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Odisha FC Comeback Stuns Mohun Bagan: Match Facts from Semi-Final First Leg ISL 2023-24

Odisha FC secured a 2-1 comeback win in the semi final first leg against Mohun Bagan at Kalinga Stadium. Check out the match facts here.

Moinak Banerjee
Last updated: 23.04.2024
Odisha FC vs Mohun Bagan Semi Final 1st Leg ISL 2023-24

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Despite Manvir Singh scoring within three minutes of the game unmarked from a corner, Mohun Bagan Super Giant failed to sustain their lead. Odisha FC took charge of the proceedings and dominated almost the entire match to take a goal advantage in the second leg at Salt Lake.


Carlos Delgado leveled it up in the 11 minutes from a fifth straight corner  Odisha FC earned, having created close chances from them. The Juggernauts then thought to have won a penalty with Vishal Kaith fouling Roy Krishna in the box. The referee overturned the decision after the striker was adjudged to have been offside. 

However, the Fijian did not have to wait longer to get his strike against his former club. Krishna outmuscled Hector Yuste and slot it past Kaith to score the eventual winner for the home side. The visitors did created a chance to score right after conceding with Dimitri Petratos firing high from close range. 

It was mostly game management from Odisha FC in the second half and they manage to do so with Mohun Bagan being toothless in their attack. Despite that, the Mariners had near chances with Anwar Ali failing to keep the rebound low after Amrinder Singh palmed a free-kick straight to him. 

A deflection off Anirudh Thapa also hit the crossbar with the Mariners running out of options. Towards the end, Armando Sadiku and Carlos Delgado were shown the second yellow card bringing both the sides to 10 men. However, that did not change the  scoreline any further with Odisha FC have a lead to hold for in the second leg at Salt Lake on 28th April 2024.

Odisha FC 2-1 Mohun Bagan Match Facts

Odisha FC have registered their first win  over Mohun Bagan in ISL. The only other victory the Juggernauts have in this fixture is the 5-2 win in the AFC Cup at Salt Lake. 

Roy Krishna is the top goalscorer for Odisha FC in a single season with 13 goals. He is has now tied up with Dimitrios Diamantakos as top-scorer this season. 

This was the fourth goal Roy Krishna has scored against Mohun Bagan. He has found the net twice with Odisha FC and the rest with Bengaluru FC facing his old side. 

Odisha have not lost a single game at home this season. Out of 12 games played, nine have been victories. 

After Delhi Dynamos in 2016 and Bengaluru FC in 2018/19, Odisha FC are the third side to have remain unbeaten in ISL. 

Mohun Bagan has lost just the second away game of the season. The other was one was a 2-1 defeat to Mumbai City.

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