2020 Tajikistan Higher League: gameweek 17

29th-30th September 2020
Tajikistan Higher League
Gameweek 17

Istaravshan 5-2 Fayzkand

(Barotov 11pen, 50, 68, 90+2, 90+4; Ikromov 86, Solekhov 90+5)

Barotov hit five as the Northern Tigers demolished Fayzand to seal their spot in the Higher League next season. The striker completed his hat-trick with the standout finish of the fixture; lobbing the keeper from long-range. Ikromov snuck through the Istaravshan back line, and Solekhov fired in late on for the visitors, only for Barotov to hit his fourth and fifth of the match and cap off a resounding victory.

Highlights: Istaravshan 5-2 Fayzkand

Kuktosh 1-1 Istiklol

( Yodgorov 70; M. Dzhalilov 16pen) 

Istiklol’s dip in form continued as the penultimate match of the season finished level in Kuktosh. Yodgorov’s bending effort in the second half cancelled out M. Dzhalilov’s 16th-minute opener from the penalty spot.

Highlights: Kuktosh 1-1 Istiklol

Regar-TadAZ 1-2 Khujand

(Ergashev 78; Fathulloev 64, Aliyev 77)

It took until the 64th minute for Fathulloev to break the deadlock, rounding off a weaving run to fire home from an acute angle. Aliyev doubled their advantage with a fine finish on the stretch, as his heavy first touch looked to have escaped him. Regar’s Ergashev hit back immediately as Khujand failed to clear their lines, but his acrobatic manoeuvre was the only response they could muster.

CSKA 3-1 Dushanbe-83

(Davlatbekov 1, Bobiev 41pen, Mabatshoev 85; Rashidbekov 62pen)

Davlatbekov’s first-minute opener set the tone, turning in from close-range as the keeper spilled into the midfielder’s path. Bobiev dispatched from the spot minutes before the half-time whistle, however, Rashidbekov reduced the deficit converting a Dushanbe-83 penalty in the second period. Mabatshoev put the game to bed late on, rising highest to glance home.

Khatlon 0-0 Lokomotiv

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