There were ghosts of 2018 for Al Wahda as Temorkhuja Abdukholikov fired PFC Lokomotiv in front just five minutes into the match. Abdukholikov met the ball with a header from point-blank but was denied by the crossbar. The Number 11 was afforded a second chance to nod the ball into an empty net from the rebound, handing the hosts an early lead.
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The hosts were made to wait until the dying seconds of the game to get their second. It was captain Islom Tukhtakhujaev who eventually got it, curling in a free-kick into the top corner to seal victory for the Uzbek side in added time.