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India 2-0 Italy, Under-17 Friendly Match, As It Happened

India U-17s 2-0 Italy U-17s, Full-time
Updated: 19 May 2017 20:24 IST - Published: 19 May 2017 20:10 IST
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That's all from us here. We look forward to having you live for more India Under-17s matches. Until next time, goodbye.
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What a win for the Colts today. It wasn't only the goals. The way the Colts took Italy apart and didn't allow them a single clear-cut chance at goal is a testament to the progress this group has made. Today marks a special day for Indian football. India 2-0 Italy
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That's the full-time whistle as India script history by beating Italy 2-0.
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Oh what a chance for India!

Aniket again with a curling effort after a fine move but the forward narrowly shoots over. It's been an all-round solid performance from the Colts. 
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The game's now slowly petering out as India have all but sealed their win. We are into the final few minutes. 
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Rahul slots the loose ball into an empty net to give India a 2-0 advantage. 
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The Colts finally double their lead. It's India 2-0 Italy. 
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GOOOOAAAALLLL INDIA!
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We are into the final quarter hour of the game as India lead Italy 1-0. It's been one hell of a display from the Colts here. 
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The shot is weak and is straight at Gill. India still lead 1-0. 
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Freekick from the edge of the box for Italy!
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What a chance for India!

Open goal miss by the Colts as another chance goes begging here. It seems the 2nd goal won't go in for India here. 
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Italy have looked below par today as they have clearly struggled to create chances. Once again here, the Azzurri's corner is expertly dealt with by India's defenders. 
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Aniket with another clearcut chance but he blazes over with virtually an open goal gaping. How many more misses before he finds the net?
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Chance for India! 

A poor clearance by the Italy goalkeeper allows Aniket a free shot on goal but the number 11 shoots high. Disappointing from the forward as he has now let two, three gilt edges chances pass. 
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It's still 1-0 to India. 
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Another chance wasted by India!

A sweeping counterattack opened up the Italy backline but Aniket dallies on the ball and fails to get a proper  shot away. 
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What a miss for the Colts there. 
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Chance for India!

Aniket in a one-on-one with the goalkeeper but his shot is too close to the keeper who keeps the score at 1-0. 
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Chance for Italy!

Italy have struggled to get out of their own half in the 2nd half but one slide rule pass is enough to break past India's lines. However, the cross at the end of it is well defended.  
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India have settled into a 4-5-1 shape but the pressing from midfield, which has been immense today, is still on display. 
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Shot from Italy after a loose pass at the back set the lurking Italian attacker free on goal but he shoots wide. 
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Great forward pressing by the Colts but this time their effort was overzealous, ending up conceding a freekick. 
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Italy have started on the front foot in the second half but India haven't sat back. They have been pretty direct throughout the match and that looks set to continue. 
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And we have kicked off in the 2nd half.