Dordoi secure back to back Kyrgyz Premier League titles
Bishkek: FC Dordoi completed their bid for a second successive Kyrgyz Premier League title in dominant style, sealing the championship win with a 5-0 success over Abdish-Ata Kant on Saturday.
Mustafa Iusuopv scored a double for Alexander Krestinin’s side, with Vahyt Orazsahedov, Mirlan Murzaev and Mamatziia Zholdoshov all finding the net as Alexander Krestinin’s side retained the title with a match to spare.
The Bishkek club were as many as eight points behind fellow contenders FC Alay Osh earlier in the season, but a consistent run of results and a league-leading 17 goals from Orazsahedov ensured Dordoi became champions for an 11th time.
Jalal-Abad: FC Dordoi’s bid for a domestic treble came unstuck as Neftchi Kochkor-Ata earned a surprise 1-0 win in the Kyrgyzstan Cup Final on Sunday.
Azamat Omuraliev’s 64th-minute strike proved decisive as Nematjan Zakirov’s side – who sit 20 points behind Dordoi in the Kyrgyz Premier League – won the national cup for the first time in their history,
While Neftchi’s win is set to give them a berth in the 2020 AFC Cup Preliminary Stage, Dordoi will now need to complete their bid for a second successive league title to join them on the Continental stage.
Central Asia Domestic Wrap: Cup Final heroics in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic
Bishkek: FC Pakhtakor cruised past AGMK in Uzbekistan, while Neftchi Kochkor-Ata shocked FC Dordoi in Kyrgyz Republic as two of the region’s major domestic cup finals were held over the weekend.
Elsewhere, Payam Niazmand set a goalkeeping record as Sepahan went clear on top in Islamic Republic of Iran, while Mekan Ashyrov scored a hat-trick for Altyn Asyr, who moved closer to a sixth straight league title in Turkmenistan.
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ASEAN Domestic Wrap: Chiangrai seal historic first title
Kuala Lumpur: Chiangrai United have been crowned champions of Thailand for the first time after their win over Suphanburi coupled with Buriram United’s draw against Chiangmai FC saw them climb to the summit on the very last day of the season.
Elsewhere across ASEAN, Western Sydney Wanderers maintained their perfect start in Australia, while Bali United go from strength to strength in Indonesia. For that, and the rest of the action around Southeast Asia, here's the-AFC.com's weekly review.
East Asia Domestic Wrap: Ulaanbaatar City crowned Mongolian champions
Kuala Lumpur: Ulaanbaatar City claimed their first Mongolian Premier League title at the weekend after edging out Erchim FC in a two-horse race that could barely have been any closer.
Elsewhere, Ulsan Hyundai opened up a three-point lead at the top of the K League, while Shanghai SIPG moved to within a point of Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League following another weekend of exciting action across East Asia.
While there were no games in Japan or Hong Kong, the sides in Guam played their second set of fixtures. For a round-up of all the domestic action across East Asia, here’s the-AFC.com’s look back at the latest round of matches.
West Asia Domestic Wrap: Al Hilal suffer first defeat
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia giants Al Hilal suffered their first defeat in the Saudi Pro League this season just days after securing their place in the 2019 AFC Champions League final for the second time in three years.
There was another setback in neighbouring UAE as defending champions Al Sharjah dropped their first points this season while Al Sadd recovered from their 2019 AFC Champions League semi-final exit in the Qatar Stars League. Join the-AFC.com as we reviews the domestic action in West Asia.