Sporting Lisbon score a 2-1 win over India U-17 national team in friendly!

The India U-17 World Cup squad went down 1-2 against Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon (Sporting Clube de Portugal) last night, May 9 during their exposure trip to Europe.

Carlos Silva (40th minute) put the hosts in the lead just before half-time in the 80 minute match, but India through Aniket Jadhav (41st) quickly levelled the match after the resumption but Ussumane (51st) scored the second goal for Sporting Lisbon to settle the issue in the hosts’ favour.

The match started at great pace and the Indian boys managed to contain the flurry of attacks by Sporting Lisbon, mostly from both flanks. After the half-hour mark, Abhijit Sarkar tried his luck from the top of the box but the Sporting defence couldn’t be unsettled by that.

At the stroke of half-time, Sporting Lisbon found the back of the net from a corner. Indian goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Singh Gill failed to collect the ball.

But directly after the restart Aniket equalised for the visitors almost and after the equaliser, India pushed the hosts to the wall with a plethora of attacks. Anwar’s header went straight to the Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper while Sanjeev’s long-ranger was blocked by the cautious Sporting Lisbon defence.

But a few minutes later, Ussumane scored again for the hosts to put Sporting Lisbon back in the driver’s seat.

Six minutes later, India were awarded a penalty but unfortunately, Aniket Jadhav squandered the opportunity to put India back on level terms again.

Sporting Lisbon created a few chances towards the end of the game but the Indian defenders saw off the danger to keep the scoreline unchanged as Sporting Lisbon won the match 2-1.

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