The match in Mary between "Merv" and "Kopetdag" Ashgabat kicked off the second round of the championship of Turkmenistan on football among clubs of the highest league today.
Both teams have already met each other in the current championship. In the meeting of the first round, held in Ashgabat, the success accompanied "Merv" - 1:0.
The return match went with a noticeable advantage of Kopetdag, which opened the scoring already in the 5th minute. Yagshisahed Dovletgeldiyev in the fight against Yazklych Kurbanov broke the rules in his penalty area, and the referee Dzhumamurad Dzhumamuradov without hesitation pointed to the 11-meter mark. Regular penalty taker "Kopetdag" Begench Akmamedov hit in the left corner from the goalkeeper. Goalkeeper Merdan Saparov guessed the direction of the blow, but could not reflect it.
With the score 1-0 in favor of the guests, the teams went on a break.
The denouement of the match came in the 83rd minute, when Begench Akmamedov scored a brace with a cannon shot from 20 meters and brought the team of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan a victory - 2:0.
Thus, "Kopetdag" took revenge on "Merv" for the defeat in the first round and with 12 points came close to the top three. Merv, which is in the third position, has 13 points. But "Merv" and "Kopetdag" played a match more than the Turkmenbashi "Shagadam", which, with 11 points, ranks fifth in the standings.
Recall that Akhal is the leader in the championship of Turkmenistan-2022 with 19 points. The reigning champion of the country "Altyn Asyr", which is in second place, is 4 points behind him.
The 8th round of the national championship will end on September 3 with matches: Energetik - Altyn Asyr, Nebitchi - Ahal and Ashgabat - Shagadam.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper