Enjoy the highlights of the SAFF Championship encounter between India and Nepal, which is taking place at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
India advanced to the SAFF Championship 2023 semi-finals after defeating Nepal 2-0 in their second Group A match on Saturday in Bengaluru. Sunil Chhetri began the scoring for the hosts, while Mahesh Singh added another in a hard-fought match. It was skipper Chhetri’s 91st international goal. India overcame Pakistan in their first game, and their last group-round encounter will be against Kuwait on Tuesday.
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Sunil Chhetri and Naorem Mahesh Singh scored two goals after the hour mark to help the Blue Tigers defeat Nepal and advance to the SAFF Championship 2023 semifinals.
India is hoping to throw in some long balls for Chhangte to poach and score, but Nepal is clearing the ball quickly enough to restrict the Blue Tigers to a two-goal victory for the time being.
Nepal’s losing run versus India is still going on. The last time the two teams played, India won 3-0 and retained the SAFF Championship title in 2021. This time, the outcome is nearly the same, with two second-half goals.
Chhangte searches for an opening along the right flank, but Nepal is doing everything it can to stop the bleeding. After the hour mark, India seemed to have gained a new life.
Limbu defeats Rahim Ali in what appears to be a hasty challenge. And the two-goal gap may be impacting Nepal’s discipline, as India receives a free kick and takes it fast.
India’s defense is now extremely disciplined. The Blue Tigers have brought in Pritam Kotal or Poojary to secure the right flank as they aim to finish the game with a comfortable advantage.
India launches another counter-attack. Chhangte receives the ball after a touch from Sahal, but his shot is stopped by Nepal custodian Kiran Limpu.
India launches a counter-attack. Sahal passes the ball to Chhetri, whose shot strikes the crossbar before being deflected into the net by Mahesh. India now has an insurance aim.