The first match of the clubs of Turkmenistan took place at the Ashgabat stadium in the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup tournament. "Ahal" met with the capital team "Altyn Asyr".
The match between compatriots - rivals, who fought for the title of champion of Turkmenistan all last season, passed in a very tough fight.
As expected, in the first half, both teams focused on defense. The game took place in a stubborn struggle, but almost without scoring chances. Zero draw did not suit anyone, especially the favorite of the match - "Altyn Asyr". In the course of the game, the signalers increased their speed significantly; the players of "Akhal" had to reflect the contestant's attacks.
Altyn Asyr owned not only the territorial, but also the gaming advantage; however, despite all the efforts of the capital team, they did not lead to a productive result. The meeting ended with a score of 0: 0.
As a result, after three rounds in the group stage of the tournament, "Altyn Asyr" scored five points and at the moment takes the second place, "Akhal" - four points. Tajikistan team "Istiklol" defeating the Kyrgyz "Alay" with a minimum advantage of 1: 0 got into the leaders of the "D" group, taking advantage of the zero tie of the Turkmen clubs.