India Stops Myanmar At Draw In AFC Asia Cup 2019 Qualifier Match
Captain Sunil Chhetri and JJ Lalpekhlua With the spectacular game, India on Tuesday here two back down, after continued their invincible campaign by playing a match 2-2 in the second league of the AFC Asia Cup 2019 Qualifiers against Myanmar on Tuesday. For Myanmar, Naing OO (first minute) and Kyaw Ko Ko (19th minute) scored two goals for his team. India scored by Sunil Chhetri (13th minute) and JJ Lalpekhlua (69th) scored goals.
India Already Qualified For AFC Asia Cup 2019
The Indian team has already qualified for the Asia Cup. He has not missed a single match from the last 13 matches. Meanwhile, he won 11 matches and drawn two matches. India will now fight against Kyrgyzstan in March next year.
India vs Myanmar Match Summary
The start of the match for India was extremely disappointing as Myanmar got the lead in the 17th second of the game, which is one of the fastest goals in football history. At the Fatorda stadium first kick on the ball and just that the goal has also done. Thein Than Win extended the cross from Naing OO to the left end and scored a header with the Indian players and also defeated around 5500 spectators in the stadium.
Although the Indian team did not delay to score the level goal. In the 12th minute of the game, Hlaing Bo dropped Chhetri in the box, due to which India got a penalty. Indian captain himself to take the penalty and he scored a goal easily by scoring 1-1. This was Chhetri’s 57th goal from India. Myanmar, however, scored a goal after the 6th minute securing a lead. It was also a mistake of Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh who could not understand the Kyaw Ko Ko shots collected from outside the box. The shots from approximately 20 yards easily penetrated into the Indian goal.
The Indian team was lagging behind till the intermission. Meanwhile, India got a good chance to score in the 29th minute. Chhetri then proceeded alone with the ball and then proceeded with the ball. At the end, he passed the ball towards Germanpreet, who kick a shot on the goal but Hlaing Bo did deflecting it out. Myanmar goalkeeper Kyaw Zin Htet some good defense did not allow India to lead. India appealed for the second penalty in the 32nd minute. This time, Zin Htet had dropped Chhetri but the referee turned down India’s demand.
In the second half, India made an effort from the start to score a goal of equalizing. Pritam Kotal’s best cross in 58th minute Chhetri had a chance but his header went out of the close of the right post. Two minutes later, Lalpekhlua and Eugeneson Lyngdoh missed. Both of them, however, have played a vital role in bringing an edge to India after this.
JJ Lalpekhlua has made good control over the cross given from Lyngdoh on the right side. Now the only goalkeeper was in front of him who chipped the ball and sent the ball to the right edge of the ball. After this Myanmar had counter-attacks, Hlaing Bo hit shots from the right foot but Gurpreet saved with beauty.
The Sandesh Jhingan had three chances for goal against Myanmar but he could not escape the goalkeeper at any time. India had an opportunity to make a lead in the 87th minute. Then India got an opportunity to kick in from inside the box. Chhetri even put the ball in the goal, but Hong Kong referee Liu Kwok Mann refused to give the goal because it was not a free kick, at which Lalpekhlua stood beside him did not touch his feet on football.
After this, in the Injury time, Chhetri too reached the goal. Then only a goalkeeper in front of him, but his short went out of the cross bar.