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FULL TIME!

With a goal in extra time, Qarabag are beaten by Braga but advance in the Europa League

February 22, 2024 3:24 PM ET
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124'


Simon Banza (Braga) is shown the yellow card by the referee.

February 22, 2024 3:21 PM ET
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122' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!

FROM QARABAG! Nariman Akhundzade (Qarabag) adds to his tally and the score should now be updated!

February 22, 2024 3:21 PM ET
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119'

Abel Ruiz (Braga) delivers a promising cross into the box, but one of the defenders gets to the ball and clears it away.

February 22, 2024 3:16 PM ET
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117'


The coach decided to replace Julio Romão with Patrick Andrade (Qarabag).

February 22, 2024 3:14 PM ET
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116' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!

BRAGA! Simon Banza (Braga) scores with a great penalty kick that ends up in the back of the net!

February 22, 2024 3:13 PM ET
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114'


The penalty is still awarded after the video assistant referee's review. It's a penalty!

February 22, 2024 3:13 PM ET
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110'

 

Cher N'Dour (Braga) is yellow carded.

February 22, 2024 3:09 PM ET
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108'


The coach decided to replace Julio Romão with Patrick Andrade (Qarabag).

February 22, 2024 3:07 PM ET
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105'

Vitor Carvalho (Braga) hits a promising cross into the box, but the opposition defense gets a touch on the ball.

February 22, 2024 3:01 PM ET
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102' - GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAL!

DO QARABAG! É gol! Belíssima finalização para o fundo da rede por Matheus De Barros da Silva (Qarabag).FROM QARABAG! It's a goal! Beautiful finish by Matheus De Barros da Silva (Qarabag) to the back of the net.

February 22, 2024 2:56 PM ET
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100'


The warning goes to Alvaro Djalo (Braga).

February 22, 2024 2:54 PM ET
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97'


Simon Banza (Braga) tries to find one of his team-mates inside the box with a through ball, but one of the defenders reacts well and intercepts it.

February 22, 2024 2:51 PM ET
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96'


Qarabag's long-range free-kick is intercepted by one of the defenders.

February 22, 2024 2:49 PM ET
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91'

Artur Jorge has decided to make a change. Serdar Saatci (Braga) replaces Paulo Oliveira.

February 22, 2024 2:45 PM ET
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END OF 90 MINUTES

The match will be decided on extra time. Braga managed to overturn the advantage from the first leg and the match will be decided on extra time.

February 22, 2024 2:40 PM ET
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+4

We'll have four minutes of added time.

February 22, 2024 2:35 PM ET
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87'

 

A great chance goes begging for Matheus De Barros da Silva (Qarabag), who picks up the rebound inside the box and rifles a low shot towards the center of the goal. Unfortunately for him, Matheus shows his quick reflexes and dives to make the save.

February 22, 2024 2:30 PM ET
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86'


Georgi Kabakov shows the yellow card to Paulo Oliveira (Braga), who can't be surprised as the tackle was really harsh.

February 22, 2024 2:25 PM ET
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83' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL!

BRAGA! Goal!!! Alvaro Djalo (Braga) finishes the ball into the net to make it 2-0. The place is now being decided on penalties.

February 22, 2024 2:20 PM ET
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VAR

Abel Ruiz (Braga) writes down the goal, but Georgi Kabakov signals to use the VAR and goes on to check if the booking still stands. Here comes the VAR verdict. It wasn't Braga's goal due to a foul on the original play.

February 22, 2024 2:15 PM ET
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80'


Abel Ruiz (Braga) scores, but Georgi Kabakov signals for the VAR to be used and goes on to check that the spot-kick stands.

February 22, 2024 2:10 PM ET
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75'


Change on the pitch. Juninho is off as Gurban Gurbanov gives Hamidou Keyta (Qarabag) the last tactical instructions.

February 22, 2024 2:05 PM ET
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73'


Braga keep the ball and show quick passing at the moment.

February 22, 2024 2:00 PM ET
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70' - GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL!

BRAGA! It's in the back of the net! Bruma puts the ball into the box and Roger Fernandes (Braga) takes advantage of the cross to finish into the left side of the goal. 0:1.

February 22, 2024 1:55 PM ET
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70'


Vitor Carvalho (Braga) replaces João Moutinho.

February 22, 2024 1:50 PM ET
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67'

 

Cristian Borja (Braga) does not take a corner kick with a cross into the box. Instead, he passes the ball to his team-mate.

February 22, 2024 1:45 PM ET
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64'

Marko Jankovic (Qarabag) shoots from the edge of the box. He can't get the ball past the players between him and the goal.

February 22, 2024 1:40 PM ET
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63'


Artur Jorge prepares a substitution. Victor Gomez makes way for Bruma (Braga).

February 22, 2024 1:35 PM ET
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RED CARD

Elvin Cafarquliyev (Qarabag) should have known that foul would result in a sending off, but he had to stop his opponent at all costs. Georgi Kabakov shows the player his second yellow card.

February 22, 2024 1:30 PM ET
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55'

 

 

Victor Gomez (Braga) commits a foul and is yellow carded. He's not happy with the referee's decision.

