Watch: How Chhetri and Chhangte propelled India to memorable 2-0 win over Lebanon in Intercontinental Cup ultimate

Cometh the hour, cometh the person. Extending his scoring run within the ultimate of the Intercontinental Cup 2023 on Sunday, India’s charismatic chief Sunil Chhetri netted the all-important opener for Igor Stimac’s males because the Blue Tigers outclassed a younger Lebanon aspect in Bhubaneswar. India’s all-time main goal-getter in males’s soccer, veteran ahead Chhetri lived as much as his ‘captain incredible’ tag within the summit conflict of the Intercontinental Cup between the Blue Tigers and Lebanon on the well-known Kalinga Stadium.

Chhetri lived as much as his ‘captain incredible’ tag within the Intercontinental Cup 2023 ultimate(Twitter @Indian Soccer)

Chhetri had failed to seek out the again of the online when hosts India crossed swords with Lebanon of their earlier outing on the Intercontinental Cup. After taking part in out an entertaining first half in opposition to Lebanon within the summit conflict, Staff India coined the opener by way of Chhetri, who slotted house the competition’s first objective by way of an excellent cross from Lallianzuala Chhangte.

Chhetri opens scoring for India

Showcasing his goal-scoring exploits within the second half, Chhetri fired house the opener by way of an in depth vary within the forty sixth minute of the sport. The prolific goalscorer of the Males In Blue scored the essential objective after Stimac’s males had performed out three goalless halves in opposition to Lebanon. After Chhetri ended the guests’ resistance, India doubled its lead with the second objective within the 66th minute of the sport. Chhangte, who masterminded India’s opener, entered his title on the scoresheet with a poacher’s objective.

Chhangte comes up with a sucker punch!

Receiving a teasing ball from captain Chhetri, Mahesh fired a low shot on objective which was saved by Ali Sabek. Although Sabek thwarted Mahesh’s bid, he was unable to cease Chhangte, who was in the best place on the time to offer India a 2-0 lead within the second half. Lebanon’s finest likelihood to get a comfort arrived within the eightieth minute when captain Hassan Maatouk got here narrowly near changing a pleasant low cross from the left wing.

Conserving issues hermetic for the guests, famous person Sandesh Jhingan put up a defensive masterclass to ensure India end forward of Lebanon to raise the Intercontinental Cup on the Kalinga Stadium. Earlier, Staff India registered wins over Mongolia (2-0) and Vanuatu (1-0) to complete on the high of the standings. The hosts additionally performed a goalless draw with Lebanon earlier than defeating the guests 2-0 within the summit conflict on the Kalinga Stadium.

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