ISL 2021-22, Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Highlights: CFC clinches 2-1 victory against OFC

OFC vs CFC Score: Read the Indian super league updates between Chennaiyin FC and Odisha FC from Tilak Maidan.

Chennaiyin's Germanpreet Singh (No 28) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Odisha FC.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bringing you all the pre-match buildup and live updates from the match.

That is all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will meet you tomorrow when Mumbai City FC takes on Kerala Blasters. Goodnight and take care.

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Javi Hernandez scored a screamer at the dying stages of the match but it was not enough as Chennaiyin FC clinched a 2-1 victory against Odisha FC.

After starting the second half with a 1-0 lead, both teams had chances to score.

In the 63rd-minute it was Milan Murzaev who scored the first goal of the second half and get the insurance goal for the Marina Machans. It was a beautiful shot from distance, which flew inside the goal past a diving Kamaljit.

Chennaiyin had a chance to score its third after Koman was brought down inside the Odisha box. The referee gave a penalty to CFC but Lukasz could not convert from the spot to score his first goal for the club.

It seemed like CFC would finish the match with a clean sheet but Javi Hernandez, in the 95th-minute scored a screamer from distance.

The win takes Chennaiyin FC to third place on the table while Odisha FC finds itself in fifth.

Full-time (Chennaiyin FC 2-1 Odisha FC)!!

90+6' Gooaaalll!!! OFC pulls one back!! It is a screamer by Javi!! It might have come too late but it is a screamer from Javi. He carries the ball a long way before shooting from distance. Kaith had no chance to save that.

90+5' CFC Subs- Suhail Pasha and Ninthoinganba Meetel comes in for Thapa and Reagan.

90+4' Shot- Rahim Ali's shot from the left flashes across goal and goes out for a OFC throw-in.

90+2' Aridai showing his trickery to go past a couple of CFC players but he is ultimately crowded out.

90+1' Javi delivers a good ball inside the box from a corner but Kaith does well to punch the ball away.

Five additional minutes!!

87' Booking- OFC's Javi Hernandez sees yellow.

85' Kamaljit saves!! Lukasz takes a little stutter and shoots at his right. It is at a comfortable height for Kamaljit and he goes the right way to make the save.

84' Penalty to Chennaiyin!!  Koman is brought down inside the box!!

83' Jonathas flicks a lovely header towards Aridai. However, Aridai cannot get to it as Kaith collects the ball.

80' OFC Sub- Isak Vanlalruatfela comes on for Paul Ramfangzauva.

78' Shot- Thapa shoots one from distance but it is blocked.

77' CFC Subs- Lukasz Gikiewicz and Ediwn Vanspaul comes in for Milan Murzaev and Germanpreet Singh.  Both the scorers are taken off by coach Bandovic.

75' Booking- OFC's Sebastian Thangmuansang is shown yellow.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

74' Shot- Jerry does well to go past a couple of players and pass the ball to Javi. Javi, under pressure, gets his shot away, which is blocked.

72' CFC Sub- Rahim Ali comes on for Chhangte.

70' Odisha FC Subs- Sebastian Thangmuansang and Vinit Rai replace Lalhrezuala Sailung and Thoiba Singh.

69' Odisha FC is being made to chase the ball as Chennaiyin is doing well to pass the ball around and keep possession.

65' Odisha FC Subs- Jerry Mawihmingthanga and Deven Sawhney comes in for Isaac Chhakchhuak and Lalruatthara.

63' Gooaaallll!!!! CFC gets its second!! Its Milan Murzaev!! Chhangte passes it to Murzaev. Murzaev eyes one up and shoots from distance. The ball swings mid-air and rattles the back of the net. Kamaljit had no chance there. It is a golazoo.

60' Save- Aridai with a wonderful curled shot from the left side of the box but the shot met with an equally beautiful save by a diving Kaith.

58' Thapa slips a ball to Chhangte but he cannot keep it in control as Odisha clears. The final-third play has overall poor overall.

55' Booking- OFC's Thoiba Singh shown yellow.

