Eliminated after Monday’s defeat to group winners Ahal FC, Alexander Krestinin’s side controlled the match from virtually the opening whistle, with Abai Bokoleev scoring either side of half time after Joel Kojo had put Dordoi ahead in the 16th minute.
Ravshan’s defeat confirmed the Tajikistan Cup winners as the bottom team of the three-team group, with their run of AFC Cup group stage defeats stretching to 14 matches.
Promoted to the starting line-up, and at the heart of much of the early action, was Kojo, who slammed a 20-yard effort wide inside three minutes, then hit the post after being supplied by Mirlan Murzaev shortly after.
It seemed to be a matter of when, not if Kojo would score, and the Ghanaian forward duly converted in the 16th minute, poking Tursunali Rustamov’s near post cross under goalkeeper Rustam Rizoev from close range to register his first goal in Dordoi colours.
The home side’s momentum continued to grow, and they doubled their tally six minutes before half-time when Bokoleev drilled their second goal into the top corner from 10 yards, punishing Ravshan’s Abdurahman Nozimov for failing to clear the ball a moment earlier.
Ravshan head coach Gayratali Mirahmadov made three half time substitutions, but there was no interruption to the home side’s authority, with Bokoleev, Murzaev and the influential Farkhat Musabkeov all trying their luck early in the second period, before Kojo had a headed effort in the back of the net, only for it to be ruled out for offside.
Bokoleev delivered the night’s outstanding moment in the 82nd minute, cutting inside a defender before curling a magnificent right-footed effort beyond Ristoev and into the far corner of the net to cap off an excellent performance.
Despite their elimination, Dordoi’s runner-up status in Group E represents their best finish in an AFC Cup group, with their previous best effort of third coming in 2017 and 2019.