A couple of days after suffering a humiliating 5-1 defeat against China, India bounced to beat Bangladesh in the 2023 Asian Games men's football competition. The 1-0 win in their second Group A match - thanks to captain Sunil Chhetri's 85th-minute penalty conversion - at Xiaoshan Sports Centre Stadium, Hangzhou on Thursday revived India's hopes. They will next face Myanmar and will need to defeat them too to assure themselves of progressing to the next round. Catch highlights of IND vs BAN, Hangzhou Asian Games football highlights. ( Full Coverage | Streaming & Schedule | Match Report )
3:39 pm: FULL-TIME!!!
The referee blows his whistle and it's full-time! India registered a narrow victory over Bangladesh courtesy of Magician Sunil Chhetri's Penalty goal in the 85th minute of the game. India won 1-0 vs Bangladesh.
India 1-0 Bangladesh, (Full Time)
3:18 pm: GOAL!!!!
Chhetri takes the Penalty as Mitul gets ready. Sunil kicks, but MITUL cannot reach there. LEAD TO INDIA!!!
India 1-0 Bangladesh, 85'
3:16 pm: PENALTY for INDIA !!
A long ball to MIRANDA at the edge of the box, he enters to control but is fouled by Rahmat. Penalty! An opportunity for INDIA!
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 82'
2:58 pm: Kynshi's Free-Kick Gets Denied
After Gurkirat is fouled on the left near the Bangladesh box, India is awarded a free kick. Chhetri guides Kynshi before taking the free kick. Jhingan is inside the box... Mitul dives to clip it to the crossbar and it goes for a corner while Kynshi shoots for the top-left corner! WHAT A LOOK!
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 63'
2:50 pm: Two Changes For India
India has undergone two transitions! Gurkirat takes Danu's place, and Amarjit makes way for Samuel.
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 57'
2:48 pm: Rabiul Gets Blocked!
Miranda drops the ball, which proves costly. Bangladesh builds up quickly and then gets close to the Indian box. Rabuil gets some room and shoots, but his shot is blocked by a defender! Going for a corner, but India takes care of it!
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 53'
2:23 pm: HALF-TIME !!
Last-ditch defending and heroic goalkeeping saw Bangladesh survive a flurry of attempts right at the end of the first 45. All square as the teams head inside.
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 45'
2:20 pm: Danu takes the free-kick!
After Miranda is fouled, India is awarded a free kick on the left flank, near the Bangladesh box. Danu takes it, but it flies too high, above Jhingan, and is grabbed by the Bangladesh custodian!
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 43'
2:16 pm: Handball disapproves!
Sana Singh met Bryce's corner from the left. The Indian players make loud protestations for handball, but the referee does not agree.
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 39'
2:08 pm: Foul by India!
Ayush loses possession of the ball on the right, and Lalchungnunga fouls the opposing player in an attempt to halt the attack! Bangladesh gets a free kick, but nothing comes of it!
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 31'
2:02 pm: First Shot Of The Match
Fahim is there for Bangladesh on the right wing, enters the Indian box, and cuts in! But, in the end, he curls in a meek effort that Dheeraj easily grips!
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 28'
1:50 pm: Chhetri and Miranda !!
India has done well, and Chhetri now has the ball close to the Bangladesh box. He sprints into the box after threading it towards the right flank. He gets a high cross to the far post and he's there! Instead of heading it towards goal, he attempts to set up a teammate, but there is no one around save for opposition defenders! WHAT A OPPORTUNITY! BUT THERE ARE GOOD SIGNIFICANCES FOR INDIA!
India 0-0 Bangladesh, 15'
1:12 pm: India are the favourites against Bangladesh in this virtual do-or-die match. Bangladesh are a lower-ranked team (189) than India (99) in the FIFA rankings. An inexperienced Indian team would try to take on Bangladesh and win the match.
R̶E̶D̶ 𝗕𝗟𝗨𝗘 𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗗𝗔𝗬 💙— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 21, 2023
Four national teams in three different countries across Asia, all fighting for the Indian flag today 🇮🇳
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Indian team is ready to take on Bangladesh in their second group-stage match. The squad is announced.