Ebecilio goal unable to level with Neftchi
Match report / 9 March 2014 | 11:51131
Ebecilio goal unable to level with Neftchi

Gabala - Neftchi 1:2

Date: Sunday, 9th March 2014 / Kick-off: 13:00 / Venue: Gabala City Stadium / Crowd: 2000
Referee: Fariz Yusifov
Referee assistants: Namig Huseynov, Elshan Ajalov
4th official: Ramiz Maharramov
Extra referee assistants: Elvin Asgarov, Ramil Ahmadov
AFFA member: Gurbat Hasanov
Referee inspector: Murad Mammadov
Yellow cards: Nikola Valentic, 6 (fouling on a possible attack of an opponent); Lorenzo Ebecilio, 90+2 (opposing against the referee”s charge) // Mahir Shukurov, 82 (touching by hand on purpose) 
Goals: Lorenzo Ebecilio, 68 // Bahodyr Nasimov, 29; 64 
Extra time: I Part - 1 min.; II Part - 3 min.

Gabala accepted Neftchi in the 25th tour of the Premier League where both sides were expected to struggle warmly just for higher levels on the table.

The match started by mutual checkup attempts. The early minutes of the trial efforts then developed into attacks that led to the 29-minute opener by the visitors. Neftchi”s Bahodir Nasimov seized on mistake of our defensive line before shooting into the net. Gabala”s Yannick Kamanan, Victor Mendy and Ebecilio went too close to leveling in the first half but their efforts were off the target.

Although Gabala restarted faster to the second period, the next goal was produced by the guests when Nasimov doubled his earlier goal driving benefits from space in the red-black defense.

Only after 4 minutes, right in the 68th minute, Gabala were able to score drawing the goal deference down to one with Ebecilio”s superb shot. The goal prompted Gabala to regain the momentum and they caught some chances until the final whistle, but their efforts went wide of the target. The last pulsating moment came out during the extra 3 minutes as Nizami Hajiyev”s header was denied by the post. The result left Gabala lost to Neftchi for their 3rd time in the season.

Gabala lineup:

1. Kamran Aghayev
3. Nikola Valentic
(7. Marat Izmaylov, 46)
4. Amid Guluzadeh
(16. Ruslan Taghyzadeh, 46)
6. Volodimir Levin (k)
9. Victor Mendy
11. Yannick Kamanan
14. Lorenzo Ebecilio
18. Ibrahima Niasse
31. Daniel Subotic
36. Elnur Allahverdiyev
42. Leonardo da Silva 
(8. Nizami Hajiyev, 65)

Subs.:

27. David Pietrzkevic
19. Abdulwaheed Afolabi
22. Lourival Assis
34. Urfan Abbasov

Head coach: Yuri Semin

Neftchi lineup:

30. Sasha Stamenkovic
2. Carlos Cardoso
7. Araz Abdullayev (c)
9. Flavio Aleks Valensio 
14. Bahodyr Nasimov
(6. Rashad Sadigov, 78)
15. Erik Ramos 
16. Bruno Bertucci
19. Mirhuseyn Seyidov
(3. Denis Silva, 85)
22. Mahir Shukurov
32. Elvin Yunuszadeh
90. Ernest Nfor 

Subs.:

1. Pavels Dorosevs 
5. Igor Mitreski
10. Javid Imamverdiyev
11. Melvin Platye 
23. Ruslan Gurbanov

Head coach: Boyukagha Hajiyev