FC Neftchi have continued their unsuccessful run as they shared the points with FC Shurtan in their Oliy Liga match on Saturday evening.
The home crowd hoped a victorious start by the hosts in the opening game of the league’s second phase as a birthday gift for their head coach Vadim Abramov who turned his 55 years yesterday.
Laziz Ubaydullaev broke the hearts of the FC Fergana fans by breaking the deadlock after a 62-minute goalless draw. However, Muydin Mamazulumov returned the hopes by equalizing the scoring just six minutes later.
But, the birthday celebration was cancelled out after Muzaffar Muzaffarov failed to score a winning goal for FC Neftchi from a 12-yard penalty spot in the second half injury minutes.
Uzbekistan Oliy Liga | Matchday Sixteen
FC Neftchi 1-1 FC Shurtan
Goals: Muydin Mamazulumov (68) – Laziz Ubaydullaev (62)