Sunday, 16, December, 2018

Sports

Last minute penalty converted by Omar Abdulrahman helped last year’s runners-up Al Ain picked up their first win of the 2017 AFC Champions League in an exciting 3-2 win away at Bunyodkor on Tuesday.

Tashkent based Lokomotiv midfielder Salamat Kutibaev scored the second fastest goal in AFC Champions League history as the Uzbek side picked up their first points of the 2017 competition after a 2-0 win over visitors Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates at Lokomotiv Stadium in Group A on Monday.

On February 21 in Matchday 1 of ACL 2017 Saudi Arabia champions Al Ahli made a winning start to their 2017 AFC Champions League campaign  when Christian Gross’ side handed Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor a 2-0 defeat at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.

On Monday in Buraida the captain Talal Al Absi’s second-half goal saw Al Taawoun of Saudi Arabia mark their maiden AFC Champions League appearance with a 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan’s Lokomotiv in Group A .

Modern Pentathlon Federation of Uzbekistan was registered in the Ministry of Justice. The Director of Real Expert Pharm, Farrukh Fazliev has been elected as the President of the new federation.

Without foreign based players and FC Lokomotivless Uzbekistan lost to Armenian Premier league side, FC Alashkert in a friendly match in Turkey on February 11, the press service of the Uzbekistan Football Federation said.

Uzbekistan’s home based players defeated Russian Premier league’s FC Amkar in a friendly match in Turkey on February 10. The only goal on 20 minutes was scored by the White Wolves striker, Igor Sergeyev, the press service of the Uzbekistan Football Federation said.

Tashkent-based FC Bunyodkor upset the form book on Tuesday as they bundled 2016 AFC Champions League semi-finalists El Jaish out of the Play-offs 3-1 on penalties to secure a spot in the competition's Group Stage.

In Play-off stage Saudi Arabia’s Al Fateh booked their place in AFC Champions League 2017 Group Stage on Tuesday when a solitary goal from Andre Monteiro earned Fethi Jebel’s side a hard fought 1-0 win over Nasaf from Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan’s Nasaf secured a spot in the AFC Champions League Play-offs on Tuesday thanks to a comfortable 4-0 Preliminary Stage win over Al Hidd from Bahrain.
The victory sees Karshi based Nasaf, who finished third in the Uzbek top-flight last season, set up a clash with Saudi Arabian side Al Fateh on February 7, while defeat means Al Hidd are set to continue their continental adventure in the AFC Cup’s Group Stage.