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India 1-2 Sporting Club Portugal, As It Happened, Under-17 Practice Match

India Under-17s 1-2 Sporting Club Portugal U17, FULL TIME
Updated: 10 May 2017 00:56 IST - Published: 09 May 2017 00:45 IST
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That's it from us. Thank you for joining us. Goodbye and goodnight!
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And that's it. India lose this one 1-2 in a closely fought encounter.

Aniket Jadhav with the goal for India in the second half. However, the hero quickly turned villain as he missed a penalty.
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Sporting now go down the other end and get some reprieve of their own via a corner.
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Into some dangerous areas around the pitch and finally a shot comes in. But that is straight at the keeper.
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India with another corner. This time from the right.

Taken quickly.
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A long ball from India is brilliantly laid off by Aniket. But India fail to bring that to fruition as a crunching challenge comes in.
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India with a corner after some adventurous play down the left. 

But they can't make much of that.
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The game is stifled in the middle right now with neither really threatening to break loose!
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Only 9 minutes remaining in this game. Can India get the equaliser??
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Now India from the left. A header comes in but that is wide of target.
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A ball over the top from India. But they end up fouling.
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A free kick now for India in a dangerous position.

They try a variation as they draw to the right. But the cross in in poor and easily dealt with.
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The Indian youngsters are really pushing for that equaliser. Some good breaks especially down the right. But they have not really been able to get that final decisive ball in.
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That was some interesting piece of defending from the Indian right back. Nearly went down on all fours anticipating a move, lucky that Sporting could not make much out of their foray down the left.
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Another beautiful move down the right from India. They are really hungry for the equaliser. But they have be more clinical in the final third with their passing.
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The floodlights are on here at Lisbon and India with another dangerous foray down their right,
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PENALTY to India!!

But that is saved. Weak effort there. The GK guessed the right way and that was a comfortable height for him.

Golden opportunity for India goes begging.
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A great break from India down the right led by Aniket Jadhav but his ball into the middle is a little behind Komal Thatal and that chance goes missing.
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And India are looking to bring in some fresh legs now.
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But now a good break from Sporing. Down the middle and the midfielder has a runner cutting in from the left. Tries to play him in but the India defence gets to him in time and forces a throw-in.
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Great closing down again from the Indians. The Sporting kids are facing difficulty in playing their way out from the back.
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India looking more and more promising as time goes on.
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A great free kick and the Sporting keeper is forced into making a save and help it out for a corner.
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India on the front foot again and now they have a free kick from a dangerous area.
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Great pressing from India. The ball was in the air and the Sporting defender was looking to bring that under control but he has no time.

But thankfully for him, the Indian youngster commits a foul in his overexuberance.
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And India on the attack again, This time with Komal Thatal. A rasping shot from the right and the keeper has to parry it away for a corner.
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GOAAALLL!!!

The Indians equalise. They catch Sporting napping and they have comeback into the game.
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And we are back for the second half action.
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That strike came at the stroke of half time and really painful end to India's half there.
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GOAL!! Sporting scores.

Bad fumble from the keeper. Comes out and gets to the ball but can't hang on. The ball finds the feet of a Sporting and he calmly slots it in.
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Sporting on the prowl again and this they get a corner for their endeavours.
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Sporting threatening from the left this time. Great ball in but what a great piece of goalkeeping from Gill. Commanding in the box. He comes out and claims it at the highest point.
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The Indians are really putting pressure on the ball and not letting Sporting settle down into the game. The young colts nearly break down the middle but the Sporting keeper comes out in time as he sniffs danger.
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Sporting now on the left and trying to make inroads. But that is brilliant from Boris. Shields the ball well and gets India a free kick.
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However, India lose possession and Sporting try to break down the left but the ball is too heavy.
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India with another long ball down the middle this time.. And India trying to set up something on the right hand side this time.
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India get another throw-in  on the left side but they can't really get out of there.
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India now building down the left. A good ball played over the top down the flank and that results in a throw in for India.
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Sporting finally get a cross but that is well gathered by Gill in goal.
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A bad foul there. Sporting again trying to break from the right and this the winger is just too quick for the Indian number 5.
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But the Indians are closing the Sporting team down on every occasion in midfield.
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No nonsense defending this time from the Indians. After a bright start to the game, India's control on the proceedings seems to have diminished.
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Sporting again looking to break down the right. A cross goes into the Indian box but that is gathered well by the keeper.
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India with a break down the left. A cross goes in from that flank but no one there in the middle.
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The Indians getting outmuscled at the middle of the pitch. And Sporting again break from the right!

A lovely nutmeg on the Indian no. 13. But just as he looks to get in from the right, a great tackle comes in.
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And now Sporting down the right. But the Indians are on their toes and help get the ball out for a throw.

And then thwart the attack as they get a GK!
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The Indians firmly on the attack at the moment. But they can't really make that final telling pass.
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Sporting again with a chance. They break down the left; send in a low cross but India clear their lines.
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Great chance for Sporting. But a last ditch tackle comes to India's rescue.
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A corner for India but Sporting clear but the Indian youngsters are quick to get back.