AFC Cup Roundup: Khujand, April 25 and Tai Po register massive wins to boost qualification chances

The action from Group D and I at the AFC Cup was hot and heavy, but only a few teams out of the four could walk away with a win in the end. 

Group D

Khujand 3-1 Dordoi

A brace from Dilshod Vasiev and one goal from Jahongir Ergashev proved enough for Khujand to pick up a massive win against Dordoi in their AFC Cup 2019 clash in Group D.

Dordoi Bishkek weren’t helped by the fact that their defender Azamat Baimatov was sent off for two bookable offences in the second half, leaving his side with too much to do with ten men on the field.

Altyn Asyr 1-1 Istiklol

Istiklol are top of Group D following a gutsy away win at Turkmenistan outfit Altyn Asyr after a flurry of late second half goals made for an entertaining end to their clash.

The away side took the lead in the 79th minute through Sheriddin Boboev who came on from the bench, but just a minute later Altyn Asyr equalised through Selim Nurmuradov to save the blushes of his side. The win means Istiklol are top of the group with 4 points with Khujand second with 3 points from two games.

Group I

April 25 2-0 Kitchee

April 25 kept up their 100% record at the AFC Cup after two games following a 2-0 win over Kitchee at home in their Group I encounter.

Two goals within four minutes gave them the win as Kim Yu-song provided the gloss just minutes after Ri Hyong-Jin had given the DPR Korean side the lead. Kitchee were unable to muster much going forward.

Tai Po 4-2 Hang Yuen

Just like April 25, Tai Po kept their winning record alive in the competition through goals from Chak Ting Fung, an own goal from Huang Shih-Yuan and a brace from Igor Sartori.

The Hong Kong based side had to deal with the goal threat of their opposition but despite scoring through Benchy Estama and Joo Ikseong, Hang Yuen couldn’t muster enough up. We are now tied at the top of this group with two teams on six points.

(Image credits: AFC.com)

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