Gurban Gurbanov beat Rashad Sadikhov and again caught up with Neftchi

The 19th round of the Azerbaijan Football Premier League ended today.

In the central match of the round, “Zira” occupying the third place took “Garabagh”. Gurban Gurbanov’s team won with a score of 2: 0. Already in the 3rd minute, Jaime Romero brought the guests ahead. The second goal in the 32nd minute was scored by Patrick Andrade.

Having won, “Garabagh” again caught up with “Neftchi” in points. Both teams have 39 points. “Zira”, headed by Rashad Sadikhov, despite the defeat, still confidently occupies the 3rd line, 4 points ahead of the closest pursuer.

In another match of the day in Gabala, the local team of the same name drew 1: 1 with “Sabail”. The hosts responded to the goal of the football player of the Baku team Amil Yunanov (57th minute) with a ball from Rafael Utrig (78th). Both teams finished the match in incomplete compositions. In the 67th minute, the footballer of “Sabail” Ruslan Hajiyev was sent off, and in the 88th – the player of “Gabala” Rufat Akhmedov.

Let us remind you the results of two yesterday’s matches: “Sabah” – “Sumgait” – 1: 1, “Neftchi” – “Keshla” – 3: 1.

Tournament position:

1. “Neftchi” – 39 points (19 matches)

2. “Karabakh” – 39 (19)

3. “Zira” – 29 (19)

4. “Sumgait” – 25 (19)

5. “Gabala” – 22 (19)

6. “Sabail” – 18 (19)

7. “Keshlya” – 16 (19)

8. “Sabah” – 16 (19).