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Road to U17 World Cup: India U16 5-0 Sportfreunde Siegen U16 - Blue Colts score FIVE past German side

The Indian Under-16 team ushered its second successive win in Germany, this time, beating lower division side Sportfuende Siegen's Under-16 side 5-0, on Saturday. 

Despite the score line suggesting otherwise, the Indians began on the back foot as the German side mounted a couple of attacks in the opening minutes. India broke the deadlock in the 14th minute, courtesy of Komal Thatal's tap-in finish.

The Indians looked comfortable on the ball and doubled their lead at the stroke of half-time through Aman Chhetri. Skipper Amarjit Singh sent a diagonal ball to Sanjeev Stalin whose thunderous shot at goal was palmed off by the Sportfuende goalkeeper only to the path of Chhetri, who made no mistake.

At half-time, India U16 had a comfortable 2-0 lead.

The second half began with Sportfuende on the front foot and their efforts culminated into the home side winning a penalty in the 51st minute, but the resulting spot-kick was blasted over the bar, much to the dismay of the Germans.

It was India's turn to up the ante as Komal Thatal scored India U16's third goal.  Boris sent Komal through on goal with an expert defence splitting pass, resulting in India U16's no.10 scoring his second goal of the game.

Komal Thatal was in the midst of every Indian move as it was his corner-kick that resulted in India's fourth goal, which was headed home by Narender.

The Blue Colts completed their afternoon's work with yet another goal with two minutes to go to the final whistle, this time scored by Rakip. The 5-0 win against Sportfuende Siegen U16 is India U16's second consecutive win after beating W Essen U16 2-1 couple of days ago.