a possibility for Chennaiyin.