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India 1-0 Kyrgyzstan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifier, As It Happened

India 1-0 Kyrgyzstan, Full-time
Updated: 13 June 2017 21:58 IST - Published: 13 June 2017 21:55 IST
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That's all from us here. From starting on the backfoot to soaking pressure all throughout the game to sealing the win with a Chhetri special, the Blue Tigers had to work hard for today's 1-0 win. They next play an international match in August when the mooted inter-continental Champions Cup starts. Until next time, goodbye!
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Full-time: India 1-0 Kyrgyz Republic (Chhetri 69')
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What a win for India. It's full time here at the Kanteerava as India beat the Kyrgyz Republic 1-0. A big win in the AFC Asian Cup scheme of things for the Blue Tigers. This is also India's 8th straight win in international matches.
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90+4' Another miss by India!

Chhetri this time with the miss after carving out a fine opening.
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90+3' India are trying to kill the game off here but tempers are flaring here as Chhetri voices his grievances to the referee. 
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90+2' What a miss by Robin!


Chhetri with another masterful bit of play that releases Robin one-on-one with Pavel but the East Bengal striker blazes his effort over.
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90' We are almost at the end of regulation time. 4 minutes added on.
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89' Goalscorer Chhetri is named the Man of the Match.
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87' It's nervy and tense here at the moment. Can India hang on to their slender lead with all the pressure?
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85' It's all Kyrgyz Republic now, but Narzary and Jairu are tracking back well to deny any space to the Kyrgyz Republic. It's been a frustrating evening for the visitors so far, but there is still a few more minutes left.
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81' Another opening for the visitors which stemmed from Gurpreet coming out to deal with a one-on-one. The Indian 'keeper makes a fine save to deny Bernhardt and the follow-up effort is headed just wide of goal. India survive another scare.
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80' Robin will be expected to hold the long, forward balls better now. India need to kill time in the final 10 minutes as the Kyrgyz Republic will certainly go gung-ho in attack. However, their best player Viktor Maier is taken off.
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79' Third and final change for India as Robin Singh replaces the assist-provider Jeje.
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77' India will look to hold on to their lead in the remaining minutes of the game and attack on the break. That's been the plan all along but Chhetri's goal has at least given the Blue Tigers something to cling on to now.
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75' Rafique goes in full throttle with an ill-timed tackle on Farkhat, leading to a Kyrgyz freekick from a dangerous position. The effort is straight at Gurpreet.
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74' Jacki is replaced by Bikash Jairu as India opt for fresh legs for the last quarter of the game.
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72'  Iliaz brings Jeje down as the Indian striker tries to turn his marker. The defender is booked for his transgressions.
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71' What a finish to what a move from Chhetri. That's why he is the main man for the Blue Tigers!
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69' What a counter attack from India as Chhetri was at the heart of it all. 

The Indian skipper skipped past three players on his own before slipping the ball wide to Jeje, who returned the favour by clipping the ball into the onrushing Chhetri's path and the captain put his first-time finish right on target.
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69' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FOR INDIA!
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65' First change for India as Rowllin is replaced by Rafique.
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63' Another curling effort from Akhlidin but it is straight at Gurpreet. The visitors are cranking up the pressure here as India face attack after another Kyrgyz attack.
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61' Chance for the Kyrgyz Republic!

Anas and Jhingan throw their bodies to block Akhlidin and Mirlan's shots. India somehow survive the visitors' onslaught here.
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59' Chhetri and Eugene with two glorious opportunities for India but nothing at the end of them in terms of goals. The game has taken all of us to the edge of our seats. This game surely cannot end 0-0.
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56' Things are getting exciting at the moment as both teams' intent to attack has made it an end to end affair.