One step to victory
In the second round of the Kazakhstan championship , the Kairat from Almaty met with Okzhetpes from Kokshetau. The meeting at "Central" promised to be interesting, as between the teams in the last season were scored 17 goals, of which 15 scored football players from Almaty.
The match began relatively calmly: it was only at the 12th minute when Akhmetov flanked, but the ball fell very high and past the gate. In the next attack, the Kokshetau players realized their first moment in the match - Alexander Kozlov led the guests ahead - 1:0.
At the 34th minute of the first half of the game, Zarko Markovich after the hinged transfer from Isael, redirected the ball into the goal - 1:1. By the end of the meeting, the team intensified, first again Markovich delivered his head from the penalty ball after the guests, and then on 42 minutes Isael ran into a counterattack. Brazilian player gave to Gohou, but he was already closed and the transfer did not reach the striker.
At the last minute of the first half, Kuat beat strongly, Stamenkovic repulsed and ran away in retaliation. Akhmetov on the flank fouled, Okzhetpes FC played a penalty cleverly, but Plotnikov controlled everything. 1:1 - went to the break team.
In the second half of the game, Arshavin replaced Zhukov on the field. From the first minutes of the second half, the game became aggravated, Arshavin had a chance to score, but the goalkeeper saved the guests.
At the 53rd minute of the game, Akhmetov received the second warning and left the field. In the next moment Islamkhan received a yellow card and Tskhadadze was forced to replace Captain . At the 60th minute, Elak made his debut, he replaced Bauyrzhan.
At the 78th minute Kokshetau player Kozlov left, Genkov took his place. 7 minutes before the end of regular time, Arshavin brings forward Kairat FC - 2:1.
In the added time, Volkov put penaltie to Kairat FC gate, Plotnikov was unable to fight off.
Thus, thanks to the goals of Markovic and Arshavin, Kairat FC managed to change the course of the meeting in a minority, but the penalty of the guests compared the score - 2:2.