There were many notable performances by several players in what was a dominant win for the Nizams.

Hyderabad FC secure a huge 6-1 win over Odisha FC in the ongoing Indian Super League on Tuesday. Manolo Marquez’s men were clearly a class apart from their opponents and secured their biggest win ever in the ISL. As for Kiko Ramirez’s team, a lot needs to improve if they are to challenge for a playoff place in this campaign.

There were many highlights during the game with impressive individual performances from the Nizams in particular. Two own goals, a brace from Bartholomew Ogbeche and a penalty were some of the incidents that caught the eye. Having said that, let’s find out how did the players perform on Tuesday evening.

Hyderabad FC (by Waseem Zaidi)

Laxmikant Kattimani (GK) –  7.0

The goalkeeper was in good form on the evening. The Hyderabad FC star made several important saves as Odisha FC was finding room to shoot easily. Laxmikant’s positioning was also good which made it easier for him to make those saves. He made five saves and two catches overall.

Nim Dorjee Tamang – 6.5

Nim Dorjee made his first start of the season, filling in as the right-back ahead of injured Asish Rai. He made four tackles, completed two interceptions, registered two clearances and blocked one shot.

Chinglensana Singh – 6.5

Sana delivered a top notch performance which is becoming a trend in his game. The centre-back rarely looked troubled and was comfortable in dealing with everything Odisha FC threw at the defence. He made two clearances and had a passing percentage of 86%. 

Juanan – 5.5

The Spaniard scored an own goal after being unable to get his body shape right inside the box. However, the centre-back provided an assist late in the game for Siverio with a brilliant measured header in the striker’s path. 

Akash Mishra – 7.0

The youngster was solid as ever and kept Odisha’s right midfield quiet. The left-back himself made many forward runs and delivered two crosses, made two clearances and two interceptions in a decent overall display.

Hitesh Sharma – 7.5

The young Indian midfielder got an assist for the third goal. He’s built a good partnership with Joao Victor this season and worked extremely hard. Sharma also made three interceptions and made two successful tackles. 

Joao Victor (C) – 7.0

Victor was in his usual self at the heart of the midfield, reliable and calm. He kept the ball moving and was strong in challenges. The Hyderabad skipper found the back of the net from the penalty as well, making no mistake in a pressure situation.

Nikhil Poojary – 7.5

Nikhil was fairly active and was involved in attacking moves often for Hyderabad FC against Odisha FC. He made six crosses for the forwards and was a constant threat with his runs down the channels.

Edu Garcia – 8.5

The Spaniard was lethal with his accuracy from set-piece situations and got an assist for the second goal. Garcia then scored his first goal of the season by weaving past an opposition defender and finding the net with his left foot. 

Aniket Jadhav – 6.5

The winger provided the assist for the fourth goal of the evening. He looked confident while dribbling and his willingness to take on defenders was noteworthy during the match. Jadhav made four crosses from the flank as well. 

Bartholomew Ogbeche – 9.5

The Nigerian striker scored a brace on the evening, taking his overall tally to eight goals this season. He is leading the race for the golden boot at the moment. Furthermore, he could have had a hattrick but the first goal for HFC was later awarded as an own goal.

Substitutes

Sahil Tavora – 6.0

Came on for Hitesh Sharma and took his place in the centre-midfield. He kept the midfield strong thanks to his energy. Tavora completed 14 of his 16 passes and made one clearance too.

Joel Chianese – 6.0

Chianese had 13 touches of the ball in 22 minutes of time on the pitch. He made one cross through a corner and did not have enough to do in attack.

Javier Siverio – 8.0

The young Spaniard scored his second goal of the season after coming on in the second half. He also won his team a penalty deep in the match which led to the sixth goal for the Nizams.

Rohit Danu – 6.0

Danu came on as a substitute late into the match. He did not have enough chances to impress as the result of the match was already sealed.

Mark Zothanpuia – 6.0

Mark made his first start for Hyderabad from the bench. He made one interception and took five touches in seven minutes.

Odisha FC (by Dibyajyoti Das)

Kamaljit Singh – 5.0

All the goalkeeper did throughout the match was pick the ball out of the back of the net. Kamaljit was able to make only one save throughout the game.

Lalrehzuala – 5.0

Had very little impact on the match. Going forward, the right-back attempted zero crosses.

Gaurav Bora – 5.0

Had a horrible time facing Bartholomew Ogbeche. Also gave away the penalty which led to Hyderabad’s sixth goal.

Hector Rodas – 5.5

Was lucky to not be sent off after getting booked inside the opening 10 minutes. Was subbed off in the 64th minute. The centre-back might also have been responsible for the own goal that gave Hyderabad the lead.

Sahil Panwar – 4.5

Had a disastrous performance coming up against the right side of Hyderabad’s attack. Nikhil Poojari dribbled past him way too easily often. The left-back also lost Ogbeche while marking him for Hyderabad’s third goal.

Liridon Krasniqi – 6.0

Was the main man in the Odisha FC midfield as they worked hard against Hyderabad FC.  Looked very comfortable with ball at his feet. The midfielder attempted five long balls, two of which were successful.

Thoiba Singh – 5.5

The midfielder saw very little of the ball with just 22 touches. Moreover, 11 of his 14 accurate passes came inside his own half.

Issac Vanmalsawma – 6.5

One of the very few players who put on a good enough display for Odisha FC. Issac covered the most distance in the whole match.

Javi Hernandez – 6.0

Looked good in the first half but much like his team, his performance also fizzled away in the second half. The Spaniard completed two crosses and as many long balls.

Nandha Kumar – 6.5

The winger put on a decent display as he was always available with space in the wings. The 26-year-old attempted five dribbles and was successful with three of them.

Jonathas – 6.0

The striker had had his chances but was not able to capitalize. The Brazilian registered two shots on target and also won the most number of duels in the match (13).

Substitutes

Hendry Antonay – 5.5

Came in to replace Sahil Panwar at halftime but wasn’t much of an upgrade. However, the fullback managed to get one cross in.

Ariday Cabrera – 5.5

Came in when his team needed a goal but unfortunately, couldn’t help much with it. The forward attempted two shots and only one of them was on target.

Victor Mongil – 5.5

Came in to replace Hector Rodas but it can’t be said that he did a better job, considering his team conceded twice after he came on.

Vinit Rai – 5.5

The 24-year-old came on in the 65th minute and completed 11 passes with an accuracy of 79%.

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