ISL 2021-2022 Odisha FC vs SC East Bengal Highlights: A goal-fest at the Tilak Maidan as OFC trounces SCEB 6-4

ISL 2021-2022 OFC vs SCEB: Welcome to Sportstar's blog for the Indian Super League match between Odisha FC vs SC East Bengal at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa.

Javi Hernandez of Odisha FC celebrates after scoring the third goal against SC East Bengal.   -  ISL

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

That's all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will meet you tomorrow when ATK Mohun Bagan clashes against Mumbai City FC at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda. Goodnight and take care.

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Post Match Comments

Hector Rodas (Odisha FC; Hero of the match): "I am very happy to get the three points. I am happy to score two goals and help the team. We want to enjoy these three points but tomorrow we start to prepare for the next match. I dedicate my two goals to my family."

Darren Sidoel (SC East Bengal): "We started good, we controlled the game. But we conceded three goals from three set-pieces. We gave the game away. I think this is a difficult one to take. But in football, it is always about the next game. We play next on Friday and we will focus on that."

Javi Hernandez (Odisha FC): "I enjoy all the goals. We start the league with very good shape. This is just the beginning and we have to maintain this. All guys are training very hard and we have a lot of good players."

FULL-TIME!!!! (ODISHA FC 6- 4 SC EAST BENGAL)!! The match has seen a total of 10 goals.

90+5' A chaotic end to the match as an OFC player is down injured. What drama we have seen in the match.

90+2' GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! ARIDAI GETS HIS SECOND IN THE MATCH!!! What is happening in this match? OFC catches SCEB defenders napping. Hira fails to clear his line. The ball is played to Aridas courtesy of a cheeky backheel by Jonathas. Aridas did well to curl it inside the net.

90+1' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! CHIMA CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT!!

FIVE ADDITIONAL MINUTES!!

90' Penalty to SCEB!! Chima is brought down inside the box!!

90' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! CHIMA SCORES FOR EAST BENGAL!!  He lashes it inside the net at Kamaljit's near post from a SCEB corner.

88' Naorem takes the freekick but it is not on target. He tried to curl it in the top-right corner but the ball goes out of play.

87' Chima does well to shield the ball, goes past Rodas but Rodas ends up fouling him right at the edge of the box.

82' GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! ODISHA FC HAS SCORED ITS FIFTH!! ITS ISAK!! A great ball played by Isaak to Isak. He looks up, targets the bottom right-corner and lashes it past an outstretched Suvam.

80' GOOOOOAAAALLL!!!!! SC EAST BENGAL PULLS ONE BACK!! ITS HAOKIP!!  A good cross by Rafique finds Haokip's head, who guides the ball inside the net with his head.

79' SC East Bengal manages to put the ball inside the net as Raju Gaikwad taps the ball in from a cutback. But it is disallowed as the ball had already crossed the line before it came to Raju.

78' OFC SUB- Isaac Chhakchhuak replaces Jerry.

77' Match resumes!!

76' Match halts for a drinks break!!

74' Raju Gaikwad with a couple of long throws in quick succession but nothing seems to be working for SCEB. OFC dealing with everything coming at them.

72' SCEB Sub: Adil Khan replaces Joyner.

71' GOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! ARIDAI SCORES FROM THE FREEKICK!!  If Aridai could pick the ball and place it anywhere inside the goal, that is where Aridai would have placed it. A measured shot in the top-right corner and Suvam left with no chance.

69' Freekick to OFC in a dangerous position from Amarjit's foul. Aridai lining it up.

68' A trademark long throw-in by Raju Gaikwad inside OFC's box. Mrcela does well to flick the ball towards Jairu but the flick has too much weight.

66' Another delivery by Aridai inside the SCEB box from a freekick. It is not a good delivery and Chima clears the ball without much fuss.

63' Aridai delivers a dangerous ball inside the box from a freekick but SCEB does well this time to clear the ball and thwart any potential danger.

62' BOOKING- SCEB's Hira Mondal sees yellow.

59' SC EAST BENGAL SUBS- Amarjit Kiyam, Daniel Chima and Tomislav Mrcela replace Amir, Sideol and Prce.

57' SHOT- Perosevic tries a shot from distance but it is blocked by Hector Rodas. What a game he's had.

55' Odisha FC maintaining the shape of its backline well, which isn't allowing SCEB to get behind the defence.

52' Aridai showing some quick footwork to skip away from a couple of SCEB players but he ultimately loses possession.

