Asian Games Football: Unraveling the Mystery of Rahul KP, the Talented Kerala Blasters Forward Who Scored against China in IND vs CHN Clash

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Indian Forward Rahul KP Scores First Goal for Country in 13 Years at Asian Games Opener

Rahul KP’s Solo Run and Striking Shot Equalises the Game Against China

Indian forward Rahul KP became the first goalscorer for the country at the Asian Games in about 13 years, when he made a solo run and struck the equaliser against China in the Asian Games opener in Hangzhou on Tuesday.

Solo Run and Impressive Finish

The Kerala Blasters forward made a solo run along the right flank, beat his marker, and then shot with his right foot past the Chinese goalkeeper to equalise for the Blue Tigers in the first-half injury time.

Breaking the Goal Drought for India

It was India’s first goal in the Asian Games in 13 years since Manish Maithani scored in the 75th minute against Singapore in their last group-stage match in the Asiad in 2010.

China Takes the Lead

Earlier, host China took the lead early on in the game when Tianyi Gao scored from a set-piece, denting India’s enthusiasm.

Penalty Save Keeps India in the Game

A penalty save by Gurmeet Singh helped the Blue Tigers stay in the game and gave the team a chance to show their prowess.

Rahul KP Delivers an Exquisite Finish

The boy from Kerala, Rahul KP, pulled off an exquisite finish into the left-bottom corner, leaving the Chinese goalkeeper with no chance.

More to follow.

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