Thursday, February 21, 2019 | ePaper

AFC Cup: Abahani, Aizawl play 1-1

  • Print


Players of Abahani Limited celebrate after scoring a goal against Aizawl Football Club of India in their group match of the AFC Cup Football Tournament at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday.



Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani Ltd played out 1-1 draw against I-League champions Aizawl Football Club of India in their group match of the AFC Cup Football Tournament at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday.
Abahani took the lead in the 31st minute as Nigerian forward Emeka Darlington Onuoha converted a spot kick firing the net through the bottom left corner, 1-0.
Aizawl FC's defender made a foul with onrushing Darlington in the danger zone and the referee awarded the penalty to Abahani that was converted by Darlington to dominate the first half by the solitary goal.
Aizawl FC started the 2nd half in an orderly manner and reaped the success in the 65th minute with its Romanian midfielder Andrei Ionescu's right-footed shot from a very close range to the top right corner of the post off a cross from Leonce Dodoz Zikahi, 1-1.
Waly Faisal saved Abahani in the 16th minute, clearing an attempt of Aizawl FC's captain Alfred Kemah Jaryan's from the goal-line after missing out the ball from goalie and captain Sahidul Islam Sohel's grip.
Abahani spoiled a golden chance in the 21st minute as opponent side's goalie denied a spot kick of Sunday Chizoba Nwadialu.
Earlier, Abahani got the same side for a 3-0 victory in their away match at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati on April 11 following a 0-1 defeat each against New Radiant Club [Maldives] and Bengaluru FC [India].
Aizawl FC got the 1-1 draw game after three successive losses in their previous game in the tournament.
All the league champion clubs among the member countries of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are taking part in the AFC Cup and Abahani Ltd are representing Bangladesh in the prestigious tournament.

More News For this Category

Neymar 'cried for two days' after new foot injury

Neymar 'cried for two days' after new foot injury

Agency :Neymar "cried for two days" after injuring his right foot for a second time in January, he told Brazilian television according to an excerpt of an interview broadcast

Liverpool, Bayern draw 0-0 in Champions League first leg

Liverpool, Bayern draw 0-0 in Champions League first leg

AP, England :Bayern Munich still can't find a way to score, let alone win at Liverpool.In their fourth visit to Anfield, the German champions drew 0-0 in the Champions

Barcelona's attacking stars disappoint in 0-0 draw at Lyon

Barcelona's attacking stars disappoint in 0-0 draw at Lyon

AP, France :On a scoreless night in the Champions League, not even Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez could find a way to get a goal.Barcelona's attacking stars were held

Atletico meet Juve in a clash of high stakes

Atletico meet Juve in a clash of high stakes

AFP, Madrid :Massimiliano Allegri told Juventus not to be afraid of Atletico Madrid but for one of these teams their worst fears in this season's Champions League are about

A moment of the football match of the Bangladesh Premier League between Bashundhara Kings and Team BJMC at Shaheed Bhulu Stadium in Noakhali on Tuesday. The match ended in a goalless draw.

A moment of the football match of the Bangladesh Premier League between Bashundhara Kings and Team BJMC at Shaheed Bhulu Stadium in Noakhali on Tuesday. The match ended in a goalless draw.

.

Dortmund drop more points at bottom side Nuremberg

Dortmund drop more points at bottom side Nuremberg

AFP, Berlin :Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund dropped more points in the title race on Monday when they were held to a goalless draw at bottom side Nuremberg.Dortmund are now

Roma far from convincing in 2-1 win over Bologna in Serie A

Roma far from convincing in 2-1 win over Bologna in Serie A

AP, Rome :Roma beat relegation-threatened Bologna 2-1 in Serie A on Monday to stay firmly in the race for a Champions League place, but the victory was far from

Man United defeat Chelsea, advance to FA Cup quarterfinals

Man United defeat Chelsea, advance to FA Cup quarterfinals

AP, London :Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba each scored first-half goals as Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Monday at Stamford Bridge to advance to the quarterfinals of the

Mbappe scores superb goal as PSG win 1-0 at Saint-Etienne

Mbappe scores superb goal as PSG win 1-0 at Saint-Etienne

AP, Paris :Kylian Mbappe displayed his match-winning abilities once again Sunday, scoring off balance with a superb volley as Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 to move 12 points clear

Top Indonesian football official questioned in match-fixing scandal

Indonesia's top football official, who has been in the job less than a month, was questioned by police Monday over a match-fixing scandal that has rocked the Southeast Asian