Fans were lucky to witness another Indian Super League match as the encounter between NorthEast United FC and Odisha FC went ahead as planned. The recent spike of Covid-19 cases forced 2 matches to be postponed. However, the two teams showed a lot of heart as they fought it out at the Fatorda on Tuesday.
Odisha FC triumphed with a comfortable 2-0 win and managed to close the gap to the top 4 to a point. They are now in 5th place and only 1 point behind Mumbai City FC in 4th. Meanwhile, NorthEast United FC continued to struggle as the defeat extended their winless run to 5 games. They have picked up only 2 points in their last 5 matches.
NorthEast United FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Khalid Jamil
Goalkeeper: M. Michu (6/10)
Defenders: T. Singh (6.5/10), P. Flottman (6.5/10), M. Thangalakath (6/10), P. Lakra (7/10)
Midfielders: Hernan Santana (6.5/10), M. Irshad (6.10), S. Singh (6/10)
Forwards: I. Khan (6.5/10), Lalkhawppuimawia (6/10), V. P. Suhair (6.5/10)
Substitutes: Ralte (6/10), M. Singh (6/10)
Odisha FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Kino Garcia
Goalkeeper: A. Singh (7/10)
Defenders: Llahrezuala (7/10), H. Rodas (7.5/10), V. Mongil (7/10), S. Panwar (7/10)
Midfielders: T. S. Moirangthem (7/10), Vanmalsawma (7/10), J. Hernandez (8/10)
Forwards: A. Cabrera (9/10), J. Mawihmingthanga (7.5/10), Lalhlimpuia (8/10)
Substitutes: L. Krasniqi (6.5/10), P. Ramfangzauva (6/10), A. Tyagi (6/10), N. Kumar (6.5/10), S. Thangmuansang (6/10)
Player of the Match :
Aridai Cabrera proved to be a handful for the Highlander’s backline. With 1 goal and 1 assist, he was named the Hero of the Match. He could not have asked for a better start under new boss Kino Garcia.
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