Title and records on the line in mouth-watering ATK Mohun Bagan vs Jamshedpur FC clash

The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season has been nothing short of extraordinary. Just a couple of weeks back, nine teams were battling each other for the semi-final spots and now we have the four semi-finalists: Jamshedpur FC, Hyderabad FC, ATK Mohun Bagan, and Kerala Blasters FC.

However, there is still one big prize to be fought for in the league phase which is the League Winners' Shield. ATK Mohun Bagan and Jamshedpur FC stand a chance of winning this coveted trophy, with just three points separating the two East Indian giants going into the final match of the league phase. Their match on Monday at the PJN Stadium is set up to be one of the most intense clashes of the season.

Match 110 Preview: ATK Mohun Bagan and Jamshedpur FC face off with League Winners Shield as reward

Owen Coyle and Juan Ferrando have been two of the most impressive head coaches in the Hero ISL this season. Under Coyle’s leadership, Jamshedpur FC have gone from strength to strength and is set for a record-breaking campaign.

A win on Monday would mean that the Men of Steel would become the first side in Hero ISL history to win seven games in a row.

But, that's not it. JFC have 40 points in the Hero ISL 21-22, which is the joint-highest total for a team following the league stages of the Hero ISL. The club would set a new record if they won or drew the match.

Jamshedpur FC have become one of the most dominant & feared sides in the league but, now they stand a chance to also become record-breakers!

However, the team standing in their way of creating history is Ferrando’s ATK Mohun Bagan. Under the Spaniard’s guidance, the Mariners have regained their confidence and swagger. And now, they stand a chance of writing history as well.

The Kolkata-based outfit has been unbeaten in their previous 15 Hero ISL matches and avoiding a defeat against Jamshedpur FC would mean that ATKMB would have the longest unbeaten streak in Hero ISL history. This is not uncharted territory for Ferrando. Last season, his FC Goa side went on a 15-match unbeaten streak as well. So, he will look forward to going one step further with ATK Mohun Bagan. 

Team

Games in unbeaten Run

Season(s)

FC Goa

15

2020-21

ATK Mohun Bagan

15

2021-22

Hyderabad FC

12

2020-21

Mumbai City FC

12

2020-21

Bengaluru FC

11

2018-19

NorthEast United FC

11

2020-21

Kerala Blasters FC

10

2021-22

ATK FC

10

2016-17, 2017-18

Chennaiyin FC

9

2019-20

Delhi Dynamos FC

7

2017-18,2018-19

It is important to note that victory alone would not be enough for ATK Mohun Bagan to clinch the Hero ISL League Winners’ Shield. The Mariners have to beat Jamshedpur FC by two or more goals as they have a worse head-to-head record and goal difference. If JFC does not lose this match, they will clinch the League Winners’ Shield.

With a title and records set to be decided, this clash of titans is going to have audiences on the edge of their seats and eyes glued to their screens as both sides will look forward to immortalizing themselves in Hero ISL history!

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