Gabala beating Ravan, reaching up league top
Match report / 20 September 2013 | 14:39181
Gabala beating Ravan, reaching up league top

Gabala – Ravan 3:0

Date: 20 September 2013 / Time: 17:00 / Venue: Gabala City Stadium / Attendance: 500
Referee: Rahim Hasanov
Referee assistants: Yashar Abbasov, Rahil Ramazanov
4th official:  Tahir Ahmadov
AFFA members:  Ramiz Abdullayev
Referee inspector: Fuzuli Najafov
Yellow cards: Sohib Savankulov, 52 (unsporting behavior); Novruz Mammadov, 56 (unsporting behavior); Mishel Balokog, 65 (unsporting behavior); Christian Torres, 66 (unsporting behavior) 
Goals: Daniel Subotic, 8; Volodimir Levin, 10; Leonardo da Silva, 53 (p.)
Extra time: I Part - 0; II Part - 3 min.

Today, Gabala have beat Ravan 3:0 at home in the 7th tour of the Topaz Premier League. The red-black side were just one point away from the top of the league table staying at the 3rd tier after 6 matches. The victory allows the team of head coach Yuri Semin to keep the lead up at least for a day.

The pace of the match started by quick attacks from Gabala. Having the lead, the home side scored 2 goals in the early 10 minutes. Daniel Subotic opened the scoring in the 8th minute, when he shot home afetr having a superior cross from Victor Mendy. After the goal, Ravan looked lost and got the second ball in their net when Levin met a cross from Leonardo Da Silva with a header - 2:0. It could have been much worse for the visitors until the end of the half but Gabala"s some many efforts did not worked out.
It was Gabala being faster again at the pace of the second period. It seemed as a matter of time before Gabala tripled their lead on 53 minutes when Victor Mendy came one on one with the Ravan keeper before his first effort was deflected. Then arriving the ball fastest of all, Leonardo Da Silva was fouled in the box. Head referee looked having no doubt about the case pointing right to the spot before Silva fired home.

With the minutes left, Gabala"s Dodo, Afolabi and Subotic looked much close to scoring the 4th to bitterly punish Ravan, but they were wrong-footed. The clean sheet victory with 3:0 let Gabala to move up to the top of the league table.

Gabala lineup:

25. Diego Costa
3. Nikola Valentic
5. Sadig Guliyev
6. Volodimir Levin (c)
8. Nizami Hajiyev 
(36. Elnur Allahverdiyev, min.46)
9. Viktor Mendi 
(19. Abdulvahid Afolabi, min.61)
10. Luis Paulo Hilario
18. Ibrahima Niasse 
31. Daniel Subotic
42. Leonardo da Silva
(22. Assis Rodrigues, min.74)
88. Mushfig Teymurov


27. David Pietrzkevic
11. Yannick Kamanan 
34. Urfan Abbasov 
84. Dejan Kelhar

Coach: Yuri Semin

Ravan lineup:

1. Lucazs Sapela
33. Sohib Savankulov 
21. Novruz Mammadov
30. Jamshid Maharramov 
38. Ivan Pexa
20. Milosh Adamovic
40. Mishel Balokog
17. Ramazan Abbasov (c)
9. Elnur Abdulov 
(25. Ayaz Mehdiyev, min.55)
10. Sebastyan Kastro-Tello
(89. Vusal Garayev, min.75)
14. Juan Manuel Varea
(23. Christian Torres, min.59)


85. Kamal Bayramov
5. Agil Nabiyev 
19. Huseyn Akhundov
6. Jeyhun Javadov
Head coach: Vladislav Gadirov