Odisha FC (OFC) and NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) slugged it out back-and-forth in an eventful Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) contest, which ended 2-2 at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Tuesday.
‘Architects of our downfall’ was how Odisha coach Stuart Baxter referred to his team’s defensive lapses on the eve of the game. On match-day, NEUFC’s Benjamin Lambot and Kwesi Appiah profited from Odisha’s defensive lapses to add to Baxter’s frustrations as the wait for the first win continues.
Odisha has now conceded four penalties this season and six out of the 11 goals it has conceded have come either side of the water breaks and also in the stoppage time of either half.
But it was Odisha, which took the lead in the 23rd minute through a powerful strike from Diego Maurcio. From a…