The return match of 1/8 final of the Uzbekistan Cup was held June 23 between ‘Pakhtakor’ and ‘Shurtan’ teams. The capital team defeated his rival with a score 2:0, and reached the quarterfinals. After the match still the coach of ‘Pakhtakor’ Samvel Babayan commented on his appointment to the post of head coach the national team.
“My current appointment as the head coach of the team of the country proves to be sudden for me and for my players. I am very proud, as I am entrusted the main team of our country. However, ‘Pakhtakor’ will not remain on the sidelines. We all make efforts to ensure that before the end of the first round to keep the place we are now. ‘Pakhtakor’ will always be the leader of Uzbek football. We make common cause. We need to consolidate, and everything goes well,” said Samvel Babayan.