Pakhtakor 2004 The Golden Generation – 10 years of reaching the ACL semifinals

pakhtakor celebrate acl03

After making it into the semifinals for the 1st time the previous year they wanted to do the same in 2004 and they worked so hard for that to happen.
They began their AFC Champions League group stage campaign in perfect way winning almost all their matches and draw only 1, finishing 1st in their group
then came their match in the quarterfinals vs Al Wahda of the UAE where they draw 1-1 in Abu Dhabi and won 4-0 in Tashkent
in the semifinals they played vs Seongnam of Korea Republic where they draw 1-1 in Korea and lose 0-2 in Tashkent.

The team members were
the key players, the regular lineup
Ignatiy Nesterov
Bakhtyor Ashurmatov
Asror Aliqulov
Timur Kapadze
Server Djeparov
Anvar Soliev
Vladimir Shishelov
Leonid Koshelev
Vyacheslav Ponomarev
Aleksey Nikolaev
Ildar Magdeev
Farhod Tadjiyev
Gochguly Gochguliyev(Turkmenistan)

Ignatiy Nesterov: He made his international debut in FIFA competitions at the U-20 World Cup in UAE in 2003 where he made great saves but he couldn`t evitate Uzbekistan losses, he became Uzbek League and Uzbek cup champion with Pakhtakor in 2004,05,06,07.

Server Djeparov: By that time he was a becoming key player in midfield after the departure from Mirdjalal Kasymov from the team the previous year. he also played in that same year(2004) the AFC Asian Cup in China.

Anvar Soliev: Very important player from those years, was key figure in 2003 campaign, also he was by that time one of the most important forwards in Uzbekistan.

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