ISL: Odisha vs Mohun Bagan Showdown

In a highly anticipated clash, Odisha FC is set to battle it out against Mohun Bagan Super Giant for a spot in the ISL-10 final. The first leg of the semifinal is scheduled for April 23 in Bhubaneswar, where both teams will strive for victory.

Stalemate in Previous Encounters

Odisha and Mohun Bagan have faced each other twice in the league stage, resulting in draw matches with scores of 2-2 and 0-0. This history of parity sets the stage for an intense showdown as they vie for supremacy.

Mohun Bagan’s Recent Triumph

Mohun Bagan comes into the match fresh off securing the League Winners Shield by defeating Mumbai City FC 2-1. Their recent success adds to the anticipation of a fierce battle against Odisha.

Odisha’s Impressive Run

On the other hand, Odisha FC displayed resilience in their knockout match against Kerala Blasters, clinching a thrilling 2-1 victory to advance to the semifinals. This triumph has boosted their confidence as they aim for the ultimate prize.

Home Advantage for Odisha

Playing on home turf, Odisha will look to capitalize on the advantage and secure a crucial win in the first leg. A favorable result will give them momentum heading into the second leg at Salt Lake Stadium on April 28.

Redemption for Odisha

Despite faltering in the Shield race due to subpar performances towards the end of the season, Odisha is determined to redeem themselves in the knockout stage and contend for their first ISL crown.

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Challenging the Best

Standing in Odisha’s path is a formidable opponent in Mohun Bagan, the top goal-scorers of the tournament with an impressive tally of 47 goals. The clash between these two powerhouses promises to be thrilling.

Coach’s Insight

Odisha’s coach, Sergio Lobera, reflects on their past encounters with Mohun Bagan in the AFC Cup league stage. Despite a 5-2 victory in a remarkable comeback, following a 0-4 loss in the reverse fixture, there are no clear favorites as both teams boast a win and a draw each in all competitions.

As the stage is set for a showdown between Odisha FC and Mohun Bagan Super Giant, football enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome of this high-stakes battle.