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BEN vs ODI Match Result - ISL 2019-20
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D. Brown 23'
R. Bheke 25'
S. Chhetri (P) 61'
90' There is the full-time whistle by the referee and it has finished Bengaluru FC 3-0 Odisha FC here at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. The defending champions have ended the away side's four-match unbeaten run in style. Here is your host Abhishek Kundu bidding adieu. Do stay tuned to Sportskeeda to get the latest ISL and Indian Football news. 
86' Bengaluru FC make their final change. The youngster is down with a cramp. Boy, take some fitness training from Sunil Chhetri.

OFF- Suresh Singh Wangjam
ON- Kean Lewis
83' Sunil Chhetri gets a yellow card for simulation. Carlos Delgado got a yellow card as well, we missed that. 
83' Bengaluru FC again look dangerous on the counter. Ashique Kuruniyan this time flies a cross from the right flank and Sunil Chhetri gets his foot to the end of it. But, in what is a rare miss by his standards, he fails to keep his shot on target as it is wide. 
81' Sunil Chhetri falls on the ground and the Indian captain is complaining of a penalty. But, the referee is spot on there as it was nothing more than a dive. Sajid Dhot didn't make the mistimed tackle. 
75' Bengaluru FC are looking dangerous on the counter. But, they are mostly playing back passes and square passes.
68' TACKLE! Bengaluru FC make some slick one-touch passes forward and Nishu Kumar finds himself almost in a one-on-one position with the goalkeeper after getting at the end of a pass by Sunil Chhetri. However, Mohammed Sajid Dhot with a wonderful tackle in the right moment to stop him in his running track and clear the ball. Nishu Kumar had tugged his jersey and the referee awards a foul to Odisha FC.  
67' Odisha FC are again playing square passes amongst themselves. They need to learn how to play a little more directly. 
64' SAVE! That was a top-notch save by Arshdeep Singh. Ashique Kuruniyan breaks on the left wing after beating Gourav Bora in pace and flies a cross at the far post to Udanta Singh. That was a perfect header by the Manipuri winger but Arshdeep positioned himself perfectly to get his leg to it and avert the danger. That was almost the fourth goal of the game by Bengaluru FC. 
63' Odisha FC make their full and final change.

OFF- Shubham Sarangi
ON- Mohammed Sajid Dhot
60' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAL! Sunil Chhetri scores the third goal for Bengaluru FC. 

The talismanic captain waits in his path before blasting the ball at the top corner. That was an unstoppable effort. No goalkeeper in the world could have stopped that let alone Arshdeep Singh. And, with that, Sunil Chhetri leads the ISL Golden Boot race as his ninth goal in the competition takes him above Aridane Santana as he has more number of assists. 
59' PENALTY to Bengaluru FC! Martin Perez Guedes goes in the book for pulling the shirt of Erik Paartalu off the ball while Dimas Delgado swung a corner. Can the home side make it 3-0? 
58' Bengaluru FC make their second change. Carles Cuadrat has made an attacking change. He wants the third goal.

OFF- Deshorn Brown
ON- Ashique Kuruniyan
56' Dimas Delgado pressurizes Shubham Sarangi and robs the ball from him. Deshorn Brown runs inside the box and takes a shot but it is high. 
Odisha FC might lead the stats in terms of pass and possession but their back passes and square passes are providing him with no help. Whereas, Bengaluru FC's penetrative passes and high pressing has done wonders. 
53' Odisha FC lob the ball above the back four and Nishu Kumar with a no-nonsense defending clears it out for a corner before Jerry M can take a shot. The resultant corner from Xisco is awful as his inswinging effort fails to remain on the line. 
51' SHOT! Deshorn Brown dribbles past Diagne and Gourav Bora and before Carlos Delgado can close him down, the Jamaican takes a shot. He had both the near post and the far post at his mercy but his effort is agonizingly wide. 
50' Narayan Das lodges a cross from the byline and Jerry M takes a shot from the second ball. But, it is wide. Nothing going right for the away side after Aridane left the pitch. 
49' A long ball is lodged from the right back position and Sunil Chhetri flicks it first time to Deshorn Brown. But, the Jamaican fails to trap the ball properly before taking a shot and the ball runs out of the play. 
48' Bengaluru FC make their first change.

