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90' + 2'
A. Deory
S. Chhetri
87'
Chao Ming-hsiu
Chen Yi-wei
86'
Chen Sheng-wei
Hung Tzu-Kuei
80'
Lalruatthara
P. Kotal
80'
M. Rafique
P. Halder
78'
P. Halder
Goal
75'
Tu Shao-chieh
Chen Hao-wei
71'
S. Singh
A. Edathodika
68'
R. Borges
A. Thapa
63'
Chen Hung-wei
Will Donkin
62'
S. Chhetri
Goal
62'
A. Thapa
Assist
50'
A. Kuruniyan
H. Narzary
48'
U. Singh
Goal
46'
Wang Ruei
Wang Geon-Myeong
46'
Chen Ching-hsuan
Chen Chao-an
34'
S. Chhetri
Goal
34'
J. Lalpekhlua
Assist
14'
J. Lalpekhlua
Assist
14'
S. Chhetri
Goal
12'
Chen Ting-yang
Yellow Card
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Commentary

Full time! India beat Chinese Taipei 5-0 to begin their campaign in Intercontinental Cup in style.
A. Deory
S. Chhetri
India
90' + 2' Substitution Sunil Chhetri Alen Deory
90' + 2' Another chance! Hung-Wei Chen enters the box from the left as Ruatthara fails to keep a check on him but his shot is blocked bu Sandhu.
90' + 1' 4 minutes added! Can Chinese Taipei score at least a goal?
90' + 1' CHANCE for En-Le Chu who follows a through ball inside the box but Gurpreet comes off his line and collects the ball.
88' Rowllin takes a corner, Kuruniyan connects a header but it was not enough to trouble Chinese Taipei defenders.
Chao Ming-hsiu
Chen Yi-wei
Chinese Taipei
87' Substitution Yi-wei Chen Ming-hsiu Chao
Chen Sheng-wei
Hung Tzu-Kuei
Chinese Taipei
86' Substitution Tzu-Kuei Hung Sheng-wei Chen
84' Chance!!! A great cross from the left flank finds Jeje in front of the goal but his header was too weak to trouble the goalkeeper.
Lalruatthara
P. Kotal
India
80' Substitution Pritam Kotal Lalruatthara
M. Rafique
P. Halder
India
80' Substitution Pronay Halder Mohammed Rafique
79' CHANCE!!!! Rowllin Borges misses a sitter. A cross from Jeje finds Sunil in front of the goal who squares the ball for Borges but his shot goes wide!
P. Halder
Goal
India
78' Goal Pronay Halder
78' GOALLL!!! World class strike from Pronay Halder. A long ranger from Halder from the edge of the box finds the back of the net. What a STRIKE!!
77' A through ball from Jeje finds Udanta on the right flank who crosses the ball inside the box but Chinese Taipei defender intercepts the ball.
Tu Shao-chieh
Chen Hao-wei
Chinese Taipei
75' Substitution Hao-wei Chen Shao-chieh Tu
74' It has been a complete domination from Stephen Constantine's men tonight. Excellent confidence booster in their very first match of the competition. 
S. Singh
A. Edathodika
India
71' Substitution Anas Edathodika Salam Ranjan Singh
71' Rowllin Borges and Salam Ranjan have made their way on the pitch replacing Thapa and Anas respectively. What a performance from the Chennaiyin youngster tonight.
R. Borges
A. Thapa
India
68' Substitution Anirudh Thapa Rowllin Borges
65' Ashique Kuruniyan enters the box with a great run only to be blocked at the last moment before he could take a shot at goal. Corner to India.
Chen Hung-wei
Will Donkin
Chinese Taipei
63' Substitution Will Donkin Hung-wei Chen
S. Chhetri
Goal
India
62' Goal Sunil Chhetri
A. Thapa
Assist
India
62' Assist Anirudh Thapa
61' GOALLL!!!! Sunil Chhetri completes his hat-trick! What a move from India. Chhetri and Udanta took a short corner and passed the ball to Thapa who forwarded a through ball for the captain inside the box. Chhetri found the back of the net with a top corner finish.
60' Another cross from the left for Sunil Chhetri but a defender intercepts the ball in time.
59' What a miss!!! Anirudh Thapa curls a brilliant free-kick from the left and Sunil Chhetri had an empty net in front of him but his shot was off target. A Chinese Taipei defender clears the ball to avert danger.
56' Will Donkin goes down on the ground with a cramp. Chinese Taipei coach does not look happy.
55' A long ball for Jeje Lalpekhlua but the linesman signals offside!
52' CHANCE for India! Pronay Halder goes for the goal from outside of the box after receiving a lay-off from Jeje but his shot is blocked.
50' Ashique Kuruniyan makes his debut for India replacing Halicharan on the flank.
A. Kuruniyan
H. Narzary
India
50' Substitution Holi Charan Narzary Ashique Kuruniyan
50' Pritam and Halicharan exchanges a one two but the former finally fails to deliver a cross from the right flank as the ball gets blocked by a Chinese Taipei defender.
U. Singh
Goal
India
48' Goal Udanta Kumam Singh
48' GOALLL!!! Udanta Singh scores the third goal for India. The Bengaluru winger makes a fool of his marker by going past him with some exquisite footwork and finds the back of the net.
Wang Ruei
Wang Geon-Myeong
Chinese Taipei
46' Substitution Geon-Myeong Wang Ruei Wang
Chen Ching-hsuan
Chen Chao-an
Chinese Taipei
46' Substitution Chao-an Chen Ching-hsuan Chen
45' Second half underway!
