Classic Football Academy 3 (Khullakpam Zahir Khan 40’, Gogocha Chungkham 47’, Md Arbash 48’)
Himalayan FC Kinnaur 1 (Christian Lalthazuala 51’)
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: Classic Football Academy defeated Himalayan FC Kinnaur 3-1 at the Deccan Arena in Hyderabad on Friday, January 27, 2023, to be the first team to reach the Final of the Hero U-17 Youth Cup.
Both the sides started off on an even note, before Classic FA took the lead just five minutes before the half-time break through forward Khullakpam Zahir Khan. That goal gave Classic FA more impetus during the break, as they came out all guns blazing. They scored two more within three minutes of the restart through midfielders Gogocha Chungkham and Md Arbash, to take their side’s lead to three goals.
Christian Lalthazuala did pull one back for Himalayan FC a few minutes later, but the side from Imphal held on for the rest of the game to make their way into the summit clash.
Sudeva Delhi FC and Chennaiyin FC will square off in the second Semi-final clash at the Deccan Arena on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 3 PM IST; the match will be streamed live on the Indian Football YouTube channel.