Malappuram | Odisha-Karnataka draw in the final round of the 75th Santosh Trophy National Championship. This was the first match in Group B. Odisha drew level in the final minutes of the second half after trailing by two goals at the Kottapadi Stadium. Both teams scored three goals apiece. Karnataka’s Sudheer Kottikela scored a double.
Odisha scored the first goal of the match in the 15th minute. Jamir Oram was the scorer. Karnataka’s Sudheer Kotikkela scored the equalizer in the 29th minute. Bavu Nishad scored Karnataka’s lead in the 34th minute through TP. Sudheer Kottikela scored the third goal for Karnataka in the 62nd minute.
However, in the 65th minute, Bikash Kumar Sahoo scored Odisha’s second goal. Odisha held Karnataka to a draw in the 76th minute when Chandra Muduli scored. Odisha qualified for the final round first in the East Zone. Karnataka are four-time Santosh Trophy champions.