Gabala having first season draw
Match report / 21 September 2014 | 16:34158
Gabala having first season draw

Gabala 0-0 Neftchi

Date: 21 September 2014 / Kick-off: 18:00 / Venue: Gabala City Stadium / Crowd: 2500
Referee: Elvin Asgarov
Referee assistants: Yashar Abbasov, Rahil Ramazanov
4th official: Teymur Farhadov
AFFA members: Abbas Huseynov
Referee assistants: Shahin Jafarov
Yellow cards: Adrian Ropotan, 13 (systematic fouls); Ruslan Amirjanov, 28 (unsporting behavior), Pavol Farkaş, 90+3 (unsporting behavior) // Mirhuseyn Seyidov, 37 (unsporting behavior); Maqsad İsayev, 39 (unsporting behavior); Kaue da Silva, 79 (unsporting behavior), Erik Ramos, 88 (unsporting behavior)  
Extra time: I part - min.; II  part 4  min.

Gabala have ended with the 6th league tour in a draw against Neftchi at home. Head coach Munteanu introduced the team by 3 changes differing from the last match against Simurg replacing injured Dodo with Ekigo Ehiosun. Moreover, Pavol Farkas and Urfan Abbasov came on the pitch, respectively, for Ruslan Taghizadeh and Aleksandru Bengan. 

Although Neftchi started faster, Gabala regained the momentum. The sides could not set up a serious threat at the ends during the first 45 minutes. It was only Gabala giving the opponent keeper trouble by 2 episodes when Ruslan Abishov"s shot swift off the target before Javid Huseynov failed to score.

Then Julius Wobay went too close to reaching Nefchi in their wish but our Kamran Aghayev gave a great save to his team.

Gabala came up to be faster after the restart and seemed as the leader side during the second period. Ruslan Abishov sent the ball to Markinyos from the left but the latter failed with the follow-up shot.

More pulsating moments came out at the Neftchi side with Ruslan Amirjanov and Ruslan Abishov close to the box. And on 68 minutes, the visitors seemed close to opening the scoring when Flavinyo hit the post. With the minutes rest, Abishov set up another remarkable moment with his long range shot. But anyway the show ended goalless reaching Gabala to their first league draw of the season and to 10 points.

Gabala line-up:

1. Kamran Aghayev (c)
7. Ruslan Amirjanov
8. Markus Vidal
(4. Elvin Jamalov, 53)
9. Victor Mendy
(21. Yazalde de Pinto, 84)
14. Javid Huseynov
15. Ruslan Abishov 
25. Adrian Ropotan
26. Pavol Farkas
34. Urfan Abbasov
44. Rafael Santos
90. Ekigo Ehiosun
(11. Andrei Cristea, 89)

30. Anar Nazirov
13. Murad Musayev
16. Ruslan Taghyzadeh 
88. Mushfig Teymurov

Head coach: Dorinel Munteanu

Nefchi line-up:

1. Emil Balayev
2. Carlos Kardozo
5. Elvin Yunuszadeh
7. Araz Abdullayev
9. Flavio Valensio (c)
10. Julius Vobay
(21. Samir Masimov, 74)
11. Nikolas Kanales
14. Elnur Allahverdiyev
(16. Bruno Bertucci, 57)
18. Kaue da Silva 
19. Mirhuseyn Seyidov
(15. Erik Ramos, 77)
27. Magsad Isayev 

12. Pavels Dorosevs
3. Denis Silva
23. Ruslan Gurbanov
28. Emin Mehdiyev

Head coach: Arif Asadov