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De SpingharBazan defeats De MaiwandAtalan 4 -2 in thrilling re-match

28 Sep, 2015

Clashing for the second time this week, the game between Atalan and Bazan started with a brisk pace set by both teams. As usual, Bazan’s impressive defense was on display with great work from Manan Farah.

At the 25th minute Atalan had a great chance to score when BaqerMirsalimi found himself inside the box and free of Bazan’s fearsome goal keeper Zohaib but for some unexplainable reason he managed to miss a clear shot on the goal.

By the end of the first half Atalan had missed a few good chances to score on Bazan's while Bazan’sFahimAfkar increasingly found himself threatening Atalan’s goal towards the end of the first half’s clock.

Ten minutes into the second half and Bazan’sFaqeerHussain scored the first point of the game from all the way outside of the box. His goal was followed just four minutes later by a beautiful goal by FahimAfkar, bring the score 2 – 0 in favor of Bazan.

For the next twenty minutes Atalan continued to struggle against Bazan’s great defense until AsadullahRezae brought them back into the game by scoring a goal at the 85th minute, bringing the score to 2 – 1 still in favor Bazan.

With an aggregate score of 2 -2 by the end of the game clock, the match moved into overtime. Atlan’s strikers pushed hard for the lead during the first 15 minute overtime but Bazan threw up an incredible defense.

With neither side scoring, a second 15 minute overtime was called but apart from a dangerous free kick from Atalan, neither side was able to create real scoring opportunities for themselves. The game moved into the a penalty shoot out phase.

During the penalty shoot outBazan’sRohidSamandary, FaqeerHussain, Hamid Habib and GhulamNiazi scored 4 points against Atalan’s 2 from SayeedBaqerMirsalimi and WaheedNadim, winning the game and advancing to the championship for the first time in the history RAPL!

This match will go down as an RAPL classic! Don’t miss the next one! Maujhai Amu and ShaheenAsmayee play their re-match Tuesday, September 29th 3 PM

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