ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC extends winless streak with draw against Odisha FC
This was Bengaluru FC's fifth draw of the 2020-21 Indian Super League, as with three wins and five loses, it drops to the seventh spot. Meanwhile, Odisha registered its fifth draw too, as with a win and seven loses, it stays at the bottom of the table.
Former champion, Bengaluru FC's winless run continued with yet another draw, against Odisha FC, in the Indian Super League 2020-21, at the Fatorda Stadium in Bengaluru, on Sunday. While Bengaluru has dropped to seventh place, Odisha stays at the bottom.
The opening half was off to an attacking start, with three attempts being made within the first six minutes, including a save from Odisha goalkeeper, Arshdeep Singh. Nonetheless, just a minute later, Diego Maurício put the visitor ahead with his right foot, to the top-left, in a close-range attempt, following an assist from Manuel Onwu.
It was followed by ten more efforts, including a couple of saves from Arshdeep again. However, Bengaluru failed to level terms, as Odisha walked into the half-time break with the lead.
The second half saw eight attacks within the 74th minute, including three saved attempts, while a couple of them were Arshdeep again. Meanwhile, seven minutes later, Bengaluru's Erik Paartalu finally found the back of the net, with his close-range header to the top-left, thanks to Cleiton Silva's assistance from the corner.
Six more attempts ensued, as Odisha's Daniel Lalhlimpuia hit the post, while Bengaluru goalkeeper, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu denied the visitor retaking the lead. In the end, both sides settled for a draw, as Bengaluru's frustrations continued.