BJMC were no match against the star-studded Bashundhara from the beginning as Colindres completing his first treble in Bangladesh within quarter of an hour of the game before local super substitutes Tawhidul Alam Sabuz and Matin Mia added one each in the latter half
Costa Rican star striker Daniel Colindres netted a rapid hattrick as Bashundhara Kings handed Team BJMC a thrashing 5-1 defeat in the fourth quarterfinal of the Walton Federation Cup 2018 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday.
Bashundhara will now take on Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra in the second semifinal on November 20.
BJMC were no match against the star-studded Bashundhara from the beginning as Colindres completing his first treble in Bangladesh within quarter of an hour of the game before local super substitutes Tawhidul Alam Sabuz and Matin Mia added one each in the latter half.
Md Ibrahim’s superb display was overshadowed by Colindres as the national winger enjoyed his finest performance in the meet, providing three brilliant assists. Spanish coach Oscar Bruzon was full of praise for Ibrahim terming his excellence being on the same level of foreign recruits.
Colindres opened the scoring with only two minutes on the clock. Collecting a forward-pass from Masuk Miah Jony, Md Ibrahim delivered a cross from the left-flank, which the diving keeper Abul Kashem Milon punched away to before Colindres pushing the rebound home. BJMC defender Al Amin made a late attempt to clear the ball on the goal-line with no avail.
Colindres doubled the lead seven minutes later after exhibiting a fine bit of skill to outwit BJMC’s Cameroonian defender Bayebeck Fombagne as he received Spanish defender Jorge Gotor’s long ball outside the box, before converting past the keeper.
The Costa Rican 2018 Russia World Cup playing member, Colindres completed his treble at the quarter-hour mark after a quick build-up followed by quicker one-to-one with Jony before making an even better finish than the previous two goals.
Tawhidul Alam Sabuz made an immediate impact after coming off the bench replacing Hemanta as his brilliant placing into the near post following Ibrahim’s low cross extended the lead for Bashundhara in the 70th minute.
Another substitute Matin also got into the scoresheet in the 79th minute when the youngster converted a cross of Ibrahim from the left flank with a glancing header.
BJMC scored the consolation in the 86th minute as Samson Iliasu converted a penalty after Sabuz brought down defender Al Amin inside the box.
Bruzon couldn’t hide Colindres’s impact in his side after such performance as it was also the Costa Rican two assists and a goal that earned Bashundhara a splendid 5-2 win against Mohammedan in their debut match in professional arena in group stages. But the Spanish coach denied highlighting just one player and rather praised the team efforts along with Ibrahim and Sabuz.
It seemed like three goals couldn’t satisfy Colindres’s appetite as the 33-year-old denied making any comment after receiving the award for best player. He could only say he was “too hungry” before rushing toward the dressing room.