ISL 2020-21: ATK Mohun Bagan come from behind twice to play out thrilling draw against 10-man Hyderabad FC
The result effectively means that Bagan will have to wait for either Mumbai City FC to drop points in their next game or deny the Islanders a win in their last game to secure the League Winners Shield.
A brace from Fran Sandaza and goals from Aridane Santana and Joao Victor helped Hyderabad climb to third on the league table.
ISL 2020-21: Aridane Santana's last-gasp equaliser earns Hyderabad FC point in 1-1 draw against SC East Bengal
Bright Enobakhare scored in the 59th minute for SC East Bengal, who seemed to be cruising towards the win until the stoppage-time leveller from Santana. The result extended the Nizams' unbeaten run to nine games.
ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC held by NorthEast United in goalless draw; SC East Bengal beat Jamshedpur FC
While Hyderabad moved to third on goal difference, NEUFC climbed above FC Goa to fourth. FC Goa, however, have a game in hand and will face leaders Mumbai City FC on Monday.
Current form would favour Hyderabad, who are not only playing well, but are on a six-match unbeaten run.
While Hyderabad ended up drawing their third game on the trot, Jamshedpur grabbed their first point, after a treble of losses.
In a match where both the teams failed to convert many chances, it was Hyderabad who turned up stronger on the day, denying any goal to the relentless Mumbai attack.
Hyderabad took the lead through goals from Aridane Santana (3') and Joel Chianese (36') before a penalty from Federico Gallego (45') and Benjamin Lambot's strike (45') helped NEUFC draw parity before the break.
ISL 2020-21: Ishan Pandita, Igor Angulo on scoresheet as FC Goa script comeback victory over Hyderabad FC
Aridane Santana (58') put Hyderabad ahead but Goa left it late and scored through substitute Ishan Pandita (87') and Igor Angulo (90') to inflict a third successive defeat on the Nizams.
In a match where both sides struggle to create clear-cut chances, Vignesh's acrobatic 38th-minute strike stood out as a genuine quality moment.
The Manuel Marquez-coached side remained unbeaten with nine points from five matches. Hyderabad FC are placed fifth in the 11-team standings.
Both teams have several similarities, from depending on a single goal scorer (Roy Krishna for ATKMB and Aridane Santana for the Nizams) to having an airtight defence (two teams with the least goals conceded).
Chinglensana Singh's clearance off a Nerijus Valskis cross fell to William Lalnunfela who laid the ball for Eze. The Nigerian made no mistake with his powerful shot.
Getting four points from two outings is best start in the league for Hyderabad. However, it was a frustrating evening for Bengaluru, who are yet to taste a win this season.
ISL 2020-21: Aridane Santana's solitary goal sees Hyderabad FC begin campaign with win over Odisha FC
Santana converted the spot-kick in the 35th minute as Hyderabad kept their first-ever clean sheet in the league in their second season.
The 32-year-old Khan, who plays as a defender as well as a defensive midfielder, has earned over 10 caps for India since making his debut in 2012.
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