India defeated Lebanon 4-2 in the semi-final of the SAFF Championship in Bengaluru yesterday. The match entered into a penalty shootout as none of the teams could score any goal even in the regular time as well as the extra-time.
The score remained 0-0. In the penalty shootout, Sunil Chhetri’s goal in the first attempt and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s save put India 1-0 ahead of Lebanon before the hosts eventually won it 4-2.
Earlier, Kuwait entered the final of the SAFF championship by defeating Bangladesh in the first semi-final by a solitary goal. Al Bloushi gave the lead in extra time. Both teams were without a score in the regular time.
In the final, India will play against Kuwait on the 4th of July.