SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018: Bangladesh is on the way to Semi by beating Pakistan 1-0

Bangladesh won by 1-0 goal at the Bangabandhu stadium in a breathtaking match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at SAFF Suzuki cup. Topu Barman scored the only goal for Bangladesh.

The hosts are at the top of the points table after winning 2 back to back consecutive matches. After winning two matches the hosts stands with 6 points In the point table chart. So far, this is the highest point of the group table. Bangladesh is three points ahead of Pakistan and Nepal. the next match between Nepal and Pakistan will decide who is going out of the group stage.

With 5 minutes plus Stoppers time remaining, Topu who also scored against Bhutan handed Bangladesh the crucial goal with a stunning header. Left-back Bishwanath Ghosh long throw seems to be drifting away but Tapu emerged from nowhere to nod home from close range to send nearly 20,000 spectators into a wild Frenzy.

SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018: Bangladesh is on the way to Semi by beating Pakistan 1-0
Source: MALDIVESOCCER

After scoring, Topu pulled of his Jersey and jump triumphantly in the air for which all defenders were understandably booked by the Iranian referee. And referee showed him a yellow card because if a player opens the jersey during game time refer will show him a yellow card. The next 10 minutes of the game Bangladesh was ahead of Pakistan by one goal. To leave the field with their second consecutive win a real fight for the national football team of late.

After the final whistle, the players of Bangladesh football team were overjoyed around Topu. Because Topu Bangladesh has been able to maintain the consistency of winning against Pakistan in their home soil.

Several football fans stayed in the gallery at the end of the game and child for Bangladesh football team saying Bangladesh, Bangladesh. Some of the best players stopping to shake hands with their fans before heading to the dressing room.

Before the game starts Bangladesh team planned a strategy to break Pakistan’s defence. As a result of the Bangladesh team was in attacking mode for scoring goals into Pakistan’s net. But the former defender of Pakistan’s Fulham Academy Zeeshan Rahman and his team resisted the invasion of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is very rarely able to stay in the ranks of their opponents. for this reason, Bangladesh has to face a lot of hardship against Pakistan.

SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018: Bangladesh is on the way to Semi by beating Pakistan 1-0
Source: The Daily Star

Instead of keeping the ball on the ground Jamie day’s charges choose an area approach event on the medial in the air. But the boys in the Red and Green were stopped time and again by Pakistan’s Supremacy in the air which prevented the attacking third form Penetrating The backline.

In the 8 Minute of the game, there is a golden opportunity for Pakistan to keep one goal ahead of Bangladesh. When Mohammed Ali start a quick header off an of a Shahbaz Younus cross from the right flank. however, goalkeeper Shahidul Alam Sohel ground the shot over the Crosspiece at the cost of a corner.

After halftime, Bangladesh looked a bit more organized. The hosts survived when defender Tutul Hussain Badshah fumbled, losing the ball to Mohammed Ali who got it into the box from the left to drive a powerful shot in the 55 minutes. Goalkeeper Sohel brilliantly thwarted it with one hand.

Topu also squandered a good opportunity in the 82 minutes when he floated a shot from inside the six-yard box over the post but the defender eventually made amends  3 minutes later by proving the decisive goal.

 

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