Super Cup: Jamshedpur FC knock out I-League winners Minerva Punjab

Goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh turned out to be the gamechanger as Jamshedpur FC prevailed over I-league champions Minerva Punjab 5-4 in sudden death and enter the quarterfinals of the Super Cup on Monday.

Super Cup: Jamshedpur FC knock out I-League winners Minerva Punjab
Minerva Punjab came a cropper in penalty shootout. (Twitter@MinervaPunjab)

Bhubaneswar: Goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh turned out to be the gamechanger as Jamshedpur FC prevailed over I-league champions Minerva Punjab 5-4 in sudden death and enter the quarterfinals of the Super Cup on Monday.

Jamshedpur FC were through to the last eight of the tournament's inaugural edition when Gagandeep Bali's shot was stopped by Sanjiban.

Kervens Belfort, Wellington Priori, Bikey, Sumeet Passi and Mehtab Hussain scored for Jamshedpur FC.

William Opoku, Eric Dano, Akashdeep Singh and Kamalpreet Singh found the net for Minerva Punjab in the shootout of an evenly contested contest that went the distance.

It was all square at the end of 90 minutes as the two teams headed for 30 minutes of extra time.

And the script remained the same at the end of 120 minutes too, leading to penalty shootout at the Kalinga Stadium.

As the game headed towards the end of regulation time, both teams had had an almost equal number of chances at the goal, yet they failed to break the deadlock. Also, there was not much to separate the two as far as ball possession was concerned.

Minerva's star player Chencho Gyeltshen had two clear-cut chances from close range in the second half of extra time but Jamshedpur goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh saved his team on both occasions with his smart anticipation at the post.

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