Odisha 3-2 Hyderabad, As it happened: Gombau's men emerge winners in five-goal thriller

Odisha FC, down to ten men, emerged victorious against Hyderabad in a five-goal thriller as Xisco, Delgado and Guedes scored one each.

Odisha FC players celebrate their first half lead against Hyderabad FC in Pune.   -  ISL Media

Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the Indian Super League. Today, we have Odisha FC vs Hyderabad FC, which will be played at Balewadi Stadium in Pune. This is Manasi Pathak and I shall keep you updated as the action unfolds this evening.

 

Highlights:

 

We had five different scorers at Pune this evening. Odisha had fewer shots on target but was better in its finishing as it eventually won 3-2. The win keeps it sixth in the table, jumping above Mumbai City. Hyderabad continues to be at the bottom of the table. The action now shifts to Guwahati where NorthEast United will take on Chennaiyin tomorrow. Until next time, goodbye!

FULL TIME: Odisha 3-2 Hyderabad: A 10-man Odisha team manages to make it to the end and walks off the field on a winning note. Goals from Delgado, Xisco and Guedes sealed the deal for Odisha. Bobo and Rohit got on the scoresheet for Hyderabad but it fell short.

90+5' - Bobo drops his shoulder but Das falls to the ground awkwardly and referee blows the whistle to pause play. Bobo is unhappy as he was in the box, hoping to create something.

90+1' - Halder is brought on for Hyderabad to replace Lopez. Meanwhile, Tebar and Adil are involved in a scuffle.

90' - Four minutes have been added on here.

89' - GOAL! Odisha 3-2 Hyderabad. Rohit rises high and finds the net with his header in the dying minutes. Can Hyderabad pull off a comeback here?

86' - Final change for Odisha: Nandhakumar off, Lalhimpuia in.

85' - Change for Odisha: Sarangi goes off as Dhot is brought in the defence. Can Odisha's defenders hold on to the lead?

STAT: Both teams have had 10 shots in total. Both have had four on target and six off target. Odisha, though, has three goals to its name as opposed to one of Hyderabad.

79' -  Another change for Hyderabad: Rohit in, Barnes off. Can Hyderabad put itself back into the game?

73' - Change for Hyderabad: Panwar goes off for Yasir to come in.

71' - GOAL! Odisha 3-1 Hyderabad. Substitute Guedes goes for the bottom left corner to bring up Odisha's third of the day, and his first of the season! He finds the net within five minutes of coming off the bench.

70' - PENALTY! Barnes is fouled for bringing down Odisha's player in the box. Now, Guedes is ready to take the spot-kick.

66' - With Rai off the pitch, Odisha is down to ten men. Gombau thus is forced to bring off goal scorer Xisco as he brings on Guedes.

65' - GOAL! Odisha 2-1 Hyderabad. Bobo ends his drought as he scores from a penalty kick. He chooses the bottom left corner and sends it beyond the reach of Arshdeep!

64' - PENALTY! Adil's shot in the box hits the hand of Rai and the referee signals to the spot. Hyderabad is awarded a penalty and Rai is off because this is his second yellow of the game.

62' - Nandha fails to find the finishing touch again as his curling shot goes off target.

60' - OFF THE CROSSBAR! Nandha's shot ricochets off the crossbar after he makes his way from the right flank -- making the right run and finding the right space for to position himself for the shot. He is yet to find the net this season.

56' - Bobo tries to threaten Odisha with his effort from the left wing but he cannot get past Sarangi in defence.

54' - Sarangi picks up a yellow card for his foul on Poojary in an aerial duel.

52' - Santana's shot is saved by Kamaljit through his legs. Charging in from the left, Aridane had options in the center of the box to pass to, but it did the honours himself. And missed!

48' - WIDE! Jerry does ever so well to set up Xisco with a chance as he pulls back the ball for the Spaniard in the box. Xisco aims for the far post but he fails to get it on target. That could've been the third for Odisha today!

46' - The second half begins. No changes from both sides at the break.

Half time: Odisha 2-0 Hyderabad - Goals from Delgado (27') and Xisco (41') keep Odisha in the lead at the break. Robin has been good for Hyderabad but the visitor hasn't succeeded in finishing off its chances. Jerry M, meanwhile, has found his fourth assist of the season.

41' - GOAL! Odisha 2-0 Hyderabad. Xisco doubles the lead as he taps in the ball from a cross from Jerry. Wonderful ball from Jerry as he puts the delivery just behind the Hyderabad defenders. Also, credit to Santana who fired the action from the center. Odisha now has a two-goal cushion!

38' - Arshdeep parries away a thumping effort from Rai after Robin yet again showcased a back-heel pass! The blocked shot from Arshdeep is headed towards goal by Barnes but nothing comes off it. Arshdeep has been busy in the last few minutes. Just under ten minutes left for half time now.

