Sun News Desk: Bangladesh on the way to the final of SAFF U-20 Championship. Bangladesh defeated India 2-1 in the match held in Bhubaneswar, India on Wednesday (July 27).
Piyas Ahmed Nova scored both goals in the team’s victory. Red-green Bangladesh has topped the five-team round robin league table with 6 points after winning two consecutive matches.
Pius took control of the ball from midfield in the 29th minute of the game. The Indian defender blocked him. He changed places in the box within a few seconds. When the Indian goalkeeper came forward, he brilliantly sent the ball into the net. Bangladesh lead 1-0 with his goal.
Forward Gurkirat Singh scored India’s equalizer in the 35th minute.
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In the extra time of the first half, the defender of the host team fouled the Bangladeshi footballer in the box. The referee blows the penalty whistle. Piyas Ahmed Nova scored to give Bangladesh a 2-1 lead.
In the second half, both teams played desperately for goals. No team could score despite having several opportunities. In the end, Bangladesh ended the game with a 2-1 lead. Bangladesh will face Nepal in their third match on Friday.
Md. Asif, Tanvir Hossain, Shaheen Mia, Azizul Haque, Imran Khan, Rafiqul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Piyas Ahmed Nova, Mainul Islam (Johnny), Nahian (Hasan Jummon Nizhum) and Akkas Ali.