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Qarabag’s head coach: Our rivals are representatives of strongest championships

25 August 2017 [16:50] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

Aghdam's Qarabag FC, a first Azerbaijani football club to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage, has learned its rivals.

FC Qarabag will play against Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Roma in group C in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Qarabag FC head coach, commenting on the draw results, said the club’s rivals are representatives of the strongest championships

“All of our three rivals are football clubs of the top five countries,” he told Azertac.  “This will be a good experience for us and our fans. The matches against all the three clubs will be interesting.”

The schedule of matches is as following:

September 12: "Chelsea" - "Qarabag "

September 27: "Qarabag " - "Roma"

October 18: "Atletico" - "Qarabag "

October 31: "Qarabag" - "Atletico"

November 22: "Qarabag" - "Chelsea"

December 5: "Roma" - "Qarabag"

Although beaten 2-1 in Copenhagen, Qarabag go through as the Azerbaijani club won the first match 1-0 in Baku last week.

Kobenhavn`s Federico Santander opened the score in the 45th minute. Dino Ndlovu scored his fourth goal in the qualifying round when he grabbed Qarabag`s equalizer in the 63rd minute. Andrija Pavlovi?`s goal three minutes later was not enough for the Danish club to qualify.

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