Kerala Blasters FC and Odisha FC fought out a tightly contested match at the Tilak Maidan on Wednesday. It was finally the Blasters who came out on top with a 2-0 victory over the Covid-struck Odisha team. Coming out of quarantine just prior to the game, the Kalinga Warriors struggled to keep up with the opposition.
3 points for the Blasters meant that they jumped to the top of the table ahead of Jamshedpur FC. Meanwhile, Odisha continue to struggle in the bottom half of the standings. They are currently 8th with 13 points and 3 points off the top 4.
Odisha FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Kiko Ramirez
Goalkeeper: A. Singh (6/10)
Defenders: H. Antonay (6/10), H. Rodas (6.5/10), S. Panwar (6/10), Lalruatthara (6/10)
Midfielders: Vanmalsawma (6/10), V. Mongil (6.5/10), L. Krasniqi (7.5/10)
Forwards: J. Hernandez (9/10), N. Kumar (6/10), J. Mawihmingthanga (9.5/10)
Substitutes: Jonathas (6.5/10), P. Ramfangzauva (6/10), Ramfangzauva (6/10), Seb. Thangmuansang (6/10)
Kerala Blasters FC: Player Ratings
Formation: Ivan Vukomanović
Goalkeeper: P. S. Gill (7/10)
Defenders: H. Khabra (9/10), N. Kumar (8.5/10), E. Sipovic (7.5/10), Hormipam (7.5/10)
Midfielders: S. Samad (7/10), J. Singh (8/10), L. Khawlhring (7.5/10), A. Luna (9/10)
Forwards: A. Vazquez (7/10), J. Pereyra Diaz (7.5/10)
Substitutes: A. Adhikari (6/10), Prasanth Karuthadathkuni (6/10)
Player of the Match:
Goalscorer Harmanjot Khabra put in a solid shift to win the Hero of the Match award. He helped his team secure a clean sheet by making 14 recoveries and 8 clearances.
Khabra was all over the field and boasts a heatmap to be proud of. His goal was well-taken goal and completed a strong all-round performance which helped his team rise to the summit.
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