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Intercontinental Cup 2018: India vs Chinese Taipei, Live Match Updates

FT : India 5-0 Chinese Taipei
Updated: 01 June 2018 21:57 IST - Published: 01 June 2018 18:21 IST
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FULL TIME : India 5-0 Chinese Taipei

India begin their Intercontinental Cup campaign is style as they blow away Chinese Taipei 5-0! It's gonna be a long partying night for the Indian Football Fraternity. A comprehensive all around performance from all departmends see India dismantle Chinese Taipei. A great comeback indeed for Constantine after the Kygyzstan loss. 

That's it from Sportskeeda for tonight. Keep following Sportskeeda for post match analysis, reactions and reports. This is Sayak signing off. Thank You. 
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90+4' Substitution for India : Chhetri comes off after a splendid hattrick. Alen Deory replaces the Captain. Jeje has the captain's arm band now. 
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90+4' India recover. Sandhu to take the goalkick. 
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90+3' Another corner for Taipei as India are under pressure suddenly as far as the cleansheet is concerned. 
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90+1' SAVE! Sandhu pulls of yet another save. Corner to the away side. 
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4 Minutes Added on. 
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90' CHANCE! Dorkin goes past two defenders and is clear on goal but Sandhu comes off his line and snaches the ball away off the striker's legs. The cleansheet was in trouble for a moment. 
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88' Rowlin gets in a corner, headed away. Rowlin gets a second bite of the cherry, gets in a cross but Taipei clear their lines. 
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87' Fans in the stands singing 'Vande Mataram' in Unison. Both the players and the fans have been on top today for certain. 
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84' The game is all but over now with both the teams resorting to random balls into the sky. Taiwan would love to have the final whistle now. 
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81' Substitution for India : Lalruathara replaces Pritam Kotal. 
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80' Substitution for India : Mohammed Rafique replaces Pronay Haldar who has put in quite a shit today. 
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78' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Pronay Haldar sends the crowd into dream land with an absolute belter of a shot. 
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70' The game has slowed down a bit, with India slowing down the proceedings after getting overboard. 
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68' Double Substitution for India

Anas replaced by Salam
Thapa replaced by Rowlin
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65' Corner headed away to safety. 
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64' Kuruniyan is clear on goal but is dispossessed by an on rushing opposition defender as he lined up for a shot. Corner to India. 
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60' GOAAAAAAAL! After couple of terrible misses, Chhetri scores his third of the day after a clever set piece buildup by India. 
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54' India constantly lurking around for the fourth goal as the away side look out of any idea to get one back. It's India all the way. 
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52' India swing in couple of corners, danger averted by Taipei. 
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51' Pronay Haldar goes for goal from distance, has his shot blocked, 
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49' Substitution for India : Ashique Kuruniyan handed India debut as he replaces Holicharan Narzary. 
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47' GOAAAAAAAAAAAL! WHAT A START. Udanta dribbles past two defender, wrong foots one and fires it in with his left foot. Pure Class. Brilliant Individual goal! 
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Second half kicks off. 
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HALF TIME : India 2-0 Chinese Taipei

A dominating Indian display sees Chhetri score twice as India lead 2-0 at the break. Second half ten minutes away. Stay Tuned to Sportskeeda. 
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2 Minutes Added on. 
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45' MISS! Narzary tries a reverse flick from a cross, but the ball goes wide. 
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43' Chinese Taipei get a freekick floated in towards the danger area but can't find a white shirt. India recover. 
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38' SAVE! Chhetri clear on goal with acres of space, and all the time in the world to place it past the keeper, goes for the chip and sees the ball saved. Chance wasted. 
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36' India constantly using the right flank with crosses, troubling the opposition left back. 
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32' GOAAAAAAAAAL! What beautiful one touch play. Champagne Football out there. Thapa finds Jeje who lays it off for Chhetri with a deft touch. Captain calmly places the ball in between the legs of Taipeian keeper to make it 2-0. 
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32' Anirudh Thapa has been a livewire on the field so far, chasing everything down and going all to snatch possession for India. 
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30' Chinese Taipei slowing down the game and resorting to possession based patient play, looking for an opening. 
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28' Jeje spots the Taipeian keeper off his line, shoots from distance but the latter recovers in time and collects the ball with ease. 
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27' Freekick headed away to safety by Jhingan. 
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27' Game resumes after medical help. Taipei with a freekick. 
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24' Subhasish Bose is down after a terrible collision. Medical assistance under way. 
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22' India with number of crosses from the right but not able to find the main man. 
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20' Corner goes out of play. Goalkick to Chinese Taipei. 
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19' SAVE! Chhetri and Jeje have a brilliant chance to double the lead, but get missed up upfront allowing the opposition to recover. Chhetri does manage a shot with his weaker foot and earns a corner. 
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16' The Pilgrims are bringing the roof down with their super loud chants. 
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14' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Jeje dribbles past one defender, forwards a beautiful ball towards Chhetri who calmly places his it into the back of the net past a hapless Taipei keeper. 
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12' WIDE! The Chhetri Freekick is inches wide of the target. 
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10' Freekick for India as Chhetri is illegally pushed from behind. The man responsible has been booked. The freekick  is just outside the box and certainly , Chhetri will go for goal from here. 
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8' After a fiery India start, the game has quietened up a bit. 
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6' Taipei force Sandhu to make a save.
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3' MISS! Udanta sets up Chhetri on a plate, who misses the target by a whisker. India on top in the initial minutes. 
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1' Udanta crosses in from the right, the opposition goalkeeper struggles to keep possession of the ball initially, but gets his lines clear eventually. 
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KICK-OFF! India in Blue get us underway against the Chinese Taipei Whites. 
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Pre-Match Photographs and Formalities are done and dusted. Kick-off moments away!