“Ferencvaros” Stanislav Cherchesov played a 1-1 draw in Baku in the first match of the 3rd round of the Champions League selection with the local “Garabagh”. The return game in Budapest will take place on 9 August.
Qarabag is an experienced European Cup fighter. Long-term absolute leader of Azerbaijani football, 9-time national champion and 7-time Cup winner. Qarabag is the first Azerbaijani team in history to reach the group stage of the Champions League and the playoffs of European cups (Europa League).
Recall that in the first round the champion of Azerbaijan knocked out the strong Polish “Lech”, in the second – the champion of Switzerland “Zurich”.
Therefore, in Baku, and the match was held at the famous Republican Stadium named after Tofik Bakhramov, where Neftchi played during the Soviet era, judging by the picture, the stands were full. The arena can accommodate 32,000 spectators.
It was important for Ferencváros not to lose, the minimum task for the first match was completed. Ferencváros opened the scoring – Frank Boli scored in the 17th minute. The hosts bounced back after 17 minutes – Owusu Kvabena scored on the 34th goal. Five minutes before the end, Qarabag had a 100% chance to score the second goal. Forward owners prokinil defender on the flank, entered the penalty area and shot along the gate. For some reason, his partner was completely alone, he reached for the ball, but could not adjust to the pass – the ball struck him on the shin and went to the sideline.
So – 1:1, and we hope to win in Budapest.
After the match, Soviet Sport called football agent Dmitry Selyuk.
– As expected, Qarabag is a more difficult opponent than Slovan, – says Dmitry Selyuk. – It’s good that we didn’t lose, but the increased value of an away goal has already been canceled, so nothing is clear in this confrontation yet. Qarabag in Budapest may well draw in regular time. Qarabag plays well away. And today the hosts were closer to victory than the guests.
– What can you advise Cherchesov before the return game?
– Remember how the captain of the French national team Laurent Blanc at the 1998 World Cup kissed goalkeeper Barthez on the fart on his bald head. Therefore, I suggest that the president of Ferencváros kiss Stanislav Salamych on the bald head before the game in Budapest.