Matchday Two - Group D: FC Ahal 5-0 FC Alay
Ashgabat: A pair of braces from Suleyman Muhadow and Abylov Guvanch helped FC Ahal to a comfortable 5-0 win over FC Alay in their AFC Cup clash on Tuesday.
Played at the Ashgabat Stadium, the home side started the game on the front foot and took the lead in the 27th minute when Muhadow fired home with his left foot.
The 24-year-old doubled the lead for FC Ahal just six minutes later when Gurban Annayev dribbled into the box, before sliding the ball across for Muhadow to tap in for his brace.
The rout continued two minutes later when Guvanch scored his first of the night in fortuitous circumstances, after the ball rebounded to him when Annayev’s chip over Abduaziz Mahkamov hit the post.
Guvanch completed his brace midway through the second half when he got on the end of a ball over the top of the defence, controlling it perfectly before finishing past past Mahkamov.
Substitute Nuryagdy Muhammedow put the icing on the cake when he added a fifth for the home side deep into second half injury time.