Mtach Report – Jeje scores the winner as India beat Laos in Asian Cup play-off.
FT- Jeje Lalpekhlua did the star turn for the Blue Tigers as his second-half strike proved decisive in India’s 1-0 win over Laos in their first leg encounter of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup play-off at New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane on Thursday.
90′ – Added time 3 minutes.
89′ – India makes their final substitution; Alwyn George replaces Md. Rafique.
87′ – Laos defenders are are getting physical too often.
83′ – Laos skipper Khampheng Sayavutthi pushes Udanta Singh which earns him a yellow card.
80′ – We are into the final 10 minutes of the game as the home side are getting desperate to score the eqauliser.
74′ – Laos gets a corner but Gurpreet gathers the ball with ease.
72′ – India makes their second change Sumit Passi replaces Jeje Lalpekhlua.
69′ – Substitution for Laos; Phoutthasay Khochalern come in for Phoutthasay Khochalern.
66′ – India are puting pressure on the Laos defense to score the insurance goal.
60′ – As we are approaching the hour mark India looks more purposeful in the half.
56′ – GOOOAAAALLLL; Jeje Lalpekhlua puts India ahead from Udanta Singh’s cross.
54′ – Laos’ Manolom Phomsouvanh attemted one from outside the box but his shot failed to do any damage.
50′ – India showing some positive intent early on in the session.
46′ – Second-half begins with Seityasen Singh coming in for Holicharan Narzary.
HT- After a evenly contested first-half scores remain goalless.
45′ – Added time 1 minute.
43′ – Eugeneson Lyngdoh’s effort goes high above the crossbar.
41′ – Sunil Chhetri’s shot from close was blocked by Laos keeper Vathana Keodouangdeth
35′ – Ten minutes remaing in the half with scoreline locked goalless.
27′ – Narayan Das’ attemted long ranger took a diflection off a Laos defender for a corner.
25′ – Laos are dominating with holding the midfield supremacy.
20′ – Laos came close with Maitee Sihalad, whose shot missed the target by a whisker.
12′ – Despite dominating early proceedings India have failed to break the deadlock.
6′ – Jeje came close with a blistering run but an advancing Laos keeper averted the danger.
4′ – Free-kick for Laos but the Indian defense clears the ball.
1′ – India kicked-off the proceedings at Laos National Stadium in Vientiane!
Laos’ Starting XI: Vathana Keodouangdeth (GK); Maitee Sihalad, Sangvone Phimmasen, Latsamy Phachantha, Thenthong Phonsettha, Phoutthasay Khochalern, Moukda Souksavath, Kanya Kounvongsa, Paseuthsack Souliyavong, Manolom Phomsouvanh, Khampheng Sayavutthi (c).
India’s Starting XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Rino Anto, Arnab Mondal, Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das; Udanta Singh, Holicharan Narzary, Md. Rafique, Eugeneson Lyngdoh; Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sunil Chhetri (c).