OFF- Rahul Bheke
ON- Nishu Kumar
46' CHANCE! Bengaluru FC gets two shots on target quickly but Arshdeep Singh comes up with two equally brilliant saves to deny them a 3-0 lead. Udanta Singh dances past his marker from inside the box but his grounder is saved by Arshdeep. The youngster fails to get a hold of the ball and Deshorn Brown tries to chip the ball above him on the rebound. But, Arshdeep is alert enough to get a touch to that and the danger is finally averted. 
46' PEEP! We are back here for the second half action at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. 
PEEP! PEEP! There is the half-time whistle by the Uzbek referee Kasimov Sherzod and the halftime scoreline reads Bengaluru FC 2-0 Odisha FC at the break. Can the away side come up with a re-invigorated performance in the second half and turn things around? Don't go anywhere as we will be back with the second half action on the other side of the commercial break. 
45+2' Bengaluru FC win another free-kick just outside the box after Gaurav Bora tangles the feet of Deshorn Brown. After a couple of dummies, Erik Paartalu takes a grounded shot but the Odisha FC wall had stayed down and didn't jump as the chance gets wasted. 
One Minute has been added on. 
45' Shubham Sarangi goes in the book for committing a nasty foul on Deshorn Brown who was looking dangerous in the counter. The Jamaican is down clutching his knee. The youngster will miss the next match as this is his fourth yellow card in the league. 
44' CROSSBAR! Xisco Hernandez angles a good corner and Marcos Tebar flicks the ball in the far post to Martin Perez Guedes in the far post. But, the Argentine's shot rattles the crossbar and Bengaluru FC try to break on the counter. 
43' A long ball is chipped to Jerry M on the right flank and the youngster crosses the ball. But, it is wayward and it runs out of play. 
41' Bengaluru FC's second line of defense is very compact with the first one. That says enough about their defensive mindset. Deshorn Brown and Erik Paartalu are the only men staying up front. They have shifted to a 4-4-1-1 formation. 
40' Bengaluru FC are slowing things down here. Udanta Singh could have surged forward but seeing Odisha FC have got their bodies back in time decides to go all the way back. It looks like Bengaluru FC are content with this two-goal lead. 
36' Harmanjot Singh Khabra gets the first yellow card on the game after making a needless foul on Narayan Das. The free-kick is harmless as the assistant raises the flag for offside.  
34' Well, Marcos Tebar went out because he suffered an injury in his knee but Santana's substitution is totally baffling. The Spaniard says something in Dimas Delgado which has offended the latter. The player comes out to distance the two, nonetheless. 
33' Odisha FC make a double change. This is a surprising one. Why will you take out your lead striker who is also leading the race to Golden Boot? Let's see how this gamble plays out for Joseph Gombau. 

ON- Diawandou Diagne, Seiminmang Manchong
OFF- Marcos Tebar, Aridane Santana
32' Bengaluru FC are looking dangerous again. Rahul Bheke toys with Jerry and Shubham Sarangi before lodging a cross. Udanta Singh wins the second ball and takes a shot from just outside the box but the trajectory is not proper and the ball ends up safely in the feet of Arshdeep Singh. 
30' Albert Serran goes down after colliding with Aridane Santana. The nerves are getting on the Odisha FC players. 
27' CHANCE! Well, Bengaluru FC almost scores another goal. But, Arshdeep Singh does well enough to make up his mistakes. A long ball punted is chased by Sunil Chhetri and the Odisha FC custodian tries to come off his line and collect it. However, his butter fingers let loose the ball and it almost crosses the goal-line. However, the former Minerva Punjab player sprawls himself to get a hold to the ball millimetres before it crosses the goal-line. 
25' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! And, Rahul Bheke doubles the lead for the hosts.

Odisha FC's vulnerability from the set-pieces continue. Dimas Delgado takes the corner-kick short to Udanta Singh and the youngster runs inside the box after Odisha FC's Shubham Sarangi failed to track his run. His cross at the far post is again headed by Erik Paartalu towards Rahul Bheke, who slams the ball from a hand-shaking distance after taking a touch. 
23' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! And, it is Deshorn Brown who gives Bengaluru FC the lead.

