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Sunil Chhetri equals THIS record of Pele after scoring his 77th goal for India

Sunil Chhetri equals THIS report of Pele after scoring his 77th purpose for India | Soccer Information

Maldives, Oct 10 -Talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri equalled the legendary Pele together with his 77th worldwide purpose as his 83rd-minute strike helped India beat Nepal 1-0 and saved his aspect from the verge of elimination within the SAFF Championships right here on Sunday.
The 37-year-old Chhetri, taking part in in his 123rd match for India, struck a late purpose to put himself on an excellent keel with the Brazillian nice (77 targets from 92 matches). He’s now in joint third with UAE’s Ali Mabkhout (77) within the record of highest scorers amongst lively footballers, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (112) and Lionel Messi (79).
@chetrisunil11: We’ve accomplished plenty of issues, proper, and we have to enhance plenty of different issues. We’re nonetheless alive in #SAFFChampionship2021, and we are going to maintain bettering #NEPIND #BackTheBlue #BlueTigers #IndianFootball
— Indian Soccer Workforce (@IndianFootball) October 10, 2021
Substitute Farukh Chaudhary in some way managed to win a header from a protracted throw-in and directed it in direction of the centre of the six-yard field the place Chhetri discovered himself on the proper place to fireside the ball previous Nepal gaolkeeper Kiran Limbu late within the match. Seven-time champions India at the moment are at third spot with 5 factors from three matches within the five-team desk, beneath the Maldives (six factors from three matches) and Nepal (six factors from three matches).
India will nonetheless have to win their ultimate round-robin league match on Wednesday towards hosts Maldives in the event that they must make it to the October 16 ultimate. A draw towards Nepal would have put India on the verge of elimination.
The Indian workforce and its head coach Igor Stimac had been underneath the pump after drawing towards lower-ranked Bangladesh (1-1) and Sri Lanka (0-0) of their earlier matches. Chaudhary had come into the sector as an alternative to Mohd. Yasir within the seventieth minute.
India stored on creating probabilities within the match and had been the dominant workforce all through. However they weren’t in a position to make the ending touches within the few probabilities they bought. Chhetri had additionally missed an enormous alternative to attain within the first half.
India had drawn towards Nepal 0-0 and beat the Himalayan nation 2-0 within the earlier encounters this 12 months earlier than Sunday’s win. PTI

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