Coming from behind, defending champions and table toppers Bashundhara Kings beat Sheikh Russel 3-2 in the 12-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football Sunday.
In the first half, both teams scored one goal each at the Bashundhara Sports Complex.
The Kings' Brazilian midfielder Miguel Figueira restored parity in the 39th minute (1-1).
Iranian defender Khaled Shafiei scored the second goal for the Kings in the 65th (2-1). Brazilian playmaker Robson Robinho scored the third goal for them in the 85th (3-1).
Sheikh Russel's Mannaf Rabbi pulled one back in the 93rd minute (3-2).
In their previous matches, Sheikh Russel outplayed three-time champions Sheikh Jamal 3-1; Bashundhara Kings beat Rahmatganj 2-0.
With Sunday's win, Bashundhara Kings dominated the league table, securing 44 points from 17 matches, staying nine points ahead of second-placed Dhaka Abahani.
Monday, Sheikh Jamal will face Dhaka Mohammedan at 4pm at the Dhirendranath Datta Stadium in Cumilla.