ISL 2020-21 highlights: NorthEast United defeats Odisha FC 3-1

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NorthEast United FC star Luis Machado celebrates his goal against Odisha FC in ISL 2020-21 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

This is Sportstar's match blog/highlights of the ISL 2020-21 encounter between NorthEast United FC and Odisha FC which was played at the Tilak Maidan on Sunday.

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4:00 PM: The team lineups are out!

NEUFC XI: Subhasish Roy, Gurjinder Kumar, Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Mashoor Shereef, Khassa Camara, Federico Gallego, Lalengmawia, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Luis Machado, Deshorn Brown.

COACH: Khalid Jamil.

OFC XI: Arshdeep Singh, Mohd Sajid Dhot, Gaurav Bora, Jacob Tratt, Steven Taylor, Rakesh Pradhan, Bradden Inman, Vinit Rai, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Manuel Onwu.

COACH: Gerry Peyton.

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The seventh edition of the Indian Super League got underway inside a bio-bubble in Goa on November 20.

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The tournament, spanning over four months, will see 11 teams play each other in a league and playoff format across three venues. Following the inclusion of SC East Bengal, this season will feature 115 games, up from 95 last season.


It looks quite a mismatch on paper – the fifth placed team taking on the one lying right at the bottom. But it is highly unlikely that NorthEast United will take Odisha FC lightly in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco da Gama (Goa), on Sunday.

Odisha's spirit was on display a couple of days ago when it held Kerala Blasters FC to a 2-2 draw. Brazilian striker Diego Mauricio was Odisha's saviour as he scored the first and last of the four goals in the match.

It was the sloppy defence from Kerala that he capitalised on to score both the goals. NorthEast's defenders are likely to keep a keener eye on him than their Blaster counterparts.

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While Odisha hasn't much to play for other than pride, NorthEast is eyeing a place in the playoffs. A win would further boost its chances of sealing one of the two playoff sports up for grabs.

“We have to go with the right mentality and give our best effort to win the game," said NorthEast's assistant coach Alison Kharsyntiew. “Odisha did very well in the last game against Kerala Blasters. We have to do our best to get the three points tomorrow. We have got here with a very serious attitude, being hungry,” he added.

Odisha's interim coach Gerald Peyton hoped his boys would carry on their form from the Blasters game.

“That match has given us the momentum, because in that game, from start to the finish, we kept going,” he said. “They overloaded one side and we dealt with it. Then they tried to come through the middle and then the other side, and we dealt with it. Some of our combination play was top-draw,” he added.

ISL 2020-21 will be televised live at 7.30 pm IST on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV