Bashundhara Kings smarty reached the final of the season's curtain raiser soccer meet, the Bashundhara Group Independent Cup Football' 2022 eliminating Bangladesh Police FC by 3-1 goal in the 2nd semifinal at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj on Thursday.
They will play Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra in the final on Monday (December 5) at 1 pm at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Dutta Stadium in Cumilla
Two losing semifinalists-- Defending champions Dhaka Abahani Limited will play Bangladesh Police FC in the 3rd place deciding match on Sunday (December 4), also at 1pm at the Bir Shrestha Fl Lt Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj.
In the day's 2nd semifinal, Brazilian striker cum team captain Robson Robinho put the star-studded Kings ahead in the 13th minute from a penalty (1-0)..
Rakib Hossain doubled the Kings margin in the 65th minute (2-0).
Brazilian striker Dorielton scored the 3rd goal for the Kings in the 73rd minute (3-0).
Forward Edward scored the consolation goal for Police FC in the stoppage time (90+1 minute) of the match (3-1).
Later, Kings local forward Rakib Hossain was adjudged the man of the match.
Iranian defender of Police FC Habibi got marching order in the match after receiving direct red card.
In the first semis on Wednesday, Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra forced out holders Dhaka Abahani Limited beating them by 3-2 goal.
Earlier, Dhaka Abahani Limited qualified for the semi-final eliminating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 2-1 goal while Sheikh Russell KC booked a seat for the last four stage eliminating Chittagong Abahani Limited by 1-0 goal in the quarterfinals.
Bangladesh Police FC qualified for the semis defeating Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad KC by 5-4 goal while big budgeted Bashundhara Kings made a semifinal berth beating Dhaka Mohammedan SC by 2-0 goal in their respective quarterfinals.