Bangladesh played against Lebanon in the World Cup qualifying match at Bashundhara Kings Arena today. Coach Javier Cabrera’s disciples left the field with a 1-1 draw with Bashundhara Kings’ footballer Sheikh Morsalin’s eye-catching goal. Bangladesh lost 7-0 against Australia in the last World Cup qualifying match. From there, the representatives of red and green stood up.
Fight against Lebanon with an eye for an eye. Bangladesh did not talk about defense from attack anywhere. The difference in the ranking of the two teams never showed up in the field game. Bangladesh showed good football against Lebanon throughout the period. Bangladesh’s victory was deserved considering the field game. They also created opportunities. However, despite not winning, there was a relief draw. Lebanon created a goal opportunity at the beginning of the match. However, their efforts were not converted into goals. In the first 10 minutes of the match, a few long-range shots by the Lebanese from outside the D-box shook Bangladesh’s defense. The counter-reply came from the hosts as well. Jamal’s efforts to keep Lebanon under pressure by keeping the ball at their feet also worked well. Bangladesh’s first attack on goal was in the 24th minute of the match. Goalkeeper Mustafa Matar took Vishwanath Ghosh’s head from captain Jamal’s corner. Another organized attack by the hosts in the next minute. This time, Morsalin entered the box from the left side, without getting a chance to take a shot, Sohail raised the ball towards the runner (junior), but the Lebanese defender Mohammad El Hayek came and cleared it. Bangladesh attacked again in the 33rd minute. This time, Faisal Ahmed Fahim’s low cross from the right end, Morsalin stood in the face of the goal. Qassem Al Zain saved Fahim’s shot before it hit his feet. At the end of the first half, Bangladesh went on another swarm attack. Morsalin took a shot on goal from a Faisal Ahmed cross from the right but it went over the crossbar. After a goalless first half, both teams increased their attack in the second half. In the beginning, Bangladesh coach Kabrera had to replace Mehdi Hasan Shravan by replacing their own goalkeeper Mitul Marma. He was feeling sick in the first half. Shravan almost made a mistake when playing the first match of the national team. In the 48th minute, the Bangladesh goalkeeper tried to come forward and fist Hasan Matuk’s free-kick. Kasem Al Zain’s header at the empty post narrowly missed the net. In the 52nd minute, the unsuspecting crowd attacked the field. A spectator hugged Sohel Rana with the flag of Bangladesh on his shoulder. Later security personnel came and removed him. Bangladesh’s first attack in this half in the 59th minute. Morsalin could not get his feet on the shot taken by Vishwanath in the Lebanon box in every attack. In the 67th minute, the control of Bangladesh, who played in a tight game throughout the match. Lebanon went ahead after goalkeeper Shravan’s goal. Majed Osman led Lebanon in four minutes after coming on the field as a substitute. Shravan stepped forward to take possession of the ball when Lebanon’s two attempts on the right flank were thwarted by the defence. Vishwanath went to clear the danger at the head, so Shravan could not take possession of the ball. Instead, the ball hits his chest and goes to Majed who is standing in the gap. This replacement striker coolly deposited the ball in the empty post. Within five minutes of falling behind, Morsalin equalized Bangladesh with an eye-catching goal. Morsalin received the ball from a Lebanese player’s backpass from the midfield. Go alone in front of the box. Morsaline’s favorite spot in the D-box, from where he took a bullet-speed right-footed shot. Played the ball in turn, eluding the Lebanon goalkeeper and tying the left post into the net. Morsaline’s fourth international goal in just 9 matches. He also saw a yellow card in the wild celebration after the goal. Morsalin missed a chance to score a great goal in the 89th minute. Rafiq’s cross was received by Morsalin in the gap. He could not score even after finding the goalkeeper alone. His shot went wide of the side net. In the end, Lebanon did not see a goal despite putting pressure on Bangladesh’s defense. Bangladesh left the field with one point. Along with that, Bangladesh’s record of being undefeated at King’s Arena became longer.