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International friendly Highlights: India hold China to goalless draw

India vs China Highlights: India and China settled for a goalless draw in a football friendly match on Saturday in Suzhou.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 13, 2018 7:13:07 pm
India vs China Highlights: India held China to a goalles draw. (Express Photo by Karan Prashant Saxena)

India vs China Highlights: India held China to a goalless draw in a football friendly match on Saturday as the two sides played for the first time in 21 years in Suzhou. The two sides began well in front of a packed stadium but ended the first half goalless. Both the Asian teams created multiple opportunities and showed intent but could not convert their chances. India’s standout performer in the first half was captain Sandesh Jhingan, who warded off danger for the visitors by ensuring the Chinese attackers fail to convert. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was the visitors’ saviour in the second half.

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India vs China Football Highlights:

19:03 (IST)13 Oct 2018

The International friendly match between India and China ends in a goalless draw. India had a couple of good chances against the hosts. On the other hand, the Chinese attack was handled well by the Indians with Gurpreet's acrobatic saves being the highlight of the friendly.

18:58 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Farukh gets close to giving India lead

That was a BIG chance for India. Wonderful play by the visitors as Farukh Choudhary gets close to giving India the lead but the Chinese goalkeeper keeps it out with a hand touch. 

18:56 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Added time

Five minutes of added time before the match comes to an end. Both sides have done well so far but there has not been any goals. 

18:53 (IST)13 Oct 2018
China in attacking mode

China has gone into full attacking mode in the last five minutes of the match. They are making India pay for missed chances. The Indian defenders and the keeper in blue are the crucial elements of the match right now, with Gurpreet making one brilliant save after the other.

18:49 (IST)13 Oct 2018

Vinit Rai comes on for Pronay Halder for India.

18:42 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Brilliant save by Gurpreet

Another good save by Gurpreet keeps the scoreline level at 0-0 after 75 minutes. This was followed by major confusion inside the Indian penalty box with multiple attempts at the goal but Gurpreet was there to somehow keep it out. Gurpreet has been brilliant in this match and needs to be given the credit for keeping it clear for his side. 

18:33 (IST)13 Oct 2018
China corner

Brilliant defence by India as China built up extremely well. That goes out for corner and the shot is directly collected by keeper Gurpreet. 

18:31 (IST)13 Oct 2018
China's substitution

China's increased attacking initiatives in 1st quarter of 2nd half. China's Substitution IN-Liu (2)OUT-Yang(4) IN-Xiao (9)OUT-Dabao(22) and IN-Hai (21)OUT-Jingdao (30), IN-Hanchao (20), OUT-Wang(14)

18:28 (IST)13 Oct 2018

After Gurpreet Singh Sandhu intervenes the Chinese attack and collects the ball. First Substitution for India as Anas Edathodika comes in for Narayan Das. That is followed by another substitution as Nikhil replaces Udanta

18:21 (IST)13 Oct 2018
India lack finish

China got a free-kick but it goes above the bar. The Chinese continue to trouble the Indian defence. Meanwhile, Indian attackers are also struggling. It is the Indian midfield that has been able to control the ball well maintianing posession but the Men in Blue are lacking finish. Udanta takes the shot but it goes over the goal.

18:15 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Chinese attack

The Chinese attack gets stronger. Two efforts inside the Indian penalty box and Gao Lin efforts end on the crossbar.. India just got lucky here or they would have been two goals down at the start of the second half. 

18:10 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Second half

The second half between India and China is underway in Suzhou with the match level at 0-0. China begin well but Gurpreet wards off the Chinese attack. 

17:54 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Half-time: India 0-0 China

It has been a goalless first half in Suzhou as the Chinese attackers test the Indian defence. Both sides showed intent, were awarded with and created multiple goal scoring opportunities and the Asian sides would be unhappy to not have made the most of it. 

17:53 (IST)13 Oct 2018

After a great first-half saving defence by Jhingan, he costs India a foul on Yu Dabao and the home team have been given a free-kick. That is followed by a challenge from Subhasish Bose on the right flank.

17:41 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Captain Jhingan at rescue

Halicharan does well, puts the ball in from the left corner but the Chinese keeper judges the kick well, jumps and collects it safely. China on counter attack.  Defender abd captain Jhingan ensures that the Chinese winger does not convert another attack.

17:33 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Gurpreet wall

Goalkeeper Gurpreet does well to stick out his foot and make another crucial save 25 minutes into the match and it is still goalless. The Chinese attackers continue to test the Indian defence.

17:27 (IST)13 Oct 2018
China free-kick

Anirudh Thapa commits a foul and China have been awarded a free-kick in a promising position. India playinig a neat passing game, mostly one-touch passing.

17:24 (IST)13 Oct 2018
Free kick

Another close escape for India as China's effort fall directly in Gurpreet's hands. India on counter attack do well. A challenge on Sunil Chhetri by  Zhao Xuri gets India free-kick. 

17:19 (IST)13 Oct 2018
India's first chance

It is getting difficult for India to control the ball, with China making the most of defensive errors by India. China miss the target, India now on the counter-attack.  Luckily for India, the rebound comes back to them, a good build up for the visitors but the ball gets deflected for a corner. India's first chance missed. 

17:16 (IST)13 Oct 2018
China attack

China are playing an attacking game early in the match. Within the first ten minutes they have created multiple chances but nothing has susbsided, to the relief of the Men in Blue.

India vs China Live Score: Stephen Constantine's side look for their first win against China.

India vs China Live Football Score Live Streaming: India might be touted as underdogs in the much-anticipated football friendly against China here on Saturday, but national coach Stephen Constantine is confident of giving a good fight to their higher-ranked opponents. "The conditions are ideal and it's going to be a crucial game for us before the Asian Cup. It's really going to be a great football contest for all of us and the entire team is looking forward to it," Constantine said. "The U-23 team has performed quite well recently and it can be the perfect opportunity for them. Playing against China in this fantastic stadium would be a lesson for everyone."

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