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SAFF Cup: India advance to the final beating Maldives 3-2

Updated: 31 December 2015 17:46 IST - Published: 31 December 2015 15:05 IST
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94' The offside flag goes up as the referee blows the full-time whistle. FT: India 3-2 Maldives (Chhetri, Jeje 2x; Ali, Ali)
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92' The free-kick delivery goes far on the left corner as Sandhu watches the ball go out for a goal kick​.
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90' Free-kick in a dangerous position for India. Meanwhile, Pronoy Halder replaces Eugeneson Lyngdoh.
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4 minutes of added time.
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89' Lyngdoh with a free-kick chance but Imran collects the ball easily.
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88' Sandhu collects the ball comfortably as a shot comes straight towards him.
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87' Imran comes way out of his formal position to clear the ball as Maldives break on a counter. A Maldives player goes down inside the box, but the offside flag goes up.
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86' Almost another goal for India but the Maldives defenders somehow manage to keep the scoreline 3-2.
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SUB: Sanju Pradhan has come on to replace Narzary for India.
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83' Jeje is inches away from scoring a stunning strike from just outside the box. Remind you, another goal would make him the first player in SAFF Cup history to score a hat-trick in Indian colours.
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80' India almost with their fourth of the night as Jeje's header finds Zuala who was free in front of the goal, but the keeper comes to the rescue.
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79' Augustine fails to head it in as Holicharan's inch-perfect cross finds him right in-front of the goal.
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78' Jeje lays it forward for Jairu but he fails to find the right shot. Takes a deflection and goes out for yet another corner.
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77' Almost an equaliser for Maldives but Sandhu comes to the rescue as he collects the ball.
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74' Amdhan Ali scores his debut Maldives goal as he heads in the incoming cross from the corner.
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73' 18-year old Lallianzuala replaces Sunil Chhetri.
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Narzary has been killing it today, created another brilliant chance with a teasing cross but Chhetri unable to get on the end of it.
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64' GOOOAL! Jeje gets his second goal of the match with an assist from captain Chhetri. Jeje does well to keep the ball to himself with three defenders on him.
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63' Sunil Chhetri is down injured! He seems to be really wounded, but he has rejected the stretcher. Gets up on his own feet.
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62' A ball from Narayan Das is met by Jeje's diving header.
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60' CLOSE! Jeje with a great shot but is denied by the woodwork.
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59' The 11th corner for India underway. But, the delivery is intercepted and taken out of the danger area as Jeje fails to reach it.
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55' Maldives almost score a second, but the shot is blocked. India break on a counter with Jeje on the ball, but he fails to keep it to himself.
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54' Free-kick for India and what a free-kick it is from Narayan Das as the goalkeeper denies him a goal.
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50' Narzary attempts a shot but the deflection from a Maldives' player takes a deflection. Corner for India.
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48' Lyngdoh takes a shot from a long range but the ball goes wide away.
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47' Borges cross is headed away but Chettri's shot is saved by the keeper.
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The second half is underway.
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HT: India 2-1 Maldives (Chhetri, Jeje; Ahmed)
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The players go back into the tunnel as play stops for the half-time break.
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45 + 1' GOOALL! Nashid Ahmed gets one back for Maldives as he puts the ball past Gurpreet Singh Sandhi with a well-placed finish inside the box.
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Two minutes of added time.
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43' Shaifu blocks Jeje's shot with his head inside the box. That was a quick counter attack from Jeje with Imran the goalkeeper on his tails, far from his formal position.
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41' Mohd. Imran clears the ball after a corner and is called for yet another save following a long-ranged attempt from Rowlin.
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41' Sunil Chhetri tries to test the keeper but the shot takes a deflection.
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37' Ali takes the freekick for Maldives but the shot goes wide over the target.
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35' Chettri with a powerful shot, but Imran comes to the rescue yet again.
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32' GOOOAL! Jeje scores the second goal of the match with a calm, composed finish! Holicharan with the assist.
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29' Brilliant double saves from Maldives' keeper Imran who keeps out Chhetri and Jeje from doubling India's lead from a close range. It was Kotal's cross that initiated the attack.