After two dummies, Dimas Delgado lodges his free-kick at the far post towards Erik Paartalu. The Aussie heads the ball to the path of Deshorn Brown and the Jamaican flicks the ball past the goal-line. The Odisha FC defenders were clueless in this set-piece situation. 
23' Bengaluru FC win a free-kick in a good position. What can the defending champions get from here?
20' CHANCE! Sunil Chhetri tries to reach at the end of a cross from the right flank but Shubham Sarangi stopped right in his track and wins a foul from the Indian captain. That is some good display of wit from the Indian captain. 
19' CHANCE! Narayan Das flies a cross this time just from the sidelines but Gurpreet punches it away before Aridane Santana can head home the ball. However, the referee blows his whistle as the ball had gone out of play before. 
16' SHOT! Odisha FC gets their first shot on target but Gurpreet Singh Sandhu collects it safely. Narayan Das flies a cross from the left flank and Bengaluru FC clear their lines. However, the second ball falls to Jerry, who lays it off for an unmarked Martin Perez Guedes. The Argentine takes a first-time shot from just outside the box but the lack of venom in it ensures the Bengaluru FC custodian has no problem in holding it. 
15' SHOT! What a glorious chance Bengaluru FC created out of nowhere. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu kicks the ball long from his own penalty box and Narayan Das has some trouble dealing with it. Udanta Singh capitalizes on it and swings a low cross inside the box quickly. Deshorn Brown gets his shot from inside the six yard box but his effort is agonizingly wide. That is a sitter missed by the Jamaican. It looks like Brown needs more time to acclimatize. 
12' Bengaluru FC are pressing Odisha FC's midfielders and not giving them enough time to hold the ball. That is a good tactic. As a result, they are being forced to lodge long balls which is not their best of strengths. 
9' CHANCE! A good cross is lodged from the right flank of the pitch but Odisha FC's goalkeeper Arshdeep Singh comes out of his line to punch the ball before Deshorn Brown could get his head to it. That is some good intent shown by the defending champions. 
7' PENALTY? Well, Sunil Chhetri wins the possession off a mispass from Odisha FC's Gaurav Bora and Bengaluru FC get their attack going in the final third. Erik Paartalu chips a ball above the defense line and Chhetri is set to win it. However, he falls down in the ground. The captain, however, doesn't complain of a penalty and gets up quickly. It looked more of a slip than a trip, to be honest. 
3' SHOT! Xisco Hernandez takes a beautifully curled inswinging free-kick and Gaurav Bora gets a free-header. However, he closes his eye at the last moment and his header goes agonizingly high. That move almost resulted in an early goal of the game. 
1' Udanta Singh uses his pace to full extent and cuts in past Narayan Das. However, Marcos Tebar makes a crucial block in the last moment to avert the danger. 
1' PEEEEEEEEP! We are underway here at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. 
On the other end of the commercial break, we will be back with kick-off. 
Up next is the National Anthem of India!
Both the teams are out of the tunnel. Bengaluru FC are wearing their home blues. Odisha FC, on the other hand, are donning All-Whites. 
Prediction: Bengaluru FC 2-1 Odisha FC. The decision has been made looking at the poor away form of Odisha FC and the formidable home run of Bengaluru FC. Let's see if I get this right. 
Odisha FC have scored 7 of their 9 goals coming from the right side of the pitch. Massive responsibilities lie on the shoulders of Rahul Bheke who will play as a left-back role tonight. The away side have also conceded 5 penalties in their last six encounters. Bengaluru FC, on the other hand, have scored 9 of their 16 goals from set-pieces. And, Sunil Chhetri is yet to miss one in this season of the ISL. 
Odisha FC' new signings have clicked wonderfully whereas Bengaluru FC's ones haven't. Aridane Santana, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, and Xisco Hernandez have created a plethora of opportunities and account for most of the goals the team have scored. The same cannot be said about Bengaluru FC's Manuel Onwu, Raphael Augusto, and Ashique Kuruniyan. 
Sunil Chhetri has a shot accuracy of 54% and a goal conversion rate of 46%. He has attributed to 60% of the goals the team have scored. Bengaluru FC doesn't create more chances but if the ball falls to their talismanic striker, he makes sure even the half-chances get converted. 
Odisha FC have averaged 5 shots per game as compared to Bengaluru FC's 2. The defending champions will likely pounce on the counter and expose the set-pieces vulnerabilities of the away side. They will be content to giving away possession to the away side, who like to take the things slow. 
Looking at the fixtures for Odisha FC, one can say that they have a tough run in their hands. They face FC Goa and ATK after tonight's encounter. And, they can lose their top-four spot to Jamshedpur FC or Mumbai City FC if they pick up continuous victories. 
Talking Tactics- Odisha FC (4-2-3-1)

