India U-16 beats Malaysia U-16 2-1

The match ended a 27-day long exposure tour in three different countries which included matches in China, Thailand and Malaysia.

The match ended a 27-day long exposure tour in three different countries which included matches in China, Thailand and Malaysia.   -  AIFF

The India under-16 national team registered a 2-1 in over Malaysia under-16 in the second International Friendly played in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

The match ended a 27-day long exposure tour in three different countries which included matches in China, Thailand and Malaysia.

After two first-half goals from Rohit Danu (21st minute) and Givson Singh (31st minute) had provided India with an early lead, Malaysia managed to pull one back in the added time of the second-half.

India began on an aggressive note. Danu tried to latch on an attack from the middle but the Malaysia defenders dealt with it. Danu, however, was brought down by the Malaysian defender earning a penalty kick in favour of the visitor, which Danu himself converted.

Ten minutes later, Givson hit the target once again following a meticulous build-up from the midfield. A solo run from Rohit from the left of the box opened up the rival defence. He then passed it to the midfielder who tapped it home to double the lead.

Danu breached the Malaysian defence one minute to the half-time but this time his right-footer rattled the woodwork.

The second-half was confined more to the midfield before India created another opportunity at the stroke of the hour-mark but the opposition goalie leapt over Danu to avert the danger.

Coach Bibiano Fernandes introduced three fresh legs towards the fag end. Malaysia managed to open its account in the 94th minute but it was a case of too little too late.

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