May 5, 2012

Balkan 1-2 Al-Amari

AFC President's Cup Group Stage - Group C
Balkan 1-2 Al-Amari
red card: 45+3' Ali Gurbani (Balkan)
goals: Gahrymanberdi Chonkayew 32' - Husam Wadi 55', Ahmed Keshkesh 90+1'

5 May: Balkan 1-2 Al-Amari
7 May: Istiklol 1-0 Al-Amari
9 May: Istiklol - Balkan

Dushanbe : Ahmed Keshkesh scored a stoppage time winner as President’s Cup debutant Al Amma’ri Youth Club pulled a stunning come-from-behind win over 10-man FC Balkan in the opening match of Group C President’s Cup on Saturday.
In the match played at Republic Central Stadium, Balkan were on course of registering a routine win over the debutants when Chonkayev Gharyman opened the account in the 32nd minute. But things went wrong after Amir Gurbani was dished out second yellow card and had to leave the field deep into the stoppage time of the first half.
Playing with a man’s advantage, Mali Kaware brought the match at level for Amma’ri in the 59th minute as the West Asian side kept the pressure on the Turkmens.
It looked like the sides where sharing points but Keshkesh had other ideas as the forward found the back of Balkan’s net two minutes into the stoppage time to seal a memorable win.

Amma’ri will play its second match on Monday against hosts Istiklol while Balkan get a three days break before facing the host on Wednesday. Two of the three sides of Group C will progress into the finals to be played in September.

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