Last Updated: February 02, 2023, 23:31 IST
Odisha FC performed out a 2-2 draw with Chennaiyin FC to transfer again to sixth place within the Indian Super League desk on Thursday.
Odisha (22 factors) at the moment are a degree forward of Bengaluru FC, whereas Chennaiyin FC are 5 factors behind them in eighth place.
Chennaiyin FC started the sport on the entrance foot, difficult Odisha FC with a excessive press. After a interval of minor threats, they lastly discovered house down the proper from the place Anirudh Thapa discovered Vincy Barretto’s diving header within the 19th minute.
But, Amrinder Singh made the primary of his three large saves within the sport, stretching to his left to tip it huge.
It was Odisha FC who broke the impasse in what changed into a full of life first half.
In the 24th minute, Chennaiyin FC’s miskicked lengthy ball from the again was intercepted by Odisha FC’s excessive line, and with two touches, they discovered Diego Mauricio within the field by way of Isak Ralte’s by ball. The striker’s highly effective left footer on the run discovered the again of the online.
But Thapa was available to discover an equalizer the very subsequent minute. Odisha FC have been caught unawares, permitting Thapa to run in between the defenders as Aakash Sangwan discovered him with an inch-perfect cross from the left flank that was headed in from shut vary.
In the ultimate jiffy of the primary half, each Petar Sliskovic and Abdenasser El Khayati threatened to rating, with the latter being denied on an extended shot by Amrinder.
But as soon as once more, it was Odisha FC who went forward minutes into the second half. This time, it was Chennaiyin FC’s defence that wasn’t alert to a run into the field.
Nandhakumar Sekar was allowed time on the proper flank to put in a low cross as Isak slipped into the six-yard field to slot the ball into the online.
Chennaiyin FC took management of the sport once more from there. In the 56th minute, they discovered one other equaliser by El Khayati. Barreto’s run down the left appeared to have resulted in a feeble cross, however the ball bounced again into the trail of El Khayati who took a relaxed contact earlier than inserting his shot to beat Amrinder.
Amrinder put his physique on the road within the 67th minute to deny substitute Kwame Karikari from shut vary, and El Khayati almost pulled off a goal-of-the-season candidate when he curled a long-range shot with a brief backlift solely to discover the put up. That was their final substantial likelihood to win the sport.
Chennaiyn FC’s seventh sport with out a win meant they can not afford to drop factors of their final 4 video games if they need to keep in playoff rivalry. They face Kerala Blasters subsequent on February 7, whereas Odisha FC return residence to play FC Goa on February 6.
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