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Guliyev goal sends Neftchi through

Published: Wednesday 21 July 2004, 23.45CET
Neftchi 1-0 Široki Brijeg (Agg: 2-2) Emin Guliyev seals PFC Neftchi win on away goals.

Match statistics

NeftçiŠiroki Brijeg

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 21 July 2004, 23.45CET

Guliyev goal sends Neftchi through

Neftchi 1-0 Široki Brijeg (Agg: 2-2) Emin Guliyev seals PFC Neftchi win on away goals.

By Erkin Ibragimov at the Ismet Gayibov stadium

A solitary goal by Emin Guliyev was enough for Azerbaijani side PFC Neftchi to seal a UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie against PFC CSKA Moskva of Russia after a 1-0 win saw them advance on the away-goals rule against NK Široki Brijeg.

Early initiative
After the first leg finished 2-1, Kazbek Tuaev's team needed to win and took the early initiative with midfield players Mahmud Gurbanov and veteran Vidadi Rzayev dictating the play. Rzayev carved out a number of opportunities for the Neftchi strikers, while Gurban Gurbanov had an early effort well saved. Later in the half, Zaur Tagizade was also denied after his firm header was parried by the keeper, as Neftchi failed to take advantage of their domination.

Increased tempo
The Bosnia-Herzegovnian title holders started the second half much stronger than they had finished the first. However, they were barely containing Neftchi, who were steadily increasing the tempo. Within minutes Gurban Gurbanov had gone close before Guliyev headed against the crossbar.

Eventual breakthrough
Sensing the tie was there for the taking, Tuaev brought on midfield players Elshan Gambarov and Rashad Sadygov to further increase the pressure on the visitors. Neftchi finally made the crucial breakthrough when Guliyev headed into the top corner in the 80th minute. It was a lead that Neftchi never looked like losing as they became only the second Azeri side to make it to the second qualifying round following FK Shamkir in 2000.

'Better late than never'
"We should have scored at least three more," Tuaev said. "But it's better late than never. We still have things to work on, but in general I am satisfied with the team's performance."

Last updated: 28/07/04 12.13CET

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Lineups

neftçi

Neftçi

široki brijeg

Široki Brijeg

1
MahammadovHuseyn Mahammadov (GK)
23
MelherIgor Melher (GK)
2
GetmanIgor Getman
2
KožulDalibor Kožul
Substitution75
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov
3
MedvidIvan Medvid
19
AbbasovRuslan Abbasov
4
BajkušaDanijel Bajkuša (C)
4
E. GuliyevEmin Guliyev
Goal80
5
DjuričićSaša Djuričić
13
AlakbarovKamal Alakbarov
Substitution60
6
TabiWilliam Tabi
18
RzayevVidadi Rzayev
Substitution83
8
ŠilićDalibor Šilić
Substitution85
7
M.GurbanovMakhmud Gurbanov
11
AbramovićDomagoj Abramović
5
AslanovEltay Aslanov
Substitution66
15
DujmovicMiroslav Dujmovic
Substitution62
9
Gurban GurbanovGurban Gurbanov (C)
18
ErcegHrvoje Erceg
Yellow Card45
22
TagizadeZaur Tagizade
Yellow Card90
19
PetrovicAnto Petrovic

Substitutes

12
HasanzadeJahangir Hasanzade (GK)
1
DžidićNenad Džidić (GK)
15
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
9
JuričićNikola Juričić
Substitution85
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
Substitution66
10
CoricDenis Coric
Substitution75
8
RahmanovElchin Rahmanov
13
RežićStipe Režić
23
YadullayevIlham Yadullayev
Substitution83
21
KovačićMarko Kovačić
25
SvanidzeDavit Svanidze
22
LajtmanIvan Lajtman
Substitution62
Yellow Card79
11
Elshan GambarovElshan Gambarov
Substitution60
25
GagroNenad Gagro

Coach

Kazbek Tuaev (AZE) Ivo Ištuk (BIH)

Referee

Richard Havrilla (SVK)

Assistant referees

Vlastislav Laskovsky (SVK), Vladimir Medved (SVK)

Fourth official

Pavol Šuniar (SVK)

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