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Qarabağ claim lead as Valletta pay penalty

Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 20.50CET
Valletta FC 0-1 Qarabağ FK
A first-half free-kick from Chumbinho was enough to establish a first-leg lead for the Azerbaijani side in Malta.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Ta' Qali National Stadium
Qarabağ claim lead as Valletta pay penalty
Chumbinho of Qarabağ celebrates scoring the only goal of the game ©Domenic Aquilina

Match statistics

VallettaQarabağ

Goals scored0
1
Total attempts11
 
17
on target1
 
7
off target3
 
5
blocked7
 
5
against woodwork0
1
Corners5
 
7
Offsides3
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
9

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 20.50CET

Qarabağ claim lead as Valletta pay penalty

Valletta FC 0-1 Qarabağ FK
A first-half free-kick from Chumbinho was enough to establish a first-leg lead for the Azerbaijani side in Malta.

Qarabağ FK won 1-0 in Malta in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie with Valletta FC to give them the advantage going into next week's second leg.

The only goal of the game came after 18 minutes when Chumbinho scored a free-kick. Things got worse for the home side late on as they had Ryan Camilleri sent off, before Qarabağ's Richard Almeida saw his penalty saved just a minute later.

Chumbinho was the hero for the visitors when, after Muarem Muarem won a free-kick, the Brazilian lifted the ball into the net.

Few clear-cut chances were created before the contest came alive in the final six minutes. Valletta were reduced to ten men on 84 minutes when Camilleri was shown a straight red card after a foul on Danilo Leandro Dias.

Sixty seconds later, Qarabağ had a great opportunity to double their lead as they were awarded a spot kick. However, Almeida failed to profit, his attempt being saved by Valletta goalkeeper Nicky Vella.

Qarabağ held on to retain the initiative with the return leg in Baku next Tuesday.

Last updated: 31/05/15 3.30CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2015/matches/round=2000545/match=2014148/postmatch/report/index.html#qarabag+malta

Lineups

valletta

Valletta

qarabağ

Qarabağ

28
N. VellaNicky Vella (GK)
13
ŠehićIbrahim Šehić (GK)
2
CaruanaJonathan Caruana
2
GarayevGara Garayev
Substitution79
3
AzzopardiIan Azzopardi
9
ReynaldoReynaldo
5
R. CamilleriRyan Camilleri
Red Card84
10
MuaremMuarem Muarem
Substitution72
6
R. FenechRyan Fenech (C)
18
GurbanovIlgar Gurbanov
8
Hugo FariaFaria
Yellow Card90+2
20
Richard AlmeidaRichard Almeida
Penalty85
10
BriffaRoderick Briffa
Yellow Card71
24
TeliAdmir Teli (C)
15
Elford-AlliyuLateef Elford-Alliyu
Substitution72
25
AgolliAnsi Agolli
18
BajadaShaun Bajada
Substitution90+2
41
GeorgeLeroy George
Substitution87
30
NaftiAbdelkarim Nafti
Substitution85
55
HüseynovBadavi Hüseynov
36
DimechLuke Dimech
70
ChumbinhoChumbinho
Goal18

Substitutes

1
CiniYenz Cini (GK)
1
VeliyevFerhad Veliyev (GK)
9
Kooh-SohnaRaphael Kooh-Sohna
Substitution72
3
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
11
MontebelloLuke Montebello
6
AhmadovHaji Ahmadov
14
Al KamaliHamid Al Kamali
7
YusifovNamig Yusifov
Substitution79
17
ArabSiraj Arab
Substitution90+2
11
Danilo DiasDanilo Dias
Substitution72
22
D. CamilleriDaniel Camilleri
14
SadygovRashad F. Sadygov
24
ZammitIan Zammit
Substitution85
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution87

Coach

Gilbert Agius (MLT) Gurban Gurbanov (AZE)

Referee

Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)

Assistant referees

Johannes Vogel (SUI), Stephane De Almeida (SUI)

Fourth official

Sandro Schärer (SUI)

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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