ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC: Halicharan, Alexander Score as Hyderabad vs Odisha Ends 1-1

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC: The match between Hyderabad FC and Odisha FC ends all square as an inspired second-half display from the Kalinga Warriors restrict the Nizams.

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21:25 (IST)

FULL-TIME

HYDERABAD FC 1-1 ODISHA FC

Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC match ends all square as the Kalinga Warriors display an inspired performance in the second half to deny the Nizams all three points.

21:20 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

HFC Change

90' | Hitesh Sharma OUT, Sahil Tavora IN

21:19 (IST)

Goalline Save

89' | Akash Mishra with two goalline saves for Hyderabad FC there. Two in almost two minutes.

21:17 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

OFC Change

80' | Manuel Onwu OUT, Nandhakumar Sekar IN

21:16 (IST)

Just Wide

86' | Aridane rises above everyone and makes a good contact with the ball floated in the from the corner-quadrant but his head is wide

21:15 (IST)

84' | The ball somehow managed to elude Aridane there. And HFC player took a shot there and the ball hit an OFC player and took ugly deflection and went over Aridane's head

21:13 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

OFC Player Booked

82' | Vinit Rai is booked for a scuffle with Liston Colcaco.

21:10 (IST)

81' | HFC gets a free-kick but it is played too dee. They managed to retain the ball but fail to deliver a killer pass, however, win another free-kick on the other flank of the pitch.

21:08 (IST)

79' | Good session of play there for Hyderabad. They retained the ball for quite some time and were looking for that perfect opportunity to have a go at the goal however, Odisha were resilient enough to prevent that.

21:01 (IST)

OFF THE CROSSBAR

74' | Diego Mauricio hits the crossbar. A silky piece of footwork from the Odisha FC forward as he moved in inside the box after receiving the ball on the left flank. He tried to chip Kattimani there but Akash Mishra got an important touch just on the line as the ball hit the crossbar went the other side of the line for Odisha.

20:59 (IST)

71' | Good piece of footwork there from Liston but his pass for Ashish Rai is too heavy. Goal-kick Odisha FC

20:56 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

HFC Make their Second Change

66' | Mohammed Yasir OUT, Abhishek Halder IN

20:53 (IST)

OFC Chance

64' | A ball is played in from the left flank into the far post, Jerry made a run there and all he needed was a perfect touch there and Odisha could have taken the lead, however, he scuffed it.

20:51 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

OFC Player Booked

57' | Manuel Onwu is booked for an angry reaction to the referee's decision to award HFC a free-kick.

20:49 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

A Forced Change for HFC 

55' | Halicharan Narzary OUT, Roland Alberg IN

20:44 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

OFC Player Booked

53' | Mohd Sajid Dhot is in the referee's book

20:39 (IST)

GOAL

Odisha Equalise out of Nowhere

51' | Cole Alexander puts disha on level terms from a strike just outside the box. Diego Mauricio with the assist.

20:33 (IST)

SECOND-HALF

46' | Action resumes. Odisha FC have 45 minutes plus added time to get the equaliser or even a winner from here. Hyderabad are leading by just one goal and would be really kicking themselves if they fail to score again and Odisha equalise. Drama in store for us, hopefully.

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20:19 (IST)

HALF-TIME

Halicharan Narzary's strike on the 13th minute of the match is the difference between the two side as Hyderabad Fc head into the break with a 1-goal lead over Odisha FC.

20:16 (IST)

Good Save

43' | Liston Colaco stands up to take the free-kick and hits a powerful shot. It swings away from Arshdeep Singh to his right. The OFC keeper does well as he dives on that side and punches it away.

20:15 (IST)

HFC Chance

42' | Was the Trent and Robbo there? An HFC counter-attack. Liston gets the ball in the middle of the park on the right flank, he spots Hali on the left with space. Plays in an inch-perfect pass which Halicharan receives brilliantly then gets inside the box and shoots but his strike is straight at the keeper.

20:11 (IST)

OFF THE BAR

38' | HAlicharan could have had his second there but his placement was too fine as he hit the right-hand bar. Aridane was the creator this time.

20:09 (IST)

35' | Well, it has been all Hyderabad so far in this match. Odisha had spells but they have lacked venom. Hyderabad on the other could have increased their lead but again they have been lacking that final pass.

