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Prosinečki prospers as Azerbaijan master Malta

Published: Saturday 28 March 2015, 19.58CET
Azerbaijan 2-0 Malta
Robert Prosinečki's first game in charge ended in a first Group H victory for the home side, Cavid Hüseynov and Dmitri Nazarov on target.

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Match statistics

AzerbaijanMalta

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)57
 
43
Total attempts12
 
10
on target5
 
6
off target5
 
3
blocked2
 
1
against woodwork0
1
Corners3
 
3
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
22
Fouls suffered20
 
9

Standings

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Published: Saturday 28 March 2015, 19.58CET

Prosinečki prospers as Azerbaijan master Malta

Azerbaijan 2-0 Malta
Robert Prosinečki's first game in charge ended in a first Group H victory for the home side, Cavid Hüseynov and Dmitri Nazarov on target.

Cavid Hüseynov's first competitive goal sets Azerbaijan on their way to first Group H win
Substitute Dmitri Nazarov confirms victory with a stylish late strike
Robert Prosinečki triumphant in his first game as Azerbaijan coach
Malta replace their hosts at the foot of the section
Next qualifiers: Malta v Bulgaria, Norway v Azerbaijan (12 June)

Azerbaijan picked up their first points in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group H, Cavid Hüseynov and Dmitri Nazarov doing the damage against Malta in Baku.

Malta had earned their first point in the section with a heroic 1-1 draw in Bulgaria last time out, but were on the back foot after Robert Prosinečki's side took a fourth-minute lead in the Croatian's first game in charge. Malta threatened late on, but substitute Nazarov hit a stylish second in the closing stages to confirm victory in Robert Prosinečki's first game in charge.

Namik Alaskarov put in a fine cross from the touchline, inviting Hüseynov to glance a header across Andrew Hogg and into the net for Azerbaijan's opener, the 27-year-old's unbridled celebrations a measure of his excitement at scoring his first competitive goal.

However, Malta might have been on level terms soon afterwards, Kamran Agayev sprawling to his left to fend away Alfred Effiong's shot from the edge of the box.

Azerbaijan could have pressed further ahead. Vüqar Nadirov turned and shot over, Hogg saved well from Afran Ismayilov and Ruslan Gurbanov's header from a corner whistled over the bar before the break, but the home side were to be hard pressed in the closing stages.

Stephen Pisani had a deflected shot claimed by Agayev, and a Ryan Fenech corner smacked into the near post, before Nazarov bent in a fine added-time strike from the edge of the box to confirm the win.

Last updated: 02/06/15 3.15CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013933/postmatch/report/index.html#azerbaijan+master+malta

Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Malta

Malta

1
K. AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
1
HoggAndrew Hogg (GK)
2
GarayevGara Garayev
2
CaruanaJonathan Caruana
Yellow Card89
5
MedvedevMaksim Medvedev
3
BezzinaSteve Bezzina
Substitution46
6
HüseynovBadavi Hüseynov
4
S. BorgSteve Borg
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
5
AgiusAndrei Agius
16
J. HüseynovJavid Hüseynov
Goal4
8
BriffaRoderick Briffa (C)
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution81
11
R. MuscatRowen Muscat
19
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
Yellow Card56
13
SchembriAndré Schembri
Substitution81
20
Alaskarov Namik Alaskarov
Substitution22
16
P. FenechPaul Fenech
21
DashdemirovArif Dashdemirov
17
R. CamilleriRyan Camilleri
Substitution36
22
IsmayilovAfran Ismayilov
Substitution70
19
EffiongAlfred Effiong

Substitutes

23
PopovichAndriy Popovich (GK)
23
BonelloHenry Bonello (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
12
HaberJustin Haber (GK)
3
MirzabekovMagomed Mirzabekov
6
R. FenechRyan Fenech
Substitution81
4
ShukurovMahir Shukurov
7
ScerriMark Scerri
7
JavadovVagif Javadov
9
J.P. FarrugiaJean Paul Farrugia
8
EddyEddy
Substitution81
10
CohenAndrew Cohen
9
KurbanovMagomed Kurbanov
14
Conor BorgConor Borg
10
Elvin MammadovElvin Mammadov
15
J. PisaniJurgen Pisani
11
R. GurbanovRuslan Gurbanov
Substitution22
18
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
13
NazarovDmitri Nazarov
Substitution70
Yellow Card80
Goal90+2
20
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
Substitution46
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
21
CamenzuliRyan Camenzuli
18
DiniyevJoshgun Diniyev
22
Z. MuscatZach Muscat
Substitution36

Coach

Robert Prosinečki (CRO) Pietro Ghedin (MLT)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

Assistant referees

Çem Satman (TUR), Ekrem Kan (TUR)

Fourth official

Kemal Yilmaz (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Mete Kalkavan (TUR), Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)

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