ISL 2021-22, Hyderabad FC vs SC East Bengal Highlights: Teams share spoils with 1-1 draw

ISL 2021-22, SCEB vs HFC Score: Get the Indian super league updates between Hyderabad FC and SC East Bengal from GMC Athletic Stadium.

Bart Ogbeche celebrates after scoring the equaliser against SC East Bengal.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of this evening's Hyderabad FC vs SC East Bengal Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) being played at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. This is 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 Odisha FC takes on FC Goa. Goodnight and take care.

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Post-match comments!!

Manolo Marquez (Hyderabad FC head coach on going second): "Yes we are second in the table but we are disappointed with the performance of the team. It is difficult to say anything after a match like this.  I think we played a very bad game and don't deserve to win more than one point."

Rennedy Singh (SC East Bengal assistant coach): "I think we started really well in the first half. We had three good chances and if we took those chances the result could have been different. But I am happy with the way we fought. We have not been playing well but if we continue to fight the same way we did today, especially in the second half I think the win will come. We would have to go match-by-match."

Joel Chianese (Hyderabad FC forward on the match): "It was a tricky match. It was a bit ugly because they (SC East Bengal) put in a low block. They had someone with me throughout the match. They were hoping to score from a set piece and they did. From there, we had to come back into the match. I was a bit pissed off to come off because I knew they will get tired towards the end and then I will get a chance to score but didn't get the chance to today."

Lalrinliana Hnamte (Hero of the Match): "Yes, I am happy to win my first Hero of the Match award. I feel we were the better team but could not get the result."

No goals in the second half as goals from Amir Dervisevic and Bartholomew Ogbeche in the first-half result in both teams playing out a 1-1 draw at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.

The second half, despite not having goals did not fail to excite. Unlike the first half, SC East Bengal could not carve any clear-cut scoring chances. It was Hyderabad FC asking all the questions in the second half but the Red and Gold Brigade displayed a solid defensive performance to secure a point from the match.

Bart Ogbeche had the chance to steal it in the 97th-minute after he got a solid header away from a HFC corner but Arindam kept his cool to hold on to the ball.

Hyderabad goes second with 12 points after this win while SC East Bengal remains at the bottom with four points.

Full-time!! (Hyderabad FC 1-1 SC East Bengal)!!

90+8' Chance- Ogbeche gets a solid header from the corner but Arindam does well to hold on to the ball. 

90+7' HFC have a corner at the dying stages of the match. High-tension situation for SCEB.

90+5' HFC looking to penetrate the SCEB defence through the aerial route. Lots of crosses being attempted inside the box of the away team.

90+4' Booking- HFC's Juanan sees yellow for his challenge on Angousana.

90+3' A dangerous ball swung inside the box by Tavora from a HFC freekick. Arindam comes out and punches the ball away.

90+2' Booking- SCEB's Naorem becomes the first player to get booked in the match.

Seven additional minutes!! Not something you see everyday!!

90' It is all Hyderabad FC right now. SC East Bengal players back defending in numbers.

87' Shot- Ogbeche tries to curl a shot from the right side of the SCEB box but Arindam has his angles covered as he gathers the ball.

85' Chance- A long-range effort by Tavora takes Arindam by surprise as he punches the shot away. Siverio goes for the rebound but SCEB gets the ball away in the nick of time.

83' HFC Sub- Abdul Anjukandan replaces Aniket.

82' Close- Rafique swings a nice ball from the right. Kattimani goes for the punch but misses the ball completely. Balwant gets his head to it but it his effort is agonisingly close.

81' A looping ball inside the box by Poojary. Ogbeche is there waiting to pounce but  Mrcela does well to head the ball away from danger.

80' SCEB Sub- Angousana replaces Devrisevic.

77' SCEB Subs- Daniel Gomes and Naorem Singh replace Gaikwad and Hnamte.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

75' Aniket tries to swing a cross from the left but Joyner with a good block to deny the former from sending the ball inside the box.

73' Arindam seems to be having a problem. The nature of it is unclear. He is receiving medical attention.

71' Sourav Das goes for glory from an ambitious distance and skies his effort.

68' HFC Subs- Aaren D'SIlva and Juanan come in for Hitesh Sharma and Edu Garcia.

67' HFC starts a counter from a SCEB corner. It was three against two but a cheeky backheel trying to find Ogbeche is misdirected and the move breaks.

64' SCEB Subs- Thongkhosiem Haokip and Balwant Singh replace Amarjit and Chima.

