Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Tashkent: Ikromjon Alibaev scored the pick of the goals as Lokomotiv Tashkent started their 2018 AFC Champions League campaign in style with a 5-0 win over Al Wahda. The midfielder’s stunning strike from the halfway line was voted the Allianz Goal of the Week, earning 49 percent of the votes.
With his side 1-0 up eight minutes into the second half, Alibaev outmuscled his marker to win the ball at the edge of the centre circle and into Lokomotiv’s own half. The number nine created a perfect 4-v-3 counter-attack situation, but he did not need to use any of his teammates.
In a moment of magic, the midfielder spotted goalkeeper Rashed Ali off his line and went for the spectacular, sending a chipped effort from just behind the halfway line that whistled into the back of the net as the Lokomotiv Stadium erupted.