Garabagh-Gabala 1-0
Match report / 30 March 2013 | 13:31122
Garabagh-Gabala 1-0

Garabagh-Gabala 1-0

Date: Saturday, 30 March 2013 / Kick-off: 15:00 / Venue: T.Bahramov Republican Stadium / no crowd
Referee:  Fariz Yusifov
Referee assistants: Yashar Abbasov, Vagif Musayev 
4th official:  Orkhan Mammadov
AFFA numayandasi: Ogtay Abdullayev
Referee inspector: Fuzuli Najafov
Yellow cards: Rashad Abdullayev, 49 (unsporting behaviour); Luka Zinko, 67 (unsporting behaviour)
Goal: Richard Almeida, 39
Extra time: I part - 0; II part - 4 min.

Gabala have met Garabagh in Baku within the 24th tour of the Topaz Premier League. The tie was of much importance for the both sides to get a boost at the league table. 

The pace of the match started by display of mutual testing attacks. The pair looked suffering from lack of real threats for the most of the first period. The game turned out to be warming up six minutes from half-time as Garabagh"s Richard Almeida curled in from the edge of the box. After the winner goal, the home side left the half on top. 
 
The second period started the same way. At times, Gabala"s Rashad Abdullayev went close to equalize on two occasions. The red-black half of the pitch looked the more like to score with the late efforts but they were out and left the second match-up of the final stage with no points.

Garabagh lineup:

1. Farhad Valiyev
2. Gara Garayev
5. Maksim Medvedev
10. Muarem Muarem 
(22. Afran Ismayılov, min.65)
14. Rashad Sadygov (c)
15. Emeka Opara 
20. Richard Almeida
(7. Namig Yusifov, min.83)
21. Reinaldo Silva
24. Admir Teli 
25. Ansi Agolli
88. Christian Torres
(6. Hajy Ahmadov, min.86)

Subs.:

89. Miro Varvodic
16. Elnur Abdulov
18. Ilgar Gurbanov 
55. Badavi Huseynov 

Head coach: Gurban Gurbanov

Gabala lineup:

30. Anar Nazirov 
4. Amit Guluzadeh
(34. Urfan Abbasov, min.69)
5. Luka Zinko 
6. Nikola Valentic
8. Christian Pulhak
(16. Ifeanyi Emeghara, min.76)
9. Victor Mendy
10. Luis Paulo Hilario
11. Yannick Kamanan
(22. Rodrigues Assis, min.46)
18. Aleksandr Chertoganov
26. Daniel Lopez Cruz 
27. Rashad Abdullayev (c)

Subs.:

25. Diego Costa Silva
3. Vurghun Huseynov
15. Oumar Kalabane
21. Elmar Bakhshiyev

Head coach: Ramiz Mammadov