Ratings: Akash Mishra stars as Hyderabad edge Odisha FC in thriller
The left-back scored and assisted once each in the match.
Hyderabad FC continued their impressive form to beat Odisha FC 2-3 in the Indian Super League fixture. The win helps Hyderabad to a lead of three points over Kerala Blasters at the top of the league table. On the other hand, the disappointing second half denied Odisha FC any opportunity to get close to the playoffs spots, as they slipped a spot further down in the table.
Jerry Mawihmingthanga opened the scoring for the Juggernauts in the 45th minute. However, the Nizams replied through a header from Joel Chianese. Once Hyderabad found the breakthrough, they scored in quick successions to get the lead and then doubled it through Joao Victor and Akash Mishra’s strikes. Substitute Jonathas de Jesus scored the consolation goal for the Juggernauts on the 84th minute.
Take a look at how the players of both teams performed in the match.
Odisha FC (by Shivam Tiwari)
Arshdeep Singh – 5.0
Odisha goalie Arshdeep Singh and his defenders did a brilliant job at keeping the Hyderabad FC forwards quiet for the first 50-odd minutes. His quality shot-stopping and the ability to combine with the defenders to build the play from the back was on display throughout the game.
When the team were pressed deep, he helped them through the long clearances. However, the three goals he conceded take away all the good work he put in.
Gaurav Bora – 5.0
Gaurav Bora could have conceded a penalty through a handball. However, the referee failed to spot the offence and the Indian youngster got away without any harm. He didn’t do enough to block the shot of Joao Victor for Hyderabad’s second goal. He had five clearances in the game.
Lalhrezuala Sailang – 5.5
Sailung’s positioning for the first goal of Hyderabad FC was questionable. When Hyderabad entered the box, the Odisha FC right-back was nowhere near the box. He wasn’t really precise with his passing as well. And because he couldn’t progress the ball from the left, Jerry was isolated in the game.
Victor Mongil – 6.0
Victor missed his Spanish centre-back partner in the defence. His passing numbers suffered due to the absence of Hector Rodas, despite the attempts of Isaac and Thoiba to bail him out in tight situations. He made eight clearances and had the most attempted passes in the game.
Sahil Panwar – 6.5
Sahil Panwar was perhaps the best defender of the game for Odisha. He added physicality to the Odisha defence and dominated Nikhil Poojary on the right flank. He made five blocks.
Thoiba Singh – 6.0
Thoiba Singh played on the right of the double pivot deployed by his team. He added strength to the midfield and provided Victor with a passing option.
However, the Indian midfielder’s marking in the third goal’s corner-kick was poor, as he left his man free. He finished the game with six tackles and two fouls.
Isaac Vanmalsawma – 6.5
While playing in the pivot, Isaac also took on some of the creative responsibilities from Liridon. The Indian youngster played a dangerous through ball in the box for Jerry, which the winger failed to reach. He also had two successful interceptions and suffered two fouls in the game.
Liridon Krasniqi – 7.0
Liridon had the freedom to roam all over the pitch and join the attack or midfield as per the situation’s demand. He played the pre-assist pass to Nandakumar Sekar, through which the Indian assisted the ice-breaker of the game. He also created a chance and put two crosses in the box.
Nandakumar Sekar – 7.5
Nandakumar had the highest number of sprints in the first half of all the players on the pitch. He played the assisting cross for Jerry’s goal. He also helped the midfield whenever Liridon joined Javi Hernandez up top. He finished the game with two shots.
Jerry Mawhimingthanga – 7.0
Hyderabad FC players isolated Jerry for most of the game, but the Odisha winger timed his run to perfection to meet Nandakumar’s cross and help his side take the lead.
He also continued to show his great work-rate, as he had the second-most sprints in the first half for his team. He also tested the keeper through a long-range effort that just missed the target.
Javi Hernandez – 6.5
Javi kept dropping deep to draw the Hyderabad defenders out of their positions. He had attracted at least three defenders towards him to let Jerry have the space for the Juggernauts’ first goal of the game. He finished with two shots and was fouled thrice in the game.
