The final matches of the first round of the Turkmenistan Football Championship were held on March 7.
It should be noted that the start of the championship was quite "poor" in goals. In three games of the first round only two goals were scored.
The match between Turkmenbashi Shagadam and Ashgabat was a goalless 0 : 0.
In parallel, "Akhal" confidently defeated Balkanabat "Nebitchi" with a score of 2 : 0. In the 22nd minute of the meeting Murat Yakshiev gave the Akhalians the lead. On 73rd minute, the players of "Akhal" earned a penalty. Elman Tagaev came to the point and coolly executed the spot kick, leaving no chance for goalkeeper Batyr Geldiyev.
Recall that the tournament began March 6 match "Kopetdag" - "Energetic", which ended in a draw - 0: 0.
The game of the current champion "Altyn Asyr" against Mary "Merv" was postponed to March 20.
Thus, "Akhal" after the first round, with three points, leads the championship standings.
Matches of the second round of the Turkmen soccer championship will be held on March 11-12.