Rivals FC Istiqlol and Regar-TadAZ have paved the way for a fourth straight Tajik Cup final encounter.
Defending champions Istiqlol played against against FC Saroykamar, easily defeating the Panjob outfit 6-1 on aggregate.
Their finals opponents required a bit more effort in their semi-final against Khayr Vahdat FK, losing the first leg 1-0 only to win 3-1 on the return leg.
While Istiqlol won the 2013 Tajik Cup with a 2-0 win, Regar-TadAZ captured the previous two titles; on penalties (6-5) in 2013 and with a narrow 1-0 win in 2012.
The encounter between the Istiqlol, the reigning Tajik League champions, and Regar-TadAZ, the country’s most successful club, will take place on November 21 in Istiqlol’s home ground of Central Republican Stadium, which seats 21,400 spectators.