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2018 Intercontinental Cup: 5 biggest positives for Team India

Ashwan Rao
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#4 Team India's goal-scoring spree

Captain Chhetri- celebrating a goal with his teammates
Captain Chhetri- celebrating a goal with his teammates

Having scored 11 goals in four games, Team India's attack was simply the best in the tournament. Goals came in from 'Captain Marvel, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Pranoy Halder and Udanta Singh. The Blue Tigers started off the tournament in some style, putting five past a hapless Chinese Taipei side in the first game of the tournament.

A fantastic hat-trick from Chhetri and goals each from Udanta Singh and Pranoy Halder helped India to a dominating 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei in the tournament opener. In their second league game against Kenya, India scored thrice- thanks to Sunil Chhetri's brace and 'Mizo Sniper' Jeje's goal. Thereby, the Blue Tigers eased past their African opponents to register two consecutive wins.

In their final league encounter against New Zealand, they were not at their usual best and managed a solitary goal. It was once again Chhetri who stepped up for India, but he could not ensure a win as India slumped to a 1-2 defeat in this game.

In the final against Kenya, Sunil Chhetri's brace helped India to claim the glory in front of a roaring Mumbai crowd. 11 goals in four games in no easy task and Team India have managed just that. Kudos 'Blue Tigers!'