Khujand, Fayzkand and Istaravshan claim three points, Eskhata held by Khatlon.
Khujand 4-1 Dushanbe
(Grek 38, Serdyuk 42, Bozorov 56, Baki-Akhunov 68; Navruzov 88)
Grek didn’t know much about the opening goal, as a free-kick curled into the Dushanbe mixer ricocheted in off his chest. Serdyuk doubled Khujand’s advantage, glancing in at the keeper’s near post before Bozorov shook off his man and found the bottom corner to make it 3-0. As Dushanbe failed to clear their lines, Baki-Akhunov tapped in Khujand’s fourth. Navruzov headed Dushanbe’s late consolation.
Eskhata 1-1 Khatlon
(Turaev 45+2pen; Gaten 51pen)
Eskhata looked the most likely to score in an frenetic opening half, and their intent paid off just before half-time as Ismoilov charged Turaev to concede a penalty, which the No7 stepped up to coolly dispatch himself. Six minutes into the second half, Gaten’s perfectly placed spot kick ensured Khatlon’s share of the spoils.
Fayzkand 1-0 CSKA
(Kousho 15 og)
Istaravshan 1-0 Ravshan