Match Analysis

Match Analysis

Inter’s turbulent summer leaves Serie A crown up for grabs

Inter Milan kick off the new Serie A season on Saturday in the midst of fan protests and money troubles that threaten to derail their title defence before it has even begun.

Robson proving to be the difference-maker

When Bashundhara Kings roped in Brazil’s Robson Da Silva, popularly known as Robinho, on loan from top-tier Fluminense FC, the Bangladesh Premier League champions had his marauding runs down the left flank in mind and hopes their Argentine talisman Hernan Barcos could capitalise on Robson’s flawless crosses and decisive passes in the AFC Cup.

Saif and Police earn victories

Saif Sporting Club notched up a 3-1 win over Uttar Baridhara Club, courtesy of a brace from Nigerian John Okoli, in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

Bangladesh start SAFF campaign against SL

Bangladesh will begin their SAFF Championship campaign by taking on Sri Lanka in one of the two opening day matches on October 1 at the National Football Stadium in Maldives as the fixtures of the 13th edition were disclosed yesterday.

Ronaldo rubbishes Real rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday blasted reports that he was trying for a return to Real Madrid, hours after coach Carlo Ancelotti also said he was not going to take the Juventus forward back to Spain.


The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) agreed to give Bashundhara Kings compensation worth US$57,000 after the Bangladesh champions claimed the amount following the sudden suspension of Group D Matches of AFC Cup in May.

Kings start AFC Cup mission today

Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings will hope to repeat their 2020 AFC Cup performance when they begin this year’s campaign by taking on hosts Maziya S&RC in a Group D encounter at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives today.

Barcelona take ‘leap into unknown’

Barcelona started life without Lionel Messi by defeating Real Sociedad 4-2 in their La Liga opener at the Camp Nou on Sunday even if fans admitted it felt like “a leap into the unknown”.

SAFF Championship moves to Male

The 13th edition of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship has moved from Bangladesh to Maldives and will be held in Male from October 1 to 13, an emergency executive meeting of the regional football body decided yesterday.

Barca fans ‘devastated’, PSG fans ‘waiting for a legend’

Barcelona fans gathered outside Lionel Messi’s house on Monday and spoke of their sadness at the club’s greatest player leaving after 21 years, while Paris St Germain fans eagerly awaited his arrival in the French capital.

Abahani, Sk Jamal cancel each other out

Abahani came from two goals behind to play out a 2-2 draw against Sheikh Jamal DC in an important encounter of Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

Mohammedan and Police play out a stalemate

Mohammedan Sporting Club surrendered a lead to play out a 1-1 draw against Police FC in Bangladesh Premier League encounter at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

Kings bounce back after hiccup

Bashundhara Kings returned to winning ways in the Bangladesh Premier League yesterday as the defending champions inflicted an emphatic 3-0 defeat on struggling Muktijoddha Sangsad at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

NSC announces 12 sports award recipients

Legendary footballer Kazi Salahuddin, who also happens to be the current president of Bangladesh Football Federation and South Asian Football Federation as well, was named as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award of the National Sports Council (NSC) Awards.

Jamal propels Covid-hit Saif

Saif Sporting Club registered a thrilling 4-3 win over relegation-threatened Arambagh KS in an entertaining encounter of the Bangladesh Premier League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday, with captain Jamal Bhuiyan scoring the winning goal from a free-kick two minutes from time.

Sheikh Jamal’s win intensifies BPL’s runners-up race

Three-time league champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club returned to winning ways in the Bangladesh Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 win over a strong Saif Sporting Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

BPL returns with a stalemate

A major lack of team chemistry from both outfits, especially on the attacking front, left the Bangladesh Premier League encounter between Muktijoddha Sangsad and Sheikh Russel KC to a goalless draw at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. The match was being played after a 12-day break due to the lockdown.

2021 SAFF Championship increasingly unlikely

With fans still reeling from the excitement of Copa America and Euros, any enthusiasm regarding the SAFF Championship -- South Asia’s biggest football carnival -- is likely to be vanish before a ball is kicked due to the Covid-19 pandemic.