Bakaev hails Sogdiana substitutes for making the difference
Jizzakh: PFC Sogdiana’s Ulugbek Bakaev revealed that second-half substitutions paved the way for the Uzbekistan side’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Hong Kong’s Eastern Long Lions in the AFC Cup™ 2022 Inter-Zone Semi-final on Tuesday.
Shakhruz Norkhonov’s last-gasp effort sent Sogdiana through to the Inter-Zone Final against either ATK Mohun Bagan of India or Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur City FC on October 5.
Losada confident of Eastern’s future despite heartbreaking exit
Jizzakh: Head coach Roberto Losada sees a bright future for Eastern Long Lions despite their 1-0 defeat to Uzbekistan’s PFC Sogdiana in the AFC Cup™ 2022 Inter-Zone Semi-final on Tuesday.
The Hong Kong club had gone into the tie with a well-crafted plan to stop Sogdiana, only for their best efforts to come undone almost at the death when the home side sealed victory through Shakhruz Norkhonov’s 85th minute strike.