Opponents of "Altyn Asyr" in the group stage of the AFC Cup (the second most important club soccer tournament in Asia) Dushanbe "Istiklol" and "Khujand" from the same city, played a match of the first round of the prestigious Asian tournament. The meeting, held today, March 10, at the stadium "Pamir" in Dushanbe and ended with a confident victory Istiklol with a score of 2: 0.
Manuchehr Jalilov opened the scoring in the 21st minute with an accurate shot. Eight minutes later, the Tajik player made double, scoring from the penalty spot. It should be noted that Istiklol features our compatriot Vahit Orazsakyedov, who started the game from the bench, but on the 64th minute he appeared on the field, replacing Sheriddin Boboev.
Thus, Istiklol with three points topped Group H. Recall that in the parallel game quartet "H" Kyrgyz "Dordoi" March 10 was supposed to take "Altyn Asyr", but by decision of the AFC meeting postponed indefinitely.