February 22, 2024 1:25 PM ET
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54'

Substitution. Cher N'Dour (Braga) comes on for Rodrigo Zalazar Martinez.

February 22, 2024 1:20 PM ET
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52'


Marko Vesovic (Qarabag) shoots into the box to take advantage of a through ball and shoot low towards the right post. Matheus is alert and blocks his attempt with a fine save.

February 22, 2024 1:15 PM ET
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49'

Poor clearance from a free-kick. Rodrigo Zalazar Martinez (Braga) fails to cross the ball, sending it wide.

February 22, 2024 1:10 PM ET
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47'

Marko Vesovic (Qarabag) with a bad foul, Georgi Kabakov blows the whistle. Braga has a free-kick to give away.

February 22, 2024 1:05 PM ET
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RESTARTS

Ball rolling for the second half of Qarabag-Braga

February 22, 2024 1:00 PM ET
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HALF TIME

End of first half for Qarabag-Braga

February 22, 2024 12:55 PM ET
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+2


We have 2 minutes of extra time.

February 22, 2024 12:50 PM ET
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41'


Leandro Andrade (Qarabag) attempts a low shot on goal, but it is parried well by the goalkeeper.

February 22, 2024 12:45 PM ET
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37'

 

Marko Vesovic (Qarabag) connected with a pass near the edge of the box, took aim and fired the shot. His shot was headed towards the right side of the goal, but Matheus was alert and kept the score unchanged.

February 22, 2024 12:40 PM ET
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35'

 

Georgi Kabakov shows Julio Romão (Qarabag) a yellow card for a bad foul.

February 22, 2024 12:35 PM ET
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33'


Leandro Andrade (Qarabag) receives a pass on the edge of the box and shoots into the left corner. However, he doesn't get enough power on his shot and Matheus makes an easy save.

February 22, 2024 12:30 PM ET
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30'


Corner. Yassine Benzia (Qarabag) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

February 22, 2024 12:25 PM ET
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26'


Georgi Kabakov blows the whistle. Roger Fernandes (Braga) commits a foul after a dangerous challenge. Foul near the by-line for Qarabag.

February 22, 2024 12:20 PM ET
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22'


Pizzi (Braga) gets past a defender on the edge of the box and fires a shot on goal that hits the crossbar. The ball crosses the line and Qarabag has a shot at goal.

February 22, 2024 12:15 PM ET
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16'

Bahlul Mustafazada (Qarabag) swivels to take advantage of a cross and produces a good header from close range. Too bad the ball just misses the left post. The ball is now out of play and it's a goal-kick for Braga.

February 22, 2024 12:10 PM ET
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14'


Marko Vesovic (Qarabag) is trying to pass the ball into the penalty area, but the defense interferes. It's a throw-in for Qarabag.

February 22, 2024 12:05 PM ET
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10'


Abdellah Zoubir (Qarabag) swings in a cross from the left side of the box to meet Abdellah Zoubir (Qarabag) at the penalty spot, but he can't hit the target. The ball flies wide of the left post. The ball is now out of play and it's a goal-kick for Braga.

February 22, 2024 12:00 PM ET
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8'

 

Elvin Cafarquliyev (Qarabag) creates a dangerous cross from the top. The opposition defender reacts and clears the ball away.

February 22, 2024 11:55 AM ET
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5'

Braga kept possession of the ball with short passes, hoping to open up the opposition's defense to launch an attack.

February 22, 2024 11:50 AM ET
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3'

Simon Banza (Braga) has a fantastic pass but misses a great opportunity. He shoots from the penalty spot, but the ball is close to the left post. The ball crosses the line and Qarabag has a shot at goal.

February 22, 2024 11:45 AM ET
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START THE GAME!

Ball rolling for Qarabag-Braga

February 22, 2024 11:40 AM ET
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Qarabag XI

February 22, 2024 11:30 AM ET
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Braga XI

February 22, 2024 11:25 AM ET
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Braga - Current Performance

Braga qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League after coming 3rd and being eliminated from Group C of the Champions League in a group that included Napoli, Real Madrid and Union Berlin.

Braga's form has fluctuated a lot recently, with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats in their last 6 matches. They are coming off a 2-1 home win against SC Farense in the Primeira Liga and are looking for a miracle in this match against Qarabag, as they need to win by at least two goals to take the game to penalties.

Braga are having a bad time away from home, with just one win and three defeats in their last four matches. In their last away game, they were thrashed 5-0 by Sporting in the Primeira Liga.

February 22, 2024 11:20 AM ET
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Qarabag - Current Performance

Qarabag qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League after finishing in 2nd place in Group H with 10 points, 3 wins, a draw and 2 losses, as well as 7 goals scored and 9 goals conceded, in a group that included Molde, Hacken and Bayer Leverkusen.

Qarabag are going through a very favorable period, having won 11 of their last 13 matches, with one draw and one defeat. They are also sole leaders of the Azerbaijan Premier League, 15 points ahead of second place, and just want to take the two-goal advantage they gained in the first leg to advance.

