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AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers: India 4-1 Macau - As it happened

India 4-1 Macau, FT
Updated: 11 October 2017 21:20 IST - Published: 11 October 2017 21:03 IST
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The Blue Tigers have made it to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 finals after today's win. India stretch their unbeaten run to 12 games with this win. That's all from us here, thanks for joining us.
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Full-time: India 4-1 Macau
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90+2' Jeje puts the finishing touches to the game with a tap in from  Chhetri's square ball. India are heading to UAE 2019 for sure now.
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90+2' GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL INDIA!
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90' Jeje is played forward by Balwant but the striker is pulled up for offside. Jeje rounded the Macau keeper before lining up to shoot but the assistant already had his flag up.
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87' WHAT A MISS!

Lovely play from Narzary who runs through the middle before passing it to Chhetri ahead of him. The India captain unselfishly lays it off for Jeje, whose shot with his weaker left foot goes narrowly wide.
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84' As the clock ticks toward the full time whistle, the game is slowly petering out. Macau don't believe they can overturn the deficit as India circulate the ball from one side to another.
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80' We head into the final 10 minutes of regulation time. It has been a drab affair as far as quality is concerned, but Indian fans would barely complain as a ticket to 2019's AFC Asian Cup final inches ever closer. Can the Blue Tigers hold on to their lead?
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79' Balwant is on fire!

The Mumbai City man gets on the end of a lay off from Jeje and hits the ball first time with his weaker left foot but the effort just fizzes over the goal.
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77' Another debut handed by Constantine as Salam Ranjan Singh makes his senior India bow, replacing Anas in central defence.
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77' Salam Ranjan ON Anas OFF
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76' Macau mounting some attacks of their own now but once again Leonel's audacious attempt goes high and wide of target.
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75' Carlos Leonel suddenly finds some shooting space in front of the India box but his effort is straight at Gurpreet's hands, luckily for India.
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73' India are now well-placed to seal their passage to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 with their 2-goal advantage. It's  not been the perfect performance but Balwant has come on and changed things for the Blue Tigers.
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70' Narzary's cross from the right is deflected into the back of the net by a Macau defender as India finally have a 2-goal cushion.  The goalkeeper had no chance there.
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70' GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL INDIA!
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65' Mohammed Rafique ON Rowllin Borges OFF
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63' India nearly score another as Balwant is running riot. the substitute cuts back the ball but Sunil Chhetri has pressure from behind due to which he fails to make a proper contact to tap in the ball for India's 3rd.
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61' Balwant nearly scores another after he gets into a 1-v-1 with the Macau keeper. However, his clipped finish is wide of target.
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There was some suspicion of offside but Balwant brilliantly checked his run before squaring an inch-perfect ball to Chhetri, who slots it home for his 55th international goal.
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60' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL INDIA!
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58' Lionel with a shot from outside the box with an impossible technique but Gurpreet has his near post covered. 
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56' What a chance for India as Eugene's corner is headed goalward by Jhingan only for the Macau goalkeeper to pull off a diving, reaction save to deny the Indians the lead.
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53' Some needle play from India almost get Chhetri in a shooting position but he decides to pass the ball to Narzary whose low cross is deflected for a corner. Eugene's corner is a wasted opportunity.
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51' Macau enjoy some good moments in attack but their final effort - a difficult header - on target is held well by Gurpreet.