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.
As it happened:
- 19 Sep 2023 12:17 PM GMT
Lalchhununga beats Wang in a one-on-one situation on the edge of the box. India have fought back well and the first half is capped off by a magic moment! Rahul KP scores a goal from an impossible angle! India are back level! The Chinese crowd is silenced!
India 1-1 China
- 19 Sep 2023 12:05 PM GMT
It's great to see India finding their rhythm in the game! Holding possession, good ball rotation, and asserting physicality in the midfield can be key to controlling the pace of the match. It's a positive sign, and they'll be looking to capitalize on this momentum to create scoring opportunities.
- 19 Sep 2023 11:49 AM GMT
China takes the lead with a beautifully crafted goal! It all started with a precise corner kick delivered by Liu Yang. The ball found its way to a teammate who attempted a header, but it deflected towards Gao Tianyi. With impeccable timing, Gao Tianyi smashes a powerful volley into the back of the net, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.
India 0 - 1 China