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Kazakhstan Premier League Week 11 Roundup

Kazakhstan Premier League Week 11 Roundup
Irtysh Pavlodar (white) came close to finding the net but Kairat Almaty were more clinical and managed to grab a 1-0 win on home soil (Photo credit: Eduard Gavrish)

In the last round of matches in the Regular season, the leaders suffer losses simultaneously, the teams placed third to sixth snatch priceless points, while the league's dogfight resulted in another managerial exit.

Altynbek Saparov struck a spectacular thunderbolt from the edge of the area midway through the first half to earn FC Atyrau an unlikely 1-0 win over KPL leaders FC Astana, ending capital city club's 10-game unbeaten streak. The Oilers and their goalkeeper Zhasur Narzikulov delivered a great defensive performance to hand Astana their first defeat since September.

• After his first match as Atyrau interim coach, Yuri Konkov paid an hommage to his predecessor: "Before the game, we have agreed that we must show respect to Vladimir Andreyevich Nikitenko. So we dedicate this win to Nikitenko. He had done an enormous amount of work, and his exit was a surprise for us."

• Irtysh Pavlodar remained two points adrift of the summit, failing to benefit from Astana's setback, with Dimitar Dimitrov's man losing the game of their own for the first time this season, 1-0 against Kairat Almaty. The decisive moment of an exciting encounter in Almaty came in the 22nd minute as Gerard Gohou assisted to Isael for his second goal in 2016.

• Third-placed Okzhetpes Kokshetau let their advantage go against Tobol Kostanay in a 1-1 draw in Schuchinsk. Tobol looked ambitious but it was Serge Nganbe who opened the scoring for Vladimir Mukhanov's side with his deflected shot in the 16th minute, only for Sergey Khizhnichenko equalise in the dying moments.

• Montenegro international Filip Kasalica netted twice in the space of eight minutes against FC Taraz in Ordabasy Shymkent's 2-1 away win which saw Bakhtiyar Baiseitov's team level on points with Okzhetpes Kokshetau.

• After the game, Taraz manager Nurmat Mirzabayev has left his position to be replaced by the Ukrainian coach Yuriy Maksymov. It was the fourth managerial change in the league so far, with Kairat (Kakhaber Tskhadadze for Alexandr Borodyuk), Tobol (caretaker Oleg Lotov for Dmitry Ogay) and Atyrau (Yuri Konkov for Vladimir Nikitenko) having parted ways with their initial bosses earlier in the season.

• Two unanswered first-half goals from FC Aktobe downed Shakhter Karagandy 2-0 as the Western outfit maintained their fifth place in the standings. Didar Zhalmukan volleyed in a rebound after just eight minutes and set up Tokhtar Zhangylyshbay who chipped the ball over goalkeeper in one-on-one situation a half an hour later. Shakhter, being reduced to ten men in the 71st minute when Aibar Nurybekov was controversially sent off for second booking, weren't able to come back into the game.

• Zhetysu Taldykorgan attacker Dušan Savić converted a last-gasp penalty kick to seal a 2-1 win at Akzhayik Oral. Consequntly, the Semirechye team moved to ninth spot, while Akzhayik dropped down to 11th.

Gameweek 11 Details

Shakhter Karagandy v FC Aktobe 0-2 (0-2)
14/05/2016, Shakhter Stadium (Karaganda). Att: 1,700. Ref: Karlibayev (Uralsk).
Shakhter: Baginsky, Pikalkin (Tattybayev 67), Sadownichy, Tarasov, Nurybekov, Szöke, Skorykh, Ubbink, Baizhanov, Zeneli (Yermekov 44), Finonchenko. HC: Jozef Vukušič.
Aktobe: Otarbayev, Kryukov, Kouadja, Sorokin, Sitdikov, Azovsky, Petrolay, Bocharov (Kakimov 70), Zhalmukan (Shestakov 82), Mikhalyov (Tsveiba 63), Zhangylyshbay. HC: Yuri Urkulbayev (RUS).
Goals: 0-1 Zhalmukan (8), 0-2 Zhangylyshbay (38).
YC: Nurybekov (71), Tarasov (89).
RC: Nurybekov (71 – 2nd YC).

FC Taraz v Ordabasy Shymkent 1-2 (0-2)
14/05/2016, Central Stadium (Taraz). Att: 1,800. Ref: Gorokhovodatsky (Almaty).
Taraz: Grigorenko, Nuraly, Aitbayev, Vorotnikov, Bayaliyev, D.Yevstigneyev, V.Yevstigneyev (Amirkhanov 51), Danilyuk (Karimolla 68), Suley, Baitana (Shakhmetov 39), Mané. HC: Nurmat Mirzabayev.
Ordabasy: Bekbayev, Kozhabayev, Trajković, Abdulin, Suyumbayev, Diakhate, Chatto (Beisenov 76), Simčević, Nurgaliyev, Tungyshbayev (Tazhimbetov 80), Kasalica (Junuzović 71). HC: Bakhtiyar Baiseitov.
Goals: 0-1 Kasalica (21), 0-2 Kasalica (29), 1-2 Mané (85).
YC: Abdulin (20), V.Yevstigneyev (29), Kozhabayev (80).

