The official website for European football

Kazakhstan denied by Azeri keeper

Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 21.00CET
Azerbaijan 1-1 Kazakhstan The home team picked up their first Group A point after being frustrated by Kazakhstan goalkeeper David Loria.

Match statistics

AzerbaijanKazakhstan

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
0
Corners6
 
3
Fouls committed4
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 21.00CET

Kazakhstan denied by Azeri keeper

Azerbaijan 1-1 Kazakhstan The home team picked up their first Group A point after being frustrated by Kazakhstan goalkeeper David Loria.

Azerbaijan picked up their first point of the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign after being held to a frustrating draw in Group A by Kazakhstan.

Keepers busy
The home side were on top for most of the game and were denied on numerous occasions by Kazakhstan goalkeeper David Loria. Loria was forced into early action to stop Leandro Gomes scoring, while opposite number Farkhad Veliyev was on hand to deny Andrei Karpovitch's goalbound header after eight minutes. Vagif Dzavadov then fired wide for Azerbaijan before Andre Ladaga finally secured the lead with 16 minutes gone as the midfielder curled in a free-kick after Maksim Zhalmagambetov had upended Dzavadov.

Kazakhstan level
Ilgar Gurbanov almost doubled the hosts' advantage two minutes later but his long-range strike drifted the wrong side of the upright. This became a cause for regret on 36 minutes when Dmitriy Byakov equalised for Kazakhstan, heading Nikita Khokhlov's right-wing cross past Veliyev and into the bottom corner. The Azerbaijan No1 kept the scores level just before half-time with a stunning diving save from Ruslan Baltiev's long-distance drive. Loria also rescued his team in stoppage time, turning the lively Dzavadov's shot around the post.

Home pressure
Veliyev was next into action in the opening stages of the second half to keep out Khokhlov's right-footed effort. The home side maintained the pressure but failed to find the breakthrough. Dzavadov headed wide with 15 minutes remaining and Samir Musaev was frustrated by Loria in the closing minutes as the substitute tested the Kazakhstan keeper from inside the area.

Last updated: 06/09/06 21.25CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=450665.html#kazakhstan+denied+azeri+keeper

Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
VeliyevFarkhad Veliyev (GK)
1
LoriaDavid Loria (GK)
4
LadagaAndre Ladaga
Goal16
2
Y. AzovskiyYegor Azovskiy
5
SokolovSergei Sokolov
Substitution59
3
KuchmaAleksandr Kuchma
7
GomesLeandro Gomes
Yellow Card20
4
ZhalmagambetovMaksim Zhalmagambetov
8
A. KerimovAslan Kerimov (C)
5
SmakovSamat Smakov
10
SultanovDzeykhun Sultanov
Substitution65
6
KarpovichAndrei Karpovich
Substitution67
15
AbbasovRuslan Abbasov
Substitution46
7
SergienkoEduard Sergienko
18
GurbanovIlgar Gurbanov
8
KhokhlovNikita Khokhlov
Yellow Card90
19
ImamaliyevEmin Imamaliyev
9
ByakovDmitriy Byakov
Goal35
20
JavadovVagif Javadov
10
BaltievRuslan Baltiev
Yellow Card78
22
ChertoganovAleksandr Chertoganov
11
ZhumaskaliyevNurbol Zhumaskaliyev (C)
Substitution75

Substitutes

12
HasanzadeJahangir Hasanzade (GK)
18
NovikovYuriy Novikov (GK)
9
Samir MusaevSamir Musaev
Substitution65
15
UtabayevKairat Utabayev
Substitution75
17
MuzikaYuri Muzika
Substitution59
16
TravinAndrei Travin
Substitution67
21
MelikovRail Melikov
Substitution46
12
FamiltsevAleksandr Familtsev
2
GashimovZaur Gashimov
13
M. AzovskiyMaksim Azovskiy
6
BaxşiyevElmar Baxşiyev
14
TleshevMurat Tleshev
11
R. AbbasovRamazan Abbasov
17
ChichulinAnton Chichulin

Coach

Shahin Diniyev (AZE) Arno Pijpers (NED)

Referee

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

Assistant referees

Robert Kispal (HUN), Peter Hegyi (HUN)

Fourth official

Károly Török (HUN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2013 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.