Half Time! India lead 2-0 against Chinese Taipei. Stay tuned for more action in the second half.
45' + 1' Chu En-Le brings down the Sandesh Jhingan while cutting in from the left flank. Free-kick to India.
45' Chance for Halicharan as he fails to control the ball in front of the goal from Sunil Chhetri's pass.
42' The combination of Jeje and Sunil Chhetri has been absolutely deadly in front of the goal so far.
39' CHANCE for a hattrick!!!! Another through ball from Jeje for Sunil Chhetri who receives the ball and tries to lob it over the goalkeeper but he does well to save the ball. 
37' Chinese Taipei attacking in numbers now after conceding the second goal but they lack the sting upfront.
S. Chhetri
Goal
India
34' Goal Sunil Chhetri
J. Lalpekhlua
Assist
India
34' Assist Jeje Lalpekhlua
34' GOALLL!!!!!!! Sunil Chhetri doubles India's lead! A fantastic move from the Indian attackers saw Thapa, Jeje combine at the edge of the box before Jeje forwarded the through ball for his skipper. Chhetri converts the goal from a very difficult angle.
33' Pronay Halder sends a long ball inside the box for Halicharan but Chinese Taipei defender intercepts and clears the ball.
30' Chao Chen does well to enter the box and go for the goal. Sandesh blocks the shot just in time as the ball goes out for a corner.
26' Subhashish brings down a Chinese Taipei player just outside the box to give away a free-kick. He has injured himself as well in the process. Receiving medical treatment at the moment.
24' Subhashish sends a long ball from their own half inside the Chinese Taipei penalty box eyeing Chhetri's run but Wen-Cheh does well to come out of his line and collect the ball.
22' Pritam Kotal sends a cross from the right flank and Chhetri brings the ball down with his head inside the box and before he could take a shot the Chinese Taipei defenders does well to clear the ball.
21' Chinese Taipei forwards are yet to create any trouble for the Indian defenders. India in total control of the match at the moment.
19' CHANCEE!!!! Sunil Chhetri again but he shoots wide this time! Thapa forwarded a through ball for Sunil inside the box. The skipper combined well with Jeje before taking a shot but it went wide!
J. Lalpekhlua
Assist
India
14' Assist Jeje Lalpekhlua
S. Chhetri
Goal
India
14' Goal Sunil Chhetri
14' GOALLLL!!!! Sunil Chhetri gives India the lead!! Jeje forwards a through ball for Sunil inside the box and the skipper slots the ball in calmly. 
13' CLOSE!!!!!! Sunil Chhetri curls a brilliant free-kick but it goes just wide!!! Very very close!
Chen Ting-yang
Yellow Card
Chinese Taipei
12' Yellow card Ting-yang Chen
12' Free-Kick to India!!! Ting-Yang brings down Sunil Chhetri outside the box to give away a silly. Also picks up a booking.
9' India in control of the game so far. They are maintaining better possession at the moment.
7' Chang-Lun tries to go for the goal from the edge of the box but he blasts it in the air as the ball goes way above the crossbar.
5' First shot on target for Chinese Taipei as William Donkin attempts a shot at goal from outside the box but Gurpreet collects it comfortably.
3' CHANCE!!!! Jeje iniated a quality move from the centre of the pitch and forwarded the ball for Udanta who entered the box from the right side. Udanta squared the ball for Sunil Chhetri who tried to place the ball in the second post but the ball goes out.
1' Early chance for India as Udanta floats a cross from the right flank but the Chinese Taipei defenders are vigilant enough to clear the ball.
1' We are underway at the Mumbai Football Arena.
We are just five minutes away from kick-off! The teams are out on the pitch.
National team debutants Laldanmawia Ralte and Ashique Kuruniyan will be starting from the bench. Lets see if they make their international debut tonight.
Pronay Halder is back in the national team after a long time and he is starting tonight along side Anirudh Thapa in the central midfield. Subhashish Bose gets the nod ahead of Narayan Das in the left-back position. Among the regular starters, Sunil Chhetri and Pritam Kotal are back in the side after missing their previous match against Kyrgyz Republic back in March.
India are the highest ranked team in this competition (97). Chinese Taipei, on the other hand, are the third highest ranked side (121) in the latest FIFA rankings.
Chinese Taipei subs: Yu-Hung Chiu, Shou-Che Tsai, Ruei Wang, Hao Cheng, Yen Shu Wu, Sheng-Wei Chen, Shao-Chie Tu, Ming-Hsiu Chao, Hung-Wei Chen, Mao-Ting Wei, Ching-Hsuan Cheng, Mao Li.
India subs: Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith, Salam Ranjan Singh, Lalruatthara, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, MD. Rafique, Rowllin Borges, Ashique Kuruniyan, Laldanmawia Ralte, Alen Deory, Balwant Singh.
Chinese Taipei starting XI: Wen-Chheh Pan; Chien-Ming Wan, Ting-Yan Chen, Tzu-Kuei Hung, Wei-Chuan Chen; William Rupert James Donkin, Chang-Lun Lin, Chao-An Chen, Yi-Wei Chen; Hao-Wei Chen, En-Le Chu.
India starting XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhashish Bose; Anirudh Thapa, Pronay Halder; Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Halicharan Narzary; Jeje Lalpekhlua.
We have team news! First up hosts India.
Hello and welcome to Goal's live coverage of tonight's Intercontinental Cup opening match between hosts India and Chinese Taipei. We will bring you live updates from the Mumbai Football Arena.
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