Nigerian-born midfielder Matthew Chinedu scored two goals as Abahani Chittagong stunned Bashundara Kings 2-1 on Sunday, Futbalgalore.com.ng reports.
The 22-year-old netted in either half for Abahani Chittagong during the Bangladesh Premier League battle.
Matthew Chinedu opened the scoring on 39 minutes as the visitors led at halftime.
Kings had the chance to level matters but Becerra missed from the penalty spot early in the second stanza.
With three minutes left on the clock, Robinho equalised for the hosts.
Chinedu had other ideas as he popped up with an 89th minute winner.
Abahani took a defensive approach in the first 20 minutes of the match before taking counter-attack strategy where Matthew threatened the Kings defense at least three times.
Matthew finally broke the deadlock when he beat Kings keeper Anisur Rahman Zico with a right-footed drive from inside the six yard box.
Kings missed a golden chance to restore the parity in the 50th minute but their Argentine forward Raul Osacr Becerra blasted his penalty way above the crosspiece.
Ctg Abahani should have doubled their lead just five minutes later but keeper Zico denied Brazilian forward Nixon Guylherme’s long-range effort.
Kings boosted their forward line in the third quarter of the game as coach Oscar Bruzin unleashed two more forwards Eleta Kingsley and Matin Maih to join Becerra and Robson.
With the inclusion of Becerra and Robson, Kings increased their amount of attack and they came close to an equaliser in the 83rd minute but Becerra’s header from the box was denied by Ctg Abahani keeper Mohammad Nayeem.
Kings were level just four minutes later as Robson deceived three Ctg defenders before firing the ball past Nayeem following a pass by Brazilian midfielder Jonathan Fernandes.
Kings pressed hard for the win but their attacks were intercepted by Ctg Abahani’s solid defense made of Shawkat Russell, Manjurur Rahman Manik, Monir Alam and Nasir.
Ctg Abahnai had the last laugh when Matthew’s shot beat Zico in the 89th minute for their ninth win of the league season.
Meanwhile, Sunday Nwadialu scored from the penalty spot as his team Abahani Limited were beaten 4-2 by Muktijoddha Sangsad.
Despite the loss, Abahani remained in the second position of the league with 23 points from 18 games while Muktijoddha also remained on their previous 11th place with 14 points from 17 games.