Sunil Chhetri helped India beat Kenya 2-0 to clinch. Yesterday Indi became the winner of International Cup as they beat Kenya 2-0 in the final to a packed Mumbai Football Arena with Lionel Messi. Sunil Chhetri, who scored in the eighth number and there were only twenty-nine minutes left in hands for the victory.
Lionel Messi who belongs to Argentina made a tally of sixty-four international goals which makes Sunil Chhetri the joint-second active international goalscorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal who scored 81 goals.
33 years old Chhetri scored three against Taipei of China two each against Kenya in the match and the final match as well as one against New Zealand.
Well as per the match, both the goals came in the first half as India as because the country took a lead against Kenya after seven minutes into the game. India took 2-0 in the first half of the match, whereas the second half belonged to Kenya. Though Kenya failed to change the score. After the match which was held yesterday, Talismanic Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri successfully scored a brace to become the joint second highest international goalscorer followed by Argentina’s superstar Lionel Messi with his 64th strike for his country. Sunil is now the second to Portugal’s Christiano Ronaldo.
Though Chhetri had another chance to score 3-0 and could successfully score another hat-trick during that moment he shot over the bar off a free kick in the 43rd minute.
There were various chances coming for Kenya, but Kenya was not able to make them up. At the end of the moment, Kenya’s Ochieng launched another long ranger but India’s Gurpreet came to the rescue as he pushed the ball back to be cleared by his defenders.
India fought a hard for the ball, especially the skipper who chased a goal kick by Gurpreet across the field and was denied by a timely leap and collection by the rivals.
Whenever it seemed like the opposition had a chance to score the goal, Gurpreet stood in their way. At the end of the 76th minute, Ochieng hit from outside the box off a free-kick, but the Indian counterpart palmed it away.
India Squad: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Sunil Chhetri (C), Amrinder Singh, Subhasish Bose, Vishal Kaith, Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Jerry Laalrinzuala, Lalruatthara, Narayan Das, Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Md. Rafique, Rowlin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Halicharan Narzary, Laldanmawia Ralte, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Balwant Singh, Alen Deory
Kenya Squad: Patrick Matasi, Byrne Omondi, Timothy Odhiambo, Jockins Atudo, Bernard Ochieng, Musa Mohmmed, Michael Kibwage, Dennis Odhiambo, Bolton Omwenga, Johnstone Omurwa, Erick Ouma, Chrispin Oduor, Mihesp Clifton, Duncan Otieno, Kenneth Muguna, Patillah Omotto, Vincent Wasambo, Ovella Ochieng , Timothy Otieno, Pistone Mutamba, John Makwatta.