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Shamshad treble propels Farashganj

Saif Shamshad scored a hattrick as Farashganj Sporting Club thrashed Shadhinota Krira Sangha 4-0 in their Bangladesh Championship League match at the Birshreshtha Shaheeed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.

Shamshad scored in the 18th and 88th minutes before sealing his hattrick in injury time. Zillur scored the other goal in the 85th minute for the former Bangladesh Premier League side.     --Sports Reporter

'Special' Mbappe fires PSG 12 points clear

Kylian Mbappe's excellent volley secured Paris Saint-Germain a hardfought 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne on Sunday as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders moved 12 points clear at the summit.

The 20-year-old Mbappe fired home his league-leading 19th goal of the campaign with 17 minutes remaining.

"He (Mbappe) shows his quality every day in training, he has this hunger to score, score, score," said PSG coach Tuchel. "It's his quality. He is a special player."

Mbappe has now scored 45 goals for PSG since signing from Monaco at the start of last season.

"We lost to a goal from nowhere... A 20-year-old who will soon be the best player in the world," said Saint-Etienne coach Jean-Louis Gasset.          --Afp

Torino frustrate Napoli; Radja seals Inter win

Napoli's title hopes took a further blow on Sunday as Carlo Ancelotti's side settled for a goalless draw for the third time in four league matches against Torino on Sunday to trail Serie A leaders Juventus by 13 points.

Napoli had drawn at home against AC Milan two weeks ago and at Fiorentina last time out and will face a top-of-the-table clash against Juventus on March 3 with their Serie A bid already all but over.

"We played with focus, motivation, determination, but it's unacceptable to have 18 scoring opportunities over two games and not score any of them," Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.

Earlier Sunday, Radja Nainggolan scored the winner for Inter Milan to consolidate third position with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria at the San Siro.

Nainggolan rifled in low from the edge of the box on 78 minutes after Danilo D'Ambrosio had opened the scoring five minutes earlier, with Manolo Gabbiadini equalising for Sampdoria in between.

It was the Belgian's third goal this season and gave Inter a third straight win after a recent slump as Luciano Spalletti's side sit seven points adrift of Napoli in third.                --Afp

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