Dhaka, May 16 (UNB)– Khilgaon Football Academy eared a comfortable 3-1 goals victory over Azampur Football Club-Uttara in the Dhaka Metropolis 2nd Division Football League at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Sradium in Kamalapur Thursday morning.
Sabuj Roy struck twice in the 60th and 64th minutes and Abidul Islam Mesbah netted the other goal in the 34th minute for the winners while Munna Hossain scored the consolation goal for losers in the 59th minute.
In the day’s other league match, Little Friends Club played to a 1-1 draw with BKSP at the same venue Thursday afternoon.
Luis Kisfu put Little Friends ahead in the 46th minute while Raja Sheikh leveled the margin for BKSP in the 75th minute.
Dhaka, May 16 (UNB)- Saif Sporting Club earned their 2nd successive victory in the 2nd phase of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating bottom ranked Team BJMC by 3-0 goals at the Rofiquddin Bhuiyan Stadium in Mymensingh on Thursday.
Saif SC, which beat Rahmatganj MFS by 2-1 goals in the 2nd phase opener last Friday, remained at 4th place securing 29 from 14 matches after league leader Bashundhara Kings, Dhaka Abahani Limited and Sheikh Russel KC.
In the day’s match, medio Otabek Zokirov, Deiner Cordoba and forward Alessandro Celin scored one each for the Saif SC, which dominated the first half by 1-0 goal.
In the day’s other match, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club drew 1-1 with Muktijoddha Sangsad KC at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Thursday.
Solomon King put Sheikh Jamal DC ahead in the 18th minute while Yusuke Kato restored the parity for the freedom fighters team in 34th minute.
Rome, May 16 (AP/UNB) — Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored moments after coming off the bench to lead Lazio to a 2-0 win over Atalanta in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.
Milinkovic-Savic, who was making his comeback from an injury, broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute by heading in a corner. Joaquin Correa doubled Lazio's lead following a counterattack in the final minute as Atalanta pressed for the equalizer.
Marten de Roon had hit the post for Atalanta in the first half in an entertaining, high-tempo match. His shot took a deflection off the hand of Lazio defender Bastos, but the video assistant referee deemed it to be involuntary as it was too close range.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was furious after being shown a replay of the incident during a television interview after the match.
"I wasn't angry before I saw that replay, as from the bench I absolutely didn't see that," he said. "But it's a very serious error. It's a shot that's going in. It is unacceptable.
"If there hadn't been VAR, then that's understandable. But no, this is unjustifiable."
It was Simone Inzaghi's first Italian Cup victory as coach, having won the competition as a player with Lazio three times.
The win also salvaged a disappointing season for Lazio, after the club's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League ended with a recent loss to Atalanta.
"It's a great night, in front of amazing fans," Inzaghi said. "But honor to Atalanta, too. It was a really great game, decided by episodes that this time we knew how to turn to our advantage.
"It's a satisfaction that we deserve because of the path we've taken. We wanted this cup win. We gave our all to win it and now we'll enjoy it."
Several of the Atalanta players were in tears after the final whistle. The team from the small northern city of Bergamo has won the Italian Cup only once, back in 1963.
It was Lazio's seventh Italian Cup victory and also ended four years of Juventus domination. Lazio lost to Juventus in two of those finals.
Atalanta can console itself by fulfilling its other ambition, of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time.
The team is on an 11-match unbeaten run in the league and that has lifted it up to fourth place in Serie A and the final Champions League qualifying spot.
Atalanta has a three-point advantage over AC Milan and Roma with two matches remaining.
Rome, May 16 (AP/UNB) — A police car was set on fire as Lazio fans clashed with local authorities near the Stadio Olimpico before the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.
Italian national news agency Ansa reported that the two policemen who were in the car at the time have been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, while one also had an injury to his ear.
Lazio fans also threw bottles, stones and other objects. Police responded with water cannons and tear gas.
Two other police cars were also damaged while five fans were arrested.