However, Qarabag are coming off the back of a 2-match winless run at home, with a 4-3 defeat to Sabah Baku in the Azerbaijan Cup and a 3-3 draw with Sabah Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

February 22, 2024 11:15 AM ET
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Qarabag vs Braga history

The only meeting between the two teams took place last week in the first leg, in which Qarabag surprised Braga by winning 4-2 away from home and could draw or even lose by one goal to qualify for the next round.

February 22, 2024 11:10 AM ET
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Tofiq Bahramov Stadium

Qarabag and Braga face off in the round of 16 of the Europa League 2023/24. The match will take place this Thursday (22) at 14:45 (Brasília time) in Baku, at the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium. 

February 22, 2024 11:05 AM ET
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1 HOUR!

One hour to go until the Europa League match between Qarabag and Braga

February 22, 2024 11:00 AM ET
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Channels for Qarabag vs Braga on TV in real time?

Qarabag - Braga

Europa League

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024;

Time: 14:45 (Brasília time);

Venue: Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan;

Where to watch: Star+ (streaming).

February 22, 2024 10:55 AM ET
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When is the Qarabag vs Braga match?

The match between Qarabag and Braga will kick off at 14:45 (Brasília time) at the Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. The match can be viewed at Star+. You can watch it all here on VAVEL Brasil.

February 22, 2024 10:50 AM ET
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Qarabag's probable line-up:

Andrei Lunev; Matheus Silva, Bahlul Mustafazada, Badavi Huseynov e Elvin Cafarquliyev; Júlio Romão, Marko Jankovic e Leandro Andrade; Yassine Benzia, Abdellah Zoubir e Juninho Vieira. Coach: Gurban Gurbanov.

February 22, 2024 10:45 AM ET
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Braga's probable line-up:

Matheus Magalhães; Joe Mendes, Sikou Niakaté, José Fonte e Cristián Borja; Rodrigo Zalazar, Pizzi e João Moutinho; Abel Ruiz, Simon Banza e Roger Fernandes. Técnico: Artur Jorge.

February 22, 2024 10:40 AM ET
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Qarabag rested

In addition to the advantage they have from the first leg, Qarabag have rested all week, which has given them plenty of time to prepare for this game.

The home side don't have a particularly impressive attack, scoring just seven goals in their six group games, fewer than Molde, who finished third.

The defense isn't particularly effective either, with nine goals conceded in that same group.

With the home factor and rest giving them a slight advantage and Braga's attacking tendency, our second sports betting guess is for both teams to score.

February 22, 2024 10:35 AM ET
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Ability to win

Braga were stunned by Qarabag at home with a 4-2 defeat, continuing the team's poor run of form.

However, there were some signs that they have the quality to beat the Azerbaijanis, and they just need to be more focused defensively.

With a victory, albeit a hard-fought one, against Farense, Artur Jorge will certainly be trying to motivate his players and a win this Thursday could be the tonic for the rest of the season.

Our first Qarabag vs Braga prediction, in a triple-header, is for the Portuguese to win.

February 22, 2024 10:30 AM ET
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Braga

Braga had a poor campaign in the Champions League, with four defeats, one win and one draw. With this performance, the Portuguese club finished third in the Champions League group stage and "dropped" into the Europa League.

In their most recent match, Braga beat Farense 2-1 in the 22nd round of the Portuguese Championship. Simon Banza and Cher Ndour scored the goals that secured the three points for Braga.

In the first leg in Portugal, Braga lost 4-2 to Qarabag, so they need to win by three goals in Baku to earn a place in the last 16 of the Europa League. If they win by two goals, the match will go to extra time.

February 22, 2024 10:25 AM ET
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Qarabag

Qarabag are doing very well in the Azerbaijani league, leading the competition with 16 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws for a total of 51 points. In the current edition of the Europa League, the club didn't make the cut for a place in the round of 16 and are now playing Braga in the playoffs. In the group stage, the club has 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw.

In their most recent match, even away from home, Qarabag thrashed Braga 4-2 in the Europa League playoffs. In the Azerbaijani championship, Qarabag drew 3-3 with Sabah on matchday 22.

February 22, 2024 10:20 AM ET
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TIME AND PLACE!

Qarabag and Braga meet in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. The match kicks off at 14:45 on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Tofiq Bährämov Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, home of Qarabag.

Following Qarabag's 4-2 win in Portugal, Braga now need to win by at least two goals to stand a chance of qualifying. However, if you consider that Qarabag have won eight of their last ten games, this task becomes more difficult. What's more, Braga have fluctuated, picking up four wins, two draws and four defeats in their last ten games, and need to improve their performance in this game to stand a chance.

After a flurry of goals in the first leg, we have a reunion between these two teams, who tend to score constantly. What's more, Braga are now forced to go for the win as they need to win at all costs, which should make the game more open. We therefore believe there will be a few goals again, and there is value in a bet along those lines.

February 22, 2024 10:15 AM ET
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Welcome to the Qarabag vs Braga commentary

Hello, soccer lovers! It's now time for the decisive Europa League match between two teams: Braga on one side. On the other is Qarabag. Follow everything about the duel between the teams here, in real time on VAVEL Brasil.

February 22, 2024 10:10 AM ET