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Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina presenting Bangabandhu Gold Cup 2015 trophy to Malasia captain Nazirul. Photo: TV grab

Bangabandhu Gold Cup: Malaysia prevail in 3-2 thriller

Malaysia defeated Bangladesh 3-2 in the grand finale of Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football Tournament 2015 today at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, report agencies.

Malaysia came back in the additional time with midfielder Mohammad Faizad’s header from a corner in the 92nd minute to win 3-2 after Bangladesh equalized in the second half with Yasin Khan’s header from a corner in the 55th minute. Bangladesh scored their first goal in the 49th minute. Emily scored the goal for Bangladesh from a corner.

Earlier, Malaysia captain Nazirul and forward Kumaahran scored their two goals in the first half of the match. Nazirul scored the first goal from a free kick in the 31st minute of the game. Forward Kumaahran scored the second goal from a counter attack in the 40th minute.  Malaysia defeated Singapore 1-0 to move to final while Bangladesh beat Thailand 1-0 in the semis.

Malaysia and Bangladesh played in the opening match of the tournament. Malaysia defeated the host side 1-0. The two teams have played in 11 matches together so far. Malaysia won in eight matches, Bangladesh won once, while two matches were drawn.

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