Okzhetpes Kokshetau v Tobol Kostanay 1-1 (1-0)
15/05/2016, Zhaksy Sports Complex (Schuchinsk). Att: 550. Ref: Iskakov (Astana).
Okzhetpes: Stamenković, Kuksin, Chertov, Chyzhov, Volkov, Nane, Bogdanov, Nganbe (Ristović 78), Khairullin (Yurin 90+2), Buleshev (Kozhamebrdy 68), Moldakarayev. HC: Vladimir Mukhanov (RUS).
Tobol: Petukhov, Miroshnichenko, Kassaï, Yavorskyi, Glavina, Žulpa, Mukhutdinov (Dosmagambetov 78), Deac (Rozybakiyev 86), Zhumaskaliyev, Simkovic, Khizhnichenko (N'Diaye 90). HC: Oleg Lotov.
Goals: 1-0 Nganbe (16), 1-1 Khizhnichenko (89).
YC: Kozhamberdy (80), Chyzhov (90), N'Diaye (90+2).

FC Atyrau v FC Astana 1-0 (1-0)
15/05/2016, Munaishy Sports Complex (Atyrau). Att: 3,000. Ref: Izmailov (Taldykorgan).
Atyrau: Narzikulov, Esatov, Lamanje, Baltayev, Damčevski, Saparov, Essame, Arzhanov (Korobkin 54), Curtean, Konysbayev (Chureyev 65, Kuzmin 73), Trytko. HC: Yuri Konkov.
Astana: Erić, Gurman (Schyotkin 83), Postnikov, Aničić (Shomko 65), Logvinenko, Cañas, Maksimović, Twumasi, Nuserbayev, Muzhikov (Haruna 72), Despotović. HC: Stanimir Stoilov (BUL).
Goals: 1-0 Saparov (22).
YC: Muzhikov (14), Arzhanov (34), Saparov (77), Curtean (85), Kuzmin (90+1).

Akzhayik Oral v Zhetysu Taldykorgan 1-2 (0-1)
15/05/2016, Pyotr Atoyan Stadium (Uralsk). Att: 3,000. Ref: Abdanbayev (Taraz).
Akzhayik: Bagautdinov, Tapalov, Sapanov, Kolunija, Omarov (Khairov 79), Govedarica, Coronel, Sergiyenko, Maltsev (Valiullin 57), Begalin (Gridin 84), Hromţov. HC: Talgat Baisufinov.
Zhetysu: Pasechenko, Amirseitov, Kadio, Klein, Shabayev, Sagyndykov, Djalović, Mojsov (Kalinin 62), Turysbek (Adilkhanov 90+4), Savić, Simonovski. HC: Almas Kulshinbayev.
Goals: 0-1 Simonovski (3), 1-1 Hromţov (80), Savić (90+1 – pen).
YC: Maltsev (9), Mojsov (26), Sagyndykov (30), Sapanov (34), Simonovski (51), Klein (58), Khairov (84).

Kairat Almaty v Irtysh Pavlodar 1-0 (1-0)
15/05/2016, Central Stadium (Almaty). Att: 12,500. Ref: Kuchin (Karaganda).
Kairat: Plotnikov, Kuantayev, Rudoselsky, Marković, Tesák, Tymoshchuk (Lunin 90), Bakayev, Kuat, Isael, Islamkhan (Arshavin 82), Gohou (Tawamba 73). HC: Kakhaber Tskhadadze (GEO).
Irtysh: Loriya, Yesimov, Freidgeimas (Fall 86), Kerla, Malyi, Akhmetov, Aliyev (Geteriyev 80), Jirsák, Fonseca, Murtazayev (Gogua 61), Jallow. HC: Dimitar Dimitrov (BUL).
Goals: 1-0 Isael (22).
YC: Tymoshchuk (27), Fonseca (28), Malyi (45), Akhmetov (55), Aliyev (78).
RC: Malyi (90 – 2nd YC).

League standings

    Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 FC Astana
11 9 1 1 16 6 +10 28
2 Irtysh Pavlodar
11 8 2 1 22 6 +16 26
3 Okzhetpes Kokshetau
11 6 2 3 16 7 +9 20
4 Ordabasy Shymkent
11 6 2 3 16 14 +2
20
5 FC Aktobe
11 5 3 3 12 12 0 18
6 Kairat Almaty
11 5 2 4 12 8 +4 17
7 Tobol Kostanay
10 3 3 4 12 13 -1 12
8 FC Atyrau
10 2 4 4 6 10 -4 10
9 Zhetysu Taldykorgan
11 2 3 6 11 20 -9 9
10 Shakhter Karagandy
11 2 3 6 4 13 -9 9
11 Akzhayik Oral
11 2 1 8 4 15 -11 7
12 FC Taraz
11 1 2 8 9 17 -8 5

Top scorers

Roman Murtazayev (Irtysh Pavlodar) - 7, Djordje Despotović (FC Astana), Filip Kasalica (Ordabasy Shymkent) - 4, Azat Nurgaliyev (Ordabasy Shymkent) - 4 (2), Gogita Gogua (Irtysh Pavlodar), Samat Smakov (FC Aktobe) - 4 (3). 

Upcoming matches

May 21 - FC Aktobe v FC Taraz, FC Astana v Ordabasy Shymkent, Kairat Almaty v Okzhetpes Kokshetau, Zhetysu Taldykorgan v Shakhter Karagandy, Irtysh Pavlodar v Akzhayik Oral.

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