Kriralok Desk: Possession of the ball, attack, shots on goal – Bangladesh defeated Singapore who fought equally in all categories. The Red Green team started with a last-minute goal to win the Asian Cup football qualifiers.
Bangladesh won by 2-1 at Bir Shrestha Shahid Sepahi Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur. Singaporean players have contributed to both the goals scored by Bangladesh.
Bangladesh took the lead in the first 11 minutes of the ‘E’ group game of the tournament. Nazimuddin’s extended ball was caught in his own net by the opponent’s defender. After going ahead with a suicide goal, the teenagers of Bangladesh increased their attack.
Singapore rose in every attack to cope with the pressure of the hosts. The visitors benefited from a counter-attack on 28 minutes. They equalized with the goal of Singaporean forward Sherzoan. Since there was no goal, the two teams went into the break with a 1-1 tie.
In the extra time of the second half, the Singaporean goalkeeper’s hand caught the ball in the net and the Bangladeshi gallery erupted in cheers. With a score of 2-1, the youngsters of Bangladesh rejoiced in the victory.
Earlier, mighty Yemen thrashed Bhutan 8-0 in the opening match. Bangladesh’s second match against Bhutan on October 7 at the same venue.