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Kairat - Aktobe

Almaty. Attendance: 10 000

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Kairat turns the game in their favour as they continue successful home run.


Every game against Aktobe is a vital special one for players. This season Kairat managed to get two crushing wins against an away side, but extremely prepared for the third game. 


Kairat: Vladimir Plotnikov, Stanislav Lunin, Cesar Arzo, Zarko Markovic, Gafurzhan Suyumbaev, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Islambek Kuat, Bauyrzhan Islamkhan (C), Andrey Arshavin, Isael Barbosa, Gerrard Gohou. 


Aktobe: Samat Otarbayev, Kouassi Koundja, Egor Sorokin, Sandro Tsveiba, Marat Sitdikov, Nikita Bocharov, Vuk Mitoshevic, Bagdat Kairov, Alexey Shchotkin, Igor Boychuk. 


A wave of unpleasant news to do with Aktobe did not have any effect on them. Eve maybe, being in the centre of the media attention motivated Aktobe more to win in Almaty. 


The game started in the unusual way for Kairat. Yes, Kairat had more possession, but away side managed create some dangerous attempts from the counter-attacks.


Kairat had his first shot few seconds into the first half – Gerrard Gohou decided the take a shot from the range. Tskhadadze's team were closer and loser to Otarbayev's goal as the first half went on, but Aktobe's captain was faultless. Tymoshchuk had a fine shot from outside of the box, Isael had a good chance as well, but all of them went wide.


On the 31st minute Aktobe took the lead. Alexey Shchotkin took his one of very few chances and puу the ball in the net – 0:1.


Kairat did not expect to concede at home. Players were trying to get back in the game and get more clinical in the final third. However, even before conceding a goal Kairat was very active on the opposition's half. 


Before the half time, hosts managed to get few dangerous attempts, there was a good supporting run from Suyumbaev - Otarbayev saved it. Kairat got few corners as well - and again away side is solid at the back. First half was won by Aktobe, but looking at the game, it was clear that it was just a matter of when Kairat will finally finish his chances. 


Second half started in a different manner. Kairat had the most possession and was controlling the ball, hence managed to get themselves back into the game. On 48th minute the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Islamkhan stepped to the ball and scored – 1:1.

An our into the game and Kairat managed to finally get in front. The ball bounced off the Aktobe's defender and Suyumbaev was first to it and did not miss the target – 2:1.


But this was not the end. Just a couple of minutes after Gerrard Gohou was on the scoresheet. Few shots were striked at Aktobe's goal, the ball got lost in the penalty box and Gohou was first to this loose ball – 3:1.


Kairat continue to chase Astana as they managed to extend their good home run. Next, Kairat is facing Ordabasy from Chymkent. The game will be away on August 26.