AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs UAE Highlights: India were beaten by two goals against UAE in their second group stage encounter of the match of the Asian Cup 2019. It was a story of missed chances and poor luck for the Blue Tigers as they hit the bar twice in the second half but could not see the ball into the net. Goals from Khalfan Mubarak & Ali Mabkhout secured three points for UAE. UAE are now on top of the table.
India are still second but the road gets tougher for Stephen Constantine’s boys as they have an even bigger task at hand. Their next opponents are Bahrain who will not be pushovers.
AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs UAE Football: Highlights
Full Time: INDIA 0-2 UAE
A tale of missed chances for India as they hit the bar twice in the second half but could not see the ball into the net. Goals from Khalfan Mubarak & Ali Mabkhout secure three points for UAE. UAE rocket to the top of the table.
GOAL! Ali Mabkhout scores UAE's second of the night in the 88th min. India caught out on the break. Ali Mabkhout surely secures all three points for his country! IND 0-2 UAE
Yellow - Subhasish Bose (India). Anirudh Thapa is off and on comes Borges. Udanta Singh is off and Jackichand replaces him. Cn India conjure up a goal in last 10 mins? IND 0-1 UAE
Substitution - UAE
Khamis Esmaeel comes off and on comes Majed Hassan. Udanta Singh wins a free kick in the defensive half. IND 0-1 UAE
64' India keep pegging away
9 shots by India so far! 7 by UAE. But India with more shots on target ( 3). Still no change in the scoreline: IND 0-1 UAE. Meanwhile, a yellow card for Ashique for an elbow on Khalfan.
HITS THE BAR!
A great move by India- where Chhetri and Udanta combine for a one-two and Udanta then shoots with the right foot but the ball hits the underside of the bar. Was that a goal? NO!! India are denied! That was close! IND 0-1 UAE
Second half resumes:
Jeje replaces Narzary. All hope is not lost for India. In the first half they dominated aerial balls and had more shots on target (3) Can Chhetri and his boys get back in the game? IND 0-1 UAE
2 minutes of time added on comes to an end. UAE go into the break with a one-goal lead. Except for that momentary lapse which led to the goal, this certainly is one of the best 45 mins from the Indian football team. India need to persist in the second half. IND 0-1 UAE.
GOAL! UAE have scored against the run of play! A real calm finish by Khaflan Mubarak with the right foot and into the top corner. But India replies immediately with their own attack but Chhetri's shot is a whisker wide of the target. End to end stuff. IND 0-1 UAE
Corner for India! Short corner, but no harm done. A slight moment of panic as the defender fails to clear. A lose period of play here as both sides being wayward in their passes IND 0-0 UAE
Another burst from Ashique
Sunil Chhetri with another cutting pass Ashique who unleashes his pace but Ismaeel Ahmed tackles him well and forces a corner. India are making a wave of attacks. India also winnings majority of aerial duels (73.33 %). 28 mins gone. IND 0-0 UAE
Pinpoint cross by Thapa and Chhetri gets his head on it but it's straight into the goalkeeper's palms. Another big save by UAE keeper. This was close, really close. IND 0-0 UAE
India winning the mid-field battles
Too early in the game, but the number of midfield battles India are winning is impressive. good pressing. Anirudh Thapa makes a crucial interception in his own half. 20 mins gone. IND 0-0 UAE
13' WHAT A CHANCE!
Ashique was one on one with the goalkeeper but can't find the back of the net! That should have been the opening goal! But the goalkeeper stands tall between India and the lead. IND 0-0 UAE
First chance for India
First corner of the match to India and a free header for Sandesh Jhingan but it flies above the post. 8 mins gone. IND 0-0 UAE
UAE are asking questions to the India defence. Three chances in the first two minutes for UAE. 2 mins gone but the scores are unchanged. IND 0-0 UAE
Pre-match rituals and national anthems are done with. The referee blows the whistle and we are underway! UAE in all whites, India in all blue Let's Play!
India XI (4-4-1-1): Sandhu (GK); Kotal, Jhingan, Anas, Bose; Udanta, Thapa, Halder, Narzary; Kuruniyan, Chhetri (C)
UAE XI (4-5-1): Eisa(GK); Alhbabi, Mubarak, Ahmed, Qutaif; Esmaeel, Salmin, Mubarak, Al Hammadi, Al Hammadi; Mabkhout
Chhetri is the skipper, as Constantine had said in the pre-match presser. No changes for India. UAE have brought in centre-back Ismail Ahmed for Fares Juma
We are here to win: Constantine
The Indian coach said that the team comes with an intention to win. He also said that UAE are under more pressure being the home team. India have decided to not go for someone like Rowllin Borges to give extra defensive teeth and they are going for a win. It will be interesting to see how they play.
Stats from India vs Thailand
Star is going gaga over India's stats from the Thailand match. Go ahead and join them.
The players are warming up now. Star is just going gaga with India's stats from the Thailand game.The AIFF had tweeted photos of their arrival earlier.
Hello and welcome!
It didn't matter who you were or which side you are supporting in this Asian Cup, you would have been left with a hanging jaw and bulging eyes while watching the second half of India's match against Thailand. The Blue Tigets were as awful as they were expected in the first half of that match with Thailand looking like they were playing in the second gear and still dominating the game. Then came the second half and with that, in the words of an American commentator describing a John Arne Riise free-kick, India released the Kraken. Sunil Chhetri's second goal of the night gave India the lead and a seemingly endless supply of awesomeness. If that was the first half of the match instead of the second, India would have ended the match with at least 10 goals to their name. They now face UAE, who are a far more difficult opponent than Thailand but they were not in the greatest of shapes in their own opening match against Bahrain. If India manage a draw from this, they will be in a very strong position to got through to the next round.