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Neftçi fight back to ease past Zestafoni

Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 21.38CET
FC Zestafoni 2-2 Neftçi PFK (agg: 2-5)
Neftçi came back from 2-0 down in Georgia to earn a draw which comfortably secured a debut place in the third qualifying round.
by Vakhtang Bzikadze
from David Abashidze Stadium
Neftçi fight back to ease past Zestafoni
Julius Wobay scored in both legs of Neftçi's victory against Zestafoni ©Victoria Melnik

Match statistics

ZestafoniNeftçi

Goals scored2
 
2
on target4
 
7
off target4
 
2
Corners4
 
4
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 21.38CET

Neftçi fight back to ease past Zestafoni

FC Zestafoni 2-2 Neftçi PFK (agg: 2-5)
Neftçi came back from 2-0 down in Georgia to earn a draw which comfortably secured a debut place in the third qualifying round.

Neftçi PFK earned a 2-2 draw at FC Zestafoni to reach the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round for the first time.

Three down after the first leg, Zestafoni gave themselves hope with two goals inside the opening 20 minutes. However, Julius Wobay, a scorer when the teams met last week, quickly extinguished such optimism before Rashad A. Sadygov hit a second-half penalty to put the tie beyond doubt.

The hosts were rewarded for their early positivity when David Mujiri scored on 16 minutes from Abayomi Seun's lay-off. It took just three minutes for Zestafoni to double their lead, Mujiri turning provider with a neat back-heel to set up Jaba Dvali.

The advantage did not last long, though, as midway through the first period Wobay converted Bruno Berucci's left-wing cross for his second goal of the tie. The Azerbaijani side all but secured their progress six minutes into the second period when Sadygov equalised from the penalty spot after Teimuraz Gongadze felled Cavid Imamverdiyev.

The draw sealed a 5-2 aggregate win and earned Neftçi a tie against Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC in the next round.

Last updated: 25/07/12 10.18CET

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Lineups

zestafoni

Zestafoni

neftçi

Neftçi

89
KvaskhvadzeRoin Kvaskhvadze (GK) (C)
1
R. MehdiyevRauf Mehdiyev (GK)
2
GongadzeTeimuraz Gongadze
Yellow Card52
Substitution69
2
MelikovRail Melikov (C)
3
Tor. GrigalashviliTornike Grigalashvili
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
5
KobakhidzeMamuka Kobakhidze
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
Goal52
Substitution82
6
GrigalashviliTedore Grigalashvili
Yellow Card2
9
FlavinhoFlavinho
9
GorgiashviliTornike Gorgiashvili
Substitution63
10
WobayJulius Wobay
Goal22
Substitution75
10
MujiriDavid Mujiri
Goal16
11
CanalesNicolás Canales
11
DvaliJaba Dvali
Goal19
15
RamosEric Ramos
14
SharikadzeLevan Sharikadze
16
Bruno BertucciBruno Bertucci
18
MenteshashviliZurab Menteshashvili
25
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
Substitution69
80
SeunAbayomi Seun
Substitution55
32
YunuszadeElvin Yunuszade

Substitutes

12
MamaladzeZurab Mamaladze (GK)
30
StamenkovićSaša Stamenković (GK)
4
SadjaiaEdik Sadjaia
3
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
8
BabunashviliShota Babunashvili
4
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
13
BenashviliAleks Benashvili
Substitution55
17
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Substitution75
20
EliavaZaal Eliava
Substitution69
19
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
Substitution69
27
GuguchiaLuka Guguchia
26
DaniyevKarim Daniyev
55
AptsiauriTornike Aptsiauri
Substitution63
28
MehdiyevEmin Mehdiyev
Substitution82

Coach

Giorgi Chiabrishvili (GEO) Tarlan Ahmadov (AZE)

Referee

Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Evgeni Belski (KAZ), Alibek Aubakirov (KAZ)

Fourth official

Ruslan Duzmambetov (KAZ)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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