Two goals from Bobur Abdukhalikov helped Uzbekistan Under-22s to a 2-0 win over their neighbors Kyrgyzstan Under-22s in their Three Nations Tournament match at Aspire P7 Stadium.
20-year-old forward opened the score just two minutes after kick-off by giving a 1-0 lead for the White Wolves. Both sides struggled to create chances for much of the first half, but goalkeepers didn’t allow netting shortly before the interval.
However, a defensive mistake proved costly for Kyrgyzstan early in the second half too and Bobur Abdukhalikov took full advantage to double the lead.
U-22 Three Nations Tournament
Kyrgyzstan 0-2 Uzbekistan
Goals: Bobur Abdukhalikov (2, 50)
Kyrgyzstan: Doston Alibekov (Kutman Kodirbekov, 71), Mustafo Yusupov, Ayzar Akmatov (Almaz Malieov, 71), Danila Sokirchenko, Askar Soliev, Odil Abdurahmonov (Mamiraliev Suyunbek, 45), Azim Azarov (Abay Bokoleev, 72), Kodir Shaarbekov, Andrey Doljenko, Nurtay Kurmantay, Viktor Kelm (Georgiy Slavniy, 43).
Uzbekistan: Sarvar Karimov (Botirali Ergashev, 70), Islom Kobilov, Abbos Otakhonov, Doston Tursunov, Husniddin Gofurov, Doniyor Narzullaev (Khurshid Giyosov, 46), Javohir Siddikov (Bekzod Ganijonov, 70), Abdujamol Isroilov (Jasur Yakhshiboev, 46), Sharof Muhiddinov (Oybek Rustamov, 46), Bobur Abdukhalikov (Suhrob Nurulloev, 64), Zabihillo Urinboev (Andrey Sidorov, 64).