Asian Games: India suffer 1-5 defeat to China- Highlights
Asian Games 2023: Rahul KP scored for India, while Gao Tianyi, Jiang Shenglong, Tao Qianglong (twice), and Hao Fang found the net for China.
Indian men's football team lost to host nation China in their Asian Games 2023 group stage opener.
China broke the deadlock in the 16th minute with a powerful volley from Tianyi Gao. India struck back in the 46th minute when Rahul KP delivered a powerful volley of his own to equalize.
However, the second half proved challenging for India. Jiang Shenglong put China ahead again in the 51st minute, followed by a brace from Tao Qianglong in the 72nd and 76th minutes. Hao Fang dealt the final blow with China's fifth goal in the 91st minute, securing a 5-1 victory.
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