The leader of the national championship "Ahal" extended the winning streak in the championship of Turkmenistan to eight matches, defeating the local "Energetik" in the 10th round in Mary - 4:0.
In the team of the Main Department "Turkmennebitonumleri", Elman Tagaev scored a double (15th - from a penalty kick and 53rd minute) and Didar Durdyev (48th) and Arslanmurad Amanov (51st) scored once. Didar Durdyev now has 11 goals scored, and he again took the lead in the scorer dispute, ahead of Kopetdag forward Begench Akmamedov by 1 goal.
After scoring 28 points after this victory, "Akhal" kept up to 7 points ahead of the next Ashgabat "Altyn Asyr", which in this round beat Turkmenbashi's "Shagadam" at home - 2:1. The current champion scored both goals before the break itself: in the 44th minute, Begmurad Bayov opened the scoring, and in the first minute compensated for the first half, Begenchmurad Muradov doubled the advantage of the hosts. The guests scored one goal in the 68th minute thanks to the efforts of Khakmukhamed Byashimov (68th), but could not avoid defeat.
Two of its closest pursuers, Merv and Kopetdag, did not lag behind Altyn Asyr. "Merv" in this round, losing during the meeting - 0:1, won a strong-willed victory over "Ashgabat" - 2:1. The winners scored: Rustam Matrizaev (61st) and Sokhbet Allanurov (89th - from the penalty spot). The losers have a goal on account of Hydyrgeldy Atajanov (49th).
And "Kopetdag" in Balkanabat prevailed over "Nebitchi" - 4:2. It is noteworthy that in the course of the meeting the guests were leading 2-0 after accurate shots by Ikhlas Saparmamedov (9th minute) and Yazklych Kurbanov (17th). However, in the second half, thanks to the goals of Serdar Tukiev (49th - from the penalty spot) and Muratdurdy Bayramov (59th), the hosts were able to restore parity. The fate of the meeting was decided shortly before the final whistle, after Shamamed Khydyrov brought Kopetdag ahead in the 82nd minute - 3:2, and in the 3rd stoppage minute Ikhlas Saparmamedov scored a double and set the final score - 4:2.
After these victories, "Merv" and "Kopetdag" got 19 and 18 points, respectively, and they continue to fight for the medals of the national championship.
The 11th round of the championship of Turkmenistan on football starts on September 29 with the matches "Ashgabat" - "Energetik" and "Merv" - "Nebitchi". And it will end on September 30 with the meetings of Kopetdag - Altyn Asyr and Shagadam - Akhal.