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Azerbaijan rally to defeat Kazakhstan

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 19.20CET
Azerbaijan 3-2 Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan scored three goals in 15 second-half minutes to clinch victory and move four points clear of their opponents at the foot of Group A.
by Erkin Ibragimov
from Tofig Bahramov Republican Stadium
Azerbaijan rally to defeat Kazakhstan
Rauf Aliyev celebrates scoring Azerbaijan's equaliser eight minutes into the second half ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AzerbaijanKazakhstan

Goals scored3
 
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts10
 
7
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
4
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
0
Corners3
 
6
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
14
Fouls suffered13
 
10

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 19.20CET

Azerbaijan rally to defeat Kazakhstan

Azerbaijan 3-2 Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan scored three goals in 15 second-half minutes to clinch victory and move four points clear of their opponents at the foot of Group A.

Azerbaijan atoned for their 2-1 defeat in Astana in June, grappling their way to a 3-2 Group A win against Kazakhstan after an intriguing UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier in Baku.

Sergei Ostapenko's 20th-minute opener took the wind out of the home side's sails, but three goals in the space of 15 minutes from Rauf Aliyev, Mahir Shukurov and Vagif Javadov turned the game on its head. Substitute Vitali Yevstigneev halved the deficit with 13 minutes to go, but Berti Vogts' side were not to be denied a second qualifying victory.

While defender Agil Nabiyev was replaced within 13 minutes of kick-off, Azerbaijan had made a decent enough start but were caught cold when powerful FC Zhetysu Taldykorgan striker Ostapenko put a firm header past Kamran Agayev. The home side responded with a volley of long shots, with Javadov coming closest to Aleksandr Mokin's goal.

The arrival of Branimir Subašić at half-time gave the Azeris more bite, with a defensive lapse allowing 22-year-old Aliyev to steal in for his second international goal – and his second headed goal in as many games. Shukurov set Aliyev up, and was the next name on the scoresheet, finishing from the spot after Aliyev was fouled in the area.

Azerbaijan did not let up, and Javadov steamed in for a third after playing a stylish one-two with Subašić, finishing neatly into the corner. Yevstigneev struck with practically his first touch after coming on as a substitute, but there was to be no comeback, with defeat leaving Kazakhstan four points adrift of their opponents at the bottom of the section.

Last updated: 06/09/11 20.25CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
K. AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
12
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
4
ShukurovMahir Shukurov
Goal62
Yellow Card88
2
KirovAleksandr Kirov
7
JavadovVagif Javadov
Goal68
3
LogvinenkoYuri Logvinenko
Yellow Card50
8
ChertoganovAleksandr Chertoganov
Substitution46
5
GurmanMark Gurman
Yellow Card78
11
R. AliyevRauf Aliyev
Goal53
6
NurdauletovKairat Nurdauletov (C)
13
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
7
KukeyevZhambyl Kukeyev
Substitution59
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
11
KonysbaevUlan Konysbaev
16
NabiyevAgil Nabiyev
Substitution13
14
ShakhmetovMarat Shakhmetov
Substitution70
19
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
17
GridinSergei Gridin
20
Ufuk BudakUfuk Budak
20
OstapenkoSergei Ostapenko
Goal20
22
IsmayilovAfran Ismayilov
Substitution87
21
RozhkovMikhail Rozhkov
Substitution77

Substitutes

23
PopovichAndriy Popovich (GK)
1
TsirinAnton Tsirin (GK)
2
MelikovRail Melikov
10
KhairullinMarat Khairullin
Substitution59
3
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
Substitution13
13
MuzhikovSerikzhan Muzhikov
Substitution70
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov
16
BayzhanovMaksat Bayzhanov
10
SubašićBranimir Subašić
Substitution46
18
KurgulinNurtas Kurgulin
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
Substitution87
19
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
21
Elshan MammadovElshan Mammadov
23
V. YevstigneyevVitali Yevstigneev
Substitution77
Goal77

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Anders Hermansen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Jakob Bille (DEN), Martin Wulff (DEN)

Fourth official

Kenn Hansen (DEN)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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