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ODI vs BEN Match Result - ISL 2019-20
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37' Juanan
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEP! Marcos Tebar tries to find Xisco in the penalty box but Serran gets there first. His header is to Juanan and his eventual clearance is the final kick of the ball. Fitting that the man who got the goal kicks the ball in the end. It has finished Odisha FC 0-1 Bengaluru here in Pune. 
90+3' Ashique trying to waste time by taking the ball near the corner flag. But, his plan is an utter waste as Xisco wins the ball. And, now they go forward. 
90+2' Xisco with a well-taken inswinging corner but Aridane fails to angle his header and the effort is high. 
90+2' Shubham and Jerry's brilliant understanding in the right flank wins them a corner. What can they get here?
Four Minutes have been added on. 
89' Dimas Delgado takes a free-kick and Arshdeep comes off his line to punch the ball. He is down and sensing the goalkeeper not in his usual place, Nishu Kumar takes a shot from distance. But, it is off target. 
88' The corner is well dealt by Bengaluru FC players and Odisha FC's Shubham Sarangi takes a shot from outside the box. But, it is not angled perfectly and the effort is not on target. 
87' Narayan Das threads a low ball to Daniel Lalhlumpuia. He looses his left foot to have a shot but Gurpreet says, "not today buddy" and parries the danger. 
85' Odisha FC make their final change. Josep Gombau is throwing the kitchen sink.

ON- Seiminmang Manchong
OFF- Nandhakumar Sekar
85' Odisha FC have the better in that corner. But, Sunil Chhetri tracks back to win the ball. Daniel, however, brings him down straight in front of the referee. 
84' Khabra goes on the overlap and tries to cut in. But, Shubham Sarangi says not so soon. Bengaluru FC get a corner here. 
83' Shubham Sarangi flies a shot-cross from distance but is no trouble for Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. 
82' Odisha FC make their second change.

ON- Daniel Lalhlimpuia
OFF- Vinit Rai
82' Dimas with a good elevation at the free-kick and Paartalu, Chhetri, Juanan everyone misses it. But, the shot rattles the crossbar and Arshdeep had no chance to save it had it been on target. 
81' Bengaluru FC win a free-kick right at the edge of the box. Semboi Haokip is given a body check by Delgado and referee sees malice in it. Can Bengaluru double their lead here?
80' Bengaluru FC make their second change of the game. The man who got married on Monday comes on the pitch. No time for honeymoon for him.

ON- Rahul Bheke
OFF- Raphael Augusto
78' Narayan Das with a cross after a good build-up by Odisha FC but Gurpreet fists the danger away. 
77' Odisha FC makes their first change of the game. An attacking midfielder for a defender.

ON- Martin Perez Guedes
OFF- Diawandou Diagne
75' We move to the final quarter of the game and an interesting stat is being displayed in our idiot box. Both the goals which Bengaluru FC have conceded have been in the final quarter. Actually, both of them were in the extra time of second half, against FC Goa and Hyderabad FC, which converted their win to a draw. 
73' CHANCE! Chhetri, who had switched to the right in Udanta's absence, squares it to Dimas. He tries to find Semboi one-on-one with the goalkeeper but the ball is intercepted at the last moment by Odisha FC's Carlos Delgado.
72' SHOT! That was another glorious chance for Bengaluru FC to take the lead. Dimas swings a low cross and no Odisha FC player decides to challenge it. Paartalu tries to backflick the ball into goal but Arshdeep had read the ball beautifully and he gets a hand to it to forestall the danger. 
71' Bengaluru FC make their first change.

