Match Highlights. Uzbekistan U-19 2-2 Tajikistan U-19

There was no early sign of the struggle to come for the Tajiks, particularly when Amadonio Kamolov curled in a delightful 25-yard opener in just the fifth minute, but Uzbekistan levelled at the half-hour mark through an Odilbek Abdumajodiv header to go to half-time on level terms.

Tajikistan fell behind for the first time when they were caught cold by a quickly-taken free-kick in the 62nd-minute, with Ibrokhimkhalil Yuldoshev showing the composure required to beat Shohrukh Qirgizbaev from 15 yards to make it 2-1 to the visitors.

With their unbeaten record in jeopardy, the 4,000 strong home crowd – the tournament’s biggest so far – urged Tajikistan on, and they were brought to their feet when substitute Soirov pounced on some sloppy defending to head home the equaliser with 13 minutes remaining.

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