Gabala have achieved their fourth victory over Turan in a row of away matches against the opponents for the eighth time in total on Thursday. We are still keeping up our net clean in the last five away derbies.
The win over the team of Tovuz is also a by-product for Fatih Kavlak. The Turkish head coach has gained his first away victory after the Baku-Gabala game finished 2-1 in the favour of the home side.
Gabala's clean sheet win over Turan is the first game in Shamkir. The only goal is the seventy fifth in the league's away games. The first one was not a success with the 1:4 defeat to MKT-Araz on 11 August 2006, when Gabala's only goal was scored by Vusal Garayev.
Goals in Premier leageu's away matches:
2006/07 - 11 goals (12 games)
2007/08 - 15 (13)
2008/09 - 12 (13)
2009/10 - 16 (16)
2010/11 - 14 (16)
2011/12 - 7 (8)
Total - 75 (78)
Another debut in this season is of Sergey Sokolov, whose last league away was on 13 February this year in the qualifying round, when we lost the game to Garabagh 0:3. The defender had played entire ninety minutes with on yellow card 350 days before his clean performance against Turan in the extra time of the Thursday show. This is the third season of the defender in Gabala.