Bangladesh beat Bhutan in SAFF Championship

Published: September 04, 2018 21:38:07 | Updated: September 07, 2018 13:09:49


Bangladesh have started their SAFF Championship campaign by avenging their loss to Bhutan in Asian Cup playoff for qualifiers.

Topu Barman put the hosts ahead in the third minute from a penalty they had won in their first attack at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday, reports bdnews24.com.

Mahbubur Rahman Sufil extended the lead in the beginning of the second half with a brilliant goal.

Bhutan had defeated Bangladesh 3-1 when the two teams met for the last time in the playoff for qualifiers of Asian Cup in October, 2016.

With Tuesday’s 2-0 victory, Bangladesh have continued their dominance over Bhutan. Bangladesh won have five and drawn one in the six matches they have played in the tournament’s different editions.

This was also Bangladesh’s first victory after they beat Sri Lanka 4-2 in Bangabandhu Gold Cup in January, 2016.

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