Odisha FC kickstarted their Indian Super League season with a solid 3-1 win over Bengaluru FC. This is the very first time in the ISL Odisha triumphed over Bengaluru. Bengaluru FC failed to make the most of their dominance in possession and were wasteful in front of the goal.
ODISHA FC : PLAYER RATINGS
Coach: Kiko Ramirez
Goalkeeper: Kamaljit Singh (7.5/10)
Defenders: Hendry Antonay (6/10), Victor Mongil (7/10), Hector Rodas (8/10), Lalruatthara (7/10)
Midfielders: Thoiba Moirangthem (7/10), Jerry Mawihmingthanga (6/10), Vinit Rai (8/10)
Forwards: Javi Hernandez (9/10), Jonathas (7/10), Nandha Kumar Sekar (6/10)
Substitutes: Liridon Krasniqi (7/10), Isak Vanlalruatfela (7/10), Aridai Carbera (8/10), Lalhrezuala Sailo(5/10), Isaac Vanmalsawma (7/10)
BENGALURU FC : PLAYER RATINGS
Coach: Marco Pezzaiuoli
Goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (3/10)
Defenders: Ashique Kuruniyan(6/10), Alan Costa (7/10), Yrondu Musavu-King (6/10), Naorem Roshan Singh (6/10)
Midfielders: Bruno Ramires (6.5/10), Suresh Singh Wangjam (5.5/10), Jayesh Rane (6/10)
Forwards: Udanta Singh (8/10), Prince Ibara (7/10), Sunil Chhetri (5.5/10)
Substitutes: Cleiton Silva (6/10), Danish Bhat (7/10), Pratik Chaudhari (6.5/10), Sarthak Golui (6.5/10), Iman Basafa (6/10)
ODISHA FC 3-1 BENGALURU FC : PLAYER OF THE MATCH
It was a solid outing for Odisha FC as they scripted a remarkable win over Bengaluru FC for the first time in the ISL. Even though they did not dominate in terms of possession, they made it count when it mattered the most.
Javi Hernandez, the Spanish Maestro, scored two golazos. He capitalized on Gurpreet’s careless clearance in the 3rd minute when he smacked the ball from 40 yards out to put the ball in the back of the net.
The first half was an eventful one as Alan Costa equalized for Bengaluru FC through a corner delivered by Naroem Singh in the 21st minute. Javi Hernandez then converted from a set-piece when he caught Gurpreet stranded on his feet to convert from a free-kick.
Sunil Chettri missed a penalty for Bengaluru FC in the 60th minute as Kamijit Singh guessed the right way and put a solid hand to stop the penalty. Aridai Cabrera came on late in the second half and went on a solo run to put the ball in the back of the net and finish the match off.
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