Lords breeze into semis

Safeguarding champions Bashundhara Kings made it into the last four of the Walton Federation Cup for the third progressive season by indenting a 2-0 win over Sheik Jamal in the third quarterfinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. 

Argentine forward Rahul Oscar Becerra gave Kings a first-half lead before Brazilian forward Robson Da Silva struck the second to take care of the game late into the second half against the three-time Federation Cup champions, who have not advanced past the elimination rounds in four versions since their last victory in 2015. 

Public player-studded Kings ruled Sheik Jamal the same number of expected and had a couple of chances before Becerra got the lead in the tenth moment, scoring from a set shot after Brazilian midfielder Jonathon Da Fernandes Reis conveyed a pleasant cross into the crate. Lords' fit-again midfielder Masuk Mia Jonny at that point attempted his karma from distance before safeguard Mozzamel Hossain Nira saved Sheik Jamal with an objective line freedom in the 34th moment. 

Sheik Jamal glanced better over the most recent 10 minutes of the principal half and made three possibilities however advances Zahid Hossain and Omar Jobe neglected to underwrite. 

After resumption, Kings kept up their stranglehold and made three great possibilities, however Robson and Becerra wasted the open doors notwithstanding being one-on-one with the goalkeeper. Robson just fixed the triumph in the 90th moment with a low free-kick after Sheik Jamal goalkeeper Mamun Khan fouled Jonathon on the edge of the case. 

Lords' Spanish mentor Oscar Bruzon was glad to have equipped for the elimination rounds for the third progressive time yet felt his ought to have dominated the game by a more noteworthy margin."My purpose of not many is that the match was exceptionally strategic for the two sides as Sheik Jamal attempted to make our backline tense rather than the development game yet our backline has been strong which is a major distinction contrasted with last season," said Bruzon. "We missed a great deal of open possibilities and I feel each game ought to have been distinctive in wording the edge of triumph yet the main thing is to dominate the game and go to the following stage. I think our group is looking strong and sure and prepared to battle in each progression to win the title." 

Bruzon's partner Shafiqul Islam Manik was content with his group's presentation yet discontent with the exhibition of ref Bitu Raj Barua. 

"Despite the fact that we missed central members like Kesto Kumar, Rezaul Karim and Sulayman Sillah, the young men played like we played in last matches. We were beaten in two different ways as the advances couldn't profit the scoring openings prior to surrendering and they couldn't repay the objective notwithstanding having great scoring possibilities. Otabek and Jobe ought to have struck objectives today," Manik stated, adding that the match might have been all the more engaging had the norm of the official been something more.