Sports: Football: Dukki cruises into semis after penalty kicks thriller

Karachi: Dukki overcame Kharan in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in regulation time in quarterfinals of PPL Balochistan Football Cup 2018 at Sadiq Shaheed Football Stadium (Malibagh) in Quetta.

The first 90 minutes remained competitive, ending in a draw with one goal each by both teams. Dukki took advantage of its tall-built players giving their skilled but small-built opponent a tough time in possessing the ball during the first half.

However, the latter changed strategy in the second half to keep the ball on ground and made several good attempts.

Dukki’s Meharullah scored the first goal of the match through an unopposed header in the 61st minute, which was equalized by Ilyas from Kharan in the last ten minutes to bring back his team in the match.

The penalty kicks went in favour of Dukki after the last shot from Kharan’s Abdul Razzaq went off target.

With Dukki, Gwadar and DFA Quetta have already been booked for semi-finals. Punjgur and DFA Chaman will play the last quarterfinal match in Quetta.