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AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers: India 2-0 Macau - As it happened

India 2-0 Macau, Full-time
Updated: 05 September 2017 18:58 IST - Published: 05 September 2017 18:55 IST
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A point to note - the quality of the crosses from out fullbacks - Narayan Das and Pritam Kotal. Das goes away with an assist but on another day, Kotal could have come away with three. 
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The substitution did all the trick. Balwant Singh coming off the bench to replace Eugeneson Lyngdoh made all the difference as he comes away with both the goals - helping India to all three points and a step closer to realising their Asian dream.
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEP!

That's it, the Indian Tigers have done it. The unbeaten run stretches to 11 games. Their third consecutive win in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers. 

A step closer to realising the Asian Dream.
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90+3' -  GOAAAL!??

No. India nearly had their third goal but not before the off side flag is raised.
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90+2' - A long ball over the top and that man Balwant Singh is running his heart out. Gets to the ball and looks to get Chhetri in. 

But it hasn't been the best of games for the skipper. He looks to roll his man but gets the ball intercepted!
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90+1' - A run down the right and the hosts just produced a rare cross into the box. Low one and easily dealt with by Sandesh Jhingan.
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Three minutes added on.
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90' - Jacki with the throw into Balwant. Goes back to the winger who goes past his man and finds Sunil Chhetri. But he can't get the shot away.
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89' - Some cramps for Pritam Kotal. He has run himself into the ground. 
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88' - Macau with some possession. But they really pack no punch in the final third. This has been too easy for India. But they won't mind.
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87' - Germanpreet Singh comes in for Jeje Lalpekhlua - India's last substitution for the game.
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86' - Narzary with the run and the Macau defence parted like the Red Sea. Puts in a cross but that is overhit.
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This is amazing from Balwant. He was quality for Mohun Bagan last season - forcing Jeje Lalpekhlua out of the team. And since coming back to the national team, he has been stellar.
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83' - GOAAAALLL!!

Balwant Singh again. Gurpreet sees Balwant with a great run and the keeper with a huge punt. The defender made a mistake and the forward was there to tuck it over the keeper who had advanced looking to deal with the danger.
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82' - A corner for the home team. Kong Hao with the corner and that is straight to Gurpreet.
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81' - Macau looking for a spark but not as long as Sandesh Jhingan. The Kerala Blasters man slides in to put that away.
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80' - India with their second sub.

Jackichand Singh comes on for Udanta Singh.
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79' -  SHOT from DISTANCE!

Narzary with the effort from long range but that is not going to worry anyone.
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Play stopped at the moment as a Macanese player is down at the moment.
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76' - Finally some intent from the hosts as their own substitute looks to go through the backline but Anas is there to thwart that.
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75' - MISTIMED!

India with all the freedom to play the ball wherever they want. Errant pass from Pritam this time but Udanta recovers that and puts in the ball from the right. Deflected and by the time it reaches Balwant, he is already on the way down.
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74' - India have been playing the ball around with no real intent from the hosts. 

Pritam into Jeje but he can't get that ball in control.
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72' - India on the charge again. Balwant finds Jeje but a timely tackle means India have another corner.

Ball deep into the box and Balwant again with the header. This time he finds the side netting.
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71' - India get the ball again and Das with another ball into the box. Not the same quality and that comes to Udanta on the right. Takes a touch and then hits it well. 

INCHES WIDE!
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70' - Rowllin with the corner. Chhetri with the flick on but that is headed cleared but not really far. Drops to Udanta who looked to find Sunil again instead of taking a shot.