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Qarabağ clinch third Azerbaijani championship

Published: Saturday 16 May 2015, 21.39CET
Qarabağ FK have sealed back-to-back titles in Azerbaijan after Dutch striker Leroy George earned victory over Sumqayıt, and could make it a double in a fortnight.
Qarabağ clinch third Azerbaijani championship
Qarabağ are champions again ©Victoria Melnik
Published: Saturday 16 May 2015, 21.39CET

Qarabağ clinch third Azerbaijani championship

Qarabağ FK have sealed back-to-back titles in Azerbaijan after Dutch striker Leroy George earned victory over Sumqayıt, and could make it a double in a fortnight.

Qarabağ FK have sealed back-to-back titles in Azerbaijan following a 1-0 victory over Sumqayıt.

In the event, nearest rivals İnter Bakı PİK could only draw at Qäbälä FK so a draw would have been enough, but a goal from Dutch striker Leroy George was nevertheless enough for Qarabağ to extend their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions.

"Congratulations to all who are connected to our club," said coach Gurban Gurbanov. "It was a very hard season, and we had lots of difficulty in the closing rounds. But we fought until the end and showed our character.

"Inter were chasing us and didn't let us recover breath for the whole season. Defending the title was harder than winning it for the first time. But our job has not yet done as we also want to win the cup final."

Indeed, having sealed the Baku club's third title, they could yet emulate their double of 1993. Gurbanov's side, who came so close to knocking out FC Internazionale Milano in the UEFA Europa League this season, face Neftçi PFK in the final on 3 June.

Subject to confirmation from UEFA, Qarabağ will enter the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round.

Last updated: 17/05/15 10.20CET

Results

Azerbaijani Premier League 2014/15

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/12/2017 11:07 CET

12/05/2018

Zirä FKZirä FK14:00KäpäzKäpäz
Venue: Baku

12/05/2018

KeşləKeşlə14:00QarabağQarabağ
Venue: Baku

12/05/2018

NeftçiNeftçi14:00SabailSabail
Venue: Baku

12/05/2018

SumqayıtSumqayıt14:00GabalaGabala
Venue: Sumqayit

Standings

Azerbaijani Premier League 2014/15

ClubsPPts
1Qarabağ FK3168
2Keşlə FK3060
3Gabala SC3151
4Neftçi PFK3047
5Simurq PFK3038
6Olimpik-Şüvälan PFK3035
7Xäzär Länkäran FK3031
8Sumqayıt FK3025
9Bakı FK3016
10Araz-Naxçıvan PFK00
Last updated: 04/12/2017 11:07 CET

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