Sunil Chhetri the Captain of the Indian Football Team beats the Barcelona Star Lionel Messi. As Messi has scored 72 international goals till now and stood second in the row of Highest Goal Scorer in international matches. But yesterday with India defeating Bangladesh by 2-0 score line. The capitan of Blue Tigers who was in tie with Lionel Messi in highest goals scorer till yesterday defeated Lionel Messi. .
Yesterday Sunil Chhetri had scored two goals against Bangladesh in the last 20 minutes of the game. Bangladesh consumed a goal at the 79th and 92 nd minutes. The 36 years old Indian Skipper added another feather in his cap of football career.
The match between India and Bangladesh was been played in Qatar, where the FIFA World Cup Qatar is going on. Along with the AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers at the Jasim Bin Hamad at AI Sadd Club in Doha.
Now the Skipper has in total 74 international goals and stands second in the top international goal scorer. Sunil Chhetri is behind the Portugal Star Cristiano Ronaldo who has 103 international goal. We would like to inform you that this is the list of active international goal scorer.
While Lionel Messi has slipped to fourth and Ali Mabkhout stands on third with 73 international goals till now.
All Indian Football Federation President Praful Patel congratulated the Indian Skipper for becoming the second highest goal scorer in the international field. The President of All Indian Football federation tweeted that ” Our @IndianFootball Skipper Sunil Chhetri adds another feather to his illustrious cap . With he beating Lionel Messi and raising on the second highest international goal scorer with 74 goals. A big congratulations to the Captain and wishing him many more accolades in his future.
India on thrid spot in Group E
With this win India has risen to the third spot in the Group E with six points from the seven games. Sunil Chhetri first goal was a perfectly timed header from left sided cross . While the other was an injury time strike, as he curled home an finish from inside the penalty area.
India will face Afghanistan as their next opponent on June 15th in the FIFA World qualifiers. The side is out of the contention to qualify for FIFA. But still tue blue tigers can qualify for the AFC Asian Cup.