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Jamshedpur eyeing for win to enter the ISL playoff rounds
Sportslogon Team February 24th 2018

Bhubaneswar : The platform has been all set at Kalinga Stadium here to host its first Indian Super League match between group topper Bengaluru FC against Jamshedpur FC on Sunday, the newly renovated Kalinga Stadium ground has been adopted by Jamshedpur as their new home ground.

At the top of the table, Bengaluru FC is here with the intention to reverse the previous result and leave with a win that will further solidify their position at the top. The last match against Bengaluru FC ended in a 0-1 loss to the home side as Jamshedpur FC claimed all three points.

The league match here will be a tough contest as Bengaluru is the highest scoring team in the ISL this season, netting 31 times in 16 games. In contrast, Jamshedpur FC have scored 16 goals, but have conceded only 13, which is the best defensive record in the league.

“Every match is equally important for us, I do not think it is a do-or-die game for us. The last four or five games we have been in a similar situation. We have had some good results. We have clawed our way into the top four and we would like to stay there. One more league match is there for us to finish the league rounds, said Jamshedpur FC coach Steve Coppell at the pre-match press conference here.

I personally have a great deal of respect for Bengaluru FC. In order to pick three points from this game, we have to match their abilities. We are looking forward to it and relishing a really big challenge,” Coppell added.

Though already my team has been conformed the playoff place, but we never took any match lightly, specially when the opponent is in a mood to score full points to get into the playoff round. We will put our full strength in the ground to maintain our place in the league table, said Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca.

Both the team coaches were expressed their satisfaction regarding the newly renovated Kalinga Stadium ground and the infrastructural facility available here to host the ISL match. .
This news was added and updated on : February 24th 2018
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