Ta' Qali National Stadium - Ta' Qali 15/07/2014 - 18:30CET (18:30 local time)

Second qualifying round, First leg

Valletta - Qarabağ
0-1

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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

Valletta
Qarabağ

0

Goals scored

1

11

Total attempts

17

1

on target

7

3

off target

5

1

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

7

3

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

0

1

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

9

Lineups

valletta

Valletta

qarabag

Qarabag

28N. Vella (GK)13Šehić (GK)
2Caruana2Qarayev
79
3Azzopardi9Reynaldo
5R. Camilleri
84
10Muarem
72
6R. Fenech (C)18Gurbanov
8Hugo Faria
90+2
20Richard Almeida
85
10Briffa
71
24Teli (C)
15Elford-Alliyu
72
25Agolli
18Bajada
90+2
41George
87
30Nafti
85
55Guseynov
36Dimech70Chumbinho
18

Substitutes

1Cini (GK)1Veliyev (GK)
9Kooh-Sohna
72
3Guliyev
11Montebello6Ahmadov
14Al Kamali7Yusifov
79
17Arab
90+2
11Danilo Dias
72
22D. Camilleri14R. F. Sadygov
24Zammit
85
17Nadirov
87

Coaches

Gilbert Agius (MLT) Gurban Gurbanov (AZE)

Referee

Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)

Press kits

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: 16/07/14 9.34CET

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