India U-17 football team beat German club 4-1

Duisburg (Germany), Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian U-17 football team defeated German U-17 Bundesliga Youth League’s second division club Rot Weiss Oberhausen 4-1.

The Indian team got off to a flying start at the Sports School here on Sunday as they scored in the fourth minute of the match, according to an All India Football Federation (AIFF) release.

Abijit Sarkar tapped home a cross from the left flank to hand India the lead.

After conceding the goal, the German players counter attacked and dominated ball possession.

In the 13th minute they equalised.

But in the 37th minute, the Indians took the lead when Aniket Jadhav poked a routine corner kick scenario home.

India went into half time leading 2-1.

The second half was totally dominated by India as they scored in the 73rd minute through Sanjeev Stalin and 85th minute through Jitendra Singh to seal the match.

–IANS

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