Footballers of Ashgabat «Kopetdag» interrupted the 9-match winning streak of «Ahal», having played with him in the 26th round of the championship of Turkmenistan in a draw - 1:1.
Mergen Orazov's wards entered this match, which took place at the «Nisa» stadium, as the country's champions. Remind that the team of the Main Department «Turkmennebitonumleri» won the first championship title three rounds before the end of the national championship.
At the 33rd minute, the defender of «Ahal» Shohrat Soyunov cut the ball into his own net, and the team of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan took the lead 1:0. Left the defeat of «Ahal» in the 51st minute thanks to an accurate strike by Selim Nurmyradov.
The ex-champion of Turkmenistan «Altyn Asyr», who changed gold for silver this season, beat «Merv» at home - 1:0. Altymyrat Annadurdyyev scored the winning goal in the second minute compensated for the first half.
The defeat of «Merv» created an intrigue at the finish of the national championship in the fight for bronze medals, which are also claimed by «Kopetdag» lagging behind the Mary team by 1 point.
In two other matches of the 26th round, the Turkmenbashy’s «Shagadam», thanks to the hat-trick of Kerim Hojaberdiyev (4th, 33rd from the penalty spot and 57th minutes), won away over the Mary’s «Energetik» - 3:0, and the Balkanabat’s «Nebitchi» beat «Ashgabat» at home - 1:0.
In the last game, the hosts could open an account already in the 22nd minute. However, Serdar Tukiyev did not convert the penalty. His shot in the left corner was parried by the goalkeeper. The victory for the outsider in the 44th minute was brought by Abdymuhammet Begjanov, who closed the supply from a free kick from the left flank of the attack.
Didar Durdyyev («Ahal») is leading in the scorer dispute with 24 goals (4 from penalties). Alibek Abdyrahmanov («Merv») is in the second position with 21 goals (5 from penalties). Begench Akmammedov («Kopetdag») closes the top three with 19 goals (3 from penalties).
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper