Costa Rican international Daniel Colindres stole the show with a goal and a couple of assists as Bashundhara Kings moved seven points clear of holder Abahani Limited at the top of the points table with 49 points from 17 matches
Bashundhara Kings continued their unbeaten run in the Bangladesh Premier League to stay atop after beating Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka Wednesday.
Costa Rican international Daniel Colindres stole the show with a goal and a couple of assists as the Kings moved seven points clear of holder Abahani at the top of the points table with 49 points from 17 matches.
Bashundhara took the lead with only 10 minutes into the clock as Colindres chipped home over the onrushing goalkeeper Hamidur Rahman Remom after being set up brilliantly by a through pass by Brazilian forward Marcos Vinicius.
Rahmatganj made an immediate response for the equalizer and went close twice.
Landing Darboe’s long-range effort was saved superbly by Anisur Rahman Zico in the 16th minute before Rakibul Islam's powerful left-footer from 20 yards flew inches over the bar in the 23rd minute.
Bashundhara retook control of the game as Matin Mia doubled the lead with a neat finish two minutes later.
Colindres came up with the assist with a brilliant through pass that set up Matin, who dribbled past a defender before placing home.
Emon Mahmud had a great opportunity in the 38th minute but his grounder following a cutback from Matin was punched away by Remon with a dive to his left.
Rahmatganj's Rakibul pulled one back in the 42nd minute, placing home past Zico into the far post after a short pass from Landing.
Colindres was denied by a fine save a minute later as his shot from the left side was cleared at the cost of a corner.
Bangladesh Premier League leader Bashundhara Kings reacted to going a goal behind by scoring four times during their match against Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra in Nilphamari’s Sheikh Kamal Stadium Saturday.https://t.co/bxXlcOtEuY#BPL #BFF #FOOTBALL #BANGLADESHJune 29, 2019
It was the Kings who piled more pressure on the opponent from the second half, especially after the hour mark, but ended up without any more goals due to dearth of fruitful finishing touches.
Matin made a dangerous run through the right side in the 72nd minute, skipping past three defenders before being blocked by the keeper at the edge of the six-yard box.
Marcos went close to scoring in the 81st minute but his header from a good position inside the box following an Emon cross went over the bar.
Towhidul Alam Sabuj extended Bashundhara's lead in injury time, smashing home a long free-kick of Colindres.
Landing reduced the margin a minute later from a penalty after the Gambian was brought down by Nayeem Uddin inside the box.
Rahmatganj 1 (Rakibul 42, Landing 90+) 3 Bashundhara (Colindres 10, Motin 25, Sabuj 90+1)
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