Iceland stung by Azerbaijan recovery

Iceland 1-2 Azerbaijan The visitors scored twice in the last 13 minutes, including Cavid Imamverdiyev's late winner, to complete a stirring Group 8 comeback in Reykjavik.

Araz Abdullayev scored Azerbaijan's equaliser
Araz Abdullayev scored Azerbaijan's equaliser ©AFFA

Cavid Imamverdiyev struck a 91st-minute winner as Azerbaijan came from behind to seal a victory that moves them clear of bottom placed Iceland in Group 8.

Imamverdiyev capitalised on a moment of hesitancy by Hordur Björgvin Magnússon, dispossessing the centre-back and firing in. It completed a stirring comeback by the visitors in Reykjavik, who fell behind midway through the first half when the lively Björn Sigurdarsson headed in. Mirhüseyin Seyidov had a penalty saved by Árni Ólafsson soon after, but Azerbaijan restored parity 13 minutes from time through Araz Abdullayev's long-range effort. The stage was set for Imamverdiyev.

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