BSS : 15 DECEMBER, 2021, 12:45 AM
Bashundhara Kings reached final of the Independence Cup Football when they came from behind beat Bangladesh Police Football Club by 2-1 goals in the second semifinal held today (Tuesday) at Birshreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the city’s Kamalapur.
The win saw that the Kings will play the final Against Abahani Limited, Dhaka scheduled to be held on December 18 at the same venue.
Abahani Limited earlier got the ticket of final defeating Saif Sporting Club by 2-0 goals in the day’s first semifinal held at the same venue.
In the day’s match, Brazilian defender Danilo Augusto scored for Police FC while midfielder Mohammad Ibrahim and defender Yeasin Arafat netted one goal each for Kings.
Danilo Augusto put Police FC ahead early in the 8th minute while Ibrahim restored the parity for Kings in the 30th minute of the match.
Yeasin sealed the victory for Kings scoring the second goal in the 118th minute of the match.
Earlier, on way to the semifinal, Bangladesh Police Football Club reached semifinal when they beat Sheikh Russel Keira Chakra Club by 1–0 goal in the third quarterfinal while star-studded Bashundhara Kings dumped ten men Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 4-0 goals in the fourth quarterfinal match.
In the group phase matches, Bashundhara Kings emerged group D top. They dumped Bangladesh Navy Football Club by 6-0 goals in their group opening match, edged past Bangladesh Police Football Club by 1-0 goals in their second group match and emerged group champions by defeating Chittagong Abahani Limited by 3-0 goals in their third and last group match.
Bangladesh Police Football club, who earlier finished group B runners-up, played out to a 1-1 goal draw with Chittagong Abahani Limited in their group opening match, lost to Kings by 0-1 goal in their second group match and again shared point with Bangladesh Navy Football team playing to a 1-1 goal draw in their third and last group match.
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