Intercontinental Cup 2018 final highlights – India vs Kenya:
- India won 2-0
- Chhetri scored a brace
- He moved to 64 goals from 102 matches
India clinched the Intercontinental Cup at the Andrei Sports Complex in Mumbai by defeating Kenya 2-0. A dominant performance by the hosts was spearheaded by their inspirational captain Sunil Chhetri who scored both the goals for the home side. In an utter show of dominance by the Indian football side, one that was a master class on how to win a final, India were on top of the visitors from minute 1 to 90 to ensure that it was all smooth sailing for them in the final.
Returning to the Intercontinental Cup 2018 final highlights India vs Kenya, a stadium overflowing with supporters who had thronged in numbers to support their side despite the strong rains in Mumbai, the Indian football team was clearly pumped up on seeing and hearing the large crowd cheer them on. And they did not disappoint the people who had made the trip to the stadium. A fine show of footballing skill and talent saw the Indians who had lost just once in the tournament turn on the style on the evening. An attacking minded India started on the offence from the opening whistle, hardly letting their opponents breathe throughout the match. They were relentless in their approach, creating attack after attack, defending resolutely and countering in even better fashion to kill Kenya’s spirit. Such was India’s foothold on the game that despite going into the lead in the first half they did not sit back and continued to play their attacking, aggressive brand of football.
For all of India’s fine play, it was their skipper Sunil Chettri who once again proved to be the game changer. He scored in the 8th minute after a free kick from Anirudh Thapa was flicked perfectly by him into the back of the net. He once again found the goal in the 29th minute to race his side into a 2-0 lead and with that also became the joint second-highest scoring international footballer. He moved levelled on 64 goals with Lionel Messi, only behind Ronaldo’s 81 now. Although Kenya did regroup after going two down, India’s defence and midfield was rock-solid, ensuring the hosts won comfortably. If you think we have missed any interesting moments in the Intercontinental Cup 2018 final highlights – India vs Kenya, do let us know in the comments below.
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