In a hot and Sunny evening in Goa, third placed Mumbai City FC faced an anguished Odisha FC ina lively and thrilling contest that has every bit of entertainment in it.
Mumbai City FC came into this game with a good form after two wins in their previous two contests after an unexpected defeat in their opener of the new season. Whereas Odisha FC were yet to grab a win in season after two defeats and a draw in their previous the games and we’re really desperate to bag all three points.
The game started at 5 pm IST in tough conditions as the sun was shining bright and humidity was on its peak. As soon as the game started, Odisha FC look very dynamic and tough and created good chances and won free kicks in promising positions and looked really tough and promising.
But this activeness didn’t last for too long, as in the 30th minute Mumbai struck the ball from the edge of the penalty box and it struck the hand of Subham Sarangi and Odisha FC conceded a penalty, which was capitalised calmly by Bartholomew Ogbeche, and scored his first for the sky blues.
After the first goal, the game was all about Mumbai, who put a lot of pressure on their opponents and this pressure paid off, as Mumbai scored their second goal just before the half time mark, when Bipin Singh’s cross from the wings reached Rowling Borges, who made no mistake in netting his first goal of the new season.
After half time, Odisha FC made a few changes to the squad and brought in some good attacking players such as Marcelinho and Onwu, who made a few good chances but their lack of finishing brought no chance to the scoreline and the match finished 2-0.
All things considered the game was a very lively one in which both teams made really good chances and kept the spectators on the edge of the seats. Mumbai city FC have a lot of positives to take from this game, as they put up another great performance and therefore reach the top of the table after 4 games.
On the other hand, Odisha FC’s look for the first win continues and are now on 10th position in the points table after 1 draw and 3 defeats. At the moment, things are falling in place for Mumbai City FC, whereas for Odisha FC, Stuart Baxter really needs to take matters seriously, before other teams go too far away in the points table that it becomes difficult for Odisha FC to catch them.