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Sunil Chhetri equals Pele’s International goal scoring record

Sunil Chhetri is unarguably the best Indian footballer of this generation. Consequently, the Indian legend has equalled the goal-scoring tally of Brazilian legendary forward Pele after scoring a goal against Nepal in the SAFF championship.

Speaking about the game, India had complete control over the match. They dominated the stats in possession and attempts on goal as they took 20 shots.

Owing to Chhetri’s 82nd-minute goal, India won the match 1-0 against a strong Nepal side. Moreover, this was India’s first victory in the tournament as they aim to finish in the top two of the table.

Sunil Chhetri’s goal against Nepal means that he is only behind Lionel Messi(79 goals) and Cristiano Ronaldo (111 goals) in the list of highest active international goal scorers. The current Indian Captain has scored 77 international goals and is expected to overtake Messi with the kind of scoring form.

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Also Read: Top 10 Asian football players of all time with the highest international goals in history

What’s next for Sunil Chhetri and the Indian football team?

Indian football team led by Sunil Chhetri will take on group leaders Maldives in the SAFF Championship tomorrow at 9:30 pm IST. India have a good chance to move up to the second spot if they beat Maldives.

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The Blue Tigers are currently sitting on the third spot with five points out of three games. Therefore a win over a tough side tomorrow will help their chances to qualify for the championship playoffs.

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As a result, India will need their in form captain Sunil Chhetri who has scored two goals to deliver another good performance tomorrow. It will be interesting to see how this game goes as the Indian talisman has a great opportunity to equal Argentinian legend Lionel Messi’s goalscoring record.

As of now, all the Indian fans sitting at home will be very happy because Chhetri has equalled the Brazilian legend Pele’s goal scoring record.


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