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India vs Kenya Intercontinental Cup 2018 Finals: Sunil Chhetri Opens Account With A GOAL in The 8th-Minute — WATCH
He is now just two goals away from going past Lionel Messi to stand at the second spot in the all-time international goal-scorer list.
The legend of Sunil Chhetri rolls on!
Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored a goal in the 8th minute of the Intercontinental Cup 2018 Finals. Sunil already had 6 goals in 3 matches to his name. This makes it 7, Sunil’s highest number of goals in a tournament, equalling his feat from the SAFF Games. He is now just two goals away from going past Lionel Messi to stand at the second spot in the all-time international goal-scorer list. It is a big setback for Kenya early on in the match. Now they would always play chase in this match.
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The second goal came soon in the 28th minute. Sunil Chhetri now needs just one goal to go past Lionel Messi.
8′ GOAL! Sunil @chetrisunil11 scores from inside the box to give #India the lead. 1-0 #India lead against Kenya in the finals of the Hero Intercontinental Cup.#INDvKEN #WeAreIndia #BackTheBlue #AsianDream
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) June 10, 2018
Sunil Chhetri is also enjoying his longest goal-scoring streak, he has now scored goals in all his last seven international appearances.
Here is the goal.
Sunil Chhetri Goal HD – India 1-0 Kenya 10.06.2018 https://t.co/hFV5CXcIbX
— #One hit – One goal (@torres2018bigm1) June 10, 2018
It was a free-kick, it was not easy as the ball took a bad bounce but that is where Sunil brought his experience in play to score the goal. The ball had also taken a deflection.
Meanwhile, India has beaten Kenya in their league stage match and hence they will have the upper hand in today’s clash. Sunil Chhetri had scored a brace in that game, which was also his 100th international.
What a GOAL!!! @chetrisunil11 scores from inside the box to give #India the lead against Kenya in the finals of the Hero Intercontinental Cup #INDvKEN #WeAreIndia #BackTheBlue #AsianDream #HeroIntercontinentalCup #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/Zt4BGquAOS
— Akshai (@aks_hai_) June 10, 2018
If India wins, it will be great as a part of their preparation in the lead up to the mega AFC Asian Cup 2019. Stephen Constantine, India’s coach has reinstated this over and over again in the past.
Now, India have a 2-0 cushion to play with.
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