With a 45-second goal of English recruit Lee Andrew Tuck, Dhaka Abahani, the traditional sky-blues, beat Soccer Club, Feni and booked the ticket for the quarter-finals as group runners-up in the last and vital match of the Group-A in Walton Federation Cup Football-2016 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.
If the Feni boys could at least make a tie in the match on the day, they would be in the quarter easily.
Earlier, Arambagh Krira Sangha confirmed the place among the last eight following a lone-goal win over the traditional sly-blues and a 1-1 tie with Soccer Club, Feni in their second match.
Now, Group-A champions Arambagh will meet the Group-C runners-up, which is to be decided on Friday at 3:45pm in the first quarterfinal of the event at the same venue.
Sk Russel, Muktijoddha need a draw to secure quarter today
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Ltd, the Bengal blues, and Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra, the all reds, will require a draw today (Wednesday) in the significant last match of Group-B to secure the quarterfinal of the Walton Federation Cup Football.
However, if any of today's Group-B rivals can win the match will directly qualify for the last eight as the group champions. In that situation, goal difference will be counted to decide whether it is Chittagong Abahani or Muktijoddha will qualify as the runners-up.
The bottom-liner of the group, Chittagong Abahani still have a slight possibility to play the quarter if the Muktijoddha boys can beat Russel boys by two-goal difference. So, the port-city boys might passed the time before the match praying for the all reds!
The vital match is scheduled to be played at 4:00pm.
On the other hand, Brothers Union and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will meet on the same day in a less important match of Group-C as both rivals have already moved to the quarter finals.
Uttar Baridhara, losing all two group matches, was already fallen away from the race.
So, the match will decide who to be the champion of the group and it will be played at 7:30pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.