By / Premier Liga / Friday, 02 August 2019 00:04

The return match was held in a 35-degree heat. The hosts in the starting lineup came out the same performers as a week ago. At the heart of Arsenal appeared Kostadinov and Lutsenko, who played in the Tula match in the second half.

The gunsmiths immediately seized the initiative. Lesovoy shot from the left - into the hands of the goalkeeper, then Tkachev on the opposite flank earned the first corner in the match.

Neftchi! - chanted the stadium, and the onslaught of the Tulaks forced the hosts to squeeze into their own penalty box.

Apart from the penalty episode at our goal after the foul of Chaushich, the game took place in about half of Baku people until about the 30th minute.

Gorbatenko struck because of the penalty box with a nod - past the target.

Tkachev's long-range shot in the 31st minute was also good, also near the barbell.

And a real scoring opportunity arose in the 32nd minute. Alvarez led Chaušić to the strike, Goran struck a penalty from the semicircle with a rebound from Krivotsyuk, but Agaev got the ball in the lower corner of the goal.

And then Neftchi got a chance. Penalty from 16 meters as a reminder of the game with Rostov. Fortunately, Stankovych is not Eremenko. The Serb hit the Tula wall.

The first half was a significant advantage for Arsenal, but zeros on the scoreboard in favor of Neftchi.

At the very beginning of the second half, the situation became threatening.

Aliyev received the ball from Makhmudov on the verge of an offside (whether it was offside or not - it is difficult to verify this without a video replay from the required angle) and fled face to face with Levashov - 1-0.

And still the missed ball is not a disaster. Literally right there Tkachev had to score, but struck about ten meters above the crossbar.

Neftchi continued to play on the account, Arsenal conducted positional attacks without a serious chance to equalize the result. The only exception is Gorbatenko hit in the 68th minute with a free kick. The ball hit the crossbar.

Toward the close of the match, Neftchi scored twice more. Arsenal could not get past an opponent from Azerbaijan in the second round of the Europa League qualification.


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