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East Bengal 1-2 Odisha: Javi Hernandez inspires Kalinga Warriors to sixth

Javi Hernandez contributed with an assist and a goal as Odisha clinched an important win in their chase for a play-off spot...

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Javi Hernandez Odisha ISL 2021-22

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Mario Rivera East Bengal ISL 8

FT: East Bengal 1-2 Odisha


The Red and Golds now have nothing to play for as their mathematical chances of a play-off spot have ended with this defeat

Odisha have move into sixth with a 2-1 over East Bengal in their 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) meeting at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, on Monday.

Mario Rivera's side's second half fight back wasn't enough as Anotonio Perosevic's (64') equaliser after Jonathas (23') broke the deadlock in the first half was met with Javi Hernandez (75') sealing the affair in favour of the Juggernauts.

Kino Garcia's men are now with 21 points from 15 games, five points adrift leaders Hyderabad, while East Bengal are down and out with 10 points after 16 games.

90+2' Odisha SUB


We're in four or so minutes of stoppage time

Sahil Panwar OUT

Hendry Antonay IN

84' East Bengal SUB


Nothing to lose for Rivera's men

Adil Khan OUT

Terina Hnamte IN



Not the first time he's done it this season

Odisha are definitely not taking their one-goal lead lightly this time. Hira Mondal has made a goalline clearance against Liston Colaco in one of the Kolkata derbies this season. And now he's tracked back to defend out a shot at goal by Javi who once again skipped past a couple of East Bengal defenders before pulling the trigger.

Jonathas also had a shot on target, though a feeble one, off a Javi cross a while ago.

77' East Bengal SUB


Mahesh OUT

Rafique IN



Return of the favour by Jonathas

A shouldered pass to Jonathas by Javi and this time the Brazilian has attracted as many as four players towards him and still managed to find the onrushing Javi at the edge of the box from where the Spaniard has sent his right-footed shot bulging the back of the net.

Javi Hernandez East Bengal Odisha ISL 8



East Bengal have begun their chase in the game as they are hunting for their elusive second win of the season. Perosevic gets in behind Ruatthara to get on the end of a long diagonal by Franjo Prce and has found the bottom right corner.

Antonio Perosevic East Bengal Odisha ISL 8

63' Odisha changes


Paul, Aridai OUT

Tlang, Krasniqi IN

63' Triple change by East Bengal


Sourav, Angou, Sidoel OUT

Raju, Amarjit, Fran Sota IN

PEROSEVIIIICCC!!!...and then Marcelo


A reminder that Odisha has a fine lead

SA long lob from defense goes over Marcelo and falls for Perosevic, who takes a left-footed shot first time but blasts it over. That was a little before East Bengal's first shot at goal after Mahesh set up Marcelo who only managed to test Arsh in goal.

Second half resumes


Can East Bengal pull themselves back into the tie? Will Odisha score more goals and add to their woes and end any mircaculous chance of the Red and Golds making it in the top four? We are to find out in this second half period.

HT: East Bengal 0-1 Odisha


Not enough chances created by Mario Rivera's side who will once again be looking for an incredible second half performance like the one in the 2-2 draw against Chennaiyin in their last game when they were down by two goals at half-time.

Odisha have been playing a mature game, content with keeping the ball and controlling the spaces. Aridai's free-kick was not far away from hitting the mark. Second half in 15.



Is this the beginning of tonight's goal fest?

Javi taking on the entire set of red and gold shirts on his way inside the East Bengal box on the right. Jonathas has sniffed his way in past Hira and behind Adil to meet the pass to give Odisha the lead.

Jonathas Odisha ISL 2021-22

How hasn't anyone scored yet?


Well, not that either side have created a clear opening for themselves yet in the game. East Bengal have been sitting deep in their area and defending well, Bora doing well for Odisha to deal with Perosevic's runs from the left and marking Marcelo.

Odisha did step on the gas early in the game with Aridai attempting a cross from the left for Jonathas in the box that landed on the roof of Sankar's goal in the first minute and with them forced to go long, Javi's lob for Brazilian kept out by Adil.



Rowan Arumughan blows the whistle for kick-off at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco.

21 goals in the last two, how many tonight?


It's East Bengal vs Odisha

The last meeting between these two teams has resulted in 10 goals with Odisha scoring six there and Red and Golds missing brace hero Daniel Chima who is with Jamshedpur now. However, Darren Sidoel has scored in consecutive games with Javi Hernandez, Jonathas and co. spelling quality for Odisha.

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