Earthquake charity soccer match between Qarabag and Galatasaray held in Baku

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Baku hosted a charity soccer game between Azerbaijani "Qarabag" and Turkish "Galatasaray" on March 26. Gains from the game were used to help victims of the earthquake in Türkiye.

The match, which took place at the Baku Olympic Stadium, ended with Galatasaray’s victory with a score of 2:1.

Goals for Galatasaray were scored by B.Gomis (4th minute) and M.Icardi (87). The only goal of "Qarabagh" in the 19th minute was scored by R.Xhixha.

The match aims to help eliminate the consequences of the number of strong earthquake that struck Türkiye in February. All proceeds from the match will be sent to Türkiye to help those impacted by the earthquake. More than 62,000 tickets for the match were sold in a short period of time. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva watched the match at the stadium.

© Photo :Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza