DURAND CUP

Durand Cup match review:- Punjab FC vs Bangladesh Army Football Team

DURAND CUP

Punjab FC and Bangladesh Army Football Team drew in their Group A match of the Durand Cup. Punjab FC made changes, and the Bangladesh Army kept the lineup. Both teams created chances but couldn’t score. Punjab FC dominated possession but couldn’t break down the Bangladesh Army defense. Explore the Durand Cup match review.

Bangladesh Army Football Team was content to play on the counter. Both teams had to be satisfied with zero points each. The Punjab FC will need to improve their creativity in the final third if they want to win the Durand Cup.

Punjab FC and Bangladesh Army Football Team Play Out Goalless Draw in Durand Cup

The Punjab FC and Bangladesh Army Football Team played a goalless draw in their Group A match of the 132nd Durand Cup on Thursday at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.

FC Punjab made eight changes to their starting lineup after their loss to Mohun Bagan, with only Nikhil Prabhu, Melroy Assisi, and Amarjit Singh Kiyam retaining their places. Bangladesh Army Football Team Head Coach Abdur Razzaque named an unchanged side that drew their previous game against East Bengal.

Durand Cup match review: Punjab FC dominated possession from the start of the match, but they struggled to create clear-cut chances against a well-organized Bangladesh Army defense. The best chance of the half fell to Daniel Lalhimpuia, whose shot was saved by Bangladesh Army goalkeeper Ashraful Islam Rana.

Durand Cup match: The second half

Army Football Team were content to play on the counter, and they had a few chances of their own. The best opportunity came when Md. Kamrul Islam’s pile driver of a shot was saved acrobatically by Punjab FC goalkeeper Ravi Kumar.

In the second half, Punjab FC intensified their attack, but they were still unable to break down the Bangladesh Army defense. Daniel had a chance to score again from a cross by left-back Nitesh Darjee, but his shot went wide. Bangladesh Army continued to defend resiliently, and they denied Punjab FC a winner.

Here are some additional details from the match:

  • Punjab FC had 64% possession, but they only managed to create four shots on target.
  • Bangladesh Army Football Team had only two shots on target, but they both forced good saves from Punjab FC goalkeeper Ravi Kumar.
  • Daniel Lalhimpuia was the most dangerous player for Punjab FC, but he was unable to find the back of the net.
  • Md. Kamrul Islam was the best player for the Bangladesh Army Football Team, and he made several important saves.
  • The match was a physical affair, and both teams received several yellow cards.

overall, the match was a fair result, and both teams will be looking to improve in their next matches. Punjab FC will need to find a way to create more chances if they want to win the Durand Cup, while the Bangladesh Army Football Team will need to be more clinical in front of goal.

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