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İnter Bakı snatch maiden Azeri title

Published: Wednesday 28 May 2008, 20.37CET
FC İnter Bakı have usurped FK Olimpik Bakı at the top of the Yuksek Liga to claim their first league title on a dramatic last day of the season in Azerbaijan.
İnter Bakı snatch maiden Azeri title
İnter Bakı celebrate winning the Azeri title ©AFFA
Published: Wednesday 28 May 2008, 20.37CET

İnter Bakı snatch maiden Azeri title

FC İnter Bakı have usurped FK Olimpik Bakı at the top of the Yuksek Liga to claim their first league title on a dramatic last day of the season in Azerbaijan.

FC İnter Bakı have usurped FK Olimpik Bakı at the top of the Yuksek Liga to claim their first league title on a dramatic last day of the season in Azerbaijan.

More wins
İnter Bakı were three points adrift of leaders Olimpik at the start of play, but Olimpik's 1-0 home defeat by FK Qarabağ coupled with İnter Bakı's 4-0 victory against FK Qäbälä, ensured a maiden title by virtue of a greater number of victories over the course of the 26-game season. Olimpik needed just a draw against Qarabağ and were within ten minutes of their achieving their objective until Zaur Gashimov struck a late winner.

Relegation
FC ABN Bärdä and FK Gänclärbirliyi Sumgayit, meanwhile, have been relegated. ABN failed to fulfil their away fixture at third-placed PFC Neftçi, who were awarded the three points, while Gänclärbirliyi lost 3-2 at FK Standart Bakı to fall three points short of safety. Defending champions FK Khazar Länkäran ended the season with a 1-1 draw against mid-table Simurq PFC to finish fourth. FK Bakili and FK MOIK will feature in the top-flight next term following their promotions from the second tier.

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