Kings cruise past Russel

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:23, Feb 24,2021


Bashundhara Kings’ Brazilian forward Robson Azevedo Da Silva (L) scores against Sheikh Russel Kira Chakra during their Bangladesh Premier League match at Cumilla on Wednesday. — BFF photo

Holders Bashundhara Kings continued their brilliant run in the Bangladesh Premier League with a crushing 4-0 win over Sheikh Russel Kira Chakra at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Dutta Stadium in Cumilla on Wednesday.

In the day’s other match, Saif Sporting Club  came from a goal down to beat Uttar Baridhara Club 2-1 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

In Cumilla, Argentine forward Raul Oscar Becerra and Brazilian forward Robson Azevedo Da Silva each scored a brace for Kings.

Becerra gave Kings the lead in the 23rd minute off a pass from Robson, who doubled the lead scoring in the 41st minute following a cross from Tawhidul Alam Sabuj.

Becerra scored his second in the 74th minute after a pass from Iranian defender Khaled Shafiei while Robson completed the rout in the 83rd minute receiving a pass from Becerra.  

With two goals Robson raised his individual tally to 12 goals in the league to be the top scorer, leapfrogging Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club’s Gambian forward Pa Omar Jobe, who scored 11 goals.

In Dhaka, Baridhara got the lead in the 20th minute with forward Arif Hossain scoring before Nigerian forward John Okoli equlised in the 44th minute for Saif.

The game was seemingly going towards a draw but midfielder Sazzad Hossain ensured Saif’s fifth win, scoring in the 89th minute.  

With the day’s results, Kings have earned 31 points from 11 games with 10 wins against one draw while fourth-placed Russel bagged 17 points from 10 games with five wins against two draws and three losses.

Fifth-placed Saif have 16 points from 10 games with five wins, one draw and four losses while 11th placed and winless Baridhara have six points from 10 games with six draws and four losses.

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