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Odisha FC defeated Punjab FC 3-1, Diego Mauricio scored two goals, this victory of Odisha FC created an upheaval in the points table

Kerala Blasters become the fifth team to qualify for the ISL 2023-24 play-offs.

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Odisha FC won against Punjab and got three important points.

Odisha FC vs Punjab FC: In the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023–24, Odisha FC defeated Punjab FC 3-1 at home to get vital 3 points and jump to the second position in the ISL points table.

Kerala Blasters become fifth team to qualify for FC play-offs with Odisha FC’s 3-1 win over Punjab FC

In Matchweek 20 of ISL, Sergio Lobera’s Odisha has created an upheaval in the points table by defeating Punjab FC 3-1 at the Kalinga Stadium. With the win over Punjab, second placed Mohun Bagan has been pushed to third position.

Odisha has reached the second position in the ISL points table with 39 points and has registered its 11th win in ISL against Punjab, although Mohun Bagan also has 39 points but Mohun Bagan has played only 19 matches.

Odisha is now just 5 points behind Mumbai City FC but both the teams have played 20 matches each, out of which Mumbai City has won 13, hence it is the table topper of this season.

With Odisha FC’s win, many teams’ dreams of qualifying for the play-offs have been shattered, but the fight to qualify for the play-offs has intensified for some teams like Bengaluru FC, Jamshedpur FC, Chennaiyin FC, and NorthEast United.

But Kerala Blasters FC has benefited from this win because they have got 30 points while being in fifth position, there is a lot of points difference between the teams below them, hence Kerala Blasters have qualified. Kerala Blasters are going to play their next match on 3rd April at their home in Kochi.

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Diego Mauricio shines as Odisha FC beats Punjab FC in a fierce encounter

Diego Mauricio was the hero in the match between Odisha and Punjab FC, because he gave the team the lead by scoring a goal in the 34th minute of the first half of the match, in response, Punjab FC’s star striker Madih Talal was also said to be behind by scoring a goal. He also leveled the score board by scoring a goal in the 38th minute of the first half.

However, the competition became more intense in the second half of the match, Odisha’s Winger Isaac was looking for a chance to score a goal, Amey Ranawade created a chance for the winger when he passed the ball to fullback Ranawade on the right flank and Ranawade scored. Creating a chance to score a goal, Isaac sent the ball into the low cross and gave the team the lead by scoring a goal in the 61st minute.

Mauricio’s penalty sealed Odisha’s win against Punjab FC

The team’s third goal came on the penalty spot when defender Mortada fouled Punjab FC in the box, giving Odisha FC the opportunity to take a spot kick. And in the 68th minute, Mauricio scored his second goal for the team by scoring a penalty goal.

Mauricio made a total of 38 attempts in today’s match, out of which he made 28 perfect passes, Mauricio’s performance today was excellent, he scored two nets, two goals and also made a brilliant tackle for the team.

Odisha FC’s next match will be against Mumbai City on 8th April while Punjab FC will face Mohan on 6th April with the aim of going to the play-offs.



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