Manisha Kalyan creates another historic moment for Indian Football

21-year-old Indian forward, Manisha Kalyan becomes the first Indian footballer to provide an assist in the UEFA Champions League.
Manisha Kalyan is on her way to become one of the greats
Manisha Kalyan is on her way to become one of the greats

Manisha Kalyan gave a hattrick of Assist in UEFA Champions League Qualification for Apollon Ladies F.C against ŽFK Ljuboten. She was already the first Indian footballer to ever feature in the UEFA Champions League. Now she also became the first Indian to give assist in the competition. Not one, not two, a hattrick of assists from the AIFF Women's Player of the Year.

Manisha Kalyan moved abroad from her former club Gokulam Kerala FC. The forward signed a two-year deal with Cyprus First Division champions, Apollon Ladies. Manisha Kalyan spent three successful years with the Kerala-based outfit, winning two Indian Women's League titles with them. She also earned the Player of the Tournament award.

Manisha Kalyan was on her path to write a fresh page in history and she did that. She came on to play the second half against Ljuboten. kalyan provided her first assist to Joana Dantas in the 59th minute and then the second one to Syndy Nasello in the 79th minute. She completed her hattrick of assists in the 90th minute when Eleni Giannou made it 9-0 for Apollon Ladies FC. Many more to come from the young sensation but this will be the moment to remember for a long time.

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