Kamanan double put Gabala in top six beating Khazar Lankaran 2-0
Match report / 23 February 2013 | 13:25101
Kamanan double put Gabala in top six beating Khazar Lankaran 2-0

Gabala - Khazar Lamkaran 2:0

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2013 / Kick-off: 15:00 
Venue: Gabala City Stadium / Crowd: 1700 
Referee: Fariz Yusifov 
Referee assistants: Azer Asgarov, Vagif Musayev
4th official: Vusal Aliyev 
AFFA member: Mashallah Ahmadov 
Referee inspector: Karim Aghayev 
Yellow cards: Lourival Rodrigues, 30; Luis Paulo Hilario, 33; Yashar Abuzarov, 44I; Amit Guluzadeh, 58; // Gokhan Gulec, 34; Lusiano Olguin, 65 ; Adrian Skarlatake, 77 ; Marin Orsulic, 81 
Red card: Vanderson Skarduelli, 89 (hitting the opponent by hand) 
Goals: Yannick Kamanan- 1; 88 
Extra time: I part - 1 min.; II part - 4 min.

Gabala accepted Khazar Lankaran in the 21st tour of the Premier League. The squad of Ramiz Mammadov was having a gung-ho spirit as they well understand the much importance of the game. The only deficit of Gabala was Victor Mendy being unable to play with his injury. His absence gave has had Lourival Rodrigues Assis make his debut in 2013. Other Gabala players making their first pace in the starting lineup after the winter brake are Diego Costa Silva and Urfan Abbasov.

With the starting whistle, the home side surged on the ball to get the early lead. Right in the 34th second, Kamanan gave a clinical header to the ball from Aleksandr Chertoganov. 

Five minutes later on, the French forward of Gabala went close to grabbing his second seizing on tough mistake of the opponent keeper. But Kamanan gave a brake for a second before being off target.

Shortly after, Khazar Lankaran was drawn into difficulty deflecting the superb powerful of Rashad Abdullayev off the side line. 

The team from Lankaran looked regaining the momentum only in the 15th minute with quick attacks but Gabala held on. Chertoganov was substituted with another midfielder Yashar Abuzarov in the middle of the half.

Khazar Lankaran made their first threat in the 29th minute with Sialmas and Elnur Abdullayev in the box. Anyway, it was Gabala leaving the half on top. 

Our team came on the second period with counter attacks to protected their lead. The team of Lankaran went to be closest to their goal but home keeper Diego Costa Silva gave a great deflection to stay unbeaten. With two minutes left, Gabala scored again to seal the result of the bitterly disappointing night of Khazar Lankaran. If the visitors did have any hope of revival, they were snuffed out when Dodo set up Kamanan to fire right on target. It was the first double of the latter, who was fouled just a minute later by Vanderson Skarduelli having been sent off.

It could have been much worse for Khazar Lankaran in the closing stage with Dodo having the ball from Yannick but the Brazilian midfielder was off target. 

The three points Gabala ground out sealed the team"s place in the top six. Now we are just ahead of the last tour of the qualifying round to face AZAL on Sunday.

Gabala line-up

25. Diego Costa Silva 
4. Amit Guluzadeh 
8. Cristian Pulhak 
10. Luis Paulo Hilario 
11. Yannick Kamanan 
(3. Vurghun Huseynov, min.90+3) 
15. Omar Kalabane 
18. Aleksandr Chertoganov 
(7. Yashar Abuzarov, min.27) 
22. Lourival Rodrigues 
(16. Ifeanyi Emeghara, min.90) 
27. Rashad Abdullayev (c) 
34. Urfan Abbasov 
84. Dejan Kelhar 


30. Anar Nazirov 
5. Luka Zinko 
14. Mustafa Dabo 
90. Jeyhun Sultanov 

Head coach: Ramiz Mammadov

Khazar Lankaran line-up: 

25. Orkhan Sadygly 
3. Vanderson Scarduelli 
4. Alvaro Silva 
(55. Aghabala Ramazanov, min.83) 
5. Elnur Allahverdiyev 
10. Elnur Abdullayev 
(9. Ugur Pamuk, min.75) 
11. Dimitrios Sialmas 
14. Rahid Amirguliyev (c) 
16. Adrian Pit 
24. Gokhan Gulec 
(35. Luciano Olguin, min.46) 
27. Manuel Skarlatake 
99. Marin Orsulic 


30. Antonio Doblas 
6. Robert Alviz 
7. Sadio Tounkara 
8. Eder Bonfim 

Head coach: Karles Bakes