Its back again! That time of the week where we like to bring you up to date with everything that has happened in each region of Asia.
Each league in Central Asia is really starting to take shape now. Most clubs have played each other and fans are getting to grips with where their team can realistically finish.
Alay Osh Starting to Dominate in the Top Liga
We’ll start in Kyrgyzstan, where leaders Alay Osh continued to dominate. They added to their impressive start in the Top Liga with a 5-2 demolition of strugglers Akademiy Futbola.
That result means that things have gone from bad to worst for Academy Futbola, who have lost their opening eight games. Although they can take some consolation from a certain Crystal Palace who did the same. They didn’t even score in their first eight! (Atleast the Academy have scored seven this year) Roy Hodgson anybody?
There were only two other sides to pick up maximum points in round eight, with second placed Alga being one of those. They handed Kant their first loss of the season winning 2-0. They will be hoping to do the same to Alay Osh next week in a top of the table clash.
The only others victors this week were Kara Balta who managed to climb out of the bottom two. They scraped a 1-0 win against FTS Bishkek to leapfrog them in the table and out of danger for now.
Six Goal Draw Highlight in Tajikistan
It was a quiet week overall in the Vysshaya Liga, with only two teams picking up victories in this round of fixtures. In other fixtures in the league, one stood out and that was the game between Istiqlol Dushanbe and CSKA Pomir.
Second placed Istiqlol would of been confident coming into this one against lower sided CSKA. It was the bottom half placed team that took the lead in this one. At the break, they would of been confident of securing a result in the second half.
They somewhat crumbled in the second half and five goals saw the game finish 3-3. To score three goals away at second placed in the league, CSKA would definitely be disappointed to not take the three points away.
Elsewhere, the only two teams to win were in the chasing pack. Khatlon and Kuktosh both comfortably picked up three points and stayed within touching distance of the top two.
The Six Horse Race Continues
Lets take you to Turkmenistan and the Yokary Liga. The league is still looking very competitive. Four points separate top of the league Sagadam and sixth placed Merw.
Altyn Asyr are still on their AFC Cup vacation and are three games behind in the league schedule. They currently sit in fourth and are only three points behind Sagadam. Impressively they have only conceded three goals this season. The only team close to that record is Ahal who have been breached four times.
There were only three ties in this week’s schedule. Energetik and Ahal picked up wins and there was also a draw between Merw and FC Balkan.
Unfortunately there is only two games in the next round so next week’s review may be a tiny little bit shorter for the Turkmenistan round up.