Goa, Nov 24, : Odisha FC scored two goals in each half and a clean late goal to win against Bengaluru FC in Wednesday’s 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League match (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco.Javi Hernandez (3’51’) was the man who led the charge for Odisha, scoring a brace.
He had some luck with his first goal but the second was breathtaking from just outside of the box.As Sunil Chhetri failed in converting a penalty kick, Alan Costa (21′), scored one for Bengaluru.Aridai Suarez (90+ 4′) sealed the deal for Odisha, adding more shine to the win with a stunning goal.
Cleiton Silva was left on the bench in Bengaluru, while Roshan Singh was given a chance to run at right back.
Odisha was lined up in a 4-3-2-3 formation with Kiko Ramirez’s Spanish influence.
India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was in for a rude awakening when he attempted to clear a long kick from Kamaljit Singh.
It was a comedy of errors as his mistimed clearance fell for Javi Hernandez, who lobbed it over the keeper to the net for Odisha.
After the opener, a shell-shocked Bengaluru was still trying to pick up the pieces.
Jonathas, Odisha’s high-profile signing this summer, found Nandhakumar Selkar with a one two.However the latter missed the chance with a weak shot in the 12th minute.
Hector Rodas, Odisha’s captain, had nodded the ball out to Roshan for a corner kick.Roshan hit the ball with his left foot.
Brazilian defender Alan Costa used his tall physique to climb the highest and put the ball in the net for the equaliser.
The former champions looked at ease after scoring their goal.
However, the Odisha defense, led by Rodas, was tested multiple times before half-time but remained unaffected.
Udanta Sing brought Jonathas down on the box’s edge five minutes into the second period.
The entire Bengaluru wall was left in ruins by Javi’s left-foot freekick.The Bhubaneswar side then restored the lead.
Cleiton Silva was contacted and received a penalty at the hour mark.Sunil Chhetri rose to the occasion, but was denied by the goalkeeper.
However, Cleiton was able to score a follow-through because he had encroached on the box before the shot was taken.
Bengaluru continued to press for an equaliser, but it was not to be.As Sunil Chhetri tried to mark his presence in Odisha, Prince Ibarra, a Striker, sliced a cross from Alan Costa.
The match was won by Odisha FC when Spanish Aridai suarez, who added more misery to the Blues’ in the final minutes.
He used his clinical strides and a deft touch of skill to score the winning goal.
Odisha, who finished last season at the bottom, began their campaign with a win.Bengaluru, on the other hand, has 3 points from 2 games and would like to focus on their defense.
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