Ten-man ATK Mohun Bagan squandered a chance to close the gap at the top, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Odisha FC in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa on Thursday.
It was an unhappy throwback Thursday of sorts for the Mariners who were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Odisha in the first leg as well. Redeem Tlang opened the scoring for Odisha, who are already out of contention for a semifinal spot, but Joni Kauko made it 1-1 from the spot.
The second half saw no goals from either side with Liridon Krasniqi finding the woodwork and Roy Krishna given the marching orders picking up two yellow cards.
The result means ATKMB remained in third place with 31 points, level with second-placed Jamshedpur FC who take on NorthEast United FC on Friday, from 17 matches. Odisha too remained in seventh spot with 23 points from 18 games. A win for the green and maroons would have taken them to second spot, and cut the gap with league leaders Hyderabad FC to two points with a game in hand.
Points Table – ISL 2021-22
|1||Hyderabad FC (Q)||18||10||5||3||22||35|
|3||ATK Mohun Bagan||17||8||7||2||9||31|
|4||Mumbai City FC||17||8||4||5||6||28|
|5||Kerala Blasters FC||17||7||6||4||5||27|
|10||NorthEast United FC||18||3||4||11||-17||13|
|11||SC East Bengal||18||1||7||10||-17||10|