The match between Ashgabat Football Club Altyn Asyr and Tajik Istiklol too place in Balkanabat under the playoff of the Asian Football Confederation Cup.
The match between the leaders of D group has gathered numerous fans at the stadium in Balkanabat. Despit sharp attacks of Altyn Asyr in the first half, the score was zero.
Nevertheless, on the 50th minute, the forward of Istikbol scored the goal after the mistake of our defenders and 5 minutes after, the referee gives penalty to the goals of Altyn Asyr, which our opponents realized successfully.
It seemed that it was impossible to get back onto the game but not for our players. Murad Yakshiyev scored excellent goal to the far lower corner on the 90th minutes and on the 3rd minute of additional time, Atamyrad Annadurdiyev equalized the score after beautiful corner combination.
Having demonstrated the willpower and desire to win, Altyn Asyr FC saved the match that looked hopeless. Such desired draw allowed Turkmen football players to keep its position among the leaders of the group what gives good chances for success.
By the outcomes of the second round, Altyn Asyr and Istikball have four points each. It is followed by Ahal with three points and closed by Alay from Osh.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper