The India U-17 football team beat Atletico Madrid U-17 in a friendly game in Madrid. The Indian team is on an exposure tour before the AFC U-17 Asian Championships in Thailand. India won the match 4-1.
India started the scoring in the sixth minute with Korou Singh Thingujam taking a shot at goal. Atletico Madrid tried to build up play and create chances but were blocked by India’s defence led by captain Surajkumar Ngangbam. India doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark with Lalpekhlua slotting the ball in perfectly after Korou provided the cross. Atletico Madrid scored a goal in the 38th minute to keep themselves in the game.
In the second half, India played on the counter and focused on maintaining shape, concentration and discipline off the ball. Shashwat played Korou through on goal in the 59th minute, but the goalkeeper made a good save.