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Kalinga Super Cup Final 2024: East Bengal FC vs Odisha FC | Preview & Where to Watch The Match Live

As the sun sets over the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar tomorrow, 28th January, anticipation builds for the climactic clash in the Kalinga Super Cup Final between Odisha FC and East Bengal FC. The stage is set for a footballing spectacle that promises to be an unforgettable encounter, kicking off at 7:30 pm (IST).

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Indian Super Cup or Kalinga Super Cup 2024 , Image Credits- Wikipedia

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Match Preview: Kalinga Super Cup Final 2024

The two teams, Odisha FC and East Bengal FC, have carved their paths through a series of intense matches to reach this pinnacle moment. Odisha FC, known by the monikers “The Juggernauts” and “The Kalinga Warriors,” have showcased resilience and skill in their journey, underlined by their defending champion status. The midfield maestro, Ahmed Jahouh, has orchestrated their plays, and Diego Mauricio’s clinical finishing has been a constant threat.

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On the other side of the pitch, East Bengal FC, adorned with nicknames such as “Red and Gold Brigade,” “Bangal Brigade,” and “Torch Bearers,” has been a force to be reckoned with. Cleiton Silva’s goal-scoring prowess and the defensive prowess of players like Hijazi Maher have been crucial in their triumphant march to the final.

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East Bengal FC, Image Credits- X (Twitter)

Analyzing the group stage performances, Odisha FC demonstrated dominance with a disciplined 1-0 victory against Bengaluru FC, a resounding 3-0 win over Inter Kashi, and a hard-fought 3-2 triumph against FC Goa. Meanwhile, East Bengal FC exhibited their mettle by overcoming Hyderabad FC 3-2, defeating Sreenidi Deccan FC 2-1, and clinching a thrilling 3-1 victory against arch-rivals Mohun Bagan Super Giant.

In the semifinals, Odisha FC secured their spot in the final with a single-goal victory by Diego Mauricio against Mumbai City FC. On the other hand, East Bengal FC faced a challenging test against Jamshedpur FC, emerging victorious with a 2-0 scoreline.

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The clash in styles between Odisha FC’s collective, goal-scoring prowess and East Bengal FC’s strategic play and defensive stability promises a riveting final. The midfield battles, the strategic moves of the coaches, and the clinical finishing in front of the goal are elements that will shape the destiny of the Kalinga Super Cup.

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Odisha FC, Image Credits- X (Twitter)

As the teams step onto the lush green pitch under the floodlights, the atmosphere at the Kalinga Stadium will be charged with excitement. The roars of the fans, the strategic substitutions, and the tactical adjustments will all play pivotal roles in determining the winner of this coveted trophy.

East Bengal FC vs Odisha FC: Road to Final

East Bengal FC

East Bengal has maintained a perfect record in the Kalinga Super Cup so far. After finishing as runners-up in the inaugural season of 2018, they have once again advanced to the final in the current season, taking place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

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East Bengal FC’s Cleiton Silva, Image Credits- X (Twitter)

Securing the top spot in the group stage, East Bengal triumphed over Jamshedpur FC in the semi-finals, bringing them one step closer to clinching the coveted title. Their upcoming challenge awaits against Odisha FC in the tournament’s final.

Looking at the statistics, Cleiton Silva has stood out as East Bengal FC’s top performer in the Kalinga Super Cup this season, scoring four goals in as many matches.

Reflecting on their journey to the final, East Bengal FC was placed in Group A alongside Mohun Bagan Super Giant, Sreenidi Deccan FC, and Hyderabad FC in the Kalinga Super Cup 2024. Dominating the group stage without a single loss, they secured the top position with nine points from three games.

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East Bengal FC’s Hijazi Maher, Image Credits- X (Twitter)

Odisha FC

Odisha FC, as the defending champions of the Kalinga Super Cup, has once again showcased their prowess by securing a place in the final, this time on their home turf at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Their triumph in 2023, where they defeated Bengaluru FC with a score of 2-1, marked their inaugural victory in the Super Cup.

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Odisha FC’s Diego Maurício, Image Credits- X (Twitter)

The team’s success this season can be attributed to a collective effort, with notable contributions from Ahmed Jahouh, Diego Mauricio, and Mourtada Fall, each scoring two goals in the four matches played so far.

In the current season, Odisha FC is enjoying an impressive 15-match unbeaten run, which began with a triumph over Bengaluru FC in the ISL on October 31, 2023.

Reflecting on their journey to the Kalinga Super Cup 2024 final, Odisha FC navigated through Group D, competing against FC Goa, Inter Kashi, and Bengaluru FC. They emerged victorious against each opponent, securing a spot in the semi-finals. In the semi-final clash against Mumbai City FC, they secured another victory, earning them the coveted spot in the final.

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Odisha FC’s Roy Krishna, Image Credits- X (Twitter)

Head-to-Head

East Bengal FC and Odisha FC have met 8 times in total and The Juggernauts are ahead by winning 5 to 1 with 2 previous encounters coming to a draw. But the Torch Bearers would like to turn that tide around to their side and what time to do it best but in the final of the Indian Super Cup.

Where to Watch The Match Live: Streaming Details

Catch all the live action of the Kalinga Super Cup Final 2024 at the Jio Cinema app & Website for free.

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