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Sunil Chhetri’s brace gets India Cup

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | KABEER KHAN
Published Jun 11, 2018, 12:54 am IST
Updated Jun 11, 2018, 12:54 am IST
The stadium recorded a thumping attendance of 8,990 to see the Blue Tigers lift the silverware.
Sunil Chhetri.
 Sunil Chhetri.

Mumbai: Sunil Chhetri somehow seems to find the net even at the slightest of opportunity. It is not because he is in the right position but it is also his remarkable ability to find the right spot. Even on Sunday, Chhetri’s brace sank the Kenyan side 2-0 to lift the intercontinental cup here at another thunderous night Mumbai Football Arena. The skipper has levelled Lionel Messi’s record of goal for Argentina after taking his tally to 64.

The stadium recorded a thumping attendance of 8,990 to see the Blue Tigers lift the silverware. Early on, Chhetri was fouled on the right side of the Kenyan box in the eighth minute. The angle was too tough for him to convert so young Anirudh Thapa lined himself up to take the free-kick. 

 

The skipper kept signalling Thapa standing from an offside position. Chhetri sensed that Michael Kibwage wasn’t doing his best job while he was marking him. It was during Thapa’s run-up that Chhetri moved in an open area to place the ball in the bottom left corner smoothly to score his 63rdgoal for the country.

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