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Injury Time Strike by Talisman Sunil Umbrella Stunning Round and Easy عبدالصمد India beat Afghanistan 2-1 in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in Kolkata on Saturday. The win helped India consolidate its position in the group as it seeks to finish second consecutively and fifth overall in the Asian Cup, having been knocked out in the group stage in the final edition of 2019. Refused for 86 minutes, the umbrella pushed India forward. Just 20 yards ahead with a superb free kick, hitting the Afghan goalkeeper, just a few steps before throwing his shot straight into the right corner of the net.
It was the Indian superstar’s 83rd goal in international football as he surpassed the talented Argentine Lionel Messi, who is ranked second among active players.
In the 88th minute of the match, Zubair Amiri made a thrilling header to level Afghanistan in two minutes. He was also assisted by poor markings by the Indian guards.
The match seemed to be heading towards a 1-1 draw but Samad had other ideas. After Aashiq Kronian’s excellent pass, Samad made some space for himself to hit the ball from the Afghan goalkeeper, leaving the spectators in a state of madness at the Salt Lake Stadium.
In a game where India created plenty of opportunities and expressed their intentions with the word go, Ashiq emerged as one of the best performers for the home team as he kept the Afghan defenders on his toes throughout the match. Many opportunities were created.
India dominated the match for the most part and ended up as the deserving winners.
The hosts were winning the opening match 2-0 against Cambodia, while Afghanistan lost to Hong Kong.
India will play their last match of the qualifiers on June 14 against Hong Kong.
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