The away side is likely to field themselves in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Shubham Sarangi will play at the right-back position checking the runs of Sunil Chhetri. The same holds true for Narayan Das, who is tasked to stop the pace of Udanta Singh. Gaurav Bora and Carlos Delgado will guard the heart of the defense. In the absence of Vinit Rai, Martin Perez Guedes will be partnering Marcos Tebar in the central defensive midfield. Xisco Hernandez will weave passes from the centre, with Jerry Mawihmingthanga and Daniel Lalhlimpuia attempting to do the same from the left and right respectively. The Golden Boot armband holder Aridane Santana will lead the lines from the front also dropping deep when required. 
Talking Tactics- Bengaluru FC (4-3-3)

Bengaluru FC are likely to field themselves in a 4-3-3 formation. Rahul Bheke is likely to start in a left-back role with Harmanjot Singh Khabra starting in the right back position. Juanan and Albert Serran will form the formidable centre-back partnership. Carles Cuadrat likes to vary the roles of his midfielders based on the opposition strength. It remains to be seen what responsibility the trio of Suresh Wangjam, Dimas Delgado, and Erik Paartalu don tonight. Sunil Chhetri is likely to start from the left with Udanta partnering him on the opposite flank in the wings. Deshorn Brown will lead the line for the first time in the Bengaluru FC jersey. 
Some important stats heading into this game:

-Bengaluru FC have kept the most number of clean sheets in home (4). Odisha FC, on the other hand, have won only two out of their seven away encounter. 
- The Bengaluru FC front line has struggled to score goals apart from Sunil Chhetri. The captain has scored eight goals and Erik Paartalu is the only other player in their squad to have shipped more than one goal. 
What happened the last time these two sides met?

Well, Odisha FC succumbed to a goalkeeping error by Arshdeep Singh as Juanan slotted the ball home in a set-piece variation. The match was being played at Pune in what was designated as Odisha FC's home ground. 
Josep Gombau, too, has made three changes to the Odisha FC side that beat Hyderabad FC 1-2. Nandhakumar Sekar and Vinit Rai miss out from the matchday squad owing to injuries and suspensions respectively whereas Francisco Dorronsoro gets relegated to the bench. Arshdeep Singh replaces him as the custodian for the night allowing Martin Perez Guedes to come in as the extra foreigner. Daniel Lalhlimpuia makes his fourth start this season. 
Carles Cuadrat has made three changes to the Bengaluru FC side that lost to Mumbai City FC 2-0 in their previous fixture. Nishu Kumar, Ashique Kuruniyan, and Manuel Onwu get relegated to the bench so that Suresh Singh Wangjam, Deshorn Brown, and Udanta Singh can find their names in the starting line-up. 
Odisha FC: Arshdeep Singh (GK), Shubham Sarangi, Carlos Delgado, Gaurav Bora, Narayan Das, Martin Perez Guedes, Marcos Tebar, Xisco Hernandez, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Aridane Santana

Subs: Francisco Dorronsoro (GK), Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Mohammad Dhot, Rana Gharami, Bikramjit Singh, Diawandou Diagne, Seiminmang Manchong
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Harmanjot Khabra, Juanan, Albert Serran, Rahul Bheke, Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh, Deshorn Brown, Sunil Chhetri

