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SAFF Suzuki Cup: Bangladesh step forward to semi final thrashing Pakistan by 1-0

Sun Online Desk     6th September, 2018 09:05:52 printer

SAFF Suzuki Cup: Bangladesh step forward to semi final thrashing Pakistan by 1-0

Bangladesh thrashed visiting Pakistan by 1-0 goal in their Group 'A' second match of the seven-nation SAFF Suzuki Cup under floodlight at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday.

 

Defender Topu Barman scored the magnificent goal to lead Bangladesh a step forward to the semi final.

 

Bangladesh started to play a forceful game after 10 minutes and made an attempt in the 29th minute as forward Saad Uddin's right-footed long shot from the left flank went high and wide to the left off a Topu Barman pass.

 

The host side continued pressing game and missed several chances as midfielder Masuk Miah Zoni's right-footed shot from outside the box was blocked by Pakistani defense in the 40th before forward Mahbubur Rahman's right footed shot from more than 35 yards missed out to the left.

 

Pakistan created a couple of quick counter attacks in between 20 to 30 minutes, but Bangladesh defenders denied all their efforts.

 

With the feat, Bangladesh topped the group list with all-win record securing full six points from two matches after making a 2-0 win over Bhutan, which have already been eliminated from the meet.

 

Despite the defeat, Pakistan also remained in the race for the semifinal with three points from two matches with a 2-1 win over Nepal in the tournament opener.

 

The much-hyped match pulled around 16,000 crowds at the stadium.

 

Bangladesh started their campaign with a 2-0 win against already an eliminated side Bhutan while Pakistan got a 2-1 win against Nepal in the tournament opener on September 4.


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