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20:02 (IST)

HFC Chance

30' | Another good piece of play by the Nizams there. The ball was played to Liston from the back who then, in turn, played a forward pass for Ashish Rai. He fails to whip in a cross first-time as an OFC player makes the block. He gets a second chance but he slams it to another OFC player. The subsequent corner was easily dealt with by Odisha FC.

19:59 (IST)

OFC Chance

24' | A rare chance for Odisha there and it was again Diego Mauricio who created the opportunity. He played a dinked pass into the box for Daniel Lalhlimpuia. Daniel controlled the ball then took a turn and shoots but HFC custodian dives to his right to make the save.

19:56 (IST)

HFC Chance

23' | Beautiful piece of skill from Ashish Rai. The right-back chips the ball over OFC player then runs past him to receive the ball and fire in a cross in the box for Aridane. The Hyderabad skipper got the connection but it was not powerful enough to beat Arshdeep. 

19:53 (IST)

18'| Akash Mishra loses the ball on the left flank to Jerry and the HFC left-back.then clatters Jerry in an attempt to win the ball back and the referee awards a free-kick to Odisha FC.

19:44 (IST)

GOAL

Hyderabad Take the Lead

13' | Halicharan opens the scoring for the Nizams. A long ball was played in, Aridane got his head to it and played a forward pass, Liston collected the ball, moved inside the box and played a perfect square pass for incoming HAlicharan, who cooly slotted it past a helpless Arshdeep.

19:43 (IST)

OFC Survive

10' | Odisha defenders saved Arshdeep some blushes there. A nothing cross was fired in from the right-hand side and Arshdeep fumbled it. The loose ball fell for HFC player's but his strike was well blocked by Tratt.

19:40 (IST)

7' | End-to-end match so far between the Nizams and the Kalinga Warriors. Both have created chances, however, have been unlucky with the final pass. 

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC: Halicharan, Alexander Score as Hyderabad vs Odisha Ends 1-1

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Hyderabad FC vs Odisha FC: The match between Hyderabad FC and Odisha FC ends all square as an inspired second-half display from the Kalinga Warriors restrict the Nizams. It was Hyderabad FC  who broke the deadlock on the 13th-minute of the match as Halicharan scored his fourth goal of the season. A long ball was played in, Aridane knocked it down for Liston. The Goan collected the ball, moved inside the box and played a perfect square pass for incoming Halicharan, who cooly slotted it past a helpless Arshdeep. Then on the 51st minute of the match, HFC got their equaliser through their South African midfielder Cole Alexander. From a throw-in, Diego Mauricio laid the ball into the path of Alexander, who used an HFC defender as a shield and fired in his shot into the bottom corner. Kattimani had no chance there.

Both teams got the opportunity to get the winner, however, some last gasp defending from both sides meant points were shared at the Fatorda Stadium.

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Hyderabad FC may only have got a point against Indian Super League (ISL) leaders Mumbai City FC in their previous game, but the result was important in many ways. In what was one of their most difficult matches of the season. The Nizams put on a gritty display to register their third clean sheet of the season, restricting MCFC -- a side that has scored the most this season -- to a goalless draw. The Nizams could have also bagged the three points, had they converted their chances.

Now, after an improved performance against the Islanders, Hyderabad coach Manuel Marquez will be hoping for more of the same from his side when they face bottom-placed Odisha FC at the Fatorda Stadium here on Tuesday. A victory in their next game will put Hyderabad level against FC Goa, who are currently third.

"For sure (the confidence is high), when you get a good result (against Mumbai) even (though) we wanted to win. The performance of the team was very good in all the aspects -- physically, tactically, and technically," Marquez said.

The last time these two sides met early in the season, Hyderabad got the better of an injury-marred Odisha side, thanks to Aridane Santana's penalty. With form on their side, Hyderabad will start favourites again but Marquez is expecting a different challenge from Odisha this time around.

"In that game, we played better but we only won 1-0 with a penalty. Odisha have been playing better in the last few games. I know they are the last team on the table but all the people who are following this championship know you can win or lose against other teams," he said

Odisha come into the game after a demoralising loss against Chennaiyin FC -- their seventh defeat of the season, which is also the most by any side. They only have six points in their kitty and anything less than a win on Tuesday would further dent their playoff hopes.

But despite the odds stacked against them, Odisha coach Stuart Baxter is hoping for an improved show against Hyderabad, who he labelled as one of the most complete sides in the league.

"With the team we had in the first game, we played a good game, although it was decided by a penalty after a massive mistake by us. I'm hoping we can show we have improved and deal with them a lot better," Baxter stated.

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