As predicted, it didn't take long for the Bavarians to find the net, with Gomez finding the first of the many goals in the 14th minute. But win or lose, the result will hardly have any impact - given the vast difference in football between the two teams. It was surely a learning experience for the Indian team that will stand in good stead in the years to come.
The journey that started from a sleepy hamlet in Tinkitam in Sikkim in 1993 finally ended and even in his last match Bhutia contributed for a noble cause ensuring that some of the proceeds from the match will be given to the earthquake victims of his home state.
Image: ayern Munich's Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, left, and Indian player Chongtham Sushil Kumar Singh, center, fight for the ball as Indian captain Baichung Bhutia, background right, looks on during their friendly soccer match in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.