63' Chima looks to be an isolated figure upfront. Whenever he gets a touch on the ball, he is immediately double-teamed off it by two HFC players.

61' HFC Sub- Javier Siverio replaces Chianese.

60' Shot- Aniket Jadhav cuts to his right foot as he takes a shot from the edge of the SCEB box. The shot had power but not the accuracy.

59' Sourav Das sends a cross inside the box but is it is collected easily by Kattimani.

56' It is Hyderabad asking all the questions in the second half. SC East Bengal has lost some of the momentum it had in the first half.

52' Chianese swings a cross inside the box. It is too heavy but Garcia does well to keep it in play. The move ultimately results in a HFC corner.

51' Shot- Akash Mishra skips past Joyner's outstretched leg and shoots at Arindam's near-post but the ball rattles the side-netting.

50' Garcia flashes the ball across goal from the left but Ogbeche could not get a touch on the ball. A close-shave for SCEB.

46' HFC Sub- Sahil Tavora replaces Danu.

We are back for the second half!!a

We have had a resolute half of football by Hyderabad FC and SC East Bengal as both units have shown grit and determination to keep scores locked at 1-1 at the break.

SC East Bengal took the lead courtesy of an Amir Devrisevic freekick and displayed a solid defensive performance right until the 36th-minute where Jadhav's cross from the left led to Bart Ogbeche heading the ball home and equalising for his team.

Overall, SC East Bengal seems to be getting its tactics right. Let us see what the second half has in store for us.

Stay tuned. Live second half action ahead of us after a short break.

Half-time (Hyderabad FC 1-1 SC East Bengal)!!

45+4' Gaikwad is patched up and is okay to continue.

45+2' Raju goes for a low-clearing header as Chianese is going for the ball. Gaikwad gets a touch of the ball but takes a whack on the head. It is definitely not malicious play by Chianese. HFC wants a penalty but that is not happening either. It is a freekick to SCEB.

Two-additional minutes!!

44' A brilliant counter-attack by Hyderabad FC, which started from its own box. It ends with Chianese botching his cross from the left.

41' Off the post- Rafique with one of the sweetest shots you'll see as he took it on first-time from distance but the ball rattles the crossbar and comes back into play.

39' Ogbeche with a cheeky pass to Danu at the edge of the SCEB box. Danu gets a stab on the ball but it sails above the goal.

38' Penalty shout by SCEB as Hnamte is brought down inside the box but referee says nothing doing.

36' GOOOAAALLL!!! HYDERABAD EQUALISES!! ITS OGBECHE!! A great cross by Aniket Jadhav from the left flank and Ogbeche is at the right place at the right time to head the ball home.

34' The resulting freekick is flat and SCEB clears its lines. The Red and Gold Brigade counter and Rafique sends a measured pass to Chukwu. But the Nigerian botches his shot.

34' Good pressure by Hyderabad around the SCEB box. It has led to a freekick as Akash Mishra is fouled on the left flank.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

29' Chance- Hnamte does brilliantly to shield the ball and slip a deft pass to Chima. The Nigerian, one-on-one with the keeper, tries to curl it at the far-post but his shot is off-target.

25' Gaikwad's initial long-throw is headed away by HFC. Joyner reaches the ball and sends a cross in but it is too heavy. Goalkick to HFC.

23' A solid challenge by Amarjit to snatch the ball form Aniket as the latter was looking for a cross.

20' GOOAAAALLL!!!! SC EAST BENGAL SCORES!! ITS DERVISEVIC!! A solid shot by Devrisevic goes right through the wall and beats Kattimani at his near-post.

19' Hnamte does well to snatch the ball from Danu. Then, he gets fouled by Chinglesana right at the edge of the HFC box.

17' HFC gets a freekick for Hnamte's challenge on Danu.

16' SCEB maintaining its defensive shape well for now but it has conceded the most number of first half goals in this season's ISL. 11 to be precise.

13' Save- Chianese finds an opening in Arindam's near-post and shoots but the SCEB skipper does well to get down and catch the ball.

10' Hyderabad players trying to find their rhythm by passing the ball around themselves.  SCEB being made to chase the ball.

7' Clash of heads between SCEB's Devrisevic and HFC's Garcia. Garcia seems to have come off worse in that but he should be able to continue. No sign of a concussion.

5' Both teams are trying to press the opposition into losing possession of the ball.

2' A composed start by Hyderabad FC- the Nizams are playing possessional football and trying to find an opening to pierce the SC East Bengal in these opening minutes.

