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SAFF Championship: India defeat Nepal 3-0

Sunil Chhetri led India to yet another SAFF Championship victory as India took down Nepal.

India scored three goals while Nepal couldn’t get through India’s defence as the team won by 3-0.

The first goal came from the skipper Sunil Chhetri in the 49th minute. With that goal, he had equalled Lionel Messi’s tally of 80 international goals and he is currently joint-second in the most international goals among active players list.

A minute later, Suresh Singh gave India a 2-0 lead. India made sure to defend well and they kept the lead going as Nepal couldn’t do much.

India then ended with 3-0 with a goal from Sahal Abdul Samad in the 90th minute of the match.

This is the first win under Igor Stimac who had faced criticism for not being able to lead the team well. As India had lost a few international matches recently.

Sunil Chhetri grabbed all the awards of the tournament. He was the leading goal-scorer, player of the tournament as well as player of the match.

India 3-0 Nepal

Chhetri (49th minute),
Suresh Singh (50th)
Sahal Abdul Samad (90th).

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