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India 0-0 Lazio, Under-17 Lazio Cup 2017, As It Happened

India U-17 0-0 Lazio, Full-time
Updated: 24 May 2017 22:26 IST - Published: 24 May 2017 22:06 IST
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It ends 0-0 between India Under-17s and Lazio Under-17s in Fiuggi here. The Colts put up a good fight but were unable to score the goal. It's two draws in two games for the Colts so far in the Lazio Cup. We will be back tomorrow with more India U-17s action. Until then, goodbye!
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H2, 34' India with a long throw into the Lazio box but the Italian side defend the Colts' attack well. 
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H2, 30' We are close to full-time here but the score still reads 0-0
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H2, 29' Chance for the Colts late into the second half with a freekick from the edge of the Lazio final third. Stalin's effort is off target as Lazio restart.
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H2, 28' Abhijit creates a shooting opportunity by cutting inside from the left, but his effort is blocked
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H2, 26' Nothing much happening near either goal as the ball is moving around in midfield. The Colts manage to create an opening with a low, fizzed cross across the Lazio box, but there is no one to get on the end of it. 0-0
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H2, 24' It's been a pretty even contest in the second half so far. Lazio haven't made things easy for the Colts, and neither has India's finishing. 0-0
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H2, 21' Lazio come close directly from a corner as the ball just lands over the bar and on the net. The Italians have looked better in the last few minutes. 0-0
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H2, 19' Lazio are slowly getting into the game, earning their second corner in quick succession. Could tired legs once again deny the Colts?
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H2, 17' Lazio create an opening from a corner but the final shot is blocked by a number of Indian defenders. That's about it from Lazio so far today in terms of attacking threat.
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H2, 16' Chance for India!

A one-one-one chance spurned by the Colts as Lazio's 'keeper continues his fine day in front of goal.
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H2, 14' The Colts have been attempting the long diagonal from the back but it hasn't been fruitful so far. Another long ball from the back is gathered easily by the Lazio keeper.
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H2, 11' Aniket with the ball on the right once again, and once again he fails to beat the first man. The Colts have built up well until the final third, where they seem to lose their cool.
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H2, 8' Jeakson with a brilliant cutting run but his shot is blocked and Lazio survive another India attack. How much longer before the Colts take the lead?
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H2, 7' Lazio have put up a blanket defence now, leaving the Colts with little space to attack. Aniket gets the ball on the right but fails to beat the first man.
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H2, 5' India look to gain the early advantage in the 2nd half but Lazio haven't looked like sitting back. An entertaining half is on the cards
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2nd, 1' And we are underway in the 2nd half!
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Inspired stuff from the Colts here but the deadlock is yet to be broken. Will the 2nd half be kinder to India?
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It's halftime here in Fiuggi with the score 0-0.  
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30' 0-0
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Chance for India!

The Colts hit Lazio on the break but the opposition goalkeeper makes a fine save to deny India. The follow-up shot from Komal is wayward. 
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27' Freekick to Lazio on the edge of India's defensive third. However, the delivery is poor and the Colts get away. 
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25' We are almost at the end of the 1st half and it's been a dominant half from the Colts. Still 0-0
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22' The Colts have been really aggressive off the ball, denying even a second of time to their opponents. 
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19' It's still 0-0
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19' Freekick to the Colts near the corner flag but it's a tame effort from Stalin which is cleared away easily. 
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17' Lazio enjoying a bit of possession here but there has been no penetration from the hosts. Another move breaks down, resulting in a goalkick for the Colts. 
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15' 0-0 Attacking-wise, the Colts have been miles better than their opponents today. 
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14' India hit the crossbar!

A long range effort nearly results in a goal for the impressive Colts. 
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11' Stalin with a wicked delivery from a central freekick 30 yards out. The ball dips just before arriving at the far post but the Lazio goalkeeper is alert and tips it behind for a corner. The corner is wasted by the Colts. 
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9' The high pressing Colts put the Lazio goalkeeper under pressure from a back pass. India are on the ascendancy here but the opening goal hasn't yet arrived. 
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7' First time diagonal balls being attempted by Lazio but India's high defensive line has no problem dealing with them. 
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5' Lazio haven't seen much of the ball as it has all been the Colts so far. Still 0-0 though but India with the best chance in the 2nd minute. 
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2' Early attack from the right by the Colts, resulting in a corner. It's taken short and the cross is almost turned into the net but for the crossbar. The follow-up shot is hit high. Early chance for the Colts
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1' Lazio have swarmed over the Indians​ in the early exchanges. The home team mean business here. 
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1' And we are underway with Lazio kicking off proceedings!
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Both teams are now out on the pitch as kick-off is imminent.
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India Under-17s' latest results:

India 1-2 Sporting CP
India 1-1 Saint Leu
India 2-0 Italy Under-17s
India 1-1 Lega Pro XI
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We are minutes away from kick-off here in Fiuggi as the Indian Colts square off to Lazio Under-17s.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Indian Under-17 team.


Today, the Indian Colts take on Lazio in the Lazio Cup 2017. The Colts are on the back of a 1–1 draw with a Lega Pro XI yesterday and will look to get their first win of the Lazio Cup today.


Fiuggi will be the venue for the game which will be the day’s fourth kick-off. The match will be of 60 minutes duration and starts at 9 PM Indian Standard Time.


Both teams’ squads are as follows:


India: 5 Stalin Sanjeev, 1 Moiranghtem Dheeraj, 2 Thangjam Boris Singh, 3 Rakip Mohamad, 4 Ali Anwar, 6 Wanjam Singh Suresh, 7 Kiyam Singh Amarjit, 8 Sarangi Shubham, 9 Thatal Komal, 10 Jadhav Anil Aniket, 11 Sarkar Abhijit, 12 Meher Saurabh, 13 Singh Jitendra, 14 Praveen Rahul Kannoly, 15 Ali Rahim, 16 Gill Singh Prabhusukhan, 17 Naorem Nongdamba, 18 Deshpande Namit.

Lazio: 9 Federico Scaffidi, 6 Roberto De Angelis, 3 Nicoló Armini, 4 Raffaele Silvestre, 5 Leonardo Iattia, 7 Alessandro Cerbara, 8 Fabio Francucci, 10 Andrea Spoletini, 11 Matteo Napolitano, 12 Matteo Pinna, 13 Gianmarco Marini, 14 Mattia Petricco, 15 Alessio Mengoni, 16 Daniele Napolitano, 17 Matteo Terenzi, 18 Lorenzo Nicodemo.