The victory send the Juggernauts to the top of the ISL 2022-23 points table.

Odisha FC continued their good run at home by defeating Bengaluru FC 1-0. It was their second consecutive home game and fans witnessed another win at the Kalinga Stadium. They won by a single goal from Nandhakumar, who let out a thunderbolt from outside the box.

This was enough for the Kalinga Warriors to seal the match as their defence did not allow Bengaluru FC to score. Now, with this win, Odisha FC are on the top of the table, ahead of Hyderabad by two points.

Here, we will take a look at how both the teams’ players fared in the Odisha FC Vs Bengaluru FC Match.

Odisha FC (By Souvari Paul)

Amrinder Singh – 8

Odisha’s defence was quite effective today, making life easy for Amrinder. Still, whenever he was required to make any save, he did very well. He made two saves and four clearances throughout the game. He looked very composed under the goal.

Shubham Sarangi – 7.5

Shubham played quite well as the right back of Odisha. He kept Bengaluru FC attackers in check on the right side. He made one successful tackle, one clearance, and two successful interceptions. Unfortunately, he had to be forced off due to an injury in the 58th minute.

Osama Malik – 7.5

Osama was very good in Odisha FC’s defence today. He partnered very well with Delgado and provided stability to the backline. He made two tackles, one interception, and two clearances. But these stats do not reflect his performance enough as he was highly clinical tonight.

Carlos Delgado – 8.5

Delgado was rock solid at the heart of Odisha’s defence. He made seven clearances, two successful tackles, and two successful interceptions. Bengaluru FC attackers felt his presence throughout the game. He ensured the side a clean-sheet.

Sahil Panwar – 9

Sahil Panwar was excellent tonight. He contributed both offensively and defensively. On the offence, he made extremely good runs along the left wing. He whipped in one cross, took one free-kick, three corners, all of which resulted in the creation of chances. Defensively also he was very solid. He made four successful tackles and six clearances. He was highly impactful for Odisha FC in today’s victory.

Raynier Fernandes – 7.5

Raynier, like the rest of the team, had a good game. He was good in the midfield and contributed to the creation of many moves. The on loan midfielder took three shots in total, out of which one was on target. He took one free-kick and two corners, many of which were of good quality. He directly contributed to creating one Golden scoring chance.

Saul Crespo – 9

Saul Crespo was very good in Odisha FC’s midfield. He had 74 touches and made 56 passes in total. He was pivotal in Odisha’s win. Saul made seven clearances, four successful tackles, two successful interceptions, and blocked two shots. He was also very impactful in the final third as he led to the creation of three chances.

Thoiba Singh – 7.5

Thoiba had an impactful day at the office today. He looked lively throughout the match. The youngster made three successful interceptions and two successful tackles. He also took two shots. Unfortunately, he could not find the target on any of the occasions. Still, he was quite impactful in the midfield.

Jerry Mawihmingthanga – 7

Jerry looked lively on the right flank of Odisha FC. He made several runs and took two shots, both of which were on target. He kept pushing the left side of Bengaluru’s defence throughout the match. Jerry could have scored on any other day with a similar performance.

Diego Maurício – 6.5

Mauricio’s day did not go well. He was not able to take any shot on target for the 54 minutes he was on the pitch. Yet, his efforts led to the creation of two chances. Still, he was substituted early in the second half.

Nandhakumar Sekar – 8

Nandhakumar was another standout player for Odisha FC. He looked dangerous on the left flank and constantly threatened to score. He is the only goal-scorer in the game. His performance is, however, beyond this one goal as it was an all-round good performance from him. He made two successful interceptions and took three shots, one of which was the goal.

Substitutes

Pedro Martín – 6

Martin could not repeat what he did last day despite getting more time, around 36 minutes, today. Yet, he took two shots and led to the creation of two chances, one of which was a ricochet. Fans expect more from him as he has set his own benchmark.

