Indian national team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu created history on Sunday, becoming the first Indian footballer to start a European top division match after he made a debut for Stabaek FC in the Tippeligaen. Gurpreet kept a clean sheet and emerged victorious after Stabaek defeated IK Start 5-0.
Sandhu, who had made his competitive debut for Stabaek in a cup game last year, kept a clean sheet as his club thumped Start 5-0 to take their point tally to 10 points from 13 games.
The former East Bengal custodian had signed for Stabaek in 2014, and has been a mainstay in the Indian national team over the past few months.
Sandhu currently has 10 international appearances for India, and is set to resume services for the Blue Tigers when they take on Laos in the first leg of their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying playoff on 2 June.
Gurpreet will now travel to Vientiane to join up with the Indian national team for the first leg of their 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification play-off match against Laos on June 2.