Sergio Cindoncha scored a last-minute stunner as Jamshedpur rallied from a goal behind to hold last season’s runner-up Bengaluru FC to a 2-2 draw at the Sri Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday.
As many 3 goals were scored in the last quarter of the match. Nishu Kumar had given his side the lead in the final minute of the first half. But Gourav Mukhi levelled the scores for Jamshedpur in the 81st, before Bengaluru skipper Sunil Chettri looked to have sealed a victory seven minutes later. Cindoncha though had other plans and scored in the final minute of play to snatch a draw.
India U-23 international, Nishu scored with a long-range shot from outside the penalty box on the stroke of halftime.
16-year-old Gourav Mukhi cancelled out the hosts’ early lead on the 81st minute. Mario Arques sent a long ball for Mukhi which the striker received inside the box and calmly found the back of the net with a flick. He soon after that lost a chance to take the lead as he dribbled past Rahul Bheke but placed his shot high above the crossbar.
While the hosts secured the fourth position in the points table, Jamshedpur FC put up a fascinating play and secured the second position.