Gabala-Baku 1-1
Match report / 13 April 2013 | 12:23118
Gabala-Baku 1-1

Gabala 1-1 Baku 

Date: Saturday, 13 April  2013 / kick-off: 15:00 / Venue: Gabala City Stadium / Attendance: 750
Referee: Anar Salmanov
Referee assistants: Mubariz Hashimov, Namig Huseynov
4th official: Ingilab Mammadov
AFFA member: Mammadali Mammadov
Referee inspector: Asim Khudiyev
Yellow cards: Assis Rodrigues, 22 (simulation); Rashad Abdullayev, 37 (hitting the ball after whistle); Shahriyar Khalilov, 67 (delaying the game); Urfan Abbasov, 73 (holding the opponent wittingly); Diego Costa Silva, 89 (delaying the game); Nikola Valentic, 90+1 (unsporting behavior)// Edemir Rodriguez, 48 (a foul sliding tackle); Lucas Mario Horvat, 53 (unsporting behavior); Rauf Aliyev, 55 (protesting against the referee); Ibrahim Kargo, 61 (fouling on a possible attack)
Goals: Victor Mendy, 30 // Rauf Aliyev, 90+1 (p.)
Extra time: I part - 2 min.; II part  -  3 min.

Gabala have accepted Baku in the 26th leg of the Topaz Premier League. The tie was of much importance for Gabala to move up to the 5th place in the league table and to keep going towards the Eurocup matches. As well, it has arrived to be the 100th home event of Gabala"s senior team. 

The pace of the game got underway by mutual attacks. The guests looked faster for early minutes with some threats but Gabala"s defensive  line and keeper held on. In return, the red-black half of the pitch stepped up the pressure led to the opening in the 30th minute. Victor Mendy seized on the mistake from the visiting defence and past the wrong-footed keeper to fire home - 1:0.

Gabala kept the attacks going on after the restart. Rashad Abdullayev and Assis worked into the other end from both flanks with some real threats but they both were off-target.

The visitors threw everything at the back line of the home side in the closing stage. Gabala stayed clear during the sustained period of pressure that ended with penalty in the 3rd minute of the extra time. Referee Anar Salmanov snuffed out the hopes of Gabala giving suspicious order to gift Baku"s Rauf Aliyev a spot kick past our keeper- 1:1.

It is the second league match that Gabala have been letting the victory go away on the break.

Gabala lineup:

25. Diego Costa Silva
6. Nikola Valentic
9. Victor Mendy
(20. Rashid Amiraslanov, min.87)
10. Luis Paulo Hilario
18. Aleksandr Chertaganov
21. Elmar Bakhshiyev
22. Rodrigues Assis
(19. Rovshan Amiraslanov, min.65)
23. Shahriyar Khalilov
(28. Mushvig Teymurov, min.72)
27. Rashad Abdullayev (c)
34. Urfan Abbasov
84. Dejan Kelhar


30. Anar Nazirov
7. Yashar Abuzarov
11. Yannick Kamanan
35. Tarzin Jahangirov

Coach: Luis Antonio Aragon

Baku lineup:

1. Kamran Aghayev
2. Edemir Rodriguez 
5. Agil Nabiyev
(11. Elvin Mammadov, min.46)
25. Shahriyar Aliyev
27. George Popkhadze
10. Lucas Mario Horvat
8. Junior Wilson
(6. Ibrahim Kargo, min.28)
88. Javid Huseynov
22. Risto Ristovic
(24. Marius Pena, min.68)
77. Aleksandr Solic (c)
23. Rauf Aliyev


82. Edin Nuredinoski
7. Devidas Chesnauskis
99. Rahman Hajiyev
14. Elvin Aliyev

Head coach: Bojidar Bandovic