India beat Pakistan in a high octane football match by 3-1 and breezed into the final of SAFF Cup. Indian striker Manvir Singh scored two goals back to back in the second half, and another Indian striker Sumit Passi headed a cold pass into the nets after it was delivered by Ashique Kuruniyan.
After a goalless first half, Manvir scored a goal in the 49th minute and added another 20 minutes later. The substitute of Manvir Singh, Sumit Passi sealed the victory for India in the 83rd minute of the match. Pakistan’s Hassan Bashir tried to reduce the difference on the board by scoring one goal in the 88th minute, but it was too late to deny the opposition’s victory.
Now, India will meet Maldives on Saturday for the final clash of the championship. Maldives got a clinical win against Nepal 3-0 to enter into the final.
Here are the twitter reactions on India vs Pakistan Clash in the SAFF Cup 2018.
Indian Super League Tweeted the statement of the National team coach Stephen Constan, “It was a 100% team performance. We have to thank the backroom staff for all the hard work they have done. The subs did their job, so I am very happy”. #BackTheBlue #INDvPAK
“FT: Full marks to India for securing the spot in the 12th edition of the @SAFFSuzukiCup having beaten arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in the semis. IND 3-1 PAK #INDvPAK #BackTheBlue #AsiaDream #SAFFSuzukiCup”.
The parody account of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja tweeted, “ Football: Defending Champions India beat Pakistan 3-1 to enter the finals of SAFF Cup. Be it Cricket, be it Football, be it Hockey, be it Kabaddi or be it War. BAAP BAAP HOTA HAI #INDvPAK #SAFFSuzukiCup.”
SAFF Suzuki Cup celebrated the form of Manvir Singh when he scored his second goal of the tournament. “India #9 Manvir Singh gets his second goal of the tournament in this #INDvPAK tie #SAFFSuzukiCup.”