49' Odisha FC retaining possession comfortably. SC East Bengal trying to press but it does not seem to be working.

47' Odisha on the attack right from the start of the second half- some pinball football inside SCEB's half. Play finally stops as Raju Gaikwad seems to be injured.

46' ODISHA SUBS- Jonathas Cristian, Aridai Suarez and Gaurav Bora replace Mongil, Javi and Thoiba.

WE ARE BACK FOR THE SECOND HALF!!

It was a happy start to the first half for SC East Bengal but a horror ending.

Darren Sideol scored a belter to give SCEB the lead in the 13th-minute but a quick brace from Hector Rodas quickly took the game away from the Red and Gold Brigade.

To make things worse, Javi scored Odisha's third directly from a corner, which made him the top scorer in the current season of the ISL. His assist for Rodas' second goal was also his 50th assist in the competition.

How will the second half pan out? Stay tuned to find out!! Live-action from the second half after a short break!!

HALF-TIME (ODISHA FC 3-1 SC EAST BENGAL)!!

THREE ADDITIONAL MINUTES!!

45' GOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! ITS THREE FOR ODISHA!!! JAVI SCORES DIRECTLY FROM A CORNER!! Javi delivers a beautiful in-swinger, which beats everyone and ends up inside the net. He becomes the top scorer in the ISL.

44' CHANCE- A horrible giveaway by Devrisevic allows Jerry to play a beautiful through ball to Javi. Javi, one on one with the keeper, fails to hit the target. The ball goes out of play.

43' STAT- Javi's assist for Rodas' second goal was his 50th assist in the Indian Super League.

40' GOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! ODISHA FC TAKES THE LEAD!! ITS RODAS AGAIN!! Javi and Hector combine again. Javi delivers a inch-perfect ball from the corner. Rodas connects well to head the ball inside the box. 

39' A good passage of snappy passing by Odisha FC leads to a ball inside the box by Jerry. The cross isn't the greatest but it does lead to a OFC corner.

37' Isak delivers a cross from the left but it is too deep. The ball goes out of play.

34' ODISHA FC SUB- Isak Vanlalruatfela comes in for Nandhakumar. 

33' GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! ODISHA FC EQUALISES!! ITS HECTOR RODAS!! A great delivery by Javi to Rodas on the far post. No one was marking him. Rodas does well to head the ball back into goal. No chance for Suvam.

32' Joyner brings down Krasniqi and its a Odisha FC freekick in a dangerous position. Javi standing over the ball.

31' Match resumes!!

30' Match halts for a drinks break!!

28' Devrisevic pings a long ball towards Mahesh but the latter cannot receive the ball. Odisha FC thwarts the attacking move.

26' Odisha FC is trying create chances but the standard of play in the final-third has not been up to the mark.  

23' CHANCE- Jerry delivers a great ball from the right, which reaches Nandha. His effort sees the ball roll past SCEB's goal. That was some sloppy defending by Raju and Joyner.

20' STAT- Antonio Perosevic has created the most chances for SCEB this season.

17' Rafique had a good chance to play a defence splitting pass from midfield but he his attempted pass is intercepted.

15' The goal has given a boost to SC East Bengal, which is evident from its attacking intent on display.

13' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!!! SC EAST BENGAL SCORES!! ITS A BELTER FROM SIDOEL!! The goal came from a Raju Gaikwad long-throw into the box. The ball was flicked back towards goal. No one was marking Sideol. He lashes a shot on the turn and slots it in the top corner.

12' Perosevic delivers a good ball, which finds Prce. He flicks a header towards goal, which forces a save from the OFC keeper.

11' Horrible collision between Perosevic and Nanda as both players went for the ball. It is a freekick to East Bengal.

8' SCEB was enjoying a good spell of possession till Devrisevic's loose pass allows Odisha FC to regain control of the ball.

6' SCEB's main attacking outlet in these opening minutes seems to be from the left flank.

4' Hira Mondal goes on the overlap and attempts a cross inside the box. But his cross is intercepted and Odisha FC has possession again.

2' Odisha FC enjoying early possession as SC East Bengal is being made to chase the ball.

1' KICKOFF!! (Vinit Rai wins the toss and chooses that OFC will kick off the game. Franjo Prce gets to pick the side and he has decided that SCEB will operate from right to left in the first half).

7:30 PM- AND WE ARE UNDERWAY!!

7:20 PM- Missed yesterday's match between NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC? We've got you covered with our ISL match reviews. Here's a recap of the NEUFC vs CFC match.

