ISL 2021-22 Odisha FC vs Mumbai City FC Highlights: OFC makes brilliant comeback to win 4-2 against MCFC

ISL 2021-22, MCFC vs OFC Score: Get the Indian super league updates between Mumbai City FC and Odisha FC from Tilak Maidan

Odisha FC's Jerry celebrates after scoring his second goal in the match.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Odisha FC vs Mumbai City FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa.

Post-match comments!!

Des Buckingham (Mumbai City FC head coach): "First half we played extremely well. Odisha FC changed things in the second half. We needed to be better in some moments. Today it was more about individual mistakes rather than our overall gameplay as a team. Now, we have to past this and look forward to our match against (SC) East Bengal."

Victor Mongil (Odisha FC captain): "It's amazing because today we took three points against a big club. This is the way. We believed in ourselves and won the match. Our motto is to work hard every day and improve our mistakes. Today was good but we can still improve. We have to move the ball faster and create more opportunities."

Odisha's Jerry Mawihmingthanga (Hero of the Match): "First of all, I would like to thank God for the blessings. It is a great way to start 2022. We are excited about the next match. We had a hard time but we have started the new year with three points. This will help us as a team and boost our confidence. The credit goes not only to me, but all my teammates and the coaching staff."

 

7:15 PM- What are the coaches saying?

Kino Sanchez (Odisha FC assistant coach) on Mumbai City FC: "They are leading the table. They are a strong team who have good players. They know the style of football they play. But we have analysed them and know some points which will help us in the match."

Des Buckingham (Mumbai City FC head coach) on the match against Odisha FC: " I'm expecting another tough and hard game against a well organized and a good Odisha team with good players. But the focus this week has been very much on us. We've had four days on the training field. And the focus will be on how we attack and wanting to continue to score more goals than anybody else in the league and also making sure we were fine out in the defence and make sure that we don't give chances as well, as easily as we have done in the previous two games."

7:00 PM- Key player for each team!!

Javier Hernandez (Odisha FC): Javi would like to continue his season form against MCFC. He has scored 4 goals and assisted 2 times so far.

Ahmed Jahouh (Mumbai City FC): Jahouh has provided five assists- the most by any player this season and has also netted a goal. In his eight matches, Jahouh has completed 609 passes, which is the highest by any player.

6:45 PM: Head-to-head of both teams!!

Mumbai City holds a 7-4 head-to-head record over Odisha FC with three draws in the 14 previous meetings. The Islanders did the double-over Odisha last season with 2-0 and 6-1 wins.

6:35 PM- Official lineups are out!!

Odisha FC: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Victor Mongil (C), Hector Ramirez, Hendry Antonay, Sahil Panwar, Javier Hernandez, Thoiba Singh, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Aridai Suarez, Nandhakumar Sekar, Jerry Mawihmingthanga.

Subs: Arshdeep (Gk); Sailung, Lalruatthara, Deven, Paul, Liridon, Jonathas, Daniel, Nikhil.

Coach: Kiko Ramirez.

Mumbai City FC: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Mourtada Fall (C), Cassio Gabriel, Ahmed Jahouh, Raynier Fernandes, Lalengmawia, Igor Angulo, Bipin Singh.

Subs: Phurba (GK); Mehtab, Mohamed, Mandar, Bradden, Tondomba, Asif, Gurkirat, Ygor

Coach: Des Buckingham.

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!!

Odisha FC Predicted XI: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Lalhrezuala Sailung, Gaurav Bora, Hector Ramirez (C), Sahil Panwar, Liridon Krasniqi, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Thoiba Singh, Javier Hernandez, Nandhakumar Sekar, Jonathas Cristian.

Mumbai City FC Predicted XI: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall (C), Rahul Bheke, Mandar Dessai, Lalengmawia, Ahmed Jahouh, Raynier Fernandes, Cassio Gabriel, Bipin Singh and Igor Angulo.

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

Both head coaches said that there are no fresh injuries in the squad ahead of the match.

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Mumbai hoping to return to top form against Odisha

Mumbai City was flying high when it was brought crashing down to earth by Kerala Blasters a fortnight ago. The reigning champion was humbled 0-3.

It nearly bounced back in the following match against NorthEast United, but had to deal with an inspired show by the Jamaican striker Deshorn Brown, who scored a brilliant hat-trick in a 3-3 draw.

Mumbai should be hoping to return to top form on Monday, when it takes on Odisha FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco.

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Odisha too will be desperate for a win. It hasn’t won a game after defeating NorthEast United 1-0. Since then it has lost three and drew one. It is not just the defeats that the team management has to worry about. It was thrashed 0-4 by Jamshedpur and 1-6 by Hyderabad in the last match and has to up its defensive game. In eight matches, Odisha has conceded 20 goals, more than any other team this season.

“There are some moments where we made individual mistakes and that cost us the game, but we cannot blame anyone,” said Odisha assistant coach Kino Garcia. “The coaching staff will take the responsibility first and then the players. We will keep trying to find a solution and are confident of getting better.”

Mumbai coach Des Buckingham also spoke of the importance of defence. “We need to make sure defensively we are well placed,” he said. “We want to continue playing attacking football but we need to be good defensively as well.”

Where to watch?

You can watch the Odisha FC vs Mumbai City 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.