Lebanon started the match at a pace that could not be sustained after 17-18 minutes. Maybe they have a problem to adapt to the condition. And Bangladesh has developed a midfield game. Morchalin in the attack, the Fahims have quite worried the Lebanese defense. It would be nice to win. However, this draw will increase the confidence of Bangladesh. Bangladesh will play the next match against Palestine on March 21 in Dhaka.
Bangladesh played great attacking football for the rest of the day today after handling the initial pressure from Lebanon. I didn’t think that a team like Lebanon was in front of Bangladesh. Javier Cabrera’s team could have won the match if they had not wasted the opposite goal. At the end of the first half, Bangladesh lost three chances. Despite receiving the ball in a good place, forward Sheikh Morchalin could not score twice. In 89 minutes wasted another opportunity. Hit the ball very close to the post outside. Midfielder Sohel Ranao missed the opportunity. Rightback Vishwanath’s header went to the hands of the Lebanon goalkeeper. The lack of winger Rakib Hossain, who could not play due to two yellow cards, was felt this time.
The Bangladesh coach has made four changes from the XI that Javier Cabrera made last against Australia on November 16 in Melbourne. Shakil Hossain replaces Hasan Murad in defence. Isa Faisal replaces Saad Uddin, another defender who is out due to two yellow cards. Sheikh Morchalin replaced winger Rakib Hossain who was out of the field in the previous match due to the same reason. Apart from this, Sohail Rana Jr returned to the XI in place of midfielder Mujibur Rahman Johnny, who was unable to play in the Australia match due to a red card.
However, captain Jamal Bhuiyan was taken off in the 60th minute. Rabiul came to the field. Bangladesh’s attack was also diversified and it also confused Lebanon.
Bangladesh XI: Mitul Marma, Shakeel Hossain, Biswanath Ghosh, Tariq Qazi, Isa Faisal, Mohammad Hriday, Sohail Rana, Sohail Rana Jr., Jamal Bhuiyan, Sheikh Morchalin, Faisal Ahmed Fahim