India U-16 plays thrilling 3-3 draw in Germany

India U-16 team dished out a scintillating performance on Saturday to earn a high-scoring draw against Fortuna Düsseldorf U1-6, at Duisburg in Germany.

The U-16 side performed admirably in the thrilling draw.   -  AIFF media

India's U-16 team dished out another scintillating performance on Saturday to earn a high-scoring draw against Fortuna Düsseldorf U-16, at Duisburg in Germany. Aman Chetri opened the scoring for the Indian colts in the first half while Boris Singh and Sanjeev chipped in with a goal apiece in the second half.

Amarjit got the first chance of the match within first ten minutes but his long-range effort never came down. Lalengmawia blasted another from 20-yards out but the home team goalie thwarted him from scoring the opener.

Indian colts did not have to wait longer to break the deadlock as Aman Chetri scored just after the half-hour mark.

Within a minute, Aman Chetri netted once again but was ruled offside.

India went to the dressing room having maintained the 1-0 lead.

After the resumption, Fortuna Düsseldorf hit the gas and found the back of the net within first five minutes. Even before the Indian colts could find their feet, the home team smacked another goal within a minute of scoring the first one to get their nose in front.

As the clock ticked off the hour-mark, Boris Singh pulled off a stunner to bring the Indian youngsters back into the match. Aniket, who was introduced late in the match, tried his luck from the top of the box but on rebound, Boris Singh took the glory from inside the box.

In the 74th minute, Sanjeev took an exuberant free kick to stun the home side from 20-yards to outwit the sturdy German defenders.

With a minute to the final whistle, Fortuna Düsseldorf humbled Md. Nawaz, the Indian goalie, to level the scoreline and concluded the redemption job for themselves.

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