Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday broke legendary soccer participant Pele’s record through the match towards the Maldives within the ongoing 2021 SAFF Championship.
Pele had scored 77 targets for Brazil and Chhetri went previous the Brazilian celebrity when he scored a goal within the 62nd minute within the match towards the Maldives.
Chhetri additional bettered his tally as he scored one other one to have 79 international targets underneath his belt. The Indian captain is now the third-highest energetic international goalscorer.
Lionel Messi (80) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) are the 2 footballers who’re forward of Chhetri within the checklist of energetic international goalscorers. The Indian captain has additionally change into the joint sixth-highest goalscorer on this planet.
Coming to the match, India defeated Maldives 3-1 to e book their spot within the 2021 SAFF Championship Final right here in Male, Maldives on Wednesday.
Manvir Singh scored the opening goal, whereas Sunil Chhetri netted a second-half brace, at hand India the three factors. Maldives striker Ali Ashfaq scored from the spot within the first half and was the one scorer for the hosts.
With this win, India has now booked themselves a spot within the 2021 SAFF Championship Final, towards Nepal on Saturday.
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