Bakhtiyar Musayev: This is not a guarantee for Qarabag

19 June 2024 16:37
Bakhtiyar Musayev: This is not a guarantee for Qarabag

"We were lucky to have a suitable opponent in the lottery."

Bakhtiyar Musayev, a former football player of Qarabag, told

He evaluated the fact that the Agdam club is a rival to the winner of the pair Hamrun (Malta) - Lincoln (Gibraltar) in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. According to Musayev, the draw is good, but the first matches will be difficult for Azerbaijan team: Qarabag is stronger than both opponents. But first encounters are always difficult. We've seen Azerbaijani representative continue with the up-and-coming game. I think that we will eliminate the winner of this pair without facing serious difficulties and continue on our way."

Musayev also commented on the chances of Qarabag in the Champions League: "Even if Aghdam members keep the team and strengthen with a few players, this is not a guarantee that Qarabag will participate in the main stage of the Champions League. We all want that. But it will be very difficult. In addition to strengthening the team to get into the group, the luck factor should also be with Azerbaijan team. Qarabag created a good "appetite" in us with its beautiful game. Azerbaijan team has potential. Let's hope that we will watch them in the main stage of the Champions League this year."

It should be noted that the first matches of the II qualifying round will be held on July 23-24, and the return matches will be held on July 30-31.

Emin Agha