1' Kick-off!!

7:30 PM- And we are underway!!

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7:15 PM- What are the coaches saying?

Manuel Marquez (Hyderabad FC head coach on the psychological advantage of playing the bottom-placed SC East Bengal team): "No, you have to play against each team. It's true that they are not the best at the moment. But it's true that if you look at three points from three draws, these are against Jamshedpur, Chennai, and Kerala. Then even against Goa, they lost 4-3. And they have a lot of chances to win the game, or to lose. We know that now the situation is difficult for them. But we have to be focused 100% on our game and in our style. Don't think if it's easy or not, because for sure it won't be easy."

Manolo Diaz (SC East Bengal head coach on the absence of Antonio Perosevic): "Antonio Perosevic is an important player for the team who was playing regularly but there are other players who can play in his position, like Semboi Haokip, Daniel Chima Chukwu, and Balwant Singh, so we are not perturbed by his absence."

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

Joel Chianese (Hyderabad FC):  The 31-year-old has two assists and a goal to his tally besides making 15 tackles, two interceptions, and four blocks in the six matches he has played for the club.

Tomislav Mrcela (SC East Bengal): Mrcela has been one of the dependable figures in an otherwise leaky defence of SC East Bengal. He has made 35 clearances, eight tackles, and six interceptions besides netting a goal in seven games.

6:45 PM- Head-to-head record!!

The two teams have met just twice. Hyderabad has won one of the encounters whereas the second encounter ended in a draw. SC East Bengal will hope to register its first win against Hyderabad in the competition.

6:35 PM- Official lineups are out!!

Hyderabad FC Playing XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (G), Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Joao Victor (C), Aniket Jadhav, Edu Garcia, Hitesh Sharma, Nikhil Poojary, Joel Chianese, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Rohit Danu.

Subs: Gurmeet (GK); Juanan, Nim, Pritam, Sahil, Abdul, Mark, Aaren, Javier.

Coach: Manuel Marquez

SC East Bengal Playing XI: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK/C), Tomislav Mrcela, Joyner Lourenco, Hira Mondal, Raju Gaikwad, Mohammad Rafique, Sourav Das, Amir Dervisevic, Lalrinliana Hnamte, Amarjit Kiyam, Daniel Chukwu.

Subs: Suvam (GK); Daniel, Saikhom, Luwang, Jairu, Naorem, Balwant, Haokip, Siddhant.

Coach: Manolo Diaz

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!!

Hyderabad FC Predicted XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Joao Victor (C), Nikhil Poojary, Souvik Chakrabarti, Rohit Danu, Javier Siverio and Bartholomew Ogbeche.

SC East Bengal Predicted XI: Arindam Bhattacharya (C), Tomislav Mrcela (C), Hira Mondal, Raju Gaikwad, Adil Khan, Sourav Das, Lalrinliana Hnamte, Amarjit Kiyam, Amir Dervisevic, Thongkhosiem Haokip, Daniel Chukwu.

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

Hyderabad FC:  The Nizams have no injury concerns as of now for the game.

SC East Bengal: Franjo Prce will be out with an ankle injury. Darren Sidoel trained with the squad for the first time today and is hopeful to start the next game against Bengaluru FC.

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Hyderabad looks to continue unbeaten run as it takes on East Bengal

Hyderabad FC will be aiming to improve its position in the league standings when it meets the bottom most resident SC East Bengal in an ISL fixture at Bambolim on Thursday. The Hyderabad franchise has been a greatly improved side maintaining an unbeaten streak of five matches. A win against East Bengal will hoist Hyderabad, currently on 11 points from six matches, to the second spot behind reigning champion Mumbai City FC (on 15 from seven).

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Hyderabad FC’s current form is based on the nice balance it has displayed between attack and defence. The combination of the Australian Joel Chianese and Nigerian Bartholomew Ogbeche in the attack has been quite incisive and helped the team notch up three wins so far. Defensively, Hyderabad has been equally good, conceding just five goals in six league matches.

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“We will try to win but we won't see the opponents as being placed in the bottom. It is true that SC East Bengal is not in the best of form but the three draws they have got this season came against teams in the top half of the table,” said the Hyderabad FC coach Manuel Marquez.

An injury-riddled East Bengal, which is on an 11-match winless streak (including the last four matches in the previous season), will have to do something extraordinary to turn things around. “In the seven matches we have played, we conceded silly goals. The decision making has not been up to the mark,” said East Bengal coach Jose Manuel Diaz.

Where to watch?

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