Qarabağ and APOEL face in Tofiq Bəhramov adına Respublika stadionu, in a second leg of this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round), after in the first leg the Qarabağ have won out by (1-2) . In this match the home factor may be decisive, since APOEL presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
After the victory outside by (1-2), the home team comes to this second leg with a 1 goal lead. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 14 suffered; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 8 suffered. In its last 10 home games, Qarabağ records 7 wins and 3 draws.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 5 games. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition.
The Qarabag comes to this second game after a 1-2 away victory at home, in the APOEL arena: their goals were scored by Emrell and Magaye Gueye. To reach this stage of the Champions League, the home team eliminated Partizani and Dundalk. Now, playing at home, coach Qurban Qurbanov should keep the team 4-3-3, with Emrell being the most advanced man: this player is a very powerful athlete, strong in the air game and at the time of finishing. Out of this game will be Ozobic, due to physical problems.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal drawback and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, APOEL won 4, drew 3 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games.
APOEL comes to this match after a 1-2 defeat against Qarabag, leaving them in a difficult situation in this tie: the team’s only goal was scored by Giorgos Merkis. In the previous round of the Champions League, the Cypriots eliminated Sutjeska. In this away game, coach Paolo Tramezzani should play in the usual 4-3-3, favoring a more organized style of play: Uros Matic is usually one of the main responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. On the other hand, Musa Al-Taamari is one of the great dangers in the attack front: very fast and strong player in the counterattack. All equipment is available for this game.