Denechandra Meitei – 7

Denechandra had a decent game. He played for around 32 minutes in place of Shubham and provided stability to the team’s backline. He ensured that his side’s clean sheet is maintained.

Isaac Vanmalsawma – 6.5

Isaac was on the pitch for around nine minutes. He need not do too much as his team was winning already when he came on the pitch. He only had to see the game out, which he did quite well.

Bengaluru FC (By Riddhiman Sarkar)

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu – 6.5

Called into action early on as he denied Jerry following a scintillating passage of hold-up play from Diego Mauricio. Could do nothing about Nandha’s screamer as the likes of Sivasakthi and Sandesh Jhingan blocked his view and he was caught off-guard. The second half saw him in the thick of the action as he kept out Odisha valiantly with five saves in total.

Namgyal Bhutia – 6

Advanced more than his counterpart on the left-hand side as he completed two of his four attempted crosses and won two of his three ground duels

Sandesh Jhingan – 6

More commanding of the two centre-backs as he won three of his four and aerial ground duels respectively. Also made three interceptions and three clearances.

Aleksandar Jovanovic – 5.5

Missed a few crucial clearances and failed as an aerial threat from set-pieces. A flurry of mispasses did not help his case as he contested zero ground duels and lost both of his aerial duels.

Roshan Singh – 6

Slightly off the mark since he couldn’t get into his favoured attacking areas due to Jerry’s dangerous presence on the flanks. Surprisingly poor from set pieces too, as his confidence was visibly low. Made four tackles but none of his four attempted crosses found their man.

Leon Augustine – 6

His incessant running at the defence was praiseworthy. However, without Sivasakthi to match and complement his pace, the winger faltered with the final pass and was contained well by Sahil Panwar. Completed only 12 of his 25 attempted passes (48%) before being taken off for Rohit Kumar in the 86th minute.

Jayesh Rane – 6

Indecisive performance from the midfielder as he could not be penetrative with his passing. Won four of his five aerial duels but none of his 17 completed passes were influential. Subbed off for Suresh Singh Wangjam in the 59th minute.

Bruno Ramires  – 7

The Brazilian played in a bit more advanced position as he weaved through players on more than one instance. Apart from his usual self that runs his socks off and bursts into tackles, Ramires bombed forward and threaded a beautiful ball to Krishna on one instance which the striker missed consequently. Interestingly came off for Alan Costa in the 82nd minute with an 81% passing accuracy after winning five of his six aerial duels.  

Sunil Chhetri – 5.5

Looked rather disjointed from the attack as he started out wide and failed to drift in centrally and threaten Odisha’s goal. Attempted only one shot that went off target and completed one take-on out of three.

Sivasakthi Narayanan – 6.5

Another energetic performance from the young livewire was cut short as he came off injured close to half-time. Completed one of his two take-ons as he almost got on the end of a chance, but Amrinder slid in to rob him of the same. Parag Shrivas came on in his stead in what was a defensive substitution for Simon Grayson’s side. 

Roy Krishna – 6

Commendable work rate from the Fijian centre-forward, but could do nothing to trouble the disciplined Kalinga Warriors’ defence. No joy for him as he finished the match with his only shot on target blocked.

Substitutes 

Rohit Kumar – 6

Slipped into the left midfield position out wide but couldn’t do much to change Bengaluru’s state of affairs. Only got 15 touches on the ball.  

Suresh Singh Wangjam – 6

Did nothing to improve on Jayesh Rane’s contribution as he was ineffective in the middle of the pitch despite his 89% pass completion rate.

Alan Costa- 6

Strange alternative for Simon Grayson as the hulking Brazilian was deployed as an extra frontman. Even stranger was the fact that the towering centre-back lost all four of his aerial battles.

Parag Srivas – 6

Went into the book midway into the second half after he was lured in effectively by Jerry and brought the rapid forward. Finished the game with three ground duels won out of five and only four aerial duels won out of eight.

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