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Azerbaijan recover to deny Gutman's Israel

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 20.26CET
Azerbaijan 1-1 Israel
Eli Gutman had to settle for a point in his first competitive game in charge of Israel after Ruslan Abışov cancelled out Bebras Natcho's opener
Azerbaijan recover to deny Gutman's Israel
Rauf Aliyev (R) of Azerbaijan in action with Tomer Hemed of Israel ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 20.26CET

Azerbaijan recover to deny Gutman's Israel

Azerbaijan 1-1 Israel
Eli Gutman had to settle for a point in his first competitive game in charge of Israel after Ruslan Abışov cancelled out Bebras Natcho's opener

Eli Gutman's first competitive match in charge of Israel ended in a draw as Azerbaijan recovered from a goal down to earn a point in their opening match of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group F.

After a goalless first half Bebras Natcho gave the visitors a 50th-minute lead with a powerful shot from the left. Azerbaijan were much improved after falling behind and were rewarded for their endeavours when Ruslan Abışov beat Dudu Aouate with a left-footed strike from outside the penalty area a quarter of an hour later.

Gutman will hope to register a win on Tuesday when Israel host Russia, who defeated Northern Ireland 2-0 elsewhere in the section; Azerbaijan continue their campaign in Braga against Portugal.

Last updated: 08/09/12 15.38CET

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