Sunil Chhetri’s second goal in India’s 4-1 win against Thailand has been nominated as one of the 10 best in the group stage of the ongoing Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Chhetri’s 46th minute strike off a fine assist from the right by Udanta Singh was picked as one of the top 10 goals of the group stage and fans have been asked to vote for the best goal on the website of the Asian Football Confederation.
It was 34-year-old Chhetri’s 67th goal for India in his 105th match as he became the second highest international goal scorer among active players, surpassing Argentine superstar Lionel Messi (65 goals from 128 matches).
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Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest scorer among active players with 85 from 154 matches.
Chhetri also scored India’s first goal in that match against Thailand.
India were on the verge of qualifying for the knock-out rounds of the showpiece Asian Cup for the first time in their history but conceded a 90th minute goal against Bahrain in their last group match to crash out of the tournament.