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Bashundhara Kings in semis

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 12th December, 2021 10:27:59 PM
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Bashundhara Kings in semis

Defending champions Bashundhara Kings advanced to the semifinals of the ongoing Independence Cup after beating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 4-0 goals in a high voltage fourth quarterfinal at the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sepoy Mustofa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Sunday.

Brazilian midfielder Jonathan Fernandes scored twice and substitute midfielder Shaikh Alamgir Kabir Rana after forward Matin Miah opened an account for the champions in the second half.

After a barren first half, Kings forward Matin Miah put the ball home with an eye-catching right-footer; off a pass from the interim captain-cum-Brazilian forward Robson Robinho in the 58th minute (1-0) of the game.

Brazilian midfielder Jonathan Fernandes scored his first goal with a powerful right-footed shot nearer the box in the 73rd minute (2-0) and struck the second goal with a chip-in shot from the left flank of the box in the 81st minute (3-0).    

Substitute midfielder Rana netted the fourth and last goal as Sheikh Jamal goalkeeper Samiul Islam missed grabbing a shot from Robson in the additional time (95th minute) (4-0). 

Sheikh Jamal head coach Juan Manuel Martinez conceded a red card due to involving clash with one of the assistant coaches in the 56th minute.

Sheikh Jamal were reduced to 10-man while their captain cum Gambian forward Solomon King Konform conceded a straight red card due to illegally fouled Kings defender Yeasin Arafat in the additional time. 

Kings will take on Bangladesh Police in the second semifinal of the tournament on Tuesday at the same venue at 8:00pm.