ISL: Ogbeche scores brace as Hyderabad FC thrash Odisha 6-1

Today’s saw Hyderabad’s six in the ISL. Today, Hyderabad beat Odisha 6-1. Ogbeche scored a double for Hyderabad today. The match got off to a great start. Ogbeche gave Hyderabad the lead in the 9th minute from a set play. It was later ruled that it was a self-goal. Then in the 16th minute, another own goal from another set play brought Odisha into the lead. Before the end of the first half, Ogbeche gave Hyderabad the lead from a corner.

The second half started with a goal by Edu Garcia. The score was 3-1 in the 54th minute. Ogbeche then scored his second goal in the 61st minute. In the 72nd minute, Severio’s goal completely put Odisha away. The victory was completed when Joao Victor scored from the penalty spot.

Bartholomew Ogbeche scored a brace on either side of halftime as Hyderabad FC recorded an emphatic 6-1 win over Odisha FC in the Hero Indian Super League here on Tuesday.

Ogbeche scored in the 39th and 60th minute after Hector Rodas turned one in his own net in the 9th minute to hand Hyderabad an early lead.

Edu Garcia (54th), Javier Siverio (72nd) and Joao Victor (86 P) got on the scoresheet for Hyderabad in a mind-blowing second-half display. For Odisha, Juanan scored an own goal in the 16th minute to make it 1-1, but after that, it was one-way traffic till the final whistle.

The result means Hyderabad remain second in the points table with 15 points from eight games while Odisha are seventh in the table having 10 points from eight matches. Ogbeche is now the top-scorer with eight goals to his name.

The game got off to an eventful start as Hyderabad FC went ahead in the ninth minute. Edu Garcia swung in a delightful free-kick at the near post with Joao Victor flicking it on as the ball took a deflection off Hector Rodas and went in.

Hyderabad’s joy was short-lived as Odisha equalised. It was almost a repeat of Hyderabad’s opener as Javier Hernandez’s free-kick came off a host of bodies inside the box and squirmed in off Juanan’s chest.

Soon after the goal, Odisha had a golden opportunity to go ahead but Jonathas Cristian fluffed his lines from close after Nandhakumar Sekar had whipped in a delectable cross which went past a diving Chinglensana Singh.

Odisha turned on the heat with a couple of gilt-edged chances before Ogbeche made it 2-1 with a thumping header from a Edu Garcia cross.

At halftime, Hyderabad led 2-1 but in the second half, they swept Odisha off their feat with a scintillating performance.

Edu Garcia started the onslaught with a buccaneering run, getting the better of a defender and firing home into the right bottom corner.

At the hour mark, Odisha made it 4-1 riding Ogbeche’s second goal on the night as the striker took a deft first touch to then slam home a crisp left-footer past the keeper and into the bottom corner.

Ogbeche was replaced by Javier Siverio in the 68th minute and the latter found the back of the net minutes after coming on, tucking in a Juanan ball into the net.

Siverio won a penalty five minutes to full time after Gaurav Bora brought him down inside the box. Joao Victor stepped up and slotted it past the keeper from the spot.

Bartholomew Ogbeche scored a double as the men in yellow-and-black climbed to second on the table, just one point short of leader Mumbai City FC after eight games.

The first two goals of the match came from own goals — the first coming from OFC defender Hector Rodas from a Joao Victor header, amid a penalty-box melee, in the ninth minute, while the latter came off the chest of HFC’s Juanan in the 16th minute.

Garcia and Ogbeche paired up again in the first half, with the latter heading the ball in from a corner kick in the 39th minute to make it 2-1 for HFC.

The second half was a HFC show, with the match changing from a loss to thrashing, to an absolute delirium for Kiko Ramirez’s men.

Garcia started the scoring in the second half scored with a precise left-foot finish in the 54th minute, while Ogbeche’s strike from outside the box gave HFC a three-goal cushion before the hour mark. ‘Super-sub’ Javier Siverio made it five withing four minutes of coming on to the pitch, while Joao Victor, the HFC captain, gave the cherry on top as he scored from the spot in the 86th minute to make it 6-1 for HFC at full time.

With the win, Hyderabad extended its invincible run to seven games this season, while Odisha FC suffered its third loss in four games as the side remained seventh on the table, with ten points off eight games.

The result: Hyderabad FC 6 (H. Rodas 9-og, B. Ogbeche 39, 60, E. Garcia 54, J. Siverio 72, J. Victor 86) bt Odisha FC 1 (Juanan 16-og).

Today’s match: ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa, 7.30 p.m.

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