35' - CLOSE! Nandha tries to bend the ball into the net as he aims for the far post but he misses it by a whisker! The midfielder was clever to pounce on the loose ball after Adil mistakenly passed the ball back, into the path of Nandha.

34' - Good save by Arshdeep! Rai makes the run from the right and takes a shot as he is fed a ball from the other side. He packs his effort with power but Arshdeep does equally well to pull off a diving save.

31' - CHANCE! Robin creates space for himself outside the ball as he receives the ball from his right and rolls it into his left foot. He shoots with power and precision, but the effort goes just over the bar. That was promising from Robin!

27' - GOAL! Odisha 1-0 Hyderabad. Odisha finds the breakthrough goal. Delgado gets to the end of a corner-kick from Xisco at the far post as Kamaljit fails to punch the ball away. This is Delgado's maiden ISL strike!

22' - Hyderabad has had two shots so far, while Odisha has had one shot. However, none of the sides have registered shots on target. Will that change soon?

17' - Bobo finds the net as he shoots from close range in the box. However, that does not count as the referee finds him guilty of bringing down Das and blows the whistle to stop play. Robin displayed his skills with a lovely back-heel to set up Bobo, but unfortunately, all of it goes in vain.

15' - Bobo releases a shot from some distance as he swings his right foot but the attempt doesn't quite trouble Kamaljit in goal as it flies over the bar. Barnes and Lopez's combination helped Bobo have the first real chance for Hyderabad.

11' - Poojary, who makes a stunning up the left wing, is brought down by Rai. Rai is booked for his tackle on Poojary. Earlier, Odisha tried to attack from the wings via Nandha but his squared pass was left by Santana in the box, which allowed Hyderabad to gain possession.

8' - Santana can't get enough on his shot off a corner-kick as the shot goes wide of the post. Odisha has had the better start of the two sides this evening.

6' - Nandhakumar is sent a long ball from deep midfield as Sarangi tries his best with the effort. The delivery, however, has a bit too much power on it as it goes out of play. Nandha appreciates young Sarangi's effort as he gestures a thumbs-up.

2' - An early free-kick for Odisha as Adil is guilty of bringing down Rai. Xisco plays the set-piece and sends a delivery for Delgado near the post. Delgado stretches his foot to tap the ball in but it goes in vain.

1' - Kick-off! Match 36 of ISL begins in Pune. Odisha is attacking from right to left.

- Players of both teams are entering the field as kick-off is just under ten minutes. Hyderabad players are in yellow while Odisha players are in black. The 22 men come out to an applause from the crowd, including kids in the hospitality box, who look ecstatic. Pune is ready, are you?

- Marcos Tebar is celebrating a feat today!

 

- Odisha's gaffer Josep Gombau retains the squad which lost to Bengaluru in the last match. Phil Brown, on the other hand, has made four changes: Yasir, Ralte, Stankovic and Marcelinho have made way for Gurtej, Panwar, Robin and Garnes.

Line-ups:

Odisha XI (4-2-3-1): Arshdeep; Sarangi, Diagne, Delgado, Das; Vinit, Tebar; Jerry, Xisco, Nadha; Santana.

Hyderabad XI (4-3-3): Kamaljit; Rai, Gurtej, Kilgallon, Panwar; Barnes, Lopez, Adil; Robin, Bobo, Poojary.

 

Match preview

Backbenchers Odisha FC and Hyderabad FC will square off with an eye to log home full points during their encounter today. The teams have not hit the ground running and find themselves in the wrong half of the table. While Odisha has six points from seven games and is placed seventh, Hyderabad is rock-bottom with just four points.

The teams have struggled in front of goal as they have only two goals to show from their last four outings.

In its last four matches, Odisha FC has only managed to garner a single point which was away to Chennaiyin FC. Coach Josep Gombau has time and again spoken of his preference to play an expansive brand of football and not giving importance to yielding results through a pragmatic approach.

The Spanish coach would take heart from its performance against Bengaluru FC last week where it created numerous chances to not just equalise but pick three points. However, as has been its story, it has been wasteful in front of goal.

Hyderabad FC coach Phil Brown has his hands full as he needs to get his team up and running following its 1-0 defeat to FC Goa. What would make matters worse is that Marcelinho, its star performer, is suspended for the tie after having accumulated four yellow cards.

Its away form is nothing to be proud of. Of the 14 goals against it, 10 have come on the road. But Brown projects a confident picture ahead of the Odisha game, emphasising that his team is about to turn a corner.

The good news for Brown is that centre-back Gurtej Singh and left-back Sahil Panwar are back in contention for a start. But influential midfielder Marko Stankovic will miss the game after suffering a hamstring tear in Hyderabad’s previous game against FC Goa.

Match details

Odisha FC vs Hyderabad FC will be telecast on the Star Sports network and can also be streamed live on Hotstar. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM IST.