Bashundhara Kings beat Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) by 6-1 goals in a friendly football match at Bashundhara Sports Arena here on Friday.
Kings President cum team’s captain Imrul Hasan and physical trainer Javier Sanchez scored two goals each while Kings General Secretary Minhajul Islam Minhaz and Mainul Islam netted one each. On the other hand, BSPA captain Sadman Shakib scored the lone goal for his side.
Kings’ Spanish Head Coach Oscar Bruzon, Technical Director BA Jobayer Nipu and local three assistant coaches also took part in the game for Kings while country’s prominent sports journalist played for the BSPA.
The Champions of Bangladesh Premier League and Federation Cup Bashundhara Kings arranged the match and other fun-filled activities including raffle draw and prize giving ceremony.
BSPA captain Shakib clinched the first prize of raffle draw. Shakib and Javier Sanchez were announced as the best player of their respective teams. BSPA Goalkeeper Kazi Sabir adjudged the best goalkeeper.
BSPA President Mostofa Mamun and General Secretary Sudipta Ananda handed over the crests to Kings President Imrul and Head Coach Bruzon.
Besides, BSPA Vice-President Parag Arman, Sheikh Saifu Rahman, former General Secretaries Sanat Babla, Rezowan Uz Zaman Rajib and members were also present there.
Paulo Dybala scored twice as Juventus beat Udinese 4-0 on Wednesday to reach the Italian Cup quarterfinals.
Juventus, which has won the trophy a record 13 times — including four of the past five editions, will face either Roma or Parma.
The Bianconeri made a number of changes with Cristiano Ronaldo out with illness and Merih Demiral injured.
Dybala and Gonzalo Higuaín combined for the opening goal in the 16th minute, exchanging a series of passes before Higuaín finished it off.
Dybala got on the scoresheet himself 10 minutes later with a powerful penalty after Udinese goalkeeper Nicolas had tripped Federico Bernardeschi.
Higuaín thought he had doubled his tally early in the second half but it was ruled out for offside after a video review.
Instead it was Dybala who got his second minutes later with a shot into the top left corner.
Douglas Costa converted another penalty in the 61st following a handball from Udinese defender Bram Nuytinck.
Manchester United beat Wolverhampton 1-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday but lost Marcus Rashford to an injury that could force him out of a Premier League match against fierce rival Liverpool at the weekend.
Juan Mata illuminated a dull game by running through unchallenged and producing a deft chip over Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy in the 67th minute for the only goal at Old Trafford.
The teams drew 0-0 in a match featuring few clear-cut chances at Wolves on Jan. 4, and the replay was hardly much better.
Rashford, who went off with a knock after 58 minutes of United's 4-0 win over Norwich in the league on Saturday, entered as a 64th-minute substitute but lasted only 16 minutes before hobbling off, appearing to hold the left side of his back.
The England striker, who is United's top scorer this season, tried to play on after getting hurt in a tackle by Matt Doherty but didn't look right and fell to the ground near the center circle before signaling to come off.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowleged that his decision to play Rashford "backfired" - four days before his team plays Premier League leader Liverpool at Anfield in what is traditionally viewed as the biggest game on the English soccer calendar.
"You've got to take (chances) once in a while," Solskjaer said. "He'll be tested in the next few days - we have to see for Sunday. He couldn't run. He struggled a little bit with his back and got another knock. It didn't help."
Wolves thought they had scored in the 11th minute through Pedro Neto, only for the strike to be ruled by VAR for a handball against Raul Jimenez in the buildup.
"It's constant, all we are talking about is VAR. It's ridiculous, it's stupid," Wolves defender Conor Coady said.
"You can't celebrate. Raul Jimenez didn't even know he had handballed it. ... All of it is terrible, for me. It's not for me, it's not for a lot of players. But people higher up in the game are happy with it."
United will play either Watford or third-tier Tranmere in the fourth round. Their replay was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch and will be played next week.
Cardiff won 4-3 at Carlisle in the other replay on Wednesday.
Kylian Mbappé scored twice against his former club as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-1 at Monaco on Wednesday to move eight points clear at the top of the French league.
The sides drew 3-3 in Paris on Sunday night in arguably the season's most entertaining game, although this time PSG kept Monaco's attack quiet and exposed one of the worst defenses in the league.
Neymar, from the penalty spot, and winger Pablo Sarabia grabbed the other goals for PSG, while midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko pulled a late goal back for ninth-place Monaco.
Neymar went close in the 18th minute when his extravagant flick from Mbappé's cross from the left was saved by goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte.
Mbappé made no mistake with his chance in the 24th, latching onto Angel Di Maria's pass from the right flank, controlling the ball with one touch and then advancing at speed before drilling a low shot past Lecomte.
He made a point of not celebrating scoring against his former club, winning the title with Monaco and reaching the Champions League semifinals in 2017 before joining PSG in a deal worth 180 million euros ($200 million).
"You have to show respect. I was discovered here," the 21-year-old Mbappé said. "I experienced my first big moments here."
His goal was validated after several minutes of video review, seemingly to ascertain whether Mbappé was offside when making his run. However, a clear foul on Monaco forward Keita Baldé leading up to the goal was overlooked by VAR.
Moments later, PSG goalie Keylor Navas saved well from the lively Gelson Martins — one of Monaco's scorers Sunday. Lecomte kept out two further shots from the irrepressible Mbappé before Neymar's penalty in first-half injury time.
It seemed harsh on Monaco, however, with left back Layvin Kurzawa spinning and seemingly purposefully bumping into center half Kamil Glik, who was standing still. Neymar sent Lecomte the wrong way with casual ease after a staggered run-up, just as he did on Sunday.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel was shown a yellow card after angrily remonstrating with the fourth match official during the second half.
It was a mixed night for the officials, with no VAR review used when Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder's arm was pulled back inside the area midway through the second half.
VAR then validated Sarabia's 72nd-minute goal after he volleyed home midfielder Marco Verratti's astute pass over the defense.
Neymar played Mbappé through down the left in the first minute of injury time and he clipped the ball confidently across Lecomte for his 13th league goal — one behind the league's top scorer Ben Yedder.
Although Mbappé celebrated that one, he said it was in response to some insults from the crowd.
The 2021 African Cup of Nations is moving back to a January-February slot in the congested global soccer calendar, a switch likely to be unpopular with European clubs.
The 24-nation competition was originally planned to begin in June, but the Cameroonian soccer federation said Wednesday it will be held from Jan. 9-Feb. 6 to avoid the country's rainy season.
The new tournament dates will likely be unpopular with European soccer clubs, which have long objected to the mandatory release of their players in the middle of the domestic league seasons.
The current Liverpool squad would stand to lose star forwards Sadio Mane of Senegal and Mohamed Salah of Eqypt, the past two African players of the year.
The influential European Club Association has been part of talks with FIFA to move toward coordinating all continental championships in the European offseason. The 2019 Cup of Nations, hosted by Egypt as a late replacement for Cameroon, was the first in the new June slot.
FIFA's revamped Club World Cup competition also kicks off in June 2021, with a 24-team lineup including Liverpool set to play in China.
Moving the 2021 African Cup of Nations clears a competing tournament from the calendar and avoids a clash for African players at top European clubs.