Jamshedpur FC kicked off the 2019/20 edition of the Indian Super League with a win against Odisha FC. After playing the first leg at home, it is now time for the team to travel to Odisha to face the newbies at their home at the Kalinga Stadium.
A mere distance of 307 kilometres separating the cities of Jamshedpur and Bhubaneswar, the second ‘East-Indian Derby’ is on the horizon. Heavily influenced by Spanish football and philosophies, the contest will be a treat for football fans, when the teams take the field. An abundance of passing and pacey movements, the Kalinga will play witness to some exhilarating footballing action tomorrow night.
In the first-leg of the very same fixture, Coach Iriondo’s side secured all three points in front of a sold out JRD Tata Sports Complex. An early own goal from Rana Gharami, who deflected Farukh Choudhary’s cross from the right flank inside his own net, gave Jamshedpur FC the lead within the first quarter of the match. The visiting side of the night equalised via Aridane Santana, who managed to beat veteran goalkeeper, Subrata Paul, minutes before half-time. The Furnace erupted in joy when Spaniard, Sergio Castel sealed the win through his goal in the dying embers of the game.
Come Friday night, Jamshedpur FC will play their first reverse fixture of the ongoing ISL season, against their very first opponents of the campaign. A compelling fixture is upon us, and fans can certainly expect end-to-end action when Josep Gombau’s side play their very first ISL match in Odisha.
The match will kick-off at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar at 7:30pm, and will be televised LIVE across the Star Sports Network and Hotstar.