Coming from behind, Chittagong Abahani Ltd beat Uttar Baridhara Club by 4-3 goal in a keenly contested Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football '2020-21 match at the Kamalapur Stadium on Tuesday.
The 20th round 2nd phase league matches began Tuesday after a break of two weeks for the countrywide lockdown and also for Eid vacation.
With the day's hard-fought victory, the sky blue team from the port city of Chattagram advanced to the 4th slot in the league table toppling Dhaka Mohammedan SC securing 34 points from 19 matches.
Bashundhara Kings poised for their 2nd league crown as they comfortably dominated the league securing 49 points from 18 matches while Sheikh Jamal DC and Dhaka Abahani Ltd followed them distantly with 38 and 36 points playing 17 and 18 matches respectively.
Uttar Baridhara Club remained at the 10th place in the 13-team league with their previous credit of 15 points from 18 matches.
In the day's match, Uzbek midfielder Yevgeniy Kochnev put Uttar Baridhara Club ahead in the very 10th minute from a penalty (1-0).
Brazilian forward Nixon Brizolara leveled the margin in the 21st minute (1-1) and put Abahani ahead from behind scoring his 2nd goal in the 41st minute (2-1).
Nigerian booter Matthew Chinedu scored the 3rd goal for Abahani in the 50th minute (3-1) while local boy Rakib Hossain netted the 4th goal in the 59th minute which kissed the Baridhara net touching their Uzbek defender S Fozilov (4-1).
But, the match turned exciting when Uttar Baridhara's captain Sumon Reza and Papon Singh scored two successive goals in a span of 13 minutes in the 67th and 89th minutes respectively to make the match close (4-3).
In the day's other match, Rahmatganj MFS earned a 2-0 goal victory against Brothers Union Club at the Banglabandhu National Stadium here Tuesday afternoon.
After a barren first half, Ivory Coast booter Christ Remi scored first for Rahmatganj in the 49th minute (1-0) while Nigerian booter Felix Odili sealed the fate of the fate scoring the 2nd goal in the stoppage time (93rd minute) 2-0.
After the match, old Dhaka outfit Rahmatganj MFS moved to the 9th slot securing 18 points from 19 matches while the Gopibagh outfit Brothers Union now under relegation threat with 12th place collecting six points from 18 outings.
On Wednesday, league leader Bashundhara Kings will face Muktijoddha Sangsad KC at 4 pm at the BNS while Sheikh Russel KC will meet Arambagh KS also at 4pm at the Kamalapur Stadium here.
In the remaining 2Oth round matches, Dhaka Mohammedan SC will play Police FC at 4 pm on Thursday while Dhaka Abahani to play Sheikh Jamal DC also at 4 pm on Friday, both at the Banglabandhu National Stadium.