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Sadygov strikes as Azerbaijan beat Turkey

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 19.49CET
Azerbaijan 1-0 Turkey
Turkish-based Rashad F Sadygov struck in the 38th minute to give Azerbaijan a memorable victory in Baku and their first points in Group A.
by Erkin Ibragimov
from Tofig Bahramov-Republic stadium
Sadygov strikes as Azerbaijan beat Turkey
Gökhan Gönül of Turkey (left) competes with Vugar Nadyrov of Azerbaijan ©AFP

Match statistics

AzerbaijanTurkey

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts9
 
12
Attempts on target5
 
8
Attempts off target4
 
4
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
7
Offsides3
 
5
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
7
Fouls suffered6
 
12

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 19.49CET

Sadygov strikes as Azerbaijan beat Turkey

Azerbaijan 1-0 Turkey
Turkish-based Rashad F Sadygov struck in the 38th minute to give Azerbaijan a memorable victory in Baku and their first points in Group A.

Azerbaijan captain Rashad F Sadygov struck the decisive goal as Berti Vogts's side produced a surprise win against Turkey.

Sadygov, who joined Turkish club Eskisehirspor in August, found the target after 38 minutes to give Azerbaijan their first points in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group A and their maiden victory in eight meetings with their visitors. Turkey, also beaten 3-0 in Germany on Friday, are grateful for the two wins in September that are still keeping them in early contention.

Following Azerbaijan's own 3-0 loss in Austria on Friday, Vogts made tactical changes with Rail Melikov and Elnur Allahverdiyev reverting to the full-back slots. He also deployed three strikers in the shape of Vugar Nadyrov, Farid Guliyev and Vagif Dzhavadov. Azerbaijan started brightly and Dzhavadov was sent clear in the ninth minute but shot wide.

At the other end, Gökhan Gönül and Hamit Altıntop tested goalkeeper Kamran Agayev as Guus Hiddink's side began to take the initiative. Azerbaijan went ahead late in the half, though, Sadygov shooting in from the edge of the box following Mahir Shukurov's corner. Hiddink reacted after the break by introducing Nihat Kahveci and the new arrival swiftly came close on two occasions. Azerbaijan nearly had a second on 54 minutes, but Aleksandr Chertoganov – on for the injured Melikov – and Guliyev got in the way of each other's attempts.

The tension mounted as Turkey took the game to their hosts, who responded with quick counterattacks. In two such moves, Ruslan Abushev pounced on a rebound but missed the open target and Nadyrov scrambled the ball wide with only Volkan Demirel to beat. Turkey continued to press but to no avail and they will need to revive their campaign at home to Austria on 29 March, when Azerbaijan visit Belgium.

Last updated: 17/11/10 11.15CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Turkey

Turkey

1
AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
Yellow Card80
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
2
MelikovRail Melikov
Substitution45+2
2
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
3
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
3
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
Yellow Card58
4
ShukurovMahir Shukurov
Yellow Card58
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu (C)
5
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
7
JavadovVagif Javadov
Substitution85
7
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
Goal38
9
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
10
Tuncay ŞanlıTuncay Şanlı
Substitution62
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
14
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
Substitution46
19
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
Yellow Card60
18
Selçuk İnanSelçuk İnan
Substitution82
21
F. GuliyevFarid Guliyev
Substitution71
19
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman

Substitutes

12
VeliyevFarkhad Veliyev (GK)
12
Hakan ArıkanHakan Arıkan (GK)
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
4
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan
8
ChertoganovAleksandr Chertoganov
Substitution45+2
Yellow Card87
8
Nihat KahveciNihat Kahveci
Substitution46
11
AliyevRauf Aliyev
Substitution71
17
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
Substitution62
13
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
Substitution85
20
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
16
C. HüseynovCavid Hüseynov
21
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
Substitution82
22
AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
22
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

Assistant referees

George Adrian Vidan (ROU), Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)

Fourth official

Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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