ON- Semboi Haokip
OFF- Udanta Singh
70' SHOT! That was almost a second goal for Bengaluru. The ball is through to Udanta on the right wing and the 23-year-old flies a cross. Paartalu had gone up but the ball goes to Nishu Kumar but his shot is blocked. 
69' Bengaluru want a second goal. Sunil Chhetri and Raphael Augusto with a high press but Odisha FC defenders scramble the ball amongst themselves before Xisco clears the danger. 
67' Narayan Das with a cross from the left flank and Gurpreet punches the ball in the air before collecting it comfortably. Looks like Aridane is not going to have his name in the scoresheet tonight. 
66' SAVE! Gurpreet is in no mood to give up his clean sheet. Jerry swings in a cross but Juanan gets to the ball before Aridane. After a little head-tennis, Xisco decides to chest the ball and fly a shot from distance. But, Gurpreet dives full stretch to collect the ball. 
64' Yellow card to Vinit Rai. That was a professional foul by the Indian international on his country-mate Udanta Singh. Had he not made that challenge on the midline, he would have been through on goal. 
63' SAVE! Gurpreet with a brilliant save. Aridane spots Marcos Tebar's run inside the box. He got in between the left back and centre-back and takes a shot at the far side of Gurpreet. But, the Bengaluru custodian dives full stretch to parry the danger and there is so much power on the wrist that Bengaluru break on the counter. 
62' Looks like Odisha are targetting Ashique, who has moved to the left-back position. But, Serran and Paartalu are there to make up for his mistakes. 
58' SAVE! Udanta with his typical low loss towards Sunil. The captain goes for the control before taking a shot and it hits Narayan Das' hands. The captain is fuming at the referee for a penalty he thinks the former Indian international sat on the ball. But, Raphael plays to the whistle and takes a shot from outside the box. Arshdeep is equally adept to the challenge to palm it away. Erik Paartalu takes a shot at goal from the rebound but Arshdeep catches it comfortably this time. Replays confirm that Narayan didn't get a hand to the ball. Good refereeing, we don't say that everytime this season. 
55' SAVE! That's a top-notch save from Gurpreet. Three in a row actually.

Xisco takes the corner and Vinit Rai beats his marker to get his head first. Gurpreet dives low to save the shot. Diagne is on the rebound trying to poke it past him but it is straight in the body of Gurpreet and hits the post. The ball now falls to Carlos Delgado, who is literally a hand-shaking distance away from the goal-line. But, Gurpreet dives again and makes full use of his frame to avert the danger. 
54' Young Jerry goes in the centre of the pitch and gives a cross-field pass to Nandha. The Tamil Nadu lad goes wide and tries to swing in a cross. But, Khabra gets his foot to it and Odisha FC wins a corner. 
52' SHOT! Looks like Ashique and Nishu have swapped positions. Nishu does well to keep Gurpreet's goal-kick in play and lays it off for Sunil Chhetri who made a run at the outside of the box. The captain goes for a first-time effort but the shot is inches high. 
51' Marcos Tebar with a long ball trying to find Nandha on the far side of the pitch. But, the cross is a tad too strong and he misses to get a touch to the ball. 
47' CHANCE! How was there no Odisha FC player to tap that in? Jerry with a heavy touch goes past Nishu and Ashique both and he flies in a whizzing cross across the face of goal. Xisco stayed behind and Aridane gets his forehead millimetres behind as the ball misses him. Bengaluru lucky to maintain the lead.
46' PEEP! And, we are underway here at the second half.
Odisha FC are trying their best to go through the wings and get something from the eventual cross. But, Khabra and Nishu, the full-backs have been rock solid and has rarely given space to Jerry and Nandha. Xisco's threat has been totally nullified by Paartalu and Dimas. Josep Gombau might be forced to bring on Daniel Lalhlimpuia or Martin Perez Guedes to inject some attacking instinct in the game.
Udanta Singh is having one of his worst games despite his side taking the lead. He failed to take a shot with no defender closing him and Narayan Das has had his number throughout the game. But, the bigger concern for Carles Cuadrat is Raphael Augusto. The Brazilian was seen limping throughout the first half and might be taken out. Rahul Bheke was seen jogging right from the fifth minute of the game. He might come on. 
PEEP! PEEP! And, the referee Crystal John blows the half-time whistle and the scoreline reads 1-0 in favour of Bengaluru FC. The Blues took the lead in the 37th minute of the game after Juanan latched on to Erik Paartalu's floated cross and put the ball in the back of the net. Udanta Singh had a glorious chance to double the lead in the dying embers of the half but his poor judgement in front of goal ensured the scorecard holders had no trouble. It has been more of a chess game so far and both Carles Cuadrat and Josep Gombau need to come up with some change in case they want to hold the game by the scruff of the neck. 
45+1' Carlos Delgado lobs a long ball trying to find Jerry but Nishu is up to the challenge again and clears the ball past the byline. That should be it for this half. 
One minute has been added on. 
44' Ashique Kuruniyan goes in the book for a clumsy foul on Shubham Sarangi near the byline, trying to win the ball after that screwed chance from Udanta. 
43' That's a torrid mispass from Carlos Delgado and Chhetri is in the final third with the ball. Udanta is through on goal but instead of taking a first-time shot, tries to be clever, and lay it off for Raphael. Delgado is back and Odisha FC clear the danger ultimately.  
42' Vinit Rai concedes a foul in the midline after tugging the shirt of Raphael Augusto. Bengaluru are in no hurry here. 
40' Bengaluru FC are playing the ball amongst themselves in their defensive third trying to see out this half. Odisha FC strikers are not pressing deep and that only makes their job easier. 
37' GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL! And, Juanan gives Bengaluru FC the lead. 

