Even before the beginning of the match it was clear that Kairat will finish this season as Premier League runners-up. But the team was not going to take this game easy. Kairat was fully concentrated to make supporters happy once again.
Kairat: Stas Pokatilov, Stanislav Lunin, Timur Rudoselskiy, Cesar Arzo, Gafurzhan Suyumbaev, Islambek Kuat, Anatoliy Timoshchuk, Bauyrzhan Islamkhan, Andrey Arshavin, Isael Barbosa, Gerrard Gohou.
Okzhetpes: Sasa Stamenkovic, Oleksandr Chyzhov, Joseph Nane, Vitali Volkov, Serge Bando N'Ganbe, Anton Kuksin, Ilnur Mangutkin, Miras Tuliyev, Igor Yurin, Zhasulan Moldakaraev, Zhakyp Kozhamberdi.
Kairat managed to score right at the beginning. 2 minutes into the game Stamenkovic was pulling out the ball from his net. Arshavin crossed the ball from the left, Okzhetpes defender made a mistake and Gohou was in the right place to score his 22nd goal this season.
Okzhetpes responded with a dangerous shot from Moldakaraev, but Stas Pokatilov saved it. In one of the attacks Lunin got injured in his own penalty box and was subsituted for Bakaev.
Overall, in the first half teams did not really create a lot of danger. We can only recall an almost perfect attack from Kairat, which was in the middle of the first half. It was a quick counter-attack, Islamkhan passed the ball on to Timoshchuk who supported the attack. His shot went wide.
After half-time the game started in a similar way. The attack was building up on the right, Kuat put a good cross in for a one-touch finish from Isael – 2:0.
5 minutes into the second half and Kairat increased the lead. Artem Kuchin pointed to the penalty spot and Islamkhan finished it well. A shot was parried away by Stamenkovic, but our captain was first to put it in the net – 3:0.
On the 66th minute Kairat extended their lead. Islamkhan received the ball on the left and found Kuat in the box with a great cross inside the box – 4:0. Gafurzhan Suyumbaev beautifully finished off the game with great strike from his left foot – 5:0.
In two home games against Okzhetpes, a club from Almaty scored 11 goals and did not concede at Almaty Central Stadium. However, the away side was well worth following, the team did show a good attacking football.
Kairat managed to get a comfortable win in the last game if the Premier League this season – 5:0. Next, Kairat is getting ready for a second leg of the Kazakh Cup semi-final against Atyrau, and Kairat U-19 is taking on Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Youth League very soon.