ISL 2020-21 Hyderabad FC v SC East Bengal HIGHLIGHTS: Hyderabad FC beat SC East Bengal 3-2 at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Goa in match no. 29 of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 on Tuesday. Hyderabad recorded their second win of the season and maintained their unbeaten status with an exciting win. Hyderabad have some great opportunities to extend their lead even further, but the goal line ended 3-2. Jacques Maghoma scored his second goal when he scored a clever free kick from Anthony Pilkington. Halicharan Narzary scored a magic game for Liston Colaco to extend Hyderabad FC’s lead. Aridane Santana scored two in 39 seconds to give Hyderabad the lead early in the second half. Hyderabad FC had a golden chance to equalize towards the end of the first half when Debjit saved a penalty for Aridane Santana. Jacques Maghoma made history for SC East Bengal as he scored his first ISL goal to take the lead against Hyderabad FC. Aridane Santana is in the starting XI for Hyderabad FC despite fear of injuries, while Liston Colaco will start on the bench. For SC East Bengal, CK Vineet starts alongside Jeje Lalpekhlua.
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Hyderabad FC have only scored one goal in open play (three in total) and this season has the lowest shot accuracy of 20.68 percent. On the other hand, SC East Bengal has yet to open its account in the scoring department. Given the stats both teams are currently running, the match-up is likely to be a low-scoring affair.
Hyderabad FC manager Manuel Marquez put aside the talk about the team under pressure, saying: “Our team plays good football and we have no pressure. For me, the best thing at this point is knowing that these guys are performing without foreigners fantastic and we need to improve as soon as possible. “Robbie Fowler’s East Bengal considered Jamshedpur FC a goalless draw despite having played with a man below for over an hour, which he thinks is an encouraging sign. “The motivation is always there to win every single game. We’re a team with a great work ethic. The togetherness of this team is brilliant. We’re full of fighters,” he said.
Marquez also said it wasn’t going to be an easy trip. “I think East Bengal is growing and they had a chance to score in their games against ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai and NorthEast United when the results were even. If we change our style because East Bengal didn’t score, it will be wrong be.” We know that if we play our style, we have opportunities to win the game. “