In the third match of the group stage, Altyn Asyr from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, lost to Nasaf from Karshi, Uzbekistan, 0-2. The game took place at the Central Republican Stadium in Dushanbe.
Nasaf attacking central midfielder Shohmalik Komilov successfully converted a penalty in the 27th minute and put his team ahead. After a pass from Sherzod Nasrullayev, Uzbek forward Hussein Norchaev hit the goal of Altyn Asyr and increased the gap to two goals.
The match was rich in cards for Turkmenistan club defenders. Mekan Saparov and Guichmurat Annaguliev were awarded "mustards" while Furkat Tursunov got a red card in the 55th minute and left his team in the minority. By the way, Nasaf players also got two yellow cards, but it didn't help Turkmenistan's champion Altyn Asyr, unfortunately.
The referee's final whistle registered the Uzbek team's victory in the Nasaf-Altyn Asyr match with a score of 2-0.
Alas, Altyn Asyr could not make the playoffs of the AFC Cup. And we will be watching the fight between today's winner Nasaf (Karshi, Uzbekistan) and Nasaf (Annau, Turkmenistan), who secured early entry to the zonal finals. Recall, The zonal finals will be held on August 11 and 25.
Source and photo: the-afc.com