Bronze medalist of the Ukrainian Premier League Vorskla in the fourth round of the group stage of the Europa League suffered a minimal defeat against Qarabag.
The game was decided by a blunder of Arthur’s Brazilian defender gave inaccurate transmission on Shust and forced the goalkeeper to knock down the opponent in his penalty area. Shust guessed the direction of impact Abdullayev from the penalty spot, but did not reach the ball.
In the second half Poltava fans overdid the pyrotechnics that almost led to the failure of the match. Swiss referee Sandro Scherer led the team off the field, but 10 minutes later the game resumed.
In injury time, “Vorskla” was twice close to equalize, but the blows of Sharpar-Child goalkeeper of Qarabag managed.
Defeat at home to Qarabag minimized the chances of “Vorskla” on the continuation of the struggle in the Europa League. Team Sachko can opt out of the tournament even in the unlikely event of success in the remaining two matches.
In the fifth round of “Vorskla” on 29 November in Poltava will play with “Arsenal”, which after today’s zero draw in the match with “sporting” came early in the playoffs.
Vorskla – Karabakh 0:1
Goal: Abdullaev, 13 (penalty)
Arsenal – Sporting 0:0
Standings: Arsenal – 10, sporting – 7, Vorskla – 3, Karabakh – 3.
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