Sherpur, Oct 28 (UNB) – Kakoli Sporting Club defeated Kusumkoli Sporting Club by 2-0 goals in the Saif Power Battery Sherpur District Football League at Shaheed Daroga Ali Municipality Park ground on Sunday.
Attacking midfielder Galif Mia scored both goals for Kakoli SC’s winning start in the 12-team league.
Kakoli SC played attacking game from the beginning, but Kusumkoli SC’s goalie denied some attempts before Galif Mia’s success for twice.
Kusumkoli SC created some chances, but all their efforts went in vain for the lack of clean finishers.
Dhaka, Oct 28 (UNB) – Holders Dhaka Abahani Limited and formidable Saif Sporting Club won their respective group matches of the season’s curtain raiser soccer meet, the Walton Federation Cup Football Tournament, at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Sunday.
Defending champions Dhaka Limited made a good start in the season’s curtain raiser soccer meet beating Muktijoddha Sangsad KC by 1-0 goal in opening Group C match Sunday afternoon.
Former national skipper Mamunul Islam Mamun scored the match-winner for the sky-blue popular Dhanmondi outfit in the 54th minute by a placing shot from danger zone that kissed the freedom fighter net, hitting the side bar (1-0)
Mamun, who got the opportunity to make match-winner utilizing a Belfast shot pass that came his way by a header of Sunday. Later, the national coloured medio Mamunul Islam was adjudged the smart player of the match.
In the day’s 2ndmatch, Saif Sporting Club beat Team BJMC by 3-1 goals at the same venue under flood light.
Korea striker SeungilPark put Saif SC ahead in the very 5th minute from a penalty (1-0) while Abdullah Al Mamunof Team BJMC leveled the margin in the 13th minute by eye-catching header from goal mouth melee (1-1).
Substitute striker Jafar Iqbal scored the 2nd goal for Saif SC in the 66th minute by a cool shot from goalmouth melee (2-1) while Denis Blshakov sealed the fate of the match in the 88th minute, also from another penalty (3-1).
Monday’s matches: Mohammedan SC vs Bashundhara Kings (3;15 pm), Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club vs NoFel Sporting Club (5:15 pm).
Dhaka, Oct 28 (UNB) – Bangladesh will play hosts Nepal in their 2nd and last Group A match of the six-nation SAFF U-15 Championship on Monday at ANFA Complex in Lalitpur Nepal eying to be group champions.
The match will kick off at 2:45 pm Bangladesh time.
Touring Bangladesh, which got off to a flying start in the three-team Group A crushing the Maldives by 9-0 goals in the opening match on Saturday featuring a hat-trick by Nihad Jaman, need just a draw against the home side to clinch the group title as Nepal outplayed the Maldives by 4-0 goals in their first appearance on Thursday.
However, Group A leader Bangladesh and 2nd placed Nepal have secured full three points from one match each to qualify for the semifinals with one match to spare at the coffin of all losers the Maldives.
Both the semifinals will be held on November 1 while the final will commence on November 3 at 3:30 pm at the same venue.
Ahead of the match against Nepal, Bangladesh U-15 players made their practice on Sunday, according a message received from Bangladesh Football Federation.
Head coach of Bangladesh team Mostofa Anowar Parvez said his boys struck to the game plan and were able to carve out a huge win against the Maldives.
“However, let’s not get too complacent. We still have to face Bhutan even though we’ve already qualified for the semifinals. We want to qualify as group champions,” he said.
“Nepal are a strong team. We know their strength and we’ll also try to give our best to defeat them,” the coach added.
Bangladesh skipper Mahedi Hasan is also controlling his emotions, saying, “Yes, we are happy with the big win (against Maldives). But we want to be the group champions. And for that, we have to work hard.”
Star forward Nihat Jaman, who scored four out of Bangladesh’s nine goals against the Maldives, wants to keep his scoring form. “I’m really happy to make a hat-trick in my first international match and help my team win. I want to keep scoring and expecting another hat-trick in the next match.”
Milan, Oct 28 (AP/UNB) — Juventus missed Mario Mandzukic and Giorgio Chiellini. It got by with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to win at relegation-threatened Empoli 2-1 on Saturday and maintain its unbeaten start in Serie A.
His first was a perfectly placed penalty, and his second was a magnificent 20-yard strike, which his coach Massimiliano Allegri called "a moment of magic."
"Those types of moves should be shown to kids in football academies rather than boring them with theory and tactics," Allegri said. "Tomorrow, so many of them will go out and try to imitate the feat of a superstar: By doing that they will certainly learn more than with abstract concepts."
Ronaldo has seven goals in 10 league matches, and four in four since being accused of rape in the United States last month.
Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request. Ronaldo denies any wrongdoing.
Following a midweek win at Manchester United in the Champions League, Mandzukic was out injured along with Emre Can and Sami Khedira. Juventus was dealt another blow when defender Chiellini limped out of the warmup and was replaced in the starting lineup by Daniele Rugani.
