In what was purported to be an inconsequential fixture between groups on the backside of the 2020-21 Indian Super League standings, Odisha FC and SC East Bengal broke the file for probably the most objectives scored in a single sport — 11 — throughout seven seasons of the ISL.
Odisha defeated East Bengal 6-5 on Saturday, thanks primarily to braces from native duo Paul Ramfangzauva and Jerry Mawihmingthanga.
A frantic second-half on the GMC Stadium in Bambolim noticed OFC overturn a 1-2 deficit by including 5 objectives in simply 24 minutes.
Ramfangzauva drew first blood to degree the scores for his aspect from exterior the field within the forty ninth. Jerry then gave Odisha the lead for the primary time when he headed house a Manuel Onwu cross from the left.
Aaron Amadi-Holloway made it 3-3 on the hour-mark with a great shot from lengthy however SCEB shot-stopper Subrata Paul’s night time went from unhealthy to worse when he became a mere spectator throughout Ramfangzauva’s 66th-minute stunner.
Diego Mauricio took his purpose tally for the season to 12 with an incredible low free-kick.
Just a few moments later, East Bengal substitute Jeje Lalpekhlua scored his first purpose since 2019 to drag one again for his staff. Meanwhile, Aaron’s stoppage-time header was solely a comfort for the Red and Gold Brigade because the Juggernauts lastly moved to double-digit factors.
Earlier, Anthony Pilkington had damaged the impasse for East Bengal within the twenty fourth minute. Nine minutes later, Odisha equalised by way of a nook after Sailung Lalhrezuala overpowered his marker and located the goal.
SCEB took the lead once more when OFC custodian Ravi scored an unlucky personal purpose. However, it was Ravi and OFC who had the final snigger.
The end result: Odisha FC 6 (Lalhrezuala 33, Ramfangzauva 49 & 66, Mawihmingthanga 51 & 67, Mauricio 69) bt SC East Bengal 5 (Pilkington 24, Ravi 37-og, Amadi 60 & 90, Lalpekhlua 74).
Sunday’s matches: FC Goa vs Hyderabad, 5 p.m.; Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan, 7.30 p.m.