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POST TIME: 4 August, 2021 10:29:05 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 4 August, 2021 10:37:24 PM
BPL Football: Bashundhara beat Muktijoddha 3-0; move closer to league title
UNB, Dhaka

BPL Football: Bashundhara beat Muktijoddha 3-0; move closer to league title

Star-studded Bashundhara Kings moved closer to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2020-21 title Wednesday with a 3-0 victory against Muktijoddha Sangsad.

Brazilian duo Robson Robinho (20th minute), Jonathon Fernandes (78th minute) and Argentine forward Raul Becerra (55th minute) scored one goal each for the Kings at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Robinho is now dominating the highest goal scorers' list with 18 goals, while the second-highest goal scorer Raul Becerra has scored 16.

The victory gave Bashundhara 53 points from 19 matches. Muktijoddha remained at the 11th spot securing 15 points from 18 outings.

Second-placed Sheikh Jamal earned 38 points from 17 encounters; Dhaka Abahani remained at third spot with 36 points from 18 outings.

In the day's other match, Sheikh Russel moved to the sixth spot in the league table, with 30 points from 19 matches, after beating Arambagh 3-0 at the Kamalapur Stadium in the afternoon.

Arambagh remained at the bottom of the 13-team league with five points from 18 outings.

Ugochukwu put Sheikh Russel ahead in the 34th minute, Siyoush doubled the margin in the 80th minute. Baktyir sealed the fate of the match, adding the third goal in stoppage time (90+4 minute) from a penalty.

In the remaining 20th round matches, Dhaka Mohammedan SC will play against Police FC at 4pm Thursday; Dhaka Abahani will face Sheikh Jamal DC at 4pm Friday, both at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

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