10 men Bangladesh U16 shares spoils with Nepal U16

Ram Gurung
Columnist, Nepalifootball.com

4 August
Dasarath Rangashala
The confident U16 Nepal National team has drawn against the strong Bangladesh side which scored 6 goals against Sri Lanka. Heman Gurung and his teammate squandered a series of chances in this tie. The team looked more sharper in the second third of the pitch but clinical finishing was lacking. This indicates the lack of match practice at higher level. It looks that Nepal still have to wait more time for natural goal scorers. 

Majority of the attempts taken by the home team were either outside the goal frame or straight to the keeper. One of the attempts was seen just deflected off the crossbar.This shows the team needs to work on scoring as well as game play. As Nepal misses one chance after another, the  Bangladeshi team were man down in the stoppage time of the match. Bijoy Sarkar was shown second yellow of the match. He was booked just minutes ago the second one. Heman Gurung's resulting freekick was then again straight to the keeper.

Overall, Nepalese U16 showed a glimpse of bright future. The U16 national team not only nullified the strong Bangladesh team but also dominated the match. After sharing a point, Nepal is placed second in Group B. Nepal will play its final group game on saturday against Sri Lanka. Depending upon the results, Nepalifootball.com predicts that Nepal will meet Pakistan or India in the semis.

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