Sunil Chettri and Jeje Lalpekhlua helped India to win AFC Asian Cup against Myanmar


Margao: Already through to the principle competition, India played out a 2-2 attract against Myanmar the arrival leg match of the AFC Asian Cup qualifying Group A match on Tuesday. The home side returned twice in the match to hold the meeting side and proceed with their unbeaten streak in 13 matches.Myanmar scored through Yan Naing Oo (first moment) and Kyaw Ko (nineteenth) while Sunil Chhetri (twelfth; punishment) and Jeje Lalpekhlua (69th) found the objective at the Nehru Stadium here.

India had beaten Myanmar 1-0 in the primary leg in Yangon in March through a Chhetri champ. With the present draw, India are on the highest point of the gathering with 13 focuses from five matches. Myanmar are put second with five focuses from four matches. India have effectively met all requirements for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in UAE in the wake of beating Macau 4-1 in Bangalore a month ago. Consistent with skipper Chhetri’s words that Myanmar were an extreme side, the guests scored as right on time as the principal minute before the home group barrier could settle down.

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A fast develop on the left observed Thein Than rundown the left flank and send an ideal cross into the case for Yan Naing Oo to go to put the home group under early weight. India’s guard was shaken by the early objective and about yielded an additional two minutes after the fact yet Kyaw Ko shot straight to goalie Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. India set aside opportunity to settle down and earned a punishment in the twelfth moment when Heaing Bo cut down Chhetri inside the container.

Chhetri himself took the punishment and committed no error in finding the net. Myanmar demonstrated a considerable measure of desperation in their assault and by and by led the pack in the nineteenth moment when Kyaw Ko sent a firm grounder that beat a jumping Gurpreet to discover the edge of the net. India looked hazardous in their counter assaults and had their odds to reestablish equality however Sandesh Jhingan shot over the block off a free kick taken by Eugeneson Lyngdoh in the 39th moment.

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Chhetri too had a great opportunity to reestablish equality in the diminishing minutes of the main half yet his precise shot off a Jeje through pass missed the objective barely. The second half was battled on meet terms as both the groups made raids however couldn’t infiltrate into the opponent box.

Chhetri observed his header going out from shut off a cross from the right. India kept on controlling the procedures lastly reestablished equality in the 69th moment through Jeje. Lyngdoh, who coordinated the vast majority of the moves from the center, sent a high throw for Jeje who chested the ball inside the case and attempted a low shot that beat match guardian to locate the far post.Towards the end, Chhetri again had a radiant opportunity to score after he was associated with a one-two go with Udanta Singh yet he shot over the bar.