55' Close- An exquisite effort by Aridai from distance. His shot did not have any spin on it and was dipping wonderfully. It hits the upright and goes out for a goalkick.

54' Javi does a great job in carrying the ball inside the CFC box. He goes past a couple of players but is ultimately stopped in his tracks.

51' It is end-to-end action right now as both teams are threatening the opponent's goal.

50' Chance- A great counter by CFC. Chhangte is played a lovely weighted-ball and all he has to do is take a couple of touches and go for goal. However, he takes too much time on the ball, which allows Kamaljit to come out and make the save.

49' Booking- CFC's Borysiuk sees yellow for his rash challenge on Isaac.

46' No half-time changes to report.

We are back for the second half!!

Germanpreet scored on his first Chennaiyin FC start as the Marina Machans enjoy a 1-0 lead over the Kalinga Warriors at the break.

In a half where Chennaiyin FC was dominant on the ball for long passages of play, the final third play was below average by both teams.

Germanpreet's goal had a tinge of good fortune in it as the ball fell right at his feet after the initial cross was blocked by Odisha keeper Kamaljit. But Germanpreet did well to evade a couple of Odisha players to slot the ball inside the net.

Stay tuned!! Live second half action after a short break!!

Half-time!! (Chennaiyin FC 1-0 Odisha FC)

45+1' Booking- Goalscorer Germanpreet becomes the latest player to see yellow.

Two additional minutes!!

45' Reagan does well to get his cross in, under pressure from a couple of OFC players but the cross is cleared.

42' Shot- Javi does beat the wall this time but his shot has too much power as the ball goes out for a CFC goalkick.

40' Thapa brings down Aridai near CFC's penalty-area. Javi will look to go for goal again.

38' Javi goes for goal from the freekick but cannot beat the wall.

37' Narayan Das brings down Javi and it is a freekick in a dangerous position. Odisha also wants the referee to show Das a second yellow.

35' Odisha defence under the cosh- first it was German who almost got his secind goal. Then it is Murzaev, who tries to create space for him and get his shot away but OFC does well to clear the ball.

33' An attacking move by Odisha FC was on by Aridai's freekick. But play halts after Isaac's handball. Odisha FC is not happy with the decision.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

30' Booking- Isaac sees yellow for diving. Aridai had headed the ball back to him after a long ball was played to him. Isaac claims he has been pushed and asks for a penalty but he is shown a card instead.

28' Shot- Reagan goes for goal from miles out but his effort is nowhere near the goal.

27' Chhangte tries to cross the ball from the left but his effort is blocked and the ball goes out for a CFC corner.

23' Gooaaal!!! Chennaiyin FC takes the lead!! Its Germanpreet!! A bit of luck in favour of Germanpreet. The initial cross is blocked by Kamaljit. The rebound falls to German and he makes no mistake in slotting the ball home.

21' A good lobbed through ball to Chhangte on the right. Chhangte tries to square the ball at the centre of the box but his control lets him down. Goalkick to Odisha.

18' Shot- It is Javi with the shot again. He manages to find the keeper but the shot is weak and Kaith collects easily.

17' Shot- Javi takes a shot from the edge of the box but the shot is straight at Kaith.

16' Javi delivers a good ball inside the box but CFC clears. Mongil was closest to getting the ball.

15' Javi shows his close control by dribbling past a couple of CFC players. He is ultimately fouled by Slavko. Odiaha wins the freekick.

13' Shot- Murzaev does well to shield the ball and shoots on the turn. His shot is blocked.

13' Odisha works out a short corner but nothing comes of it.

12' Aridai does well to keep a long diagonal in play but he cannot get his cross away as it is blocked. Corner to Odisha.

10' Booking- Narayan Das sees yellow for his challenge on Isaac.

9' Bora is okay to continue and has come back on the pitch.

8' A long ball played towards Chhangte. Both Bora and Chhangte goes for the ball and there is a clash of heads. Bora has come off worse but has won the foul.