Jonathas de Jesus – 7.0
In just the 21 minutes the Brazilian had on the field, he showed what the Juggernauts have been missing. He scored a screamer from the left edge of the box, after receiving the ball from Tlang.
Redeem Tlang – 6.5
He came on in the 75th minute to replace Isaac. The former NorthEast United forward played the back-pass for Jonathas’ goal.
Paul Ramfangzauva – NA
He didn’t have enough minutes to be rated.
Nikhil Raj – NA
He came on in the 85th minute of the game.
Hyderabad FC (by Waseem Zaidi)
Laxmikant Kattimani (GK) – 5.0
The custodian could have done better for the first goal, as the move began with him giving the ball away and then conceding it at his near post. However, he could not have done a lot to keep the second goal out because of the precision in Jonathas’ strike.
Asish Rai – 6.0
The energetic right-back was not effective going forward. Furthermore, Hyderabad right-back was kept busy by the likes of Redeem Tlang and could have done better to clear the ball that led to the second goal, which was set up by the Odisha FC winger on his side. Despite conceding two goals, Rai stood out with his three clearances and nine tackle attempts.
Juanan – 6.0
Juanan came back into the team after missing the last game due to suspension. He led the defence comfortably for the majority of the game, apart from the occasional hiccups, when the team conceded two goals against the run of play.
Nim Dorjee Tamang – 5.5
The centre-back replaced Chinglensana Singh, who is one of the most consistent Indian defenders in the league. He turned his back while blocking Jonathas’ shot, which led to the second goal. Apart from that, the defender made two interceptions and clearances each.
Akash Mishra – 8.5
The full-back was a bit weak in defence during the first goal, but made amends by delivering a pinpoint cross for Chianese for the equalizer. He then went on to score Hyderabad’s third with a brilliant header. Mishra made five clearances as well in an impressive overall performance.
Joao Victor – 7.5
The skipper scored the crucial goal which gave his team the lead in the second half. Despite being a defensive midfielder, Joao got in good scoring positions. He drew five fouls and made four successful tackles too.
Souvik Chakrabarti – 5.5
The central midfielder received a yellow card early in the game, which made him play cautiously for the remainder of the first half. The tactician took the decision to substitute him at half-time.
Nikhil Poojary – 6.0
The winger was ineffective with his crossing and lacked the usual quality. He was substituted for Yasir Mohammad for fresh energy on the flank. Poojary made three crosses, but none of them led to any meaningful scoring opportunity.
Aniket Jadhav – 5.5
Aniket Jadhav was rather quiet and not his usual self. He was in good form coming into the fixture, having scored in the previous game.
Following a lacklustre performance, Jadhav was replaced by Rohit Danu on the hour mark. He made one cross and took two shots, out of which only one was on target.
Joel Chianese – 7.5
The attacking midfielder made a key contribution by scoring the equalizer in the second half and was a menace in the No.10 role.
He received a yellow card at the end for wasting time and running down the clock. Chianese made six crosses, mostly through corners and created one scoring chance as well.
Bartholomew Ogbeche – 6.0
The Nigerian was not amongst the goals for Hyderabad and must wait to equal the tally of 48 goals. He was taken off by the tactician in the 77th minute for Javier Siverio, after HFC had taken a two-goal lead. Ogbeche did have scoring chances, but four of his six shots went off-target.
Sahil Tavora – 6.0
Sahil came on as a substitute at half-time for Souvik, who was on a yellow card. The central midfielder was a busy operator, being in the thick of midfield battles.
Rohit Danu – 5.5
The winger came on as a substitute to inject more energy on the flanks. He merely had 10 touches on the ball in 27 minutes of game-time.
Yasir Mohammad – 6.5
The winger made an impact after coming on from the bench, by delivering the cross that led to the third goal. Marquez will be happy to have Yasir back after a long injury spell.
Javier Siverio – 5.5
The Spaniard came onto the pitch at a time when Hyderabad were doing more defensive work in order to protect their lead. Therefore, there were fewer opportunities for Siverio to shine against Odisdha.