Thursday , May 30 2024

India U-16 boys go down fighting 1-3 against Arminia Bielefeld U-16 in Germany!

India Under-16sThe Arminia Bielefeld Under-16 boys, the junior batch of the 2.Bundesliga side who ply their trade in the Bundesliga U-17 West division, got the better of the Indian colts by an unassailable margin of 3-1 at Duisburg in Germany. Aman Chetri netted the only goal for the Indians from the penalty spot in the second half.

India started on a high note and started to push harder for the opening goal. Aman Chetri came very close to scoring the opening goal within 10 minutes but he stumbled in the penalty box to lose out the opportunity. In the 22nd minute, India earned their first corner but Komal miscued the golden chance to put his team on the driver’s seat.

The home team finally got their nose ahead in the 39th minute and maintained the lead till the lemon break.

After the resumption, Komal made a cheeky dummy run from the right flank but the sturdy Bielefeld defender intercepted well to avert the danger. Nicolai opted for the first change in the 50th minute as Joysana was introduced at the expense of Gaston.

Just at the stroke of the hour-mark, goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh played a long ball which, Aman Chetri collected with much apt and cut into the box. Eventually, Komal was brought down inside the box and the referee awarded Indian colts a penalty which was converted with much ease by Aman Chetri.

Indians’ joy was short lived as Arminia Bielefeld took the lead once again from the penalty spot. Two minutes after Aman scored the equaliser, defender Sarif Khan handled the ball inside the box and Arminia Bielefeld took charge of the match once again.

In the dying minutes of the match, Arminia doubled the lead to take everything away from the Indian team who hit the pitch without a few regular starters in the likes of Amarjit, Aniket, Ninthoinganba and Abhijit.

Our junior boys will play their next match against Sportfreunde Siegen U16 on Saturday, July 30 at 10pm IST (18.30h CET).

by AIFF Media

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