Qarabag draw 2-2 with Slovan Liberec

Baku, September 15, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s Qarabag have been held to a 2-2 draw by Czech Slovan Liberec in UEFA Europa League Group J opener in Baku.

The hosts were hit on the break immediately after losing possession as Baros diverted a clearance into the path of the midfielder before Sykora sent a precise finish into the far corner.

The Azerbaijani club found an instant response as Michel beat Dubravka with a powerful header from close range after meeting Dani Quintana’s inswinging corner.

In the 68th minute, Baros reacted quickest to beat Sehic from close range with a left-footed effort after the Qarabag custodian could only parry Vuch’s dipping volley into the 34-year-old’s path.

Qarabag captain Rashad Sadigov grabbed a last-gasp equaliser to seal the draw with a right-footed volley which finds the bottom-right corner from just inside the area.