🇮🇳 ISL 2020/21 Season- Matchday 1- Previews, Match Results, Discussions

Odisha FC & Hyderabad FC Squad


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Subrata Paul has made the most saves (250) and has the most clean sheets (26) in #HeroISL history :gloves:


Match 4: OFC 0-1 HFC

Hyderabad FC start its ISL campaign with a win over Odisha FC at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.

HFC captain Aridane Santana scored the only goal of the the match in the first half after his counterpart Steven Taylor handled the ball inside the box.

Apart from couple of late moments, Odisha looked rather clueless with what to do with the ball. Hyderabad were dominant through, where Colaco and Narzary could have even scored. Santana’s penalty does the trick in the end, and with this disciplined display, Hyderabad have their first-ever clean sheet in their ISL history.


Impact of Subrata Paul! :fire: :fire:

HFC keep their first-ever clean sheet in ISL!


Adil Khan Hyderabad FC captain

Aridane Santana, Subrata Paul and Joao Victor join Adil as club’s four captains

Hyderabad FC coach Manolo Marquez announced defender Adil Khan as the club’s captain for the upcoming Indian Super League season. Adil will be joined by Aridane Santana, Subrata Paul and Joao Victor who form the leadership group and have been announced as the second, third and fourth captains respectively.

On the field, the leadership group will follow the sequence, where in the absence of the first captain from action, the armband will be worn by the next captain in order.


Match 5 Jamshedpur FC squaring off against Chennaiyin FC

Both teams’ opening game of the campaign at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco tonight. Both sides have made plenty of changes to their squad ahead of the new season, including the head coaches and they will be looking to make a positive start to their season.

Jamshedpur FC will be led by Peter Hartley as skipper and the English defender will have the likes of Stephen Eze and Narender Gahlot to partner him in the centre-back slots. Joyner Lourenco is another player that can be expected to feature in their backline from time to time, while Laldinliana Renthlei and Ricky Lallawmawma will probably make the fullback slots their own.

They also boast a strong midfield with Aitor Monroy and Amarjit Singh slated to play integral roles at the centre. Alexander Lima, who has played under Coyle earlier and Mohammad Mobashir, who was amongst the goals in pre-season, will have big responsibilities to carry out for the team as well. New signing Jackichand Singh will also be hoping to hit the ground running, while their frontmen Valskis and David Grande will eye opening their account for the campaign in their season opener.

Chennaiyin will have Csaba Laszlo as their head coach and Rafael Crivellaro as their captain in Hero ISL 2020-21. Enes Sipovic is mostly likely to partner Eli Sabia in defence and the fullback positions will probably be occupied by Reagan Singh and Jerry Lalrinzuala. As far as their midfield is concerned, it’s safe to say that the Marina Machans are spoilt for choice.

Crivellaro and Anirudh Thapa should be guaranteed starters, while Lallianzuala Chhangte – the highest-scoring Indian midfielder last season – will be hoping for another solid campaign this time around. Chennaiyin are in truth blessed with quality in the middle of the park with Thoi Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Edwin Vanspaul, Memo Moura, Germanpreet Singh and Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev making up the rest of the southerners’ options to choose from. Up front, Jakub Sylvestr will need to carry the burden of replacing Valskis as Chennaiyin’s leading scorer from last season and he will be hoping for some support from Esmael Goncalves.


Chennaiyin FC has two titles to its name while Jamshedpur FC has finished 5thin the league stage twice in 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Overall Head-to-head form (Total: 6 | Wins - CFC: 2, JFC: 1 | Draws: 4)

Recent Head-to-Head form (Last 5 meetings)







Goals scored:

Chennaiyin FC: 8

Jamshedpur FC: 6

Top goal scorers:

3 goals - Nerijus Valskis (CFC)

1 goal - CFC: Jeje, Mohammed Rafi, Raphael Augusto, Andre Schembri, Lallianzuala Chhangte.

JFC: Sergio Castel, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Pablo Margado, Carlos Calvo, Mario Arques, Wellington Priori.

Clean sheets:

Jamshedpur FC: 2

Chennaiyin FC: 0


Highlights - Odisha FC 0-1 Hyderabad FC


Chennaiyin FC 2-1 Jamshedpur FC

Last year’s runners-up and two-time champion Chennaiyin FC begin their ISL season campaign with a comfortable 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC.

Chennaiyin FC rides on goals from Anirudh Thapa and Esmael Goncalves. With less than a minute from the kick-off, Chennaiyin was a goal up, which was the fastest in its history and of this season.

Valskis scores for Jamshedpur. It’s a goal made by two of Jamshedpur’s new signings as Jackichand Singh delivers a peach of a cross for Valskis to nod in.


Anirudh Thapa scores fastest goal in Chennaiyin FC history :fire: :fire:

Thapa struck in the 52nd second to also become the first Indian goalscorer of the ISL 2020 season.
Thapa gets the Man of the Match award for the impressive performance.

Anirudh Thapa, who has won the ISL title with Chennaiyin in 2018, has made 55 appearances in the tournament and has scored three goals and recorded nine assists. The 22-year old has also made 18 appearances for the Indian national team and scored two goals and has two assists.


Highlights - Jamshedpur FC 1-2 Chennaiyin FC - Match 5 | Hero ISL 2020-21