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Rahmatganj in the semifinals with a dramatic victory

Rahmatganj thrashed Sheikh Russell in the thrilling quarter-final of the Federation Cup and reached the semifinals. The old Dhaka team got a dramatic victory of 4-3 goals. In another quarter final, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club lost to Dhaka Abahani 6-0. Rahmatganj’s opponent in the top four is Mohammedan. Abahani will fight against Saif.

Did Khandaker Ashraful Islam think that he would make the winter evening of Kamalapur Stadium so colorful? The extinguished light of Rahmatganj was lit by his goal. In extra time when the match is swinging towards both teams. Just then Ashraful became the savior of the match. In the 116th minute, the goalkeeper broke the heart of another Ashraful and he became the hero of the victory of Rahmatganj.

In the first semi-final of the day in the Federation Cup, Rahmatganj, the famous giant killer, performed better than the star-studded Sheikh Russell. Old Dhaka took the first lead in the 28th minute. Ghana forward Philip Azah scored the goal. Russell created an equalizer in the 36th minute. But Portuguese forward Ismail Ruti failed. Rahmatganj doubled Azhar’s lead before going to the opposite break. They could have increased the gap by getting a penalty in the 52nd minute. But this time Azah could not take advantage of the easy opportunity.

Sheikh Russell returned to the match in the 63rd minute thanks to Brazilian Chicago Eduardo. Sheikh Russell got a penalty for forgetting Asarov in the 60th minute. Akhmedov of Kyrgyzstan made no mistake to score from that. Rahmatganj goalkeeper Rakibul had nothing to do but look at him with frustrated eyes. Four minutes later, Ailton Machado flooded the Russell camp with joy. Shortly after seeing the yellow card celebrating the goal, he left the field in pain.

Sheikh Russell of Bivore then dreamed of winning the match. But in the 69th minute, Rahmatganj equalized 3-3 with the goal of Sand. Extra time in the match. Ashraful punched Sheikh Russell in the chest there. Rahmatganj set foot in the semis with a great victory. Their opponent is Mohammedan on the way to the final.

At the Kamalapur Stadium, the next quarter-final, however, was not so exciting. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club could not get the champion of Independence Cup to Dhaka Abahani. Jamal, who performed in Daputa in the Premier League last season, could not be found in the entire match. Seeing the club in Dhanmondi from the beginning, it seemed as if they had come to surrender helplessly.

Brazilian Dorielton Nasimento and Nabib Newaz Jibon scored a pair of goals in the victory of the record 11-time champions of the Federation Cup. One goal each came from Rafael Augusto Santos and Costa Rican Colindres.



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