Nehru Cup Special: Top Five Goals Of The Tournament

The Nehru Cup has come to a conclusion but one shall always remember some of the goals scored during the tournament. picks five such moments from the 11 games we've had over the last two weeks or so...
1) Renedy Singh (India): ‘Cometh the hour, Cometh the man’ is an apt saying for this man. Brought on in the second half of the extra time of the biggest match of the tournament and he breaches the defence of a team that hasn’t conceded so far in their four matches! It has to be special, isn’t it? Who cares whether it was a Beckham-esque or Nakamura, all that mattered was the ball went in curling into the near post from 25 yards and had the host nation on its feet!

A Touch Of Class

2) M.Issadeen (Sri Lanka): It was a great goal from arguably one of the best moves of the tournament. It started with Ediri Channa sending the ball behind to Chathura Maduranga who instantly released the ball back for the former. Channa sent the ball into the box and Issadeen made no mistake to slot it home! All this was in the seventh minute of their first game in the tournament against Lebanon.

A Team Move

3) Bhaichung Bhutia (India): India were still reeling after the defeat to Lebanon and hadn’t found a goal for 132 minutes of football. Just when India looked frustrated towards the end of the first half, the Sikkimese Sniper stung the Central Asians with an opportunistic strike. A goalkick from Subrata Paul was chested, controlled and a left footer shot was unleashed which hit the inside the far post and went into the net.

Leading From The Front

4) Ali Al Saadi (Lebanon): This one has to be part of the elite list as the Lebanese center-back’s super free-kick zoomed past everyone into the net. Ali Saadi’s goal’s had great after-effects as the Indian players had to face the music the next day!


5) Mohamed Al Zeno (Syria): It was Syria’s first goal of the tournament. A Kaldini cross, which was pinpoint to be precise, was headed towards the far post by Al Zeno. The goal was scored with much ease as it seemed that the Syrians were having fun in the middle.

Did We Sweat For It?!

Rahul Bali.

What do YOU think? Is there any other goal which should have made it into the list?