Police said two of them were arrested earlier in the day after a preliminary blockade uncovered a number of dangerous objects in their car, including flares, fireworks and a concealable portable blade.
Lazio went on to beat Atalanta 2-0 to win the Italian Cup for the seventh time in its history.
Dhaka, May 15 (UNB) - Dhaka Abahani Limited beat former Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC by 3-2 goals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday to keep their hope for becoming the AFC Cup 2019 Group E champions alive.
Kervens Belfort, Masih Saighani and Mamunul Islam Mamun netted one goal each for Dhaka Abahani while CK Vineeth and Isaac Vanmal Sawma scored one goal each for Chennaiyin FC.
Abahani have now seven points from four matches with two wins, one draw and one loss while Channaiyin FC have the same points from four matches with two wins, one loss and a draw.
But, Chennaiyin’s remained on the top of the four-team Group by virtue of the better goal difference. Chennaiyin FC are enjoying better goal difference with 2 plus goals while Abahani’s followed them with 1 plus goal.
Dhaka Abahani got an early blow while forward CK Vineeth opened the account for Chennaiyin FC in the 6th minute (1-0).
The Indian forward netted the ball with his right-footed shot from the centre of the box, utilising the corner of Isaac Vanmal Sawma.
Then, Dhaka Abahani starved Chennaiyin FC of possession but the Indian side thwarted all of their attempts.
The hosts wasted some good chances to level the score in the first half.
Dhaka Abahani began the second half with full domination and netted two goals in a span of only five minutes.
In the 64th minute, forward Kervens Belfort netted the first goal for the Dhanmondi-outfit with a right-footed shot from the left side of the box (1-1) while forward Masih Saighani doubled the margin by a direct corner in the 69th minute (2-1).
But the touring side levelled the score in the 74th minute as their Isaac Vanmal Sawma netted the goal with a precise strike (2-2).
However, hosts put pressure on Chennaiyin FC with their attacking football and bagged its fruits in the 88th minute.
This time, midfielder Mamunul Islam Mamun sent the ball into the net with his right-footed shot (3-2).
In the other group match on the day, Nepalese champions Manang Marshyangdi shared points with 10-man Minerva Punjab of India after playing a 1-1 draw at ANFA Complex in Kathmandu.
In the 39th minute, midfielder Thoiba Singh put Minerva Punjab ahead with a precise strike (1-0).
The Indian side got a blow just before of the half time (45+3 minute) when defender Pratheek Joshi received a red card.
Minerva Punjab started to play in the second half with 10 men.
On the other hand, hosts Manang Marshyangdi tried hard to reduce the margin in the game and bagged its fruit in the 81st minute when their Nigerian recruit Oluwashina Shaheed Azeez levelled the score (1-1).
With day’s draw, Minerva Punjab and Manang Marshyangdi remained in their previous third and fourth slot respectively.
Minerva Punjab earned four points while Manang Marshyangdi collected 2 points from their four matches.
A suicidal goal by Brazilian defender Wellington Priori forced Dhaka Abahani to concede a 0-1 defeat in their last Group E encounter against Chennaiyin FC at the Arena Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 30 last.
Abahani, six-time Bangladesh Professional Football League champions, will have to win the next match to keep their hope alive in the AFC Cup.
In the next Group E matches, Abahani will take on Manang Marshyangdi on June 19 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium and will play against Minerva Punjab on June 26 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.
Dhaka Abahani playing XI: Shahidul Alam Sohel (C), Rayhan Hasan, Nabib Newaz Ziban, Waly Faisal, Mamunul Islam Mamun, Sohel Rana, Sunday Chizoba Nwadialu, Jewel Rana, Masih Saighani, Kervens Belfort, Saad Uddin
Chennaiyin FC playing XI: Karanjit Singh, Eli Sabia Filho, Anirudh Thapa, Ganesh Dhanapal, Jerry Lalrinzual, Laldinliana Renthlei, Mailson Veriato, Francisco Fernandes, C K Vineeth, Christopher Herd, Isaac Vanmal Sawma