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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
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts1
 
0
on target1
 
0
off target0
 
0
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Fouls suffered0
 
0
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
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
4
E. GuliyevEmin Guliyev
Goal80
3
MedvidIvan Medvid
5
AslanovEltay Aslanov
Substitution66
4
BajkušaDanijel Bajkuša (C)
7
M.GurbanovMakhmud Gurbanov
5
DjuričićSaša Djuričić
9
Gurban GurbanovGurban Gurbanov (C)
6
TabiWilliam Tabi
13
AlakbarovKamal Alakbarov
Substitution60
8
ŠilićDalibor Šilić
Substitution85
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov
11
AbramovićDomagoj Abramović
18
RzayevVidadi Rzayev
Substitution83
15
DujmovicMiroslav Dujmovic
Substitution62
19
AbbasovRuslan Abbasov
18
ErcegHrvoje Erceg
Yellow Card45
22
TagizadeZaur Tagizade
Yellow Card90
19
PetrovicAnto Petrovic

Substitutes

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

Coach

Kazbek Tuaev (AZE) Ivo Ištuk (BIH)

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