In a match where both the teams failed to convert many chances, it was Hyderabad who turned up stronger on the day, denying any goal to the relentless Mumbai attack.
Mumbai City have managed to record eight wins in 10 games and collect 25 points, to sit on top of the table.
ISL 2020-21: East Bengal maintain unbeaten run after Scott Neville's injury-time equaliser against Kerala Blasters
Jordan Murray put Kerala ahead in the 64th minute before Neville's stoppage-time equaliser (90+5) ensured that SCEB extended their unbeaten run to six games.
Ortiz scored a goal each in either half (19th, 52nd) while Ivan Gonzalez added a late third (89th) after Alexandre Lima received marching orders following a second booking.
Ferrando’s men conceded the first goal in 8 out of their 10 matches. Lapses in concentration are not doing justice to their defense which, overall, has performed decently.
Goncalves scored in the 15th and 21st minute for Chennayin before Diego Mauricio struck a screamer in the 64h minute to give Odisha some hope.
After suffering six defeats, Odisha notched their maiden win of the season by defeating Kerala Blasters last week. They followed that by securing a draw over the weekend.
NorthEast United said that the decision was taken due to a "contrast in the team’s current tactics and the club’s philosophy and vision."
Luis Machado (27') opened the scoring for the Highlanders but Rahul Bheke (49') cancelled out his goal after the break to help the Blues salvage a point.
While Bengaluru FC have lost four games on the trot, NorthEast United are winless in six while suffering three losses.
ISL 2020-21: Bartholomew Ogbeche's second-half stunner the difference as Mumbai City FC edge ATK Mohun Bagan
Bartholomew Ogbeche scored a 69th-minute stunner which was enough for the Islanders to get past their rivals and extended their unbeaten run to nine games. His goal was the first time that ATKMB conceded from open play this season.
The 36-year-old former FC Barcelona graduate will arrive in Goa immediately and undergo the mandatory quarantine procedure before joining the squad, a press release said.
Mumbai City have collected 22 points from nine games to be on top of the table. ATK Mohun Bagan are two points adrift of Mumbai City with six wins, two draws and one loss.
The match saw both teams failing to convert clear-cut chances. That Odisha had three shots on target while Chennaiyin managed just two exemplified how much both sides cancelled out each other.
Chennaiyin FC are going into the match after their worst display of the season, a 1-4 defeat at the hands of Hyderabad FC.
ISL 2020-21: Matti Steinmann's solitary goal sees resurgent East Bengal beat struggling Bengaluru FC
The Kolkata team is now unbeaten in their last five games, while BFC's misery continued with their fourth consecutive defeat this season.
ISL 2020-21: AIFF overturns Danny Fox's red card, East Bengal defender eligible to play against Bengaluru
The committee was convinced that Fox's sending off after his sliding tackle on FC Goa's Alexander Romario Jesuraj "was an error apparent on the part of the referee and called for rectifying the same in the interests of fair play" and necessitated overturning of the red card and the subsequent one-match ban.
ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC aim for fresh start under interim coach Naushad Moosa as they take on SC East Bengal
Carles Cuadrat, who had guided Bengaluru FC to the title in 2018-19 season, was shown the door due to their disastrous performance this year, with Naushad Moosa taking over the reins.
Hyderabad took the lead through goals from Aridane Santana (3') and Joel Chianese (36') before a penalty from Federico Gallego (45') and Benjamin Lambot's strike (45') helped NEUFC draw parity before the break.
ISL 2020-21: NorthEast United aim to end five-game winless streak in mid-table clash against Hyderabad
Hyderabad FC will be eyeing a top four position at the end of the first leg when they take on NorthEast United FC on Friday.