Indian national team came up with a comprehensive 3-1 friendly win over Portuguese second division club Uniao Desportiva da Serra in a match that saw super striker Sunil Chhetri score twice for the country at the Pope John Paul II stadium, Fatima.
The Kansas City Wizards striker found the back of the net in the 35th minute heading in Anthony Periera’s cross from the left flank. The teams went into the half time break with the scores at 1-0.
Kerala forward Mohammed Rafi was replaced in the start of second half of the play by Abhishek Yadav. Soon, Uniao Serra leveled things from a spot kick awarded to them in the 56th minute that was taken by Pedro.
India attacked more after the goal and Sunil completed his brace in the 75th minute; yet again from a header, this time from a Sushil Kumar Singh cross. Five minutes later, India doubled their lead through Sushil sealing a convincing win in the Portuguese tour.
Uniao Desportiva da Serra 1-3 India
Goals: Pedro (56′) – Sunil Chhetri (35′, 75′), Sushil Kumar Singh (80′)