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Široki Brijeg have slight edge

Published: Wednesday 14 July 2004, 0.03CET
NK Široki Brijeg 2-1 PFC Neftchi The champions of Bosnia-Herzegovina earn a slender lead to take to Azerbaijan.

Match statistics

Široki BrijegNeftçi

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 14 July 2004, 0.03CET

Široki Brijeg have slight edge

NK Široki Brijeg 2-1 PFC Neftchi The champions of Bosnia-Herzegovina earn a slender lead to take to Azerbaijan.

By Fuad Krvavac at the Pecara stadium

Bosnia-Herzegovina champions NK Široki Brijeg have a slender lead to take to Azerbaijan after a 2-1 victory against PFC Neftchi in the first leg of their first qualifying round match.

Plenty at stake
William Tabi and Nikola Juricic scored for the home side but a Zaur Tagizade strike in added time has given their Azeri visitors a lifeline ahead of the return a week on Wednesday. With Russian title-holders PFC CSKA Moskva awaiting the winners, there was plenty at stake in tonight's contest at the Pecara stadium.

Tense start
It was no surprise therefore that neither side created a goalscoring opportunity in a tense opening 20 minutes. It was the visitors who came up with the first real chance on goal in the 28th minute, when Tagizade escaped the attention of the home defence to shoot from 20 metres. However, Široki Brijeg goalkeeper Igor Melher did well to save.

Gurbanov chance
Tagizade was in lively form and had another chance to test Melher five minutes later but again failed to find the net. Then, in the 38th minute, Mahmud Gurbanov was given a chance to try his luck with a free-kick but again Melher was in the way. It was not all one-way traffic however, with Danijel Bajkuša firing in a volley just before half-time that Neftchi goalkeeper Huseyn Mahammadov did well to stop.

Tabi goal
At the start of the second half, Široki Brijeg did their best to raise the home support. Coach Ivo Ištuk introduced two attacking players including Juricic and was rewarded in the 69th minute when Juricic played in Cameroonian team-mate Tabi to score the opening goal. Ištuk was given further reason to cheer five minutes later when Domagoj Abramovic crossed for Jurcic to head in from six metres.

Baku return
Široki Brijeg were on course for a dream result in their first-ever match in the European Champion Clubs' Cup but they could not quite hold out for a clean sheet. A minute into added time, captain Rashad Sadigov made room on the wing and crossed for the hard-working Tagizade to direct the ball into the net. The Azeri side will have every confidence they can reach the second qualifying round after next week's return in Baku.

Last updated: 01/02/12 4.02CET

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Lineups

široki brijeg

Široki Brijeg

neftçi

Neftçi

23
MelherIgor Melher (GK)
1
MahammadovHuseyn Mahammadov (GK)
2
KožulDalibor Kožul
2
GetmanIgor Getman
3
MedvidIvan Medvid
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
4
BajkušaDanijel Bajkuša (C)
19
AbbasovRuslan Abbasov
Yellow Card47
5
DjuričićSaša Djuričić
23
YadullayevIlham Yadullayev
Yellow Card39
Substitution80
6
TabiWilliam Tabi
Yellow Card38
Goal67
4
E. GuliyevEmin Guliyev
8
ŠilićDalibor Šilić
Substitution60
8
RahmanovElchin Rahmanov
Substitution85
11
AbramovićDomagoj Abramović
Substitution83
18
RzayevVidadi Rzayev
13
RežićStipe Režić
7
M.GurbanovMakhmud Gurbanov
15
DujmovicMiroslav Dujmovic
Substitution53
5
AslanovEltay Aslanov
Yellow Card48
Substitution88
18
ErcegHrvoje Erceg
22
TagizadeZaur Tagizade
Goal90+1

Substitutes

1
DžidićNenad Džidić (GK)
12
HasanzadeJahangir Hasanzade (GK)
9
JuričićNikola Juričić
Substitution53
Goal75
15
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
10
CoricDenis Coric
Substitution83
11
Elshan GambarovElshan Gambarov
21
KovačićMarko Kovačić
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
Substitution88
22
LajtmanIvan Lajtman
Substitution60
13
AlakbarovKamal Alakbarov
Substitution80
24
MandariDalibor ć Mandari
30
IsianiShalva Isiani
Substitution85
25
GagroNenad Gagro
25
SvanidzeDavit Svanidze

Coach

Ivo Ištuk (BIH) Kazbek Tuaev (AZE)

Referee

Miroslaw Ryszka (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Piotr Sadczuk (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Pacuda (POL)

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