 

7:15 PM- Key players

Javi Hernandez (Odisha FC): The midfielder was instrumental in Odisha FC’s 3-1 win in the opening match against Bengaluru FC. He scored a brace in the game. His first goal came off an exquisite chip and for the second, the Spaniard scored a delicious goal from a freekick, by netting the ball into the top corner.

Franjo Prce (SC East Bengal): The 25-year-old centre-back is SC East Bengal's only goalscorer in this season's ISL. He scored against Jamshedpur FC in the opening match. A leader at the back, the centre-back is the captain of the Red and Gold Brigade in today's match in Arindam's absence.

7:00 PM- Stat: Odisha FC and SC East Bengal have only won one match at Tilak Maidan Stadium. The Kalinga Warriors have played four games at the venue. While the Red and Gold Brigade have played 13 matches.

6:45 PM- Listen in to our season preview on a new episode of The Full Time Show:

 

6:30 PM- OFFICIAL LINEUPS ARE OUT!!

Odisha FC Playing XI: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Victor Mongil, Hector Ramirez, Hendry Antonay, Lalruatthara, Javier Hernandez, Vinit Rai (C), Thoiba Singh, Liridon Krasniqi, Nandhakumar Sekar and Jerry Mawihmingthanga.

Subs: Singh (GK), Sailung, Gaurav, Isak, Isaac, Suarez, Cristian, Lalhlimpuia, Nikhil

Coach: Kiko Ramirez

SC East Bengal Playing XI: Suvam Sen (GK), Joyner Lourenco, Hira Mondal, Raju Gaikwad, Franjo Prce (C), Bikash Jairu, Amir Dervisevic, Mohammad Rafique, Darren Sidoel, Naorem Singh and Antonio Perosevic.

Subs: Roy (GK), Gomes, Mrcela, Adil, Hnamte, Amarjit, Haokip, Chima

Coach: Manolo Diaz

6:15 PM- It was raining goals when these two met the last time. Watch the highlights!!

 

6:00 PM- Here is how we think the two teams will lineup today!!

Odisha FC Predicted XI (4-3-3): Kamaljit Singh (GK); Hendry Antonay, Victor Mongil, Hector Rodas, Lalruatthara; Moirangthem, Javi Hernandez, Vinit Rai; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Aridai Cabrera, Nandha Sekar

SC East Bengal Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Suvam Sen (GK); Raju Gaikwad, Tomislav Mrcela, Franjo Prce; Joyner Lourenco, Hira Mondal, Amarjit Singh, Bikas Jairu; Amir Dervisevic, Jackichand Singh; Daniel Chima Chukwu  

5:45 PM- Form Guide of both teams heading into today's match

Odisha FC: Odisha FC has started its season with a win. It defeated Bengaluru FC 3-1 after an impressive display. The team displayed solidity in defence while its forwards were clinical in front of the goal. OFC's Javier Hernandez scored a brace in the match against BFC. 

SC East Bengal: SC East Bengal has not yet notched a win in this season's ISL. After a 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC in its opening match, it succumbed to a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of arch-rival, ATK Mohun Bagan. 

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Odisha FC looks to extend winning run as SC East Bengal plans a turnaround

Odisha FC will look to consolidate on the strong start it made with a confident win against former champion Bengaluru FC when it takes on a struggling SC East Bengal when they meet in the Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) game at the Tilak Maidan stadium on Tuesday.

The Kalinga Warriors, who finished at the bottom of the table last season, earned their first-ever win over Bengaluru FC with a comfortable 3-1 scoreline. Goals from Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez and striker Aridai Cabrera ensured that Odisha FC made the most of the opportunities despite not having the greater share of ball possession.

PREVIOUS RESULTS OF BOTH TEAMS:

OFC vs BFC - match recap

SCEB vs ATKMB - match recap

“The strategy is to remain competitive. In the end we cannot live in the last game which was good for us. Our thought now is to compete in the best way possible in the next match,” said Odisha FC head coach Kiko Ramirez ahead of the match.

SC East Bengal is still smarting from a 0-3 loss against traditional rival ATK Mohun Bagan in the previous round. The Kolkata giant is yet to register a win and gives its new head coach Manolo Diaz a big challenge to overcome in the team’s third outing this season. “It will be a very important match against Odisha FC as we would like to gain the full three points. We will try be very focused on the task ahead and not think about our loss or Odisha’s win in the last match,” said Diaz.

Where to watch?

You can watch the Odisha FC vs SC East Bengal match live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.