The Indian Super League (ISL) is a fiercely contested competition among the participating clubs. During matches, there is often nothing to distinguish the sides, which is why the league sees a lot of close-fought games with few goals. On the other hand, ISL is also known for surprising people when they least expect it. There have been a few high-scoring games in the league’s eight-year history. Here is a look at the top 5 highest scoring matches in the Indian Super League.
5. FC Goa 7 – 0 Mumbai City FC
On November 11, 2015, FC Goa thrashed Mumbai City FC 7-0 thanks to hat-tricks from Dudu Omagbemi and Thongkhosiem Haokip. With 34 minutes on the clock and a score of 0-0, no one would have imagined this result at the start of the game.
After the hat-tricks from Dudu Omagbemi and Thongkhosiem Haokip, Reinaldo Oliveira added a cherry on top with a late goal to make the score 7-0. To date, this is the largest win in the Indian Super League’s history.
4. Odisha FC 4 – 4 Kerala Blasters FC
Kerala Blasters FC and Odisha FC played off an exciting 4-4 draw in the ISL 2019-20 season’s penultimate encounter. Odisha striker Manuel Onwu scored a hat-trick, while Kerala skipper Bartholomew Ogbeche scored a brace on the night. It was the final match of the Hero ISL 2019-20 season for both teams.
Onwu scored not one but two amazing free-kick goals that day. He was named Hero of the Match for his outstanding effort.
3. Kerala Blasters FC 3 – 6 Chennaiyin FC
Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC played a nine-goal thriller on February 1, 2020. After scoring six goals against the Blasters, Chennaiyin emerged victorious in the game. CFC’s Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, and Nerijus Valskis each scored a brace, while the losing side’s Ogbeche scored a stunning hat-trick.
With a total of 9 goals scored, this is the 3rd highest scoring match in the Indian Super League.
2. FC Goa 5 – 4 Chennaiyin FC
On December 1st, 2016, FC Goa won against rivals Chennaiyin FC in a breath-taking match which was decided in stoppage time. The game had everything from some early and last-minute goals to own goals and penalties.
The first half saw two goals inside the first 5 minutes. Chennaiyin led 3-2 at half-time, which included an own goal from Grégory Arnolin.
Sahil Tavora, of FC Goa, leveled the score with barely 20 minutes remaining. It didn’t stop for the last 15 minutes either. First, thanks to Rafael Coelho, FC Goa took the lead. Former Liverpool player John Arne Riise scored a penalty in the 88th minute to put the game level. Deep into stoppage time, Sahil Tavora scored again, earning his team a last-minute victory.
1. Odisha FC 6 – 5 SC East Bengal
This was the first time in ISL history that a single game’s total goals reached double digits. Odisha FC won 6-5 over East Bengal in a match full of action in the 2020–21 season.
Anthony Pilkington of SC East Bengal gave them the lead until Lalhrezuala leveled the score. An own goal by Odisha FC goalie Ravi Kumar gave the Bengals a 2-1 lead at halftime.
Just after halfway, Paul Ramfangzauva equalized the score, and Jerry Mawihmingthanga gave them the lead a few minutes later. After a goal from Holloway for Bengal, Paul, Jerry, and Diego Mauricio scored three goals in three minutes to give Odisha FC a commanding advantage. SC East Bengal’s fourth goal was scored by Jeje Lalpekhlua, and despite Holloway’s second goal cutting the margin to one goal, Odisha held on to their slim lead. Eight of the eleven goals were scored in the second half.
Top 5 Highest Scoring Matches In Indian Super League
|Rank||Match||Total Goals Scored||Date|
|1||Odisha FC 6 – 5 SC East Bengal||11||27 Feb 2021|
|2||FC Goa 5 – 4 Chennaiyin FC||9||1 Dec 2016|
|3||Kerala Blasters FC 3 – 6 Chennaiyin FC||9||1 Feb 2020|
|4||Odisha FC 4 – 4 Kerala Blasters FC||8||23 Feb 2020|
|5||FC Goa 7 – 0 Mumbai City FC||7||17 Nov 2015|
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