ISL 2021-2022 ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC Highlights: Resolute defending by OFC as match finishes in a goalless draw

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David Joel Williams of ATK Mohun Bagan reacts after missing a goal scoring chance.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.

That is all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will meet you tomorrow when SC East Bengal faces Hyderabad FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. Goodnight and take care.

Read match report: ISL 2021-22: ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC share spoils in goalless draw

 

9:10pm- What are the coaches saying?

Juan Ferrando on Odisha FC: "Yeah, I think at this moment the games are difficult for everybody because everyone knows, in this moment in the bubbles it is difficult to work with the teams, to work with the players because someone is positive or someone has an injury risk and it is very difficult. But of course, I think in this game is the most important thing is the control and the timings. Because now, of course, Odisha FC is confident after their last match, they won with a clear score against NorthEast United FC, but at this moment for us, the most important thing is believing in ourselves, thinking about our plan and trying to do the best in a difficult moment."

Kino Garcia on the gameplan to tackle ATK Mohun Bagan: "We have trained ourselves enough to be prepared to face them. We know that they have powerful attackers. We will try to disconnect the attacking frontline with the rest of the team, let’s see if it works in the match, let’s see if we can do it properly. But we think that if we get our chances right, we can get the three points."

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8:45pm- It is all about the goals!!

Odisha FC and ATK Mohun Bagan have scored 14 goals from open play this season, the joint highest of any team this season. ATK Mohun Bagan is the only team to have scored a goal or more in every match this season. Neither team has lost this season after scoring the first goal.

8:35pm- Official lineups are out!!

ATK Mohun Bagan: Amrinder Singh (GK), Tiri, Ashutosh Mehta, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, David Williams, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco, Roy Krishna.

Subs: Shaikh (GK); Sumit, Gursimrat, Prabir, Abhishek, Bidyananda, Lenny, Sahil, Kiyan.

Coach: Juan Ferrando

Odisha FC: Arshdeep Singh (GK), Lalhrezuala Sailung, Victor Mongil, Hector Ramirez, Sahil Panwar, Javier Hernandez, Thoiba Singh, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Liridon Krasniqi, Nandhakumar Sekar, Jerry Mawihmingthanga.

Subs: Ravi (GK); Gaurav, Hendry, Sebastian, Nikhil, Paul, Akshunna, Nikhil, Remtluanga

Coach: Kino Garcia

8:20pm: Head-to-head record of both the teams!!

The two sides have faced each other twice. The Mariners have won both matches. ATK Mohun Bagan is one of the two active teams, which has never lost to Odisha FC. The other team is FC Goa.

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Mohun Bagan faces Odisha FC test

ATK Mohun Bagan will be looking to regain the rhythm as it returns to Indian Super League (ISL) action after missing three rounds of action owing to a COVID-19 outbreak in the squad.

The Mariners take on Odisha FC at Fatorda on Sunday, in the rescheduled fixture of the January 8 engagement that was called off after some players in the former’s camp reported positive for the infection.

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In its last outing on January 5, ATK Mohun Bagan was held to a 2-2 draw by Hyderabad FC. It now remains to be seen how much form and fitness the last year’s runner-up has regained after the COVID-19 induced 18-day break.

The Mariners have remained unbeaten in the last five games and presently have a tally of 15 points from nine matches. A win on Sunday would take them to the top-four with two games in hand.

While ATKMB bolstered its backline with the addition of Sandesh Jhingan, the team will be missing the services of playmaker Hugo Boumous, who is suspended for the tie.

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Odisha returned to winning form in its previous outing against NorthEast United FC and will be using the newfound momentum against the supposed might of ATKMB. Ever since ATKMB joined the tournament, Odisha FC could not beat the former in the two meetings they had so far.

Odisha FC’s new coach Kino Garcia will be keen to find a win and get the team back in contention for the top-four slot. Odisha FC has 16 points from 11 matches.

Where can you watch the match?

The ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC match will be telecasted live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.