Azerbaijan's two-goal hero Rahid Amirguliev struck an 80th-minute equaliser to deny Malta their first victory in Euro 2016 qualifying group H in Ta' Quali on Sunday.
The 26-year-old midfielder put the visitors ahead in the 36th minute, but the home side, who had failed to score in their previous five competitive games, hit back in the second half.
Michael Mifsud equalised 10 minutes after the re-start before Alfred Effiong put Malta ahead in the 71st minute.
Amirguliev halted the home celebrations...
Italy moved joint top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group H thanks to a 1-0 victory over Malta in Florence.
A goal from Southampton forward Graziano Pelle midway through the second half was enough for Antonio Conte's men to move level Croatia at the top of their pool and edge closer to booking their ticket to France next summer.
Malta put up a brave fight at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in going down to their second 1-0 defeat to Italy during this qualifying campaign, with Pelle once again decisive.