India beat Lebanon comfortably in the final to win the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2023

The 38-year-old Chhetri found the back of the net in the 46th minute of the title clash, breaking the deadlock right after play resumed after a goalless first half. There was no looking back after that.

It was a beautiful goal to say the least; a proper team goal- Nikhil Poojary’s stylish backheel nutmeg to provide Chhangte the ball, who dribbled it past the Lebanon defenders and give Chhetri the opportunity to tap it into the back of net with his first touch.

Lallianzuala Chhangte struck the evening's other goal to cap an impressive display. This is India's second title triumph in the tournament, following their win in the inaugural edition in 2018. Korea won in 2019.

This was India's first victory over Lebanon since 1977, which makes this win something that happened after 46 years. It was also India's sixth consecutive clean sheet. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who played in the final, and Amrinder Singh combined to make the record.

India were rewarded with a second goal through Chhangte. Having received a ball from Chhetri, substitute Naorem Mahesh Singh attempted to put it past the Lebanese custodian, who saved it but Chhangte scored off the rebound and won it for the team.