Jamshedpur played stalemate with Mumbai City, Azuka-Santos brilliance on display

Ragini Roy  |  Mumbai City  |  1 Year Ago

In a nail biting fixture between Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC, the match that was not less than roller coaster ride Jamshedpur ended in stalemate. Both sides scored twice to cancel out one another. However, it was Steve Copell’s Jamshedpur FC who dominated the match with extreme pressing and counter attacks to surprise Alexandre Guimarães’s men in defence. Having said that, the main attraction of the match was the guest Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano who’s rumoured to scout for the next business investment for the City Group.

Here are the 4 Talking Points from the match:

Santos knows when to hit

Talk about Thiago Santos, he’s been ever-so young and lethal since his arrival in India. However, what’s worth noting is the fact that every season he’s a brighter talent than before. Having scored four times in this version of the ISL already, Thiago Santos is already ont he Top-Scorers chart and giving his side an away point means, Mumbai City will have an added advantage when the same Jamshedpur FC will come to play in Mumbai. 

Copell’s best bet till date

When Steve Copell signed Izu Azuka from Cyprus, he insisted that Azuka is the rare talent who could be a great success in ISL. All Azuka now doing is to prove his boss’ word right. Two MoM and 4 goals already, Azuka came to India with a bigger target than ever he set in his career. However, the bigger task for the Nigerian is to help his side progress into the Top-4 chart to ensure his expedition is longer. 

Press, Press and Press

Mumbai City’s season has proved to be more of an experiment for Alexandre Guimarães this season. Trying to instil a more  Spanish style of football, Mumbai City is looking to don the opponents with their brilliant pressing and skills in midfield and the box. This invariably has given results so far and if we believe striker Balwant Singh, this is the real strength of Mumbai City and the club is coming out brilliantly with it. 

Expect the Unexpected - Its Jamshedpur!!

When Tata Group announced the embarkment on the Indian Super League journey, what everyone in the country was unsure of is whether the city will embrace football or not. However, the numbers suggest in favour. More than 20,000 In-stadium visitors each time Jamshedpur plays at home indicates the future of football, and how the region could be the next giant destination as the home of Indian football.


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