๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ ISL 2020-21 Matchweek 21-Previews, Reviews, Match Discussions- Hyderabad, Mumbai City, North East United, ATK Mohun Bagan and more

Post-match Presentation - SC East Bengal 1-2 NorthEast United FC - Match 104

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NorthEast United FCโ€™s Khalid Jamil answers questions of the media after his side picked up a 2-1 victory against SC East Bengal.

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SC East Bengalโ€™s Tony Grant answers questions of the media after his side fell to NorthEast United FC .

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Preview: Odisha FC vs Mumbai City FC

Odisha FC host Mumbai City in the Indian Super League tonight at the Goa Medical College Ground in Bambolim.

Odisha FC are at the bottom of the league standings with 9 points from 18 fixtures. They are aiming for a good finish to what has been a disastrous season for the Juggernauts.

Mumbai City FC are in a sudden slump in form. The Islanders are currently 2nd in the table with 34 points from 18 games. They are winless in their last three fixtures after a good start to the league stage in November. The Islanders will aim to bounce back quickly as they keep pushing for an AFC Champions League spot.

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Odisha FC vs Mumbai City FC: Head to Head

Odisha FC and Mumbai City FC have played each other only on three occasions. The first two meetings went in favor of Odisha FC. Mumbai City FC defeated the Juggernauts for the first time in the 2020-21 season with a 2-0 scoreline.

Odisha FC Form Guide: L-L-D-L-L

Mumbai City FC Form Guide: L-W-D-L-L

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Last meeting (MCFC 2-0 OFC)

The last ISL meeting between the sides took place on December 6, 2020 at the GMC Stadium in Goa. Odisha was completely outplayed as a dominant Mumbai outfit struck first through a Bartholomew Ogbeche goal from the spot. Rowlin Borges added another goal for the Islanders before half-time. Odisha stood no chance in the second as Mumbai held onto its lead to earn the three points in a 2-0 win.

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Form Guide:

OFC (LLDLL) - Odishaโ€™s woeful season sees no end as it lost four of its last five matches. It moves into the fixture after a 3-1 loss to FC Goa.

MCFC (LLDWL) - The Islanders have lost on their bid for the top spot after three losses in their last five matches.It heads into the fixture after a 2-0 loss to Jamshedpur FC.

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STAT ATTACK FROM THE FIXTURE

Goals scored (this season):

Odisha FC: 18

Mumbai City FC: 27

Top scorers 2020/21

OFC:

10- Diego Mauricio

3 - Cole Alexander

2 - Steven Taylor

MCFC:

11 - Adam le Fondre

5 - Bartholomew Ogbeche

2 - Hugo Boumous

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Top-rated player- OFC

Cole Alexander- 7.4

Matches 15
Minutes Played 1333
Goals/Assists 3/1
Passing Accuracy 72.26
Interceptions 41
Average Passes/Game 42.07

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Top-rated player- MCFC

Hugo Boumous - 7.83

Matches 13
Minutes Played 1168
Goals/Assists 2/7
Passing Accuracy 72.59
Interceptions 8
Average Passes/Game 56.69

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Mumbai City Coach ahead of the Game

โ€œWe need to improve our performance because we want to win this game. Playing like we did in the last game [against Jamshedpur losing 2-0], it is impossible to win the game. The focus is on ourselves and we need to improve at both ends,โ€ he said.

Talking of the match against Jamshedpur, Lobera said: โ€œWe played the worst game of our season and hopefully this is in the past now. The most important thing is our present and our future. It was a bad day in the office and sometimes this happens. The important thing is to not repeat this.โ€

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Odisha FC Interim Manager said

โ€œWe have really good young players. I still think that we have a very balanced team. But, we have been so unfortunate. Starting off the season, Thoiba (Singh) and Saurabh (Meher) played in the central midfield but after one or two games even coach Stuart (Baxter) didnโ€™t get much chance to put Indian players,โ€ he said.

โ€œBut, they are very talented, I have seen them in the training sessions. In the future, they are going to be very good players but we didnโ€™t get much chance to play some of the young players. I am trying my best to give a few young players a chance if they can. I personally feel, in one match, you can change your career. I always tell the young players โ€“ prepare yourself and when you get the chance, prove yourself,โ€ he added.

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LINE-UPS

Odisha FC make as many as 6 changes for their last fixture of Hero ISL 2020-21 while Mumbai City FC have made 4

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:five::zero: & counting in :large_blue_circle:

Congratulations to Raynier Fernandes, who becomes only the second player to register 50 Hero ISL appearances for Mumbai City FC :raised_hands:

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Half Time: OFC 1-4 MCFC

:soccer: Diego Mauricio
:soccer: Ogbeche
:soccer: Bipin Singh
:soccer: Ogbeche
:soccer: Goddard

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HT:

MumbaiCity FC storms ahead! :fire:Three goals in six minutes from Bipin Singh, Bartholomew Ogbeche and Cy Goddard power the Islanders to a 4-1 lead over Odisha FC.

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Bipin Singh just scored his second of the night to make it 5-1 for Mumbai City :fire::fire:

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The last time 5 or more goals were scored in the first 45 minutes of an ISL match was 23 Feb 2020. The match was between Odisha and Kerala blasters

Mumbai City are absolutely rampant! :fire:

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:six: Minutes :flushed:
:three: goals :clap:

The Islanders are running riot in Bambolim!

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Bipin Singh has now scored his 3rd and the first hatrick of the this season ISLโ€ฆMumbai City now leads with 6 :fire::fire::fire::clap:

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