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Sk Russel, Mohammedan match ends in 1-1 draw

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24th January, 2021 10:28:01 printer

Sk Russel, Mohammedan match ends in 1-1 draw

Players of Sheikh Russel KC Ltd and Mohammedan SC Ltd vie for the ball during their Bangladesh Premier League Football match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Sunday. – Sun Photo

Sheikh Russel KC maintained their unbeaten run in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football playing to 1-1 draw with Dhaka Mohammedan SC in their third match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.

After the day's match, Sheikh Russel KC remained at the second slot in the league table securing seven points from three matches. Joint league leaders Bashundhara Kings and Dhaka Abahani Ltd bagged full nine points each from three encounters.

Dhaka Mohammedan, which made a flying start outplaying their neighbour Arambagh KS 3-O in their first match, bagged four points from three outings with one win, one draw and one loss.

In the day's match, Souleymane Diabate of Mali put the traditional black and whites Mohammedan ahead in the stoppage time of the first half (45+1 minute) from a penalty (1-0).

Brazilian centre forward Giancarlo Rodrigues Lopes levelled the margin for Sheikh Russel in the 56th minute (1-1).

In the day's other match, Muktijoddha Sangsad KC tasted the first victory in their second league match beating all-losers Arambagh KS at the new BPL venue - Bir Shreshtha Fl Lt Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj on Sunday.

Mehedi Hasan Royal scored the match-winner for the freedom fighters team Muktijoddha in the 47th minute (1-0).

After the match, Muktijoddha SKC earned three points from two league encounters while Arambagh remained at the bottom of the league without any point, playing three matches.