Goalkeeper Subrata Paul was Jamshedpur FC's star player against Bengaluru, as the hosts sealed a 0-0 stalemate against the defending Indian Super League champions. Playing at home (JRD Tata Sports Complex), the veteran faced nine shots, and saved all of them.
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One of his important saves cam in the 11th-minute, when Juanan found himself at the end of a Udanta Singh cross inside a crowded Jamshedpur penalty box. But the centre-back saw it saved by an instinctive Paul.
Then came the 20th-minute and another corner for Bengaluru. It was a looping set-piece with Juanan entering the box and putting in a header pass towards Rahul Bheke on the right side of the opposition goal post. Bheke flicked it, but Paul palmed it away via his left hand.
In the 50th-minute, Manuel Onwu found himself set on a run via a long ball. He beat two Jamshedpur defenders with his pace, only unable to beat the opposition's wall.
Then it was the 76th-minute, when Paul stopped a marauding Ashique Kuruniyan with utter confidence.
The draw takes Jamshedpur FC to top of the 2019-20 Indian Super League table, with Bengaluru meandering at seventh spot.