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Intercontinental Cup: Tajikistan Defeat India


Tajikistan beat India 4-2 in the opening match of Intercontinental Cup 2019 at the TransStadia Arena, Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Sunil Chhetri scored twice (3', 41') to place India in front in the main half yet Tajikistan organized a solid rebound in the subsequent half. Komron Tursunov (56'), Sheriddin Boboev (58'), Muhammadjon Rahimov (71') and Shahrom Samiev (75') were on focus for the guests.
Igor Stimac rolled out seven improvements to India's beginning XI that vanquished Thailand 1-0 in the King's Cup third-place play-off a month ago. Just Adil Khan, Rahul Bheke, Amarjit Singh and Anirudh Thapa held their place in the principal group. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and captain Sunil Chhetri came back to the primary XI.
Sunil Chhetri's splendid Panenka punishment beat the goalkeeper in the fourth moment, giving India an early lead. Sahal Abdul Samad won the ball in the inside and played a through ball towards Mandar Rao Desai on the left flank. The full-back very quickly played it forward for Lallianzuala Chhangte who was brought somewhere near Tajik safeguard Siyovush Asrorov inside the case.
Udanta could have multiplied the lead in the eleventh moment when he locked onto a through ball from Chhetri. The Bengaluru winger quickened past the last protector yet an awful touch constrained him wide and his strike at objective neglected to test the goalkeeper.
It was all Tajikistan after the initial 15 minutes as India dropped further and center around fast counter-assaults. The guests verged on scoring an equalizer on a couple of events however wound up settling on poor decisions inside the case.
In the 41st moment, Sunil Chhetri multiplied India's lead from a great move. Udanta's cross from the correct succumbed to Chhangte who laid the ball for Chhetri who took a touch and found the back of the net from short proximity, getting a dull Tajikistan unprepared.
Tajikistan pulled one, harking back to the 56th moment through Komron Tursunov's strike. Panshanbe Ehsoni sent a through ball for Tursunov who made got in behind among Mandar and Narender and opened past Gurpreet in his subsequent endeavor.
In the 58th moment, Sheriddin Boboev evened out for the guests. Captain Amirbek Juraboev sent a long ball to the correct flank and Mandar's inability to catch permitted Tursunov to cross low into the crate for Boboev to change over.
Tajikistan heaped more hopelessness on the hosts as they scored their third and fourth objective in the 71st and 75th moment. Shahrom Samiev beat Adil Khan to an airborne ball and laid it off for Muhammadjon Rahimov who avoided past Narender and scored the third objective.
The fourth objective was started by Iskandar Dzhalilov whose long ball discovered Ehsoni. The last cut in from the left flank and drifted a cross for Shahrom Samiev who scored. By and by the focal guarded pair of Adil and Narender was to blame.
India surrendered to a poor destruction after a decent begin to the game. They will presently take on DPR Korea on Saturday.

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