"We knew it would be a difficult match because we were a bit tired. Playing after the Champions League is always very tricky," Ronaldo said. "But we gave a good response in the second half.
"We gave a great response against Manchester United, and today we showed we're a great team."
In Chiellini's absence there were gaps in the defense, and Empoli took advantage, scoring within half an hour. Afriyie Acquah surged and put the ball into the box, where a deflection took it into the path of Caputo, who curled a delightful effort into the far side of the net.
The goal was only Empoli's second in nine matches against Juventus in Serie A.
Juventus appeared renewed after the break and it leveled nine minutes in when Ronaldo converted a penalty after Ismael Bennacer fouled Paulo Dybala.
Ronaldo scored what was to prove the winner in the 70th. He collected the ball from Blaise Matuidi, took a couple of steps and looked up then fired a stunning strike into the top left corner from 20 yards out.
"I don't remember it well, it was a very quick move, and I think it was a really great goal," Ronaldo said.
Juventus moved seven points clear of second-placed Napoli, which hosts Roma on Sunday.
Both goals were bizarre as Fiorentina and Torino drew 1-1.
Fiorentina was first in the second minute when Torino defender Lorenzo De Silvestri allowed Federico Chiesa's cross to bounce off him and into the path of Marco Benassi, who netted the easiest of goals against his old club.
Torino had its own moment of fortune 11 minutes later when Ola Aina's effort hit the left post, bounced off the back of Alban Lafont's head and into the net for an own goal by the Fiorentina goalkeeper.
Josip Ilicic continued to impress as he helped Atalanta beat Parma 3-0.
Ilicic netted a Serie A hat trick last week at Chievo Verona, ending a nine-match winless streak in all competitions for Atalanta. The Slovenia midfielder didn't score this time but was at the heart of Atalanta's good play.
Atalanta's first goal was a rebound of an Ilicic strike, and the third came from his corner kick. He then hit the crossbar.
Dhaka, Oct 28 (AP/UNB) -Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said before his team's visit to Anfield it was "virtually impossible" for any side to win there this season. So it proved on Saturday, when Liverpool's dynamic forwards produced another masterclass in front of goal to win 4-1 and move to the top of the English Premier League.
Sadio Mane led with two goals, and Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri also struck as unbeaten Liverpool went three points clear of second-place Manchester City, which plays Tottenham on Monday at Wembley Stadium.
Liverpool is also five ahead of Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal. Chelsea visits Burnley on Sunday, when Arsenal travels to London rival Crystal Palace.
"It is unbelievable five or six clubs have such a big number of points," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. "It makes it even more intense, good for the people."
Watford achieved its best start in a top-flight campaign after beating Huddersfield 3-0, while Leicester manager Claude Puel caused a surprise by dropping talismanic striker Jamie Vardy to the bench while the rest drew with West Ham 1-1 at home.
Bournemouth cruised past Fulham 3-0, and Glenn Murray's 100th goal for Brighton beat Wolverhampton 1-0. Southampton's game with Newcastle ended in a goalless draw at St. Mary's.
Salah, who scored his 50th Liverpool goal midweek, gave his team a 10th-minute lead against Cardiff. They didn't score again for nearly an hour, when Mane raced on to a pass from Alberto Moreno to smash the ball into the top corner.
Callum Paterson pulled one back for the visitors, preventing Liverpool from a 10th successive league cleansheet at Anfield. But substitute Shaqiri made it 3-1 after more good work from Salah, who was also involved in the fourth, setting up Mane.
Manager Juergen Klopp praised Mane, who has featured in the last two games despite a broken left thumb.
"He plays with a brace," Klopp said. "I wouldn't feel comfortable with it, but he ignores it pretty well."
Watford, with 19 points from 10 games, eclipsed its previous best start in the top-flight in 1982, the season it finished second.
Roberto Pereyra produced a brilliant solo goal to kick start a dominant display against winless Huddersfield. The former Juventus winger dribbled past several defenders to open the scoring after 10 minutes.
Gerard Deulofeu added the second, and Isaac Success used a clever free kick routine.
Fabian Balbuena gave West Ham a 30th-minute lead at Leicester, but the visitors were reduced to 10 men eight minutes later when Mark Noble was sent off for a bad challenge on Wilfred Ndidi.
Puel sent on Vardy at halftime and the former England forward spurned two scoring chances before Ndidi equalized with two minutes to go.
Leicester's Daniel Amartey was carried off on a stretcher late on after he appeared to get his studs caught in the turf.
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson converted an early penalty at Fulham after being brought down by Timothy Fosu-Mensah. David Brooks made it 2-0.
Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald was sent off in the 73rd, and Bournemouth took advantage with a second goal for Wilson, set up by Ryan Fraser.
Brighton secured a third straight league win, at Wolverhampton's expense, while Southampton and Newcastle, who have only one win between them in 20 games, showed why in a dire match.
The good news for Newcastle was the point lifted it off the bottom of the table, above Huddersfield.