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Odisha FC Faces Challenging 0-4 Defeat to Central Coast Mariners in AFC Cup Inter-Zonal Semifinals

Bhubaneswar: Odisha FC, riding high on their recent success in the Indian Super League (ISL), encountered another setback, this time on the international stage. The team suffered a significant 0-4 defeat against Central Coast Mariners in the first leg of the AFC Cup Inter-Zonal semifinals held at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Despite entering the halftime break trailing by a solitary goal, Odisha FC faced a relentless Central Coast Mariners in the second session. Mikael Doka netted the opening goal for the Australian side in the 35th minute, setting the tone for the match. The second half witnessed an intensified offensive display from Central Coast Mariners, with Storm Roux finding the net in the 52nd minute and Mikael Doka securing his brace with a successful penalty conversion in the 77th minute. Ronald Barcellos sealed the victory with an 89th-minute strike.

With this convincing win, Central Coast Mariners have established a substantial advantage going into the second leg of the semifinals. Odisha FC now faces the challenging task of overturning the 0-4 deficit in the home leg, scheduled to take place at Kalinga Stadium on March 14. The upcoming match promises to be a crucial fixture for Odisha FC as they strive to make a comeback and advance in the AFC Cup.

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