Pakhtakor surged three clear at the top of the Uzbekistan League with a 4-0 outclassing of Lokomotiv in the 15th round of action.
Alexander Geynrikh (14), Renat Bayramov (24), Shahboz Erkinov (38) and Server Djeparov (68) scored goals as the defending champions reached 41 points.
Neftchi were held 0-0 by Kuruvchi in a match between the second and third teams in the league. Kuruvchi are five off the pace, followed by Mashal, who lost to Samaraqand 2-1, on 32 points.
In other matches, Andijan drew with Nasaf 4-4 in an eight-goal thriller, Kyzylkum lost to Shurtan 1-2, Navbahor beat Traktor 2-0, Tupalang drew with Vobkent 0-0 and Bukhara edged Metallurg 2-1.
STANDINGS: 1. Pakhtakor 41, 2. Neftchi 38, 3. Kuruvchi 36, 4. Mashal 32, 5. Kyzylkum 28