Club Akhal (Annau, Turkmenistan) was a successful debutant of the AFC Cup 2021, starting its journey with an uncompromising 3-1 victory over Ravshan. The match was held at the stadium named after. D. Omurzakov, Bishkek.
The fate of the game was actually decided by Ahal midfielder Elman Tagaev in the 18th minute of the match. The hero of the match scored a double, opening Ravshan's goal in the 14th minute and then sealing his success in the 18th.
After the break, Ravshan's Daler Shomurodov managed to score one goal in the 52nd minute. The club defender from Kulyab successfully converted a penalty kick, taking advantage of goalkeeper Rasul Chariev's mistake.
The final point in the fate of the match was put by Turkmen forward Gurban Annaev in the 63rd minute of the game.
The referee's final whistle registered the Turkmen club's confident debut victory in the match between Akhal and Ravshan, 3-1.
Source and photo: the-afc.com