Erik Paartalu chips a cross from the left flank and Juanan gets there first before Odisha FC players. The Spaniard's shot is weak, to be honest, but it hits the inside of the post before the ball trickles past the goal-line. Arshdeep is frustrated seeing the manner how they got the goal.
35' Dimas chips the ball above the wall but Jerry gets a head to it first. Aridane clears the second ball and Odisha clear the danger momentarily. 
34' Foul conceded by Odisha FC in a dangerous position. Diagne pushes Delgado around 30 yards out from goal and that is a great opportunity for Bengaluru FC to get their noses up front. 
33' Udanta is having an off-day by his standards today. He tries to backheel a pass to Khabra but it is out of play. 
31' CHANCE! Udanta loses possession quickly in the counter and Shubham Sarangi recycles the ball quickly up front. Xisco gives it to Narayan Das, who had stayed up, and he centers a ball but it is catching practice for Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. 
29' Paartalu with a long ball and Nishu Kumar, who had gone up, flicks with his head on to the path of Ashique. He tries to center the ball towards Chhetri but the goalkeeper gets there first and Diagne had blocked him brilliantly. 
27' Shubham Sarangi being naughty there goes all over Ashique. We have seen this a couple of times and Ashique is arguing with the referee how is that not a yellow card. Second time in the game, he has done that. 
26' Chhetri drops down to collect the ball but loses the ball to Vinit Rai. He lobs a long ball in the right wing trying to find Jerry but safety first tactics from Juanan means the danger is averted. 
24' SHOT! Bengaluru's Harmanjot Singh Khabra goes front and gives a great through pass to Udanta. He squares the ball inside the penalty box and the captain takes a first-time shot. But, Chhetri's effort is off-target and he lands awkwardly on his hand after Diagne pressurized him. 
23' Sunil Chhetri concedes a foul on Diagne after the former Barcelona B player shielded the ball first. We don't see that much from the captain. 
21' Juanan goes route-one trying to find Chhetri. Narayan Das clears and Raphael Augusto closes in to win the second ball but Marcos Tebar is there first. 
19' Vinit Rai with a brilliant long through ball from the right flank. Aridane was lurking behind but Khabra had checked him and stoops low to clear the chance. The ball hit his face and he is receiving treatment down in the pitch. 
17' Jerry gets the number of Nishu Kumar first time in the game. He goes near the byline and takes a quick turn. But, his cross is intercepted by Serran. 
16' Odisha FC get another shot, this time through the young Jerry. Xisco takes a corner and Gurpreet with a hasty punch tries to clear the ball. But, it falls straight to the feet of Jerry inside the box and DSK Academy's shot is wide. 
15' SHOT! A poor touch from Udanta and Vinit Rai with a long ball finds Nandhakumar Sekar. He makes a space for himself and takes a shot rather than passing to Jerry and Aridane. But, Gurpreet is equally adept to the challenge and makes a save. 
14' Ashique goes past Shubham Sarangi and the youngster tugs his shirt to pull him down. Bengaluru FC win their first free-kick of the game. What can they got from here?
12' Bengaluru continue their high press but Odisha FC have passed the test so far. Shubham Sarangi wins a throw-in at his own half. 
10' Ashique commits a foul, but referee doesn't spot it and gives a through pass to Udanta. He backheels the ball to Augusto but Narayan and Tebar had overcrowded him inside the box and Odisha get the ball back amongst themselves. 
9' Bengaluru break on the left flank but seeing a host of bodies, Nishu gives it back to Erik Paartalu. The Aussie flies a diagonal cross for Udanta on the far side of the pitch. But, the Manipuri speedster's header to keep the ball at play is of no benefit for Bengaluru FC. 
7' Raphael with one of his silky passes releases Udanta on the right flank. He lobs a cross trying to find Chhetri but Diagne chests the ball first and Arshdeep collects the ball comfortably. 
6' Odisha trying to release Jerry Mawihmingthanga on their right wing. But, Nishu Kumar has won each and every challenge so far. 
3' Bengaluru FC with a high press and that is opening up space in the midfield for Odisha FC. Remember, Bengaluru got an early lead in their match against Hyderabad courtesy of that tactic. Will that work tonight? Let's find out. 
1' PEEP! We are underway here at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune!
National Anthems sung, photographs clicked, and starting line-ups exchanged. On the other side of the commercial break is kick-off. Don't go anywhere and stay tuned to Sportskeeda. 
The teams are out of the tunnel. Next up is the National Anthem. 
Well, we have a glimpse of both the teams' jerseys. Odisha wearing black and Bengaluru wearing white. That should make an interesting contest. 
Talking Tactics- Odisha FC

Both the managers like to deploy similar tactics and Odisha FC's Josep Gombau has also fielded his side in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Delgado, Diagne, Sarangi, and Narayan Das will play the back four and Tebar and Vinit Rai will play as a double pivot. The trio of Nandhakumar Sekar, Xisco, and Jerry have been shouldered the responsibilities to create chances for their lone striker Aridane Santana. 
Talking Tactics- Bengaluru FC

The defending champions are set to continue playing in the 4-2-3-1 formation. Juanan, Serran, Nishu, and Khabra will form the back-four with Dimas and Paartalu in the midfield. Ashique, Raphael Augusto, and Udanta will feed balls to their lone striker Sunil Chhetri. Watch out for Dimas' set pieces as it can cause trouble or two for the opposition. 
Both the teams have decided to field an unchanged starting XI. Will have to check when was the last time that happened. But, nonetheless, this should be a tight game. But, I believe the jinx of draws will be ended tonight by Bengaluru FC.

Prediction: Odisha FC 0-2 Bengaluru FC
Well, we have the starting line-ups of Bengaluru FC as well.

Starting XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Raphael Augusto, Dimas Delgado, Sunil Chhetri (C), Ashique Kuruniyan, Udanta Singh

Subs: Prabhsukhan Singh Gill (GK), Rahul Bheke, Rino Anto, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Suresh Wangjam, Edmund Lalrindika, Semboi Haokip
And, we have the line-ups of Odisha FC.

Starting XI: Arshdeep Singh (GK), Narayan Das, Shubham Sarangi, Diawandou Diagne, Carlos Delgado, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Xisco Hernandez, Aridane Santana, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Nandhakumar Sekar

Subs: Ankit Bhuyan (GK), Mohammad Dhot, Rana Gharami, Bikramjit Singh, Martin Guedes, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Siminmang Manchong
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the ISL 2019-20 match between Odisha FC and Bengaluru FC. This is Abhishek Kundu, your host for tonight. The line-ups will be out at any moment.
Bengaluru FC and Odisha FC, both are coming on the back of disappointing draws. They would like to end it with a victory. Read more in our match preview.
Bengaluru FC and Indian International defender Rahul Bheke got married a couple of days ago. Best wishes to him from everyone here at Sportskeeda. 
Possible to win against Bengaluru: Xisco Hernandez

Former Bengaluru FC midfielder Xisco Hernandez accompanied Odisha FC's head coach in the pre-match press conference. The Spaniard is confident that despite sitting behind them at the points table, they can pick up a win. 

“The most important thing is the three points. Bengaluru is a good team. It will be a very difficult match. But if the team continues in the same way, with the ball and we don’t make mistakes, I think it is possible to win against Bengaluru."
ISL a good league for the foreigners: Albert Serran

Bengaluru FC's defender Albert Serran accompanied his coach at the pre-match press conference for their match against Odisha FC and heaped praises on the competitiveness of the league. The Spaniard believes that ISL is an attractive league for the foreign players as well.

“I was able to gel well with the team last season, and my point of view of the league is that it is an interesting one for the foreign players. It's an attractive league and it's well planned and well organized for the players. This season, we've started differently in terms of results, but we are playing the same type of football.”
Not a big difference among the teams in ISL: Josep Gombau

Odisha FC's head coach Josep Gombau addressed the media in the customary pre-match press conference. The Spaniard echoed the thoughts of his counterpart that there is not much difference among the ISL teams and the series of six draws is a testament to it. 

“One thing that we can see clearly is that the last six games have been drawn. I think that this shows there is not a big difference (in quality) between the teams. Sometimes small details decide games. Bengaluru has a very good squad but we have the capacity to get a result.”
Every team needs to work on their defensive adjustments- Carles Cuadrat

Speaking at the customary pre-match press conference, Bengaluru FC's head coach Carles Cuadrat addressed that every team needs to improve their defensive proceedings as they are conceding late goals. As it is happening time and time again, this has become a serious issue. 

“There is a lot to work on - certain defensive adjustments and a lack of control of emotions during the last moments. You see a lot of players losing the ball when they shouldn’t. We need to avoid these because it allows the other team to create chances and come back. I think it’s something all teams will have to work on. If it’s one time, you can talk about the next game but if it happens repeatedly, you have to think about it."
Injury updates

Odisha FC- 
Carlos Delgado, their centre-back, got injured in their previous fixture against Chennaiyin and remains doubtful in the game. Their head coach Josep Gombau has the likes of goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro and Martin Perez Guedes on the bench. One of them might start today so as to make for the five foreign players on the pitch.

Bengaluru FC- Rahul Bheke missed their previous match against Hyderabad FC after suffering a niggle in India's World Cup Qualifier match against Oman. If he has regained his fitness, he might start tonight. Manuel Onwu, their foreign import, is still out injured. 
Live Streaming Details: The viewers can watch the match live at the Star Sports Network, Hotstar, and Jio TV.

Odisha FC Predicted XI: Arshdeep Singh (GK), Narayan Das, Shubham Sarangi, Diawandou Diagne, Rana Gharami, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Xisco Hernandez, Aridane Santana, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Martin Perez Guedes

Bengaluru FC Predicted XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Albert Serran, Juanan, Rahul Bheke, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Raphael Augusto, Dimas Delgado, Sunil Chhetri (C), Ashique Kuruniyan, Udanta Singh
ISL 2019 Live, Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC Preview:

Odisha FC will be out to break their string of draws with a victory when they host defending champions Bengaluru FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Wednesday at the ISL 2019 clash. Josep Gombau’s side come into this tie after playing out three successive draws, two goalless results against ATK and Kerala Blasters, followed by a 2-2 draw away to Chennaiyin.

The pattern of play in all these matches has been similar. Odisha FC dominated the ball with slick movement and passing, but failed to take their chances and convert their dominance into results. As Gombau seeks to deliver results, he faces a tough challenge in Bengaluru FC. The Blues are undefeated in the league so far and boast a water-tight defence which has conceded only two goals in six matches.

“It is a beautiful game against Bengaluru, who are one of the strongest sides and the current champions of the ISL. I think it will be an interesting game because both teams play similar football. I am happy with the way we are preparing well for this game and the mentality of the team,” said Gombau. 

Odisha FC will bank on Aridane Santana, who has scored four goals so far, to help breach the Bengaluru FC backline. But much will depend on playmaker Xisco Hernandez who has the ability to carve open any defence. He has also shown his eye for goals, racking three goals up so far. 

The Spaniard will be pumped up for the battle against his former team and will play a huge role in the outcome of Wednesday’s encounter. Much will also depend on the midfield battle as two technically-gifted sets of players go up against each other. The likes of Marcos Tebar, Vinit Rai and Xisco Hernandez love to get on the ball and dictate play for Odisha FC. But so do Bengaluru FC’s midfielders, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado and Raphael Augusto.

“Odisha FC are going to fight against us for possession of the game, and it's going to be an interesting game. Josep Gombau is a hard-working, honest person and a good coach. He loves to play attacking football,” said Bengaluru FC coach Carles Cuadrat.

Bengaluru FC come into this game after a gut-wrenching 1-1 draw in Hyderabad where an injury-time equaliser from Robin Singh denied them a win. Cuadrat’s team were all over Hyderabad throughout the game and should have scored more goals to put the tie to bed. The lack of goals has been a worry for Bengaluru FC despite Sunil Chhetri’s recent scoring run. The injured Michael Onwu and Ashique Kuruniyan are yet to open their accounts for the season while Udanta Singh has just one goal to his name so far.

“Most of the games we were dominating. We have to finish those games well. We have not been good enough in certain aspects, and we have to work on that. I am not worried about not getting goals. Sunil is an experienced player. He is giving us solutions. Ashique and Udanta are young players and they are improving,” Bengaluru FC head coach Cuadrat said.

Odisha FC’s backline has not exactly been rock-solid, conceding eight goals in six games. With Carlos Delgado doubtful after an injury he picked up against Chennaiyin, Bengaluru FC will want their forwards to make an impact.
S. Manchong
N. Sekar
D. Lalhlimpuia
V. Rai
R. Bheke
Raphael Augusto
M. Pérez
D. Diagné
T. Haokip
U. Singh
A. Kuruniyan
assist: E. Paartalu
Bengaluru (4-2-3-1)
Carles Cuadrat (Manager)
Arsh Saini
N. Das
Carlos Delgado
D. Diagné
S. Sarangi
V. Rai
Marcos Tébar
N. Sekar
Xisco Hernández
J. Mawihmingthanga
G. Singh
N. Kumar
Albert Serrán
H. Khabra
E. Paartalu
A. Kuruniyan
Raphael Augusto
U. Singh
S. Chhetri
Bengaluru (4-2-3-1)
Carles Cuadrat (Manager)
Odisha Subs
A. Bhuyan
M. Dhot
R. Gharami
D. Lalhlimpuia
S. Manchong
M. Pérez
B. Singh
Bengaluru Subs
R. Anto
R. Bheke
P. Gill
T. Haokip
E. Lalrindika
E. Lyngdoh
S. Wangjam
11 SHOTS 11
13 FOULS 11
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 ATK 13 7 3 3 13 24
2 FC Goa 13 7 3 3 9 24
3 Bengaluru FC 13 6 4 3 6 22
4 Odisha FC 13 6 3 4 3 21
5 Mumbai City FC 13 5 4 4 -2 19
6 Jamshedpur FC 12 4 4 4 -1 16
7 Chennaiyin FC 12 4 3 5 -3 15
8 Kerala Blasters FC 13 3 5 5 0 14
9 NorthEast United FC 11 2 5 4 -7 11
10 Hyderabad FC 13 1 2 10 -18 5
PMatches Played
WMatches Won
DMatches Drawn
LMatches Lost
GDGoal Difference
PtsTotal Points
Tournament ISL 2019-20 - Week 7
Stadium Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex
Match time Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 07:30 PM
Updated: Dec 04, 2019 21:24 PM | Published: Dec 04, 2019 17:20 PM