ISL 2020-21: ATKMB faces the first loss of the season

Jamshedpur’s Valskis broke ATKMB’s winning streak, as they beat them by 2-1 goal at Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa on Monday.

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Valskis scored two goals, one at 30th minute and second at 66th minute while Krishna pulled a late goal back for ATKMB. An impressive attacking by the Jamshedpur forward Valskis ensured ATKMB’s win. Goalkeeper TP Rehenesh was back in the side after a suspension.

Coach Antonio Habas made three changes to his side after getting defeated by Odisha FC as Eduardo Garcia, Brandon Inman, Glan Martins all started for ATK Mohun Bagan. ATKMB also seemed to lack the spirit to finish off the move in the beginning.

Source – Sportslounge

It wasn’t even easy for Jamshedpur FC to start as ATKMB poured in with counter-attacks. But Jamshedpur FC’s toughness throughout the first half helped them take the lead.

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ATKMB had a couple of opportunities to grab an equaliser but Rehenesh was at his best. Rehenesh first denied Krishna from close range by throwing his body on the line and later on he dived full-stretched to save Glan Martins’ long-range shot that was deflected and heading in.

In the second half, at the 66th minute, the goal came in by Valskis once again from a set-piece as Monroy dipped in a perfect corner-kick which was flicked by Rahman.

At the 80th-minute, Substitute Manvir Singh flicked the ball to Krishna, who was lurking in the box, and the Fijian rounded the keeper to score his fourth goal in ISL 2020-21 season.

ATKMB was desperately trying to equalise but JFC was strong and resolute to win the match. ATKMB’s winning run came to an end, though they sit in the second position in the league table.


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