The first chance came to the hosts in the 19th minute with a free-kick just outside the Kyrgyzstan danger area. Brandon Fernandes took the kick but custodian Totkotaev Erzhan was up to the task
Sunil Chhetri and Sandesh Jhingan
India beat Kyrgyzstan 2-0 to win the Tri-nation International football competition in front of a packed Khuman Lampak Stadium here on Tuesday. Sandesh Jhingan scored the opening goal for the Indians in the first half, following which skipper Sunil Chhetri converted a penalty to complete the victory. India had beaten Myanmar 1-0 in the first match of the competition on March 22.
The first chance came to the hosts in the 19th minute with a free-kick just outside the Kyrgyzstan danger area. Brandon Fernandes took the kick but custodian Totkotaev Erzhan was up to the task.
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India got their opening goal through a free-kick later in the half. In the 34th minute, Brandon attempted an indirect effort this time and Jhingan judged the ball perfectly to volley in for 1-0. India’s second goal came late in the game. In the 84th minute, Kyrgyzstan’s Zhyrgalbek Kairat was penalised for a foul in their striking circle and Chhetri made no mistake from the spot.
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