Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Indian Super League knockout match between ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC, being played at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Salt Lake, Kolkata.
Match report: ATKMB beats OFC 2-0 in ISL playoff, to face Hyderabad in semifinal
ATK Mohun Bagan looks to run out the game, still trying to attack, still trying to score. Nandha, however, tries a solo attempt, with an aerial hit to bluff the goalkeeper, but Arsh catches the ball easily to resume the match with a goal-kick.
Liston has failed to impress as much as he did last season, failing to maintain possession of the ball in the final third. Meanwhile Subhasish’cross is cleared by Thoiba as Odisha looks to limit its bleeding in the last minutes of the match.
McHugh delivers a through ball for Asish, who carries the ball into the box, but Thoiba marks him well to force a corner kick. Dimitrios takes the corner kick which is cleared comfortably by the Juggernauts.
Miss! Subhasish carries the ball along the left flank, cuts to his right and crosses for Petratos who shoots over the net to the dismay and disappointment of the home fans at the Salt Lake Stadium.
Puitea concedes another foul with a rough challenge on Victor as the former Kerala Basters man looks too desperate to prove himself on the pitch.
Nearly 15 minutes have passed and Odisha strikes this time with Saul Crespo getting the ball in the box and shooting right on target. Arsh makes a good save to deny a chance for OFC.
A lot has happened on-field in terms of medical scare as Vishal Kaith, after a concussion is forced off the field with Arsh Shaikh replacing him.
Details: Vishal Kaith collapses mid-game in the ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha Indian Super League match
Puitea fouls Victor in what looked like a series of kicks on the OFC player’s foot. The resulting free-kick is cleared comfortably by ATKMB as the hosts try to start an attack.
Off-side! ATK Mohun Bagan looks to attack from a free-kick but Subhasish Bose ends up getting trapped in the off-side trap. Tough he shoots into the net, the linesman had the flag raise.
ATKMB continues its string of attacks. This time, Subhasish delivers a low cross for Boumous, but the forward fails to reach it on time. In the follow-up, Asish delivers a cross from the right to left for Colaco, but the youngster fails to shoot on time as Amrinder gets to the ball first.
Chance for ATK Mohun Bagan! The Mariners attack against the run of play and Colaco marauds across the middle of the midfield, beats his marker and shoots on target. Amrinder makes another save to deny a second goal to Ferrando’s side.
Boumous threads in a pass for Liston, but the youngster fails to beat Shubham Sarangi as Ferrando continues to ask his boys to keep attacking.
Every forward movement by ATK Mohun Bagan is being cheered by the fans as Josep Gombau and his side feels the heat of not finishing the chances it got early on, in this match.
End-to-end stuff this! ATK Mohun Bagan goes for an attack with Asish Rai delivering a cross from the right. Odisha clears it as far as Puitea who shoots, but Thoiba blocks it.
Shot! Diefo Maurico gets the ball in the midfield, carries it back into the ATKMB half and passes it to Victor who tries a shot from outside the box and shoots just wide, past a fully-stretched Vishal Kaith.
Sahil and Victor step up for the free-kick. Victor overshoots it and then ATKMB attacks on the counter with Boumous carrying the ball from the midfield to the final third. He passes to Colaco who fails to shoot past Jerry and Odisha gets back the ball now.
Chance for Odisha! Saul delivers a through ball for Mauricio in the box and the Brazilian decides to shoot instead of crossing it to Jerry who stood waiting and as the shot flies past the target, Jerry looks furious with the attempt.
Odisha looks to attack with combination play with Nandha, Mauricio and Saul involved and the final shot by the Spaniard is blocked by McHugh in what was a timely block.
Odisha tries a long throw-in, with Shubham throwing it for Saul Crespo, but ATK Mohun Bagan, with numbers in the box, clears it with ease as Crespo falls rather cheaply in the box.
Odisha tries to attack on the counter and Damjanovic against thwarts Mauricio’s run with a pull on the shirt. The referee gives a foul, but keeps his cards in his pocket after what looked like a rather rough challenge.
Damjanovic and Mauricio are embroiled in a battle of their own with the ATKMB player involved in a clash of head with the Brazilian and, after medical attention, both of them are back on their feet.
Save! Dimitrios takes the free-kick and the floated ball is headed beautifully on target by McHugh. Amrinder, however, makes a good reflex save to deny the opening goal with the corner in the follow-up seeing OFC clear the ball out of danger.
ATK Mohun Bagan looks to have stern control in the midfield with Carl McHugh and Puitea ensuring that the ball stays in control of the Mariners. Odisha, on the other hand, has looked second best by some distance so far.
The former Bengaluru FC winger is struggling and may juts be forced to leave the field as Liston Colaco gets up and gears up to come on. And yes, it is the Goa-born forward coming on to the pitch as Juan Ferrando is forced to make a change so early in the game.
Yellow Card! Ashique Kuruniyan tries a run up the pitch in the Odisha half and Raynier fouls him in what was a rash challenge and the referee gives the first booking of the game.
Odisha looks to start with a calm temperament to wait for a mistake by ATK Mohun Bagan, which is enjoying most of the ball possession. Gombau’s side has been menacing on the counter in the league so far and will try and do the same here.
ATK Mohun Bagan will bank on its die-hard supporters in a bid to carry on its winning momentum against Odisha FC in the second knockout match of the Indian Super League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday.
Third-placed ATKMB, which grabbed full points from its final two league outings, including the Kolkata derby against East Bengal, will be inspired by its seven home wins out of 10 matches and no-loss record against Odisha.
The Mariners had beaten Odisha in their last meeting at the same venue about a month ago. It should provide more confidence to the host in its third playoff appearance.
ATKMB’s Dimitri Petratos has scored nine goals and assisted seven so far. He will be eager to inflate his tally on Saturday.
“It is not necessary to change. We only have to work on the details,” said ATKMB coach Juan Ferrando.
The sixth-positioned Odisha, which lost its last league engagement against Jamshedpur FC at home, has just three away victories. But reaching the ISL knockouts for the first time will spur the Juggernauts to forget the past and make a fresh start in the do-or-die stage.
Odisha will rely on its star striker Diego Mauricio, who has scored 12 goals, to turn things around.
“All the players are fit and available. We faced them (ATKMB) twice in the league, drawing one and losing the other. Now it is time to win,” said Odisha coach Josep Gombau.
The winner of the contest will meet Hyderabad FC in the last-four.
- Y. B. Sarangi
When and where will the ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC ISL match kick-off?
The ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC ISL match will kick-off at 7:30 PM IST, February 18 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
Where can you watch the ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC ISL match?
The ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC ISL match will be live telecasted on the Star Sports Network.
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