Subs: Prabhsukhan Singh Gill (GK), Gursimrat Singh Gill, Nishu Kumar, Kean Lewis, Manuel Onwu, Ashique Kuruniyan, Semboi Haokip
Ladies and gentlemen welcome again to Sportskeeda's live blog of tonight's ISL match Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC. This is your host Abhishek Kundu. The starting line-ups should be out at any moment from now. 
There are quite a number of players who have three yellow cards to their name this tournament. If they pick one more up, they will have to sit out the next game. For Odisha FC, they are Francisco Dorronsoro, Carlos Delgado, Shubham Sarangi, and Aridane Santana. Bengaluru FC's Erik Paartalu and Ashique Kuruniyan need to be careful too.  
Odisha FC's Vinit Rai and Nandhakumar Sekar will miss this encounter against Bengaluru FC. The former is serving his suspension whereas the latter is still reeling from his injuries. Bengaluru FC could exploit their absence and walk away with a victory.  
“We must be good, confident but humble. We have to work hard and create enough chances to get the three points. It’s always helpful to have players like Xisco (Hernandez) and Marcos (Tebar). Now we have to concentrate on our game and get the three points," said Odisha FC's Argentine midfielder Martin Perez Guedes. 
“The four wins in the last few games is something good. We know that the next game against Bengaluru will be different. It is not an easy stadium to get a win, but we come with a lot of confidence. We are getting good results. It is a game where if we get a good result, we can go above Bengaluru in the points table. We come here with a lot of confidence and hope to win the game," said Odisha FC's head coach Josep Gombau in the pre-match press conference. 
“I have been hearing about the league for the last three years and it feels right to be here with a good club. But it’s the middle of the season and it’s very difficult to come here and try to adapt, but I’m putting in the hard work and hopefully it will pay off,” said Bengaluru FC's new signing Deshorn Brown. 
"We know we might have lesser possession than them. We are a team that play well in transitions. We have situations where we can make an impact on the game like in set pieces, so let’s see whether we can manage the situation and beat them at home," said Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat in the pre-match press conference. 
Odisha FC, on the other hand, have given extensions to Vinit Rai and Nandhakumar Sekar. Both have stamped their loyalty till 2023. Well, no club except FC Goa's Hugo Boumous is on a long-term contract of that tenure. Looks like these two players will be the pillars of Odisha FC in the coming seasons.
Bengaluru FC are quite active in the winter transfer market this time. They have loaned Ajay Chhetri to Hyderabad FC and Edmund Lalrindika to East Bengal to continue their development. Meanwhile, they have handed extensions to their defensive stalwart Juanan. Deshorn Brown is the only new signing who have joined their ranks. 
Welcome to Sportskeeda's live commentary of today's ISL match Bengaluru FC vs Odisha FC. Bengaluru FC are coming to this match after suffering a 2-0 loss in their previous fixture. They sit currently at the third spot on the points table. Their opponents for tonight, Odisha FC, sit just a position behind them but are on a four-match unbeaten run. Who will come on top in this battle and move to the summit in the ISL points table momentarily? Do follow this live blog to find the answers. 
K. Lewis
S. Wangjam
S. Chhetri
Carlos Delgado
M. Dhot
S. Sarangi
S. Chhetri, Penalty
M. Pérez
A. Kuruniyan
D. Brown
N. Kumar
R. Bheke
S. Sarangi
H. Khabra
S. Manchong
D. Diagné
Marcos Tébar
R. Bheke
D. Brown
assist: E. Paartalu
Odisha (4-2-3-1)
Josep Gombau Balague (Manager)
G. Singh
R. Bheke
Albert Serrán
H. Khabra
E. Paartalu
S. Wangjam
S. Chhetri
D. Brown
U. Singh
Arsh Saini
N. Das
Carlos Delgado
G. Bora
S. Sarangi
Marcos Tébar
M. Pérez
D. Lalhlimpuia
Xisco Hernández
J. Mawihmingthanga
Odisha (4-2-3-1)
Josep Gombau Balague (Manager)
Bengaluru Subs
G. Gill
P. Gill
T. Haokip
N. Kumar
A. Kuruniyan
K. Lewis
Odisha Subs
M. Dhot
D. Diagné
L. Fanai
R. Gharami
S. Manchong
B. Singh
18 SHOTS 8
13 FOULS 15
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 FC Goa 17 11 3 3 18 36
2 ATK 17 10 3 4 17 33
3 Bengaluru FC 17 8 5 4 9 29
4 Mumbai City FC 17 7 5 5 -3 26
5 Chennaiyin FC 16 7 4 5 5 25
6 Odisha FC 17 7 3 7 -3 24
7 Kerala Blasters FC 17 4 6 7 -3 18
8 Jamshedpur FC 17 4 6 7 -8 18
9 NorthEast United FC 16 2 7 7 -10 13
10 Hyderabad FC 17 1 4 12 -22 7
PMatches Played
WMatches Won
DMatches Drawn
LMatches Lost
GDGoal Difference
PtsTotal Points
Tournament ISL 2019-20 - Week 14
Stadium Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Match time Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 07:30 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2020 21:27 PM | Published: Jan 22, 2020 17:58 PM