6' A good move by Chennaiyin FC. It ends with Jerry shooting at goal but the ball hits the side-netting.

2' An early attack by Chennaiyin FC. Chhangte delivers a good ball from the left but it is cleared well by Lalruatthara.

1' Kickoff!!

7:30 PM- And we are underway!!

7:15 PM- READ: ISL 2021-22: Hector Rodas relishing his time at Odisha FC

7:00 PM- Key player for both teams!!

Anirudh Thapa: Thapa, who was appointed as Chennaiyin's skipper before the start of the season, has been impactful with his performances on the pitch. 

Javi Hernandez: Odisha FC’s new signing has undoubtedly been their best player on the pitch. Javi has contributed to five goals in three matches for them.

 

06:45 PM- Head-to-head record!!

The two sides have met four times in the past. Both teams have secured a win each while the remaining two encounters ended in draws.

06:35- Official lines are out!!

Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith (GK), Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Reagan Singh, Ariel Borysiuk, Vladimir Koman, Anirudh Thapa (C), Germanpreet Singh, Mirlan Murzaev and Lallianzuala Chhangte.

Subs: Debjit (GK), Salam, Deepak, Edwin, Meetel, Suhail, Johnson, Rahim, Lukasz.

Coach: Bozidar Bandovic

Odisha FC: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Lalhrezuala Sailung, Gaurav Bora, Victor Mongil (C), Lalruatthara, Thoiba Singh, Paul Ramfangzauva, Javier Hernandez, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Aridai Suarez and Jonathas Cristian.

Subs: Ravi (GK), Sebastian, Deven, Vinit, Isak, Krasniqi, Nandhakumar, Daniel, Jerry.

Coach: Kiko Ramirez

6:15 PM- Here's what happened when both teams met the last time!!

 

6:00 PM- Here's how we think the two sides could line up today!!

Chennaiyin FC Predicted XI: Vishal Kaith (GK), Reagan Singh, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Ariel Borysiuk, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Vladimir Koman, Anirudh Thapa (C), Edwin Vanspaul and Lukasz Gikiewicz. 

Odisha FC Predicted XI: Kamaljit Singh (GK); Henry Antonay, Hector Rodas, Victor Mongil, Lalruatthara; Vinit Rai (C), Thoiba Singh; Jerry Mawihminthanga, Javier Hernandez, Nandha Sekar; Jonathas Cristian.

5:45 PM- Injury updates ahead of the match!!

In the Chennaiyin FC camp, Rafael Crivellaro has started with light training but remains unavailable for selection. The Odisha FC camp will be without defender Sahil Panwar who is being supervised by the medical team.

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Odisha aims to bounce back against Chennaiyin after Jamshedpur drubbing

Chennaiyin FC and Odisha FC began with two wins, but from there on it has been a start-stop show. The sides will need to rediscover their mojos when they clash in an Indian Super League match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Saturday.

Both teams have their share of problems to address, and Chennaiyin has quite a few of them. One of them is whether it should replace its goalkeeper Vishal Kaith.

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The 25-year-old has come under fire for his below-par performance in the last few matches including the team’s previous contest against Mumbai City FC. But coach Bozidar Bandovic said he’s fully behind his ward. “Not at all. He will play. I have no doubt about it,” said the coach.

After the heavy 4-0 defeat at the hands of Jamshedpur FC, Odisha will be without its main custodian Arshdeep Singh due to an injury and their full-backs Sahil Panwar and Shubham Sarangi, who too are injured and will miss the match against Chennaiyin.

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The head coach of Odisha Kiko Ramirez said: “They [Chennaiyin] have good numbers in defensive actions. We have good numbers in offense, in scoring goals but we concede more than we want. Chennaiyin don't concede many goals but they also haven't scored many.”

Bandovic said he has full belief in his players and trust his forwards to seize the moment. "Mirlan [Murzaev], Lucas [Gikiewicz] and Rahim [Ali] are scoring at practice and I am sure it’s a matter of that moment,” he said.s.

Where to watch?

You can watch the Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC match live at 7:30 PM on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.