The Sri Lanka U15 boys’ team faced a far superior Bangladesh outfit who hammered 7 goals past the hapless Lankans with Sri Lanka scoring only one in the SAFF U15 Championship 2019 in Kalyani, India.
Sri Lanka U15 boys’ team failed to impress after their win against Bhutan …
Bangladesh won their second match of the five-nation SAFF U15 Championship 2019 as Al Amin Sarkar scored five times to thrash Sri Lanka. Defending champions Bangladesh dominated the game from the get go, and took a three-goal lead into the first half break.
The Lankans held the stronger opponents at bay until the 32nd minute of the game when Al Amin opened the scoring. From then on it was a one sided affair where the Tigers scored at regular intervals. Skipper Rakibul Islam doubled the score after 10 minutes and Al Amin increased it to a 3-goal lead, 3 minutes after.
Half Time: Sri Lanka 0 – 3 Bangladesh
The second half went in the same direction with Bangladesh scoring early on. The Lankans got a lucky break as the Tigers’ defender miss-directed a header which fell to Muhammad Mihran who slotted home from close range.
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The Lankans hope of another comeback faded away as Al Amin added another soon after the break. Goals kept on coming as Al Amin completed his 5th goal in the 71st minute.
Sri Lanka held on in the last 20 minutes not to concede any more goals. Bangladesh on the other hand did keep knocking on the door.
Sri Lanka will now play their final group game against India on 27th August.
Full Time – Sri Lanka 1 – 7 Bangladesh
Sri Lanka – Mohamed Mihran 50’
Bangladesh – Al Amin Sarkar 32’, 44’, 59’, 67’ & 71’, Rakibul Islam 42’, Ali Mirad 48’
Bhutan vs India
India kept their superiority and favorites tag by demolishing Bhutan 7-0 in the second match of the day.
India and Bangladesh maintained their 100 percent record and will look to get the better of each other when they meet in the group stage.