Samtredia was expected to face a tough opponent in Baku. This season showed that Qarabag Agdam is a “big fish” for us, but 0:5 are too much.
In the first 10 minutes the Turkish referee gave yellow cards to three Georgians football players and Qarabag scored a penalty.
Samtredia did not have a chance during 90 minutes.
It was not that Samtredia which became champion last year. The current national championship proved that the club lacks Budu Zivzivadze, Bachana Arabuli and Lasha Shergelashvili.
Champions League. II Qualifying Round
11 July. Baku. “Tofiq Bahramov”
Qarabag (Azerbaijan) – Samtredia (Georgia) 5:0 (3:0)
Qarabag: Sehic, Huseynov, Sadygov (Rzezniczak 31), Medvedev, Agolli, Garayev, Michel, Izmailov (Guerrier 76), Madatov, Diniyev (Richard 65), Ndlovu
Head coach: Gurban Gurbanov
Samtredia: Migineishvili, Mchedlishvili, Kasradze, Sandokhadze, Balde, Manjgaladze, Datunaishvili, Samushia (Jikia 64), Markozashvili, Razhamashvili (Beriashvili 69), Sabanadze
Head coach: Gia Tsetsadze
Goals: 1:0 Izmailov (10 pen.), 2:0 Ndlovu (37), 3:0 Ndlovu (45 pen.), 4:0 Guerrier (83), 5:0 Michel (90+2)
Yellow cards: Manjgaladze (5), Balde (9), Datunaishvili (10), Samushia (59)